Website Privacy Policy

The Siteowner is committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to this website; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal data.

(1)    What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

(a)    information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website, such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;

(b)    information relating to any transactions carried out between you and the Siteowner on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of the Siteowner’s Products or third parties’ goods or services (including emails; name; delivery address & postcode; contact telephone number; email address; order number;);

(c)    information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our Online Service, purchasing Products, posting content on Bulletin Boards, email notifications and/or newsletters, etc (including name; address; email address; contact telephone number);

(d)    any other information that you choose to send to the Siteowner;

(2)    Cookies

We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web user.

We may send a cookie which may be stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of this website.  Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

Our website uses "strictly necessary" cookies that enable user login to our website. These cookies expire when the website user closes their browser and these cookies are exempt from requiring user consent under the EU e-privacy law.

Our website uses "functional" cookies that protect our subscription and contact forms by implementation of a Google Recaptcha, a Google service to allow us to prevent bots from submitting forms on our site. Google does this by collecting data from your browser. You can find further details through Google's privacy policy here. Our website requests user consent before placing these cookies.

 (3)    Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a)    administer this website;

(b)    analyse your navigation and use of this site to make improvements to your browsing experience

(c)    enable your use of the services available on this website;

(d)    send to you Products purchased via the website, and supply to you the Online Service purchased via the website;

(e)    send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

(f)    send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(g)    where you have opted into this, email you the Siteowner’s newsletter and other marketing communications relating to this website or the Siteowner’s business, which we think may be of interest to you (you can inform the Siteowner at any time if you no longer require marketing communications to be sent by emailing the Siteowner).

(h)    provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;

(i)    deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;

We will not provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

(4)     Other disclosures

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, the Siteowner may disclose information about you:

(a)    to the extent that the Siteowner is required to do so by law;

(b)    in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

(c)    in order to establish, exercise or defend the Siteowner’s legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(5)    Security of your personal data

We will store all the personal data you provide on our secure servers.

Electronic payment transactions you make to or receive from us are handled by Paypal and will be encrypted [using SSL technology]. Paypal has its own Privacy Policy which you can view here .

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and the Siteowner cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

In order to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that your chosen user ID and password are kept confidential.  You accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your user ID or password. You must contact the Siteowner immediately if you have any reason to believe that your user ID or password have become known to someone not authorised to use them. If the Siteowner reasonably believes that there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of the site, the Siteowner may change your password immediately and/or lock you out of the system and will notify you accordingly.

(6)    Policy amendments

The Siteowner may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on this website. You should check this page regularly to ensure you are happy with any changes. 

(7)    Your rights

You may instruct the Siteowner to provide you with any personal information the Siteowner holds about you.  Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).

You may instruct the Siteowner not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. 

(8)    Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. The Siteowner is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(9)    Updating information

Please let the Siteowner know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(10)     Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the Siteowner’s treatment of your personal data, please email the Siteowner.