We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
This information will comprise of details regarding your computer and your visits to use this website. This can include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation etc.
We also record any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services.
We collect information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us.
We collect any information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters.
We collect any other information that you choose to send to us;
You will have heard the term ‘cookie’ being referred to in relation to the internet. Many people have no idea what a cookie is or how they are used so we thought that it would make sense to explain things here.
Cookies are small text files which a website may store on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. These text files are purely text and contain nothing that will harm your computer. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing and are often used within e-mails. We use the term “cookies” to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
Cookies do many different things. For example, they can help us to remember your username and any preferences that you have set to aid your use of our site. They are also used to analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify users who have registered with us and therefore enable us to serve the relevant information to the user when logged in.
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your customisation preferences when you log in.
We also use functionality cookies to provide you with the ability to comment on a blog.
We use a cookie to provide information to Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. Cookies are also used when you use the social network functions of the site
Can a website user block cookies?
As we’ve explained above, cookies do help you to get more from our website.
Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly
We may use your personal information to:
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us. We will not, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider. We will share information with our payment gateway only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.
We may disclose your personal information to any third party without obtaining your perrmission prior In the following circumstances:
To the extent that we are required to do so by law.
In connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings.
In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);