Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms/Email

If you tell us your email address, we will ask you to tick a box to indicate you understand what we will do with your email address. If you believe your address was added without your permission we will remove your details immediately. Email [email protected] or phone +44 (0)23 9224 0842.

If you wish to know what personal information we hold on you or have any such information removed, please email support or phone +44 (0)23 9224 0842.


We use cookies to see how many people are visiting our website, and these are anonymous. Nearly all websites use cookies these days, but you can disable them in your browser’s advanced settings if you do not wish to allow cookies. We use another service which relies on cookies: Google Analytics (where data is anonymous).

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other 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 if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


We use another service which relies on cookies: Google Analytics (where data is anonymous).

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Terms & Conditions

All Users accessing and using this Web Site are deemed to have agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions set out below. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms and Conditions you should not access or use this Web Site.

1. Definitions

“Agreement” means these terms and conditions under which you agree to be bound in the event you access or use this Web Site.
“Information” means any and all material (being written and/or stills or video material which shall include without limitation any source codes, files, computer languages or applications) contained in or creating this Web Site which is created by or on behalf of or any associates thereof.
“User” means you, the Web Site User.
“Web Site” means the web site at and/or

2. Rights and Grant of Licence

2.1 The Information contained on this Web Site is owned by, licensed or authorised to be used by its associates, assignees, licensees or sub-licensees thereof ( The copyright in the Web Site is owned by
2.2 Any form of reproduction of part or all of the Information in any other work or publication, whether hard copy or electronic or otherwise, is strictly prohibited without the written permission of
2.3 All other rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to All moral rights and related rights in or to the Information are asserted in full.
2.4 The licence granted herein may be revoked at any time, without reason and any user may be denied access to the Web Site at any time without reason.

3. Warranties

3.1 The User undertakes:
(a) that it shall not use the Web Site to transmit any material for the purposes of publicity, promotion and/or advertising without the prior written consent of
(b) that in the event it has any right, claim, or action against any other User or other third party arising out of its or their use of the Web Site it shall pursue such right, claim or action independently of and without recourse to
(c) and acknowledges that has no obligation to provide the Web Site or any Information or to ensure the User is able to use, provide and/or access the Information or the Web Site; and
(d) to indemnify and keep indemnified against all claims, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses including legal fees (on a solicitor and own client basis) arising out of any breach or misuse of the Information, or the Web Site or of the User’s obligations under this Agreement.

4. Exclusion of Liability/Disclaimer

4.1 The Web Site is part of an on-line community and as such receives content and Information from its Users. This Information is not reviewed or checked by and the views and opinions expressed in such Information may not reflect the views and opinions of
4.2 provide the Web Site and the Information on an “as is” basis and make no warranty or representation about the availability, completeness, accuracy, satisfactory quality, merchantability and/or fitness of the same for a particular purpose.
4.3 In addition, the Web Site is accessible from the world-wide web and as such are not able to restrict those Users accessing the Web Site. To protect Users, advise that Users do not communicate personal details to other Users, other than where caution has been exercised. In any event communication of personal details is entirely at the User’s own risk. accepts no liability and shall not be liable for any actions, losses costs, damages or inconvenience caused to Users resulting from interaction with other Users or third parties from the Web Site.
Without limitation to the above, should any User receive or view racist, abusive, obscene or offensive material on or as a result of accessing the Web Site, they should report the details of such incident to who will endeavour to prevent such incidents re-occurring so far as the same is technically possible and financially viable.
4.4 Further, makes no warranty or representation about:
(a) the reliability or technical efficiency of the Web Site;
(b) the security measures (if any) contained in the Web Site and in particular the protection afforded to any Information or User’s personal information or data;
(c) whether the Web Site or the Information is Year 2000 compliant;
(d) the suitability of the advertisements on the Web Site or the suitability, legality or otherwise of other web sites which may be accessible from the Web Site;
4.5 excludes all liability (so far as is permitted by law) in respect of:
(a) any advertisements or other web sites which can be accessed via the Web Site, and
(b) any opinions and expressions made by third parties which can be accessed via the Web Site or which are contained in the Information, and
(c) any damage to the User, the Users’ computer hardware, software or other material or equipment resulting from the User accessing or using the Web Site or the Information

5. Termination shall have the right to terminate this Agreement (and any licence granted therein) immediately and without notice to the User. In the event of termination, the warranties and obligations of the User shall continue to apply beyond the lifetime of this Agreement.

6. Amendments to Terms and Conditions reserve the right to change and amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. The User’s continued use or access of the Web Site after such change or amendment shall be deemed to confirm the User’s acceptance of any such change or amendment. It is the User’s responsibility to check these Terms and Conditions regularly to determine whether any such amendment has been made. If the User does not wish to be bound by any revised Terms and Conditions it should stop using and accessing the Web Site.

7. Severability

If any provision of this Agreement shall be prohibited by or adjudged by a Court to be unlawful, void or unenforceable such provision shall to the extent required be severed from this Agreement and rendered ineffective as far as possible without modifying the remaining provisions of this Agreement and shall not in any way affect any other circumstances or the validity or enforcement of this Agreement.

8. No Waiver

No failure or delay on the part of any of the parties to this Agreement relating to the exercise of any right, power, privilege or remedy provided under this Agreement shall operate as a waiver of such right, power, privilege or remedy or as a waiver of any preceding or succeeding breach by the other party to this Agreement.

9. Assignment may freely charge, licence, transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of any of its rights or obligations hereunder.
The User shall not be entitled to charge, license, transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent from

10. Entire Agreement

This Agreement contains the full and complete understanding between the parties and supersedes all prior arrangements and understandings whether written or oral appertaining to the subject matter of this Agreement and may not be varied except by an instrument in writing signed by all of the parties to this Agreement.

11. Jurisdiction

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales the courts of which shall alone be the courts of competent jurisdiction.

END – 25-09-2019