This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
Controller and Contact Information
If you are based in the United Kingdom, you have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO, so please contact us in the first instance.
Data We Collect About You
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
- Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.
- Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences.
- Newsletter Data includes your first/last name, email address and how you interact with our emails.
- Aggregate Data/Website Analytics, such as statistical or demographic data. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. We use this information to improve our website functionality and your user experience.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offenses.
How Your Personal Data is Collected
Here are different ways we may receive data from you:
Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity or Contact Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
- subscribe to our service or publications;
- request marketing to be sent to you;
- give us feedback or contact us.
Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we will automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.
Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties as set out below:
- analytics providers based inside and outside the EU;
- advertising networks based inside and outside the EU; and
- search information based providers inside and outside the EU.
Contact and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services based inside or outside the EU.
How We Use Your Personal Data
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
- Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data although we will get your consent before sending third-party newsletter communications to you via email. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us or “unsubscribing” from the newsletter.
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.
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.
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 visit our login page, 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.
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.
Who We Share Your Data With
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. If you subscribe to the newsletter, your email address will be held with the newsletter service provider. We do not currently share your personal data with any third party 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 recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. If you have left comments on this website, 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. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.
Where We Send Your Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. The Newsletter Data you provide (first/last name and email address) when subscribing to our emails are sent to our newsletter service. Service providers based the United States who provide IT and system administration services may have access to data needed to maintain our website.