Privacy Policy

Privacy matters. Period. This page explains my approach to privacy on this website and how it affects you.

Short version

  • The site collect anonymous statistics about your visit, like which pages you viewed.
  • Some third parties like Facebook and Twitter may know you visited this website, if you use their services.
  • If you sign up, great care will be taken to keep your information safe. This information will never be shared with others without your express permission.
  • These are just the key points. If you need detail, keep reading.

Measuring you as a visitor

This website uses Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within the site, how you arrived and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so I don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited the site.

The information collected from analytics helps me understand what parts of the site are doing well, how people arrive and so on. Like most websites, this information is used to improve the site (compatibility etc.).

You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish.

Twitter and other social networks

These services provide social buttons and similar features which I may use on the site – such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons. I do not have a Facebook account.

To do so there is embedded code that they provide. To function their buttons generally know if you’re logged in; for example Facebook use this to say “x of your friends like this”. I do not have any access to that information, nor can I control how those networks use it.

Social networks therefore could know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn’t to say they do, but their policies may change). As the website is remarkably inoffensive I imagine this is not a concern for most users.

Emails

I may send you email notifications which you have specifically requested (such as newsletters or updates). You have the ability to opt out of this communication at any time.

I will never provide your personal information or email address to any third parties.

Security

This site takes many precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. These precautions include:

  • Use of SSL encryption for sensitive data
  • Hardware stored in secured datacentres behind firewalls
  • All access to information restricted by password and/or secure key
  • Restrictions to what information can be accessed via any location
  • Whilst great care to ensure any confidential information remains protected I cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.

Of course, you are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. Nobody should ever ask you for your password, so please don’t trust anybody asking you for it.