We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
What we collect
We collect tracking information from you when you browse the website and personal information when you subscribe to a newsletter, use the comment or contact form or enter giveaways. The information collected may include:
- You name
- Contact information including email address
- Demographic information such as location, preferences and interests through analytical tools
This site uses Google Analytics to collect and process data. The following link is provided by Google: How Google uses data when you use are partners’ sites or apps.
WordPress collects data by default. When visitors leave comments on the site, the data shown in the comments form is collection, and also the visitors IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 14 days.
Security logs are retained for 14 days.
How do we use your information?
The information collected from you may be used in the following ways:
- To personalise users experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content in which you are most interested
- To improve our website in order to better serve you
- To administer a competition or other site feature
- To send RSS feeds via the email address you provide when subscribing.
Google’s RSS feed reader gives all recipients the option to unsubscribe and stop receiving emails at the bottom of the email feed.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Google Analytics will implement cookies to collect information about user activity of this website. You can find a list of cookies which are used by Google Analytics here.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
You have the option to opt-out of Google Analytics cookies here.
Google AdSense Advertising is used on this website.
WordPress installs cookies by default. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. There 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.
Links to other websites
This website may contain links to other websites of interest. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.