Privacy Policy

This website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer.

Cookies are used to:

  • remember who you are if you log into or leave a comment on the website
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
  • ensure that only real human users are able to use the contact form
  • prevent fraud and the sending of spam messages

You’ll normally see a message on the site before a cookie is stored on your computer. Find out more about how to manage cookies.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available at https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When visitors fill out contact forms on the site we collect the data shown in the contact form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. The data will be processed to respond to the visitor’s enquiry.

Cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies

This website uses tools which prevent fraud and limit spam comment and form submissions. These solutions set cookies that expire at the end of your session.

  • wpzerospam_access_checked
  • wpzerospam_attempts
  • wpzerospam_blacklist_api
  • wpzerospam_cached
  • wpzerospam_has_access
  • wpzerospam_ip_checked

Preferences/Functionality Cookies

If you leave a comment on this site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

  • comment_author_{HASH}
  • comment_author_email_{HASH}
  • comment_author_url_{HASH}

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

  • wordpress_test_cookie

When you log in, we will also use several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

  • wfwaf-authcookie_{HASH}
  • wordpress_logged_in_{HASH}
  • wordpress_sec_{HASH}
  • wp-settings-{User ID}
  • wp-settings-time-{User ID}

A cookie is stored on your device when you are shown the cookie consent banner to avoid showing the banner again. It expires after 14 days.

  • cookie-consent

Google reCAPTCHA may store one or more cookies that may uniquely identify the end-user browser. Google will delete any information that identifies the individual URLs within the implementing site within 30 days of the event logged.

Google reCAPTCHA sets the following cookies:

  • PREF
  • NID
  • HSID
  • APISID
  • SID

Statistics/Performance Cookies and Marketing Cookies

No cookies are used for the purposes of gathering statistics or conducting performance and marketing activities.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Umami Analytics

The analytics platform used on this website collects data about your use of this website. Umami Analytics is a privacy-focused solution, which does not collect any personally identifiable information. All data collected is anonymised; users cannot be identified and are never tracked across websites. Analytics data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in monitoring and improving our website.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided to this website. You can also request that any personal data held about you is erased. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Browsers allow you to refuse and to delete cookies, instructions for how to do this in the major browsers can be found at the following links:

Blocking all cookies can have a negative impact on website usability. Blocking cookies will cause some features on the website not to function.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

We commit to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This policy may be changed from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

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