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My policy on your privacy.

Your privacy is as important to me as it is to you. Here's how I deal with it.


My own privacy is important to me when I visit other people's websites, so I know how important it is to you, my visitors.

I strive to maintain the highest standards of decency and integrity in everything I say and do, so on this page I make clear exactly the kind of information I receive and collect when you use this site, and how I safeguard it.

Personal information.

I never collect personal information without your knowledge. If I ask for information like your name or e-mail address it's because you have volunteered to give it to me, for example if you sign up for my online newsletter, participate in a competition or get in touch through my ‘contact’ page.

If you do give me this kind of information, I give you a 100% promise in return that the information will be used only for the reason you’ve shared it.

I hate spam. I will never send you any information you have not requested. Even if you opt to receive information (like the newsletter) when you sign up, I will make clear exactly how you can stop receiving it.

I will never sell or share your information to any third parties for commercial use. It will be used only for the purpose you provided it on my own site.

If you choose to purchase items through the site, I may need to forward your information so that your order can be fulfilled - but you will always know I'm doing it.

I may very occasionally need to allow access to my database by other people who provide me with services such as technical maintenance, but only for the purpose of providing those technical services.

Non-personal information.

Like almost every other website, collects and uses information collected in “log files”.

This type of information includes the name of your Internet Service Provider, your Internet Protocol address, the name of your Internet Browser, and other numerical data such as which pages you visited and how many pages you looked at.

This information is purely statistical and is not linked in any way to personally identifiable information. The reason I collect it is so that I can constantly improve your experience of visiting my site.

It is not used for any other purpose, and it is never given or sold to any other organisation for commercial purposes.

Use of cookies, web beacons and geotargetting.

At I do not use cookies on the site. However, some of my business and advertising partners do use them to collect data which help track trends in website use, and to keep note of how many times you've seen an advertisement. This is so that you can continuously be provided with fresh information and adverts which are relevant to you.

Cookies are tiny bits of code that are placed by a website on your computer to collect non-identifying information to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page.

A web beacon is used to monitor your journey around the website or collection of sites. The kind of information it collects would be your browser type, operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, advertisements viewed, and other such data. No personally identifiable information you give me is shared through web beacons.

Again, third party services on my site may use beacons together with cookies to understand how visitors use the pages and content on the site. This helps me understand what visitors are interested in so that I can alter content accordingly and give you a better quality of service.

However, you can rest assured that no personally identifiable information you give me is provided to anyone for cookie or web beacon use, so you cannot be personally identified from my web site.

Can you control cookies?

Absolutely. You can accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings on your web browser. That said, choosing to decline cookies may mean that some parts of my website won't work properly for you.

The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by advertising or affiliate services I use is subject to their own privacy policies, not mine, and for that reason I disclaim all liability in connection with their use.

An additional note about Google Adsense.

If you elect to click on an advertisement on my site which is generated by Google AdSense, a cookie may be dropped on your browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help AdSense publishers better serve and manage the adverts on site(s) and across the web.

Google uses the "DoubleClick Cookie" to serve ads. This cookie enables Google to serve ads to users based on their visits to sites on the Web. To learn more about the Google Adsense policy and / or to opt out of the use of their cookies, please follow this link to the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Parents and Children.

I work hard to make sure that is a family-friendly site. However, it is not intended for use by children without parental supervision, particularly children under thirteen years of age.

I operate in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and will never knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age. Children between the ages of 13 and 17 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian before purchasing anything from our site, asking questions or sharing stories.

If you're worried about your children's activities or their privacy on our site, please e-mail me through my 'Get in touch' page.

Updates to this policy.

I may from time to time need to review and update this policy. If I do, I will make it clear on the site and there will be a link to the revised document.

In the unlikely event of being sold, information I have obtained from you through your voluntary participation may transfer to the new owner. In that event, you will receive notice through my website of the change and I will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honours any opt-out requests you might make.

How you can correct or remove information.

I provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of my commitment to protect your personal information.

If you have submitted personal information through my website and would like that information deleted from my records or would like to update or correct that information, or if you have any further questions, please be sure to use my contact page to talk to me.

Agreeing to terms.

Your continued use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy.

If you do not agree to it, please do not use this site or any of the services I offer.

If you have any particular worries, questions or comments about this policy, please use my contact page to let me know.

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