Privacy Policy

Who we are

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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.


An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



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.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored onto your computer, smart phone or tablet by websites and/or applications that you visit. Cookies are used by us to remember your actions and/or preferences and to enable us to improve your experience when visiting our website.


What purpose do we use cookies for?

Cookies are used to improve the quality of our website, to enhance your experience when using our website and to enable us to monitor and analyse the usage of our website.


What kind of cookies do we use?

We use the following categories of cookies:


Category 1: Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies are used to enable you to use our website and all its services and features. Without the necessary cookies you may not be able to use all the services and features of our website.


Category 2: Performance Cookies

Performance cookies are used to allow us to collect information on the number of visitors to our website and to enable us to improve the way our website works by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.


Category 3: Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies allow our website to remember the choices your make such as your username and language preference.


Category 4: Targeting or Advertising Cookies

Targeting and advertising cookies are used to deliver advertised content which is relevant to you and that can be used to track the effectiveness of our campaigns. These cookies are placed on our website by our third party service providers and may be used to understand your demographics such as age and gender.


How can you manage cookie settings?

You can choose to have your computer, smart phone or tablet warn you each time a cookie is being sent, alternatively, you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. In the event that you block cookies on our website, some of our services may not function properly. However, you can still place orders over the telephone by contacting customer service.                                                                                                                                                         


Duration of the cookies we use?

In terms of duration, we may use two different types of cookies on our website:

  1. Session Cookies:

These cookies last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser.

  1. Persistent Cookies:

These cookies remain on your computer, smart phone or tablet for a longer duration as it enables us to remember your login details for when you return to our website.


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.


These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.


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.


For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.