Privacy policy

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, (hereinafter called “the operator”) collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose of collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use this website.

The operator also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The operator does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to this website choose to interact in ways that require the operator to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information gathered depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who submit comments on the blog are required to provide a username and in most cases their e-mail address. In each case, the operator collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the site. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The operator discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to third parties that need to know that information in order to process it on the operator’s behalf or to provide services available at the operator’s websites. Some of those third parties may be located outside of your home country; by using the operator’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The operator will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its service providers, as described above, the operator discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when the operator believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the operator, third parties, or the public at large. If you are have supplied your email address, the operator may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the website you have interacted with.

Web Analytics

This website uses a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). If you accept the use of analytics cookies (text files placed on your computer), Google will use them to help the website operator understand how you use this site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers outside the U.K. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operator. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Although cookies are not malicious, you may refuse the use of them by selecting the appropriate settings on this website’s cookie consent manager, or on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Google’s privacy policy can be found at By accepting the use of analytics cookies and using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Anti-spam Measures

This website uses an anti-spam service called Akismet which is provided by Automattic, the people behind WordPress. Automattic collects information about visitors who comment on this website. The information collected includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and website URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their username, email address, and, of course, the comment itself). Automattic processes the collected data to decide if the comment is immediately published on this website or held in a spam queue. Comments held in a spam queue may subsequently be published or deleted by the website operator. Comments in the spam queue will automatically be deleted after 15 days if not published before then. Automattic’s privacy policy can be found at By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Automattic in the manner and for the purposes set out above and in their privacy notice.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, the operator may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at his sole discretion. The operator encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.