Copyright, Privacy, Data Protection, Terms & Conditions

Intellectual property rights: We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site and the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without a licence from us or our licensors. You may not reproduce in any format (including on another website) any part of our site (including content, images, designs, look and feel) without our prior written consent. If, in our opinion, you are in breach of these provisions, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must either return or destroy (as required by us) any copies of the materials you have made.

Who we share your data with: We do not share your personal data with anyone, however website information is held and backed up on the hosting servers at https://www.siteground.co.uk/.
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. We comply with the GDPR.

General Data Protection Regulation: The GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, is a European privacy law that went into effect in May 2018. It regulates how personal data of individuals in the EU can be collected, used, and processed. The law impacts European companies and any business that targets European individuals or collects, uses, or processes the personal data of European individuals regardless of where the business is located. Please also see UK government information https://www.gov.uk/data-protection.

Comments: 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. 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. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Contact forms: We keep contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes, we do not pass the information to other companies and do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

Cookies: 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.

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.

Analytics: We use google analytics tracking via Monster Insights.

Terms of website use: This page (and the documents it refers to) tells you the terms of use on which you may use this site, whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using our site, you accept these terms of use and agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use our site.

Variations: We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page or by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Reliance on information and links: The contents of our site (including links to other sites and resources provided by third parties) are for information only, and we shall not be liable for any use of, or reliance on, such materials. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

Our liability: The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. Our policy does not affect any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. To the extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude:- 

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it (whether by us or a third party), including, without limitation any liability for:- loss of income or revenue; loss of business;
    loss of profits or contracts; loss of anticipated savings; loss of data; loss of goodwill; wasted management or office time;
    and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

Jurisdiction and applicable law: The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site. These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England. Prohibited uses of our site: Whether you are a visitor or registered user, you must comply with our terms of website use, and use our site for lawful purposes only. In particular, you must not use our site for the uses listed (without limitation) :-

  • any fraudulent activity;
  • any activity which breaches any applicable law or regulation, whether national or international;
  • any activity which may cause or result in harm to a child under 18 years of age;
  • sending unsolicited advertising or other content (spam), or entering into any arrangement for such material to be sent;
  • reproducing, selling or otherwise handling our site or its contents in breach of our terms of website use;
  • knowingly introducing to our site, or transmit or attempt to transmit to any other site, computer or network, viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material, code or programme which is malicious or technologically harmful;
  • attempting to gain unauthorised access to our site, our software, our server, or any server, computer or database connected to our site; or
  • attacking our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

Contributing and interacting: Our site may offer users the facilities to upload or contribute content or other material, or to interact with other users. When making use of these facilities, it is your responsibility to ensure that any contribution or interaction is, as far as you are aware, factually correct, represents your honest opinion, and does not breach any applicable law or regulation. In addition, any contribution or interaction must not include any material which (without limitation):-

  • is defamatory, obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
  • is, or refers to material which is, sexually explicit;
  • promotes violence, illegal activity or any form of discrimination;
  • infringes any other person’s copyright, database right or trade mark;
    threatens, harasses, upsets, embarrasses, alarms or annoys any other person, or is likely to do so;
    advocates, promotes or assists any illegal activity;
  • is likely to deceive any person or is made in breach of a legal duty owed to a third party (such as a duty of confidence);
  • invades another’s privacy or cause inconvenience or anxiety to any person;
  • is used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or
  • gives the impression that the material emanates from us, if this is not the case.

Moderation: If we at any time use our site to provide users with any interactive service, the following moderation provisions will apply:-

we will notify users if moderation is in place, and, if so, whether the moderation is provided by a person or is automated;
if moderation is in place, we will give you a means to contact the moderator;
although we will do our best to assess any risks which such interactive service may pose, we will be under no obligation to moderate it, and we expressly exclude any liability for any loss or damage to any person caused by use of it; and
children should at all times be supervised when using the interactive services on our site, whether such services are moderated or not.

Breaches of this policy: Any breach of this acceptable use policy will be dealt with in the same way as breach of our terms of website use, and we reserve the right to take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate, including restricting your use of our site and/or taking legal action against you. We are not liable for any loss or damage caused by any breach of this acceptable use policy.

Amendments: Please check this page regularly, as we may revise this acceptable use policy at any time. We may also change or update our acceptable use policy at any time by means of notices published anywhere on our site.