Privacy Policy

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The first and most important thing to tell you is that I do not do not sell, rent or trade email lists or contact details with other companies, businesses or individuals for marketing purposes or profit.

But some information is collected when you visit This privacy policy tells you exactly what information is collected, how it is used and how you can request a copy of this information. Information on when and why my website might collect information from you, the limited conditions when it may be disclosed to others and how I and my website keep any information secure is also included.


What are Cookies? : A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a your computer and that your browser provides to the website every time you return to the website.

Cookies on my website: My website uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences.

How you can control the cookies that are used when you visit this site: If you don’t want to have cookies placed on your computer then you can choose not to accept cookies by altering the settings in your browser preferences. You can find out more information regarding setting up your browser to accept/decline cookies by looking in your browser preferences section.

The Cookies used on this website: My website uses different types of Cookies to display content on this website. The types of cookies enabled are described below:

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. They are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website.

Performance cookies: These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the Website, you agree that my website can place these types of cookies on your device. These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website works.

Functionality cookies: These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the Website, you agree my website can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Third party cookies: These cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work I cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used on our site.

For example, if you choose to ‘share’ content through Twitter or other social networks, or if you sign up to my newsletter, you might be sent cookies from these websites. I do not control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

If you leave a comment on my 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.


Some of the plugins used on my website track your site visits and record information about your visit. A description of each of these plugins is given below. If you need more information on the information recorded then please contact

Google Analytics

When someone visits this website I use Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.

I do this to see who visits the website, where they come from and what pages they visit – that way I can find out what pages are of most interest to site visitors. This information is processed by Google Analytics in a way which does not identify anyone. I do not make and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of visitors to the website.

You can read more about the Google Analytics Privacy policy here.

Anti-Spam Protection.

I use an Anti-Spam plugin. The plugin will record the name and email address you provide when you leave a comment. It will also record the comment you make & the time you make it. You can read more about how the plugin stores information by following this link to the plugin website.

All comments are moderated by me before they are published on the website and I  will not publish a comment that I think contains information that could be personal or sensitive to you. But I’m human and may occasionally miss something! So please make sure that if you do leave a comment, you only include information that you would be happy to be made public.

If you ever do post a comment that is published and then would like me to delete the comment, you can email me at and it will be deleted.

Website Security

In addition to the Anti-Spam plugin this website uses a website security plugin. The plugin collects your IP address, location, the time you visit the website and the browser you used to access the site. The information is stored within the website’s database and log files. The information is anonymous. Some of the information is sent to the creators of the plugin so that they can ensure that their plugin remains up to date and secure. This information is also anonymous and no individual can be identified by it.

Mailing List Sign-up.

As part of the registration process for my e-newslettter I collect personal information from you. I use this information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about the things you’ve asked us to tell you about (new parties, sessions etc), to give you information about things we think you might be interested in, to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information: to check my records are right and (every so often) to see if you’re happy and satisfied. I do not rent or trade email lists with any other organisation or business.

When you sign up to my newsletter I use a double-opt in method which means that you will receive an email from me asking you to confirm that you still want to sign-up to the newsletter.

I use MailChimp which is a 3rd Party Provider, to deliver my newsletter. I gather statistics around email opening and click-throughs (the links you might visit from the newsletter) using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve my e-newsletter. For more information on the way MailChimp gathers & uses their information please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.

You can unsubscribe to my newsletter whenever you want to. You can do this by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of the newsletters or you can email me directly at

Links to Amazon & Other Affiliates

In certain parts of the website you will find links to amazon and companies that I recommend. These companies may record your progress from my website to their websites.  I do not disclose any information about clients or site visitors to these businesses.


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.


On the 25t of May 2018 the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) replaces the current Data Protection Act of 1995 Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC).

The GDPR was proposed by the European Commission and is designed to strengthen data protection for people in the European Union (EU). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU.

The new regulations give individuals greater rights over information that is collected about them. If you are interested in knowing more about your rights under the GDPR then the Information Comissionors Office (ICO) website explains all about the GDPR.

In a nutshell the GDPR gives you new and enhanced rights over your personal data. Some of the rights highlighted in the regulation are:

Explicit consent: Data subjects (you) must be informed about how their personal data will be processed. Organisations must make it as easy for data subjects to withdraw their consent as it is to grant it. You may withdraw your consent from us at any time by emailing

Right to access: At any point in time, the data subject (you) can ask me what personal data is being stored or retained about him/her. I give details on how you can contact me to request information about how you can request access to any data we may hold about you by emailing

Right to be forgotten: The data subject (you) can request me to remove their personal information from my systems. If you wish your information to be deleted then please contact me directly by emailing


You read all the way down this page…whew! The bottom line is that I want you to be confident that your information is not being misused by me in any way and that I keep any information you may give me secure.

If you have any concerns, queries or would like to see what information I may have collected from you then you can email me at