Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

Privacy matters but sometimes it can be confusing. This privacy notice explains what data this website captures about you and how it will be used.

The short version

  • This website collects anonymous data about visitors to the site such as which pages have been viewed.
  • Some 3rd party tools, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google may be able to tell that you have visited this site, if you are a user of their services. The website owner doesn’t control the 3rd parties but doesn’t believe that this knowledge poses a threat to you.
  • If you contact us or request updates the website owner will take great care to keep your information safe and will never share it with others without your permission.

These are just the key points. If you want more detail, read on.

Measuring visitors to the site

The website owner measures visitors to this site using Google Analytics. This allows the owner to see metrics such as what pages on this site you have visited, how you arrived at them as well as some other basic information about your computer (such as the browser which you use). All of this information is anonymous so it’s not possible for the owner to know that you visited this site, just that somebody visited the site.

The reason that the owner captures this information is so that he can understand which areas of the site are more popular than others. It will also help the owner to make improvements to the user experience.

You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish.

Discussion comments

To allow users to comment on the blogs the website uses a third party discussion tool called Disqus.

Disqus provides the code which we embed to make the discussion comments section appear at the bottom of the blog. Disqus tracks users activity anonymously in the same way that this website does.

In order to comment on a blog using disqus you need to log in by either creating an account on Disqus or by using one of your social network accounts such as Facebook. If you do this, disqus will be able to link the comments that you post with your Facebook account. In this way, your activity may be personally identifiable.

The data that you post into disqus is hosted on their own servers. You can view the privacy notice for disqus for more details about how they use your data.


Our website is hosted by Fasthosts and we trust that they will keep this website and any data within it safe from cyber attack. Our hosting package from Fasthosts is known as a shared hosting package. This means that many Fasthosts customers will host their website and data on servers which are shared by other customers. We have confidence that Fasthosts has implemented appropriate controls to ensure that customers only have access to their own accounts and data. The website is hosted in Fasthosts’s UK-based data centres.

The website owner has taken precautions to prevent loss, misuse or alteration of the website data or any personal data which you might submit. All access is restricted through the use of usernames and passwords.

You can view the Fasthosts privacy policy for more information about how they manage personal data.


“Cookies” are small files which get installed on your computer when you visit many websites. The website operator decides what information to store in the cookies. A common use of a cookie is to allow a website to remember a user so that they don’t need to continually log in every time they view a website. This website does not have a login area so we don’t use cookies for this.

Many of the third party tools described above use cookies in order to provide their services. Like them, this website also installs a limited amount of information in cookies to allow this website to function only. The website owner does not think that this knowledge will threaten your privacy.


The website owner may contact you from time to time via email for services that you have explicitly signed up to (such as our newsletter).

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. The website will never disclose your personal information or email to third parties without your permission except where a third party has been specifically employed to help deliver the services in this website, as detailed above.

Updates to this notice

The owner of the website may update this notice from time to time, particularly as technology changes or new features are added to this website. You can check this notice at any time and can also contact the owner below if you have any questions.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about how we use data on this website please feel free to contact the website owner via the contact form or via email to