This statement applies to the following domains and blogs (“our domains”):
Cookies and Web Beacons
To make this site simpler, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this too.
Cookies improve things by remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page or by measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs. Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
Like many other Web sites, our pages make use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
- utma -randomly generated number 2 years expiry
- utmb -randomly generated number 30 minutes expiry
- utmc -randomly generated number – expires when you close your browser
- utmx -randomly generated number 2 years expiry
- utmxx -randomly generated number 2 years expiry
- utmz -randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months expiry
Some of our pages are hosted at Blogger, a Google owned service, and the privacy statement for those sites may be viewed by visiting blogger.com
DoubleClick DART Cookie
Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to sites on the Internet.
Google Adsense, Google Feedburner. Amazon, Cafe Press, RSSinclude, Amazon, Fatcow, Twitter, Facebook, Google+1 and Disqus.
Our domains have no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-parties.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
Email addresses collected by receiving emails from our contact forms are stored on our email records for the sole purpose of contacting you if necessary, but are not compiled for reuse or made available to any third party.
Subscription to our forum is by invitation only and email addresses are stored on our database for that purpose only, and will not be lent, sold or in any way passed to a third party. Cancellation of subscription may be made at any time and on cancellation all records may be automatically erased.
THE FINE PRINT
We apologise for the vastness of our fine print, it is, we think, required by EU law and what it says in summary is:
We don’t keep any information for sale or re-use or any other purpose than to make your visit to this site a pleasant one.
while we are it it however, may we draw your attention to COPYRIGHT?
All material on this site, whether published on the site directly or through any of its blog feeds is, and shall remain the property of its author and republication without the permission of its respective copyright holder is expressly forbidden
Many of the members of our community are happy to allow free use of their material, but not without permission or attribution. Some require more tangible recompense.
We are pleased to assist in providing contact details for any enquiry regarding use of materials. Please enquire using our contact form.