What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

When you contact us via a form we will store this data in order to contact you and for future reference. We only ask for data that is useful to establish a contact with you, or if it will improve our initial conversations.

Cookies

We use first party cookies on this site for login purposes, so that any users authorised to logon to our website may remain logged in.

In addition, we also use third party cookies from Google and Hotjar to provide us with anonymised tracking information. We cannot obtain any personally identifiable information from these tools, instead they provide us with an overview of all our our users experience, so we can better understand and improve our website.

You can find more information on cookies on the About Cookies website.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We will only share data with third parties when there is a legitimate interest, such as sharing financial details with our accountants, or contracts with our solicitors. We will never pass on your details to any third parties for marketing purposes.

How long we retain your data

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.

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.