This privacy policy sets out how uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If you choose to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

I may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 24th 2017.

What I collect

I may collect the following information:

  • name (when you provide it in a form)
  • your email address (when you provide it in a form)

The form I use is from respected email marketing provider, Mailchimp. You can view their privacy policy, updated for GDPR, here.

What I do with the information I gather

I require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • I may periodically send my newsletter, if you have requested me to do so, which often includes information about new products, special offers or other information which I think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. You’ll never be sent such communications without opting in using the form, and you are always free to opt out


I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical and electronic procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.

How I use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

I may use anonymised traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps me analyse data about web page traffic and improve my website in order to tailor it to customer needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes. You may block the collection of the data generated by the cookie and the data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing this browser plugin:

I also use a Cookie notice banner plugin – this uses a cookie to record your action when you click on ‘ok’, so as not to keep showing you the same notice.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Your rights: Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • if you have previously agreed to my using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting me to tell me so, or clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any ezine I send

I will not sell, distribute, lease or otherwise share your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or am required by law to do so. I may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if (and only if) you have opted in to my newsletter.

You have the right to know if I hold personal data about you, request details of that information, correct any inaccurate data and request erasure from my systems (barring any legal requirement for me to keep records). To exercise any of these rights, contact me using this form.