We recognise the confidentiality of information that may be disclosed by using this site, and we are firmly committed to protecting your privacy. This page details our practice with respect to the collection and use of your personal information in browsing our site.
We will only use this information lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (‘data protection laws’). By browsing and using this website, you consent to the terms of this policy.
What information do you collect?
We log your IP address and browser platform (‘Technical Data’) when you visit the site. We also record which website referred you to our site and which website you navigate to when you leave our site. This is the only information of yours that we will collect.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as electronic mail or letters, we may collect such information in a file specific to you.
In the past this site has allowed users to register for access to additional content, however we have since removed this facility, removed those registration details from this site and opened access to that additional content.
Why is this information collected and how do you use it?
Technical Data may be used to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. An anonymised version of your IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information such as geographic distribution of our members.
All data is stored in keeping with our Security and Data Retention Policy.
Will you disclose my personal information to anyone?
We will not directly disclose any of the information we collect to any third party, except in the following rare circumstances:
- A verified request by law enforcement or other government officials, such as a Section 29 (3) Data Protection Act 1998 form relating to criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, or other activity that may expose us or you to legal liability
- To defend or establish our legal rights or property
- Our business is taken over by a person to use your personal information on the same basis as we do
We reserve the right to disclose aggregated statistics from Technical Data about site usage (e.g. average length of time spent on a page). It is not possible from any such reports to trace specific data back to the originator.
Cookies are tiny files that are sometimes placed onto the hard drive of your computer when you use a website.You can manage cookies via your browser settings – the Help function within your browser will provide more information on this.
We use the following supplier who sets cookies in order to deliver a service. For more information, please see their individual privacy policies.
Google Analytics – http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
We use this service to allow us to evaluate activity on our website but with the “IP Anonymization” option enabled.