Privacy Policy

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using this website.

This Privacy Policy applies to the use of and informs you how we collect and use your personal information, and what your individual data protection and privacy rights are.

By visiting this website you accept and agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. In particular, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy.

Please note that may contain links to other websites and services. We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by third parties and you are advised to check the privacy polices of any such site or service before providing any data to them.

Types of Data Collected

Various data may be collected when you visit this website, some of this may be personal data.
The data is either collected directly from your voluntary manual input of information (e.g. completing an online form) or from automated background processes (e.g. cookies).

Information provided by you

When you choose to interact with specific website services you may be requested to voluntarily provide particular data that is required to enable provision of those services.

For example, services relating to email or newsletter subscription, content commenting, and contact form submission requires your data input. Typically, the necessary data for these services to be actionable are a name and email address.

Information collected automatically

Data may also be collected automatically either by the website itself or through third party services such as Google Analytics.

The data provides information on how the website is being accessed and used as well as support for technical functionality and security. The data is anonymous and may include such things as browser type, referral source, pages visited, time and date of visit, duration on pages, device identifiers, and other diagnostic data.

Data Purpose and Method of Collection

Personal and non-personal data is collected to enable provision of services and to support analytics.

Personal Data

Personal data is data that identifies you.
The personal data collected is limited to a name and email address.

Online forms are used to collect this information.
Each form is accompanied by description of the specific purpose for which the information is being requested.

By voluntarily providing the data you give consent to it being used in the provision of the specific service being requested. The data is only used for the agreed purpose you have given consent to.

This data is required to be provided when you:

  • Request subscription to specific mailings (newsletter, updates, etc.)
    By completing the mailing registration form with your data, you give consent for this website to add your data to the mailing list for the particular mailings specified with the form.Double opt-in may be used to verify email addresses. This helps authenticate the provided email address and to protect against misuse or spam.

    You may opt out of receiving any, or all, subscribed communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

    You may also update your subscription data. (changes to email addresses may require authentication through the equivalent double opt-in subscription process).

  • Choose to interact through our contact form
    By completing the contact form with your data, you give consent for this website to use those details to reply to the contact.
  • Choose to leave a content comment
    By filling in the content commenting form with your data, you give consent for this website to use these details to publish your comments and make attribution to the identified author.Please note that you are responsible for the content of your comments and the information you disclose within them. If you disclose personal data through the website's content commenting service, this information will be published and available for anyone on the internet to see. You are also responsible for any third-party personal data you disclose and confirm you have the third party's consent to provide the data.

Non-Personal Data

Non-personal data is data that is anonymous.
The collected non-personal data provides information that helps analyse and improve the website and its offerings.

Cookies and similar tracking technologies are used to track activity on the website and to collect or hold certain information.

Emails may contain tracking beacons/tracked clickable links or similar technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email messages. Data such as opens and clicks, time and date stamps may be collected to understand subscriber activity response and potential improvements.

If you do not want to allow this tracking you can set up rules to manage cookies in your browser. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully use the website.  For more information on the use of cookies please refer to our Cookie Policy.


Analytics services enable monitoring and analysis of website traffic, activity and use.
This site uses the web analytics service Google Analytics (with anonymizer function) provided by Google Inc., and data is processed in the US.

Google utilises cookies and the collected data to track and examine the use of this website, prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.

Information on the privacy practices of Google can be found on the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

Under the GDPR, there must be a lawful basis for processing your personal data.

Your data is used by us because you have consented to its use, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to do so.


You have given consent to the processing of the data for one or more specific purposes:

  • Opted-in supply of specifically requested mailings, e.g. newsletter (with the ability to unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by using the unsubscribe link at the end of those emails). Processing will continue until you withdraw consent.

Legitimate Interest

Processing of the data is in our legitimate interests and is not overridden by your rights:

  • Personalising and tailoring experience on our Site
  • Communication, responding to contact form and email submissions
  • Analysing usage and activity to support continual improvement and development of services.
  • Technical functionality and security

Third Parties e.g. Google Analytics, may use third-party cookies on this website.
We do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data that they collect and use themselves.
We advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.
Further information on the use of cookies is available in our Cookie Policy.

Data Retention

Personal data is retained only for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected.

Subscriptions and Registrations

The provided information will be held in a subscriber profile.
You can read, edit, or unsubscribe your subscriber profile information at any time using the link or instructions provided in every email sent to you.
Unsubscribing will delete your subscriber profile and data.

Contact Form Submission

The provided information will be retained for the duration of the contact and a maximum of 12 months after the correspondence is completed.

Content Comment

The comment and its data are retained indefinitely.

Activity and usage data

Collected data is non-personal and may be retained indefinitely for internal analysis purposes, to help improve functionality and strengthen security.

Data Sharing, Transfer, and Disclosure

Except as set out in this privacy policy, your personal data is not sold, traded or otherwise transferred to outside parties.

Your personal data may be shared, transferred or disclosed to the following categories of recipients:

Site Hosting Service Provider

The site and its data are operated on computer resources located in various jurisdictions internationally, including the US. When accessing or using the site and/or services, information about you may be transferred outside the country in which you are situated to these other locations.

Web Users

When you make something public, for example a content comment, then your name and data included in your post publication will be available to users of the internet around the world.

Analytics Service Providers

We provide access to or share your personal data with Google Analytics.
Google Analytics is provided by Google Inc., and data is processed in the US.
Information on the privacy practices of Google can be found on the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Law Enforcement and Legal

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

  • To the extent that we are required to do so by law.
  • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.

Data Security

The security of your data is important to us. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, although we strive to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect personal information submitted to us, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Embedded Content from other Websites

Articles on the site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from another website behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited that website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content.

Links to other Websites and Social Networks

The website may include links to other sites that are not owned or operated by us.

Clicking a third party link will direct you to that third party's site. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services. You are advised to review the privacy policy of the sites you visit.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by this website.

Your Rights

As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR:

Right to be informed
The right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data. (the purpose of this Privacy Policy).

Right of access
The right to access your personal data and supplementary information, allowing you to be aware of, and verify the lawfulness of the processing.

Right to rectification
The right to verify the accuracy of your data and to ask for it to be rectified or updated if it is inaccurate.

Right to erasure
The right, in certain circumstances, to have personal data erased or otherwise removed.

Right to restrict processing
The right, in certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of your data. This is an alternative to requesting data erasure.

Right to data portability
The right to receive your data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format. This only applies to personal data you have provided to a controller, where processing is based on your consent or for the performance of a contract, when processing is carried out by automated means. If technically feasible, to have it transmitted directly to another controller.

Right to object
The right to object to the processing of your data if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent.

Right to withdraw consent
The right to withdraw consent at any time where you have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data.

Right to lodge a complaint
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you have a complaint with how you believe your personal data has been handled. More information is available on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

Rights related to automated decision-making, including profiling
We do not use your personal data to make automatic decisions or profiling about you.

Exercising Your Rights

Requests to exercise any of these your rights can be directed to us in the first instance through our Contact Form. Your request should include a detailed and accurate description of which right you want to exercise. A response will be made as quickly as possible and within one month of receipt.

Your Right to Withhold Information

You may access this website without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.

You may also restrict our use of Cookies. For more information refer to our Cookie Policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time and updates will be notified by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.

Updates to this Privacy Policy are effective when posted on this page.
This Privacy Policy was last updated on 7 November 2018.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by using our Contact Form.