PRIVACY POLICY Privacy policy

General Information

At we collect different types of information about our users for three main reasons:

(i) To help us to monitor and improve the services we offer.

(ii) To provide personalised services unique to individual users.

(iii) To use anonymous details about our users to sell appropriate advertising space on the site. This might mean showing an advertiser how many users we have on the site; it does not mean sharing an individuals details with an advertiser. Where we collect registration information from an individual, we will never share that individuals information with a third party, including an advertiser, without that user’s explicit permission.

We are absolutely committed to protecting your privacy. Our policy can be summarised as follows:

We will not share your information with others without your prior consent.

We have also established the following principles:

(i) We will continue to invest in high-quality security and do our utmost to protect user privacy through the appropriate use of the latest security technology.

(ii) We will respect your email privacy. You will not receive unsolicited marketing mail from and/or from third parties screened by unless you have agreed to this. We will, however, mail you occasionally with information or queries about your registration, your subscription account or postings, for example, with reminders, warnings or copyright requests.

(iii) We will not pass on any individual user details (including your email address) for third party use unless we have your prior consent. Unless it is with respect to an illegal act.

(iv) We always ensure that contractors we use in connection with the running of the website and services (for example hosting providers) are subject to similar obligations. They are only able to process data on our behalf and in accordance with our principles and instructions and not for any other independent purpose.

(v) Otherwise, we will only share anonymous aggregate statistics about our users, sales and traffic patterns with our advertisers.

(vi) Our site is accessible via the Internet and so may potentially be accessed by anyone around the world. Other users may access the site from outside the European Union. This means that, where you choose to post your data on the site, this could be accessed from anywhere around the world and therefore a transfer of your data outside of the European Union may be deemed to have occurred. You consent to such transfer of your data for and by way of this purpose.

Should we elect to change our privacy policy we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email all our registered users with the new details.

Throughout our systems we also offer ‘User details’ pages, where you can update your personal information at any time.

What information do we collect? We collect information on our users as follows: through cookies, through registration and where you choose to disclose data in postings. For more information about cookies, please see our special page all about cookies and how to use them.

The minimum information we need to register a user is a user name, email address and password in some cases a country plus UK and US users may also need to provide a postcode/zipcode. We will ask further questions for different services. Unless stated, all registration questions are compulsory. We may also ask some further, voluntary questions so we can gain a clearer understanding of our users. Your responses may help us to sell appropriate advertising space and so keep the site free. They also enable us to personalise services for our users. We do not share this information with third parties unless you have specifically consented to this.

We may use systems such as JoomlaWatch to assist in monitoring real time traffic and data activity. This helps us reduce abuse of our systems and protect our users from from spam bots, unauthorised spiders etc. We also use this to help provide the geographic location information on the website pages.

We also collect data listing which of our pages are most frequently visited and by which types of users.

How does protect customer information?

We do our utmost to protect user privacy. UK Data Protection Legislation means we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorised access.

Will disclose the information it collects to outside parties? will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others unless you have given us your permission. With your permission we will only share the information with carefully chosen, reputable and trustworthy third parties. Also, may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. follows the relevant legal requirements and uses all reasonable precautions to ensure only responsible third parties see the information, however we are not responsible for any breach of security or any actions of any third parties who receive the information.

Please note that we reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate our systems properly and to protect both ourselves and our users.

Any data processors with access to your data in providing services on our behalf are required to comply with our restrictions to ensure that your data is protected, and not used independently by such third party.

Legal information under the Data Protection Act

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act of 1998, the Data Controller for is accessible by contacting . All queries regarding use of data and data policies should be addressed to the Head of Customer Relations via .

Changes to this policy

None at this time