Privacy Policy

This website uses Google Analytics and Gravitar. While some of these companies may let you opt-out of their tracking mechanisms I would recommend downloading and installing Ghostery if you want to effectively prevent this website, or others, from using these systems to track your online behaviour.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Gravitar is a service that is operated by Automattic, Inc., the developers of WordPress. The service provide an image that follows subscribers from site to site, such as when you comment on a post or blog. The company collects the following anonymous data: browser information, date and time, demographic data, and domains images are served to. It also collects pseudonymous information, which includes IP addresses. The company does not share data with third parties. No information is available about the service’s data retention periods.

In addition to Google Analytics and Gravitar, your email address is potentially collected when you leave a comment (dependent on whether you provide a ‘real’ address) and when you use the contact form. The website operator will not make your email available to any third-party, nor will they provide IP address information unless compelled by law enforcement.