Routine Information Collection
All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked for routine administration and maintenance purposes, and lets us know what pages and information are useful and helpful to visitors.
You can use the site generally without disclosing any personal data. For authentication purposes we do however require a valid and functioning email address when you create a user account in order to contribute content to this site. This email address will not be published or shared with third parties and is solely intended to facilitate us contacting you when we deem necessary for administration purposes.
Every user account has a handle (a short user name) attached to identify it on the site. You are not required to provide any personal data for this handle, and in fact we would suggest you do not.
You can at any time delete your account on this site and the attached personal data will be deleted from our systems. Please note that it may take some time for personal data included in backups to be purged from the system completely.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Learn more about cookies and how to manage them by visiting Cookies & You.
Contact forms and confidentiality of emails
We offer general and personal contact forms on this site. We will use your data shared on such contact forms for the specified purposes. Should other purposes also be applicable we would explicitly point this out and ask for your consent in such cases. Please also note the following if you send us any emails: we cannot guarantee the confidential treatment of your correspondence on its way to us if you choose to use an un-encrypted email service provider.
Controlling Your Privacy
Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.
Measuring our visitors
We measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This service records what pages you view within our website, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer.
We anonymise the data in Google Analytics – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site.
The information we collect helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better.
Special Note About Google Advertising
Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google’s cookie usage. As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google’s own privacy policies.