Privacy Policy

Your personal data is important to us. If you have any questions about our products or service please contact us.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


We may analyze visitor trends and popular content to help us improve our website. Personal information is not included in this data.


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.

Contact forms

We will never use your data for anything beyond the reason stated unless you agree to allow us to share the information with another party.
The information will not be used for marketing proposes unless an opt-in checkbox is checked.


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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited.

E-Mails and Messages

Emails and messages sent to us are securely stored on our servers however may pass through unsecured servers on route that is beyond our control.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Marketing Activities  (Notification, Newsletter, Promotional)

Marketing material and such features are opt-in only and are not sent by default. You have to agree to receive such information and are able to opt-out whenever you wish.

If you are a registered member then by default the only notifications you would receive will be relating to your membership and account information/changes.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Account information is stored until your account is closed. You may request the closure of your account at any time by contacting our support team.

Registration may be required to access some content.

If you are a registered member then by default the only notifications you would receive will be relating to your membership and account information/changes.

Payment Processing

We use payment gateway providers for all payments accepted.
This information is not stored or processed on this website.


To protect our members we do monitor some activities such as login attempts, comments and uploaded content. The process is automated and the information we collect will only be used for the security of our network. The server logs are retained for up to 90 days and purged regularly.

The IP address of visitors and usernames of login attempts are conditionally logged to help detect malicious activity and to protect the site from attacks.

In event that there are too many login attempts from an IP address our network will temporarily restrict some features for a short time. During this time the IP address will be added to a restricted list. This list is not publically visible however can be viewed by technical support.

We may collect technical details about the device you are using, this information is securely stored on our servers and accessible by our support team to help resolve faults, detect and prevent unauthorized access.

Who we share your data with

Your personal information may be shared with some outside companies in order to complete the service.

We have listed the companies that we might share some of your personal information with below along with the link to their privacy policy. uses Google’s reCAPTCHA service that is required for some areas of this website. If you consent to use Google’s reCAPTCHA service, a cookie is created that stores your consent. This cookie deletes itself after thirty days.

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.

Any information you provide on this website will be stored in your membership profile. This information will be retained until the account is deleted. Members can cancel and request any information held about you is deleted at any time by contacting our customer care team.

Once an account is deleted it will not be possible to undo the action.

How we protect your data uses SSL through HTTPS to encrypt the data that is sent between your browser and our servers. All personal data is stored on a database in an encrypted format.

Payment information such as credit card numbers are not stored on our servers and are processed by trusted 3rd parties acting on our behalf. We do not have access to any credit card payment information. is hosted in London, United Kingdom and is operated from our main office in Dorset. We also have operations at other locations in England.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive a copy 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 where we are obliged to keep in order to comply with legal, regulatory obligations or security purposes.


If you have any questions about anything written above please contact us, You can send us information about your inquiry in two ways:

  • By email: 
  • by post: Data Protection Officer, PO BOX 9147, Poole, BH12 9JJ