Data Protection and Confidentiality Policy

Updated on June 11th, 2018.

To comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, I have a duty to tell you what information is collected when you visit this website and how it is used.

Personal Information and User Anonymity

Information Collected and How It is Used

When you visit this website, the internet protocol (IP) address of computing device used by you is captured in order to provide me with information that helps me learn about requests, browser and operating system applied; however, please note that none of your other personal information is captured. The captured information may be used by me and the third-party providers used by me to evaluate overall popularity of this website, make it better and more secure, i.e. to protect it from hacking, spam and other malicious attacks.

In general, I do not attempt to identify individual users visiting this website and would only receive your personal information if you choose to contact me via any contact form available on this website. To keep such communication private and secure, all information you may send to me via the contact form is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Please note that no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, but I follow industry best practices to ensure it.

However, I reserve the right to attempt to identify individual users as well as track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to my systems or resources operating as part of this website. I also reserve the right to blacklist any IP address that is reasonably suspected of trying to gain such access.

As a condition of use of this website, all users give permission for me to use my access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or attempting to gain, unauthorised access to this website.

Third-party Services

In general, the third-party providers used by me will only collect, use and disclose the relevant information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to me. They have their own cookie and / or privacy policies in respect to the information they capture. I recommend that you read their policies, so you can understand the manner in which the captured information will be handled by them.

Please also remember that some third-party providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or me. If so, then the captured information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that third-party provider or its facilities are located.

Links

When you click on links on this website, they may direct you away from this website. I am not responsible for the cookie and / or privacy practices of other websites and encourage you to read their policies.

Once you are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Data Protection and Confidentiality Policy.

Disclosure

I may disclose the captured information if I am required by law to do so.

Cookies and How They Benefit You

This website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience I can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computing device when you browse websites. For more general information on cookies please refer to the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

The cookies used on this website help me:

  • Make this website work as you would expect;
  • Improve the speed and security of this website;
  • Remember your settings during and between visits.

I do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission);
  • Collect any sensitive personal information (without your express permission);
  • Pass data to advertising networks;
  • Pass sensitive personal information to third parties;
  • Either pay or receive sales commissions.

You can learn more about all the cookies I use below.

Granting Me Permission to Use Cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies I take this, and your continued use of this website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from this website you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that this website will not work as you would expect.

More About Cookies

First-party Functions

I use the below-listed cookies to make this website better and more secure:

CookiePurposeNecessary
Cerber Security & Antispam Plugin cookiesCerber Security & Antispam plugin uses cookies to identify trusted web traffic, by doing so it improves security of this website. When you visit it, information about requests, browser and operating system applied, including IP of computing device used by you, is captured and may be transmitted to Cerber Security & Antispam as well as stored on servers in the United States; however, please note that none of your other personal information is captured. Find out more about Cerber Security & Antispam policies.Yes
GDPR Plugin cookiesGDPR plugin uses cookies to help me to inform you about my policies as well as manage someone’s preferences in regards to cookies. Find out more about GDPR policies.Yes

 

Third-party Functions

This website, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. This website includes the following which use cookies:

CookiePurposeNecessary
Cloudflare cookieCloudflare is a content delivery network and uses cookie to identify trusted web traffic, by doing so it improves speed and security of this website. When you visit it, information about requests, browser and operating system applied, including IP of computing device used by you, is captured and transmitted to Cloudflare as well as stored on servers in the United States; however, please note that none of your other personal information is captured. Find out more about Cloudflare’s policies.Yes

 

Turning Cookies Off

Only by adjusting your browser settings you can to stop it from accepting the above-mentioned cookies (see your browser Help or the links below for how to do this). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of this and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Some of the cookie information text on this website was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh.

Changes to This Policy

I reserve the right to change this policy at any time, so please review it frequently. All changes will take effect immediately upon their posting on this website. If I make any material changes to this policy, I will notify you here, so that you are aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances, if any, I disclose it.

More Information

Hopefully you have found this policy self-explanatory; however, if you are still looking for more information then please feel free to get in touch either on [email protected] or via the Contact Form.