Privacy Policy

Note that the use of the words "we" and "this website" refers to in this privacy policy.

This privacy policy is for this website and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

Helping to protect the privacy of site visitors and readers at this site is naturally very important. This privacy policy page helps to outline for you the type of personal information which may be received and collected by this site and how that information could be utilized.

Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we and any third parties interact with you and your computer/device in order to serve it to you.

Contents of this Privacy Policy Page

What Information do we Collect and How is it Used?

How Your Information May be Used
- Third-Party Use of Personal Information

Use of Cookies on This Website
- What are Cookies
- Cookies on This Website
- Third-Party Advertising and Cookies

Website Visitor Tracking and Stats

Adverts and Sponsored Links on This Website
- Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) and Targeted Advertising

Downloads and Media Files

Contact and Communication With Us and This Website
- How we Use Information if You Voluntarily Provide it
- Email Mailing List and Marketing Messages

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance (COPPA)

External Links on This Website
- Shortened URLs

Social Media Policy and Usage

Resources and Further Information

What Information do we Collect and How is it Used?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to This Website:

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to this website by leaving a comment or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information: 

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access this website. For example, when you use this website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed this website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using this website, such as links clicked.


We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website. You can learn more about cookies in the cookie section of this privacy policy.

How Your Information May be Used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

To operate and maintain the Website
To respond to your comments or inquiries
To provide you with user support
To track and measure advertising on the Website
To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, this website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

This website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on this website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

These third-party service providers include, but are not limited to, Google Adsense.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through this website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Use of Cookies on This Website

This website uses cookies to better the users’ experience while visiting the website. As required by legislation, where applicable, this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of and the saving of cookies on their computer / device.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computer’s hard drive, or any other electronic device used to view this website, they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system, if available, upon their first visit.

Cookies on This Website

Visiting and surfing on our website is possible without cookies.

Please note, however, that not using cookies may have negative effects on the usability and user guidance of websites and other online services. You may delete cookies stored in your browser at any time. Information stored in such cookies will be removed from your device.

This website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by this website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies.

Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in the Internet browser, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

Third Party Advertising and Cookies

Some of the advertising companies on this site use cookies and web beacons.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies on this website to serve ads to you based on your previous visits to this website or other websites.

Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

You may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings: (UK)

Google, as a third party vendor, may use cookies to serve ads on this website. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it to serve up ads to users based on their visit to this website and also other sites on the Internet.

You may opt out of the use of this DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL:

You may also opt out of some third party cookies used for interest based advertising by visiting:

We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on this website.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks may use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on this website sent directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs.

Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. This privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, 3rd party advertisers or web sites. However, we do endeavor to make our user's experience a very pleasant one.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual web browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers should be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Website Visitor Tracking and Stats

Like many other sites online, this website is also able to gain access to some general stats and log files both at the back-end of the site and also with Google Analytics. This website uses tracking software, including Google Analytics, to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website.

The information inside these log files may include internet protocol (also known as IP) addresses, web browser type, Internet Service Provider (or ISP), date/time stamps, referring and exit pages, and click numbers in to analyze trends, administer the site, track how visitors move around the site and engage with it, and also gather demographic information.

Consult your device’s help files if you wish to disable or delete these cookies from your device.

We do not record any personal data (not your name, address, telephone number or email address) other than that which is voluntarily provided by you, e.g. as part of commenting on articles on this website or contacting us.

Adverts and Sponsored Links on This Website

This website may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit this website. Third-party advertising may use cookies.These will typically be served through our advertising partners, who may have their own detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

These third-party advertising companies include, but are not limited to, Google Adsense.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertiser’s website through a referral program which may use cookies. This will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer's hard drive.

Users should therefore note that they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) and Targeted Advertising

Online Behavioural Advertising (also known as OBA or targeted advertising), is a technology that allows the display of advertising, which is tailored to your preferences , with the aim of making the adverts more relevant and interesting to you.

They are based on the previous anonymous surfing behaviour of Internet users. Some providers are using cookies for this.

This website does not directly conduct OBA. However, it is conducted by our third party partners, including (but not limited to) Google Adsense.

More information on online behavioural advertising can be found on the websites of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA).

Downloads and Media Files

Any downloadable documents (such as free printables), files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

Contact and Communication With Us and This Website

Users contacting this us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to this website. This includes your social security or national insurance number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

If you choose to use any comment fields here to contact us, please do not send any private information. If you choose to correspond with us through any comments or contact section, that is entirely at your own risk.

We ask that minors (those under the age of 13) do not contact us nor submit any personal information to this website. Please read the additional COPPA section below.

You should note that published comments on this website can be viewed online by anyone.

How we Use Information if You Voluntarily Provide it

We only use any information provided to us for purposes of administering our normal business activities such as improving on our customer service and making available other items and services to our customers and prospective customers.

We do not ask to obtain any personally-identifying information about you when you come to visit this site.

If you choose to voluntarily share any personal information with us then that is entirely your choice and you do so at your own risk. We would never pass on or sell any personal information that is given to us but we may be bound to disclose it if we are legally compelled by law to do so.

Email Mailing List and Marketing Messages

We currently do not operate an email mailing list program. Email mailing lists are normally used to inform email subscribers about products, services and/or news.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance (COPPA)

Although this site makes every conceivable effort to be family friendly in terms of content, it is recommended that unsupervised children are not eligible to use this website.

We ask that minors (those under the age of 13) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you should only use this site in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA - the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act. We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are least 13 years old or older.

External Links on This Website

We endeavor to include quality, safe and relevant external links. However, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

External links are clickable text, banner and/or image links to other websites.

We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website, despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Although we endeavor to only link out to other reputable companies and sites online, we cannot be held responsible for any external content that you may access via this website. We take no responsibility or liability for the actions and policies of other websites.

Shortened URLs

URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter.

This technique is especially used in social media and looks similar to this (example: Users should use sensible caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding.

Social Media Policy and Usage

While we may have official profiles on social media platforms, users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles.

We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

Our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. Users use these social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page.

You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.

Resources and Further Information

Of course, online privacy and information security is an evolving issue. To help with country regulations governing your online privacy, we are providing useful links to other sources which you may find helpful:

Opt out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting:

Overview of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

Data Protection Act 1998

Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003

The Guide to the PECR 2003

Google Adsense Privacy Policy

Twitter Privacy Policy

Facebook Privacy Policy

Google Privacy Policy

Pinterest Privacy Policy

If you have any further questions, please use the contact page or email us at

Note that we reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time. You can always see when this was last updated by checking the date listed below.

Privacy Policy Last Updated: 


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