Privacy policy

This page outlines the data that is stored by this website, the purposes for which it is used, and your rights respecting the use and storage of your information.

Information stored on your computer

Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently to improve the user experience, as well as to provide certain information to the owners of the site.

Cookies are everywhere in modern websites. This site is very modest in how it uses cookies, and it doesn't store cookies unless you log in. If you create an account or log in, you give consent for these essential cookies to be stored.

Information stored on the website

Like most sites, this server uses log files. The log messages include a record of every page requested, the time of the request, the browser used and the IP address. The log messages are used to determine the cause of errors on our website, monitor for security issues, and check for spamming behaviour. These logs are automatically deleted after one month.

The server maintains statistics about overall usage patterns, used to analyse what content is popular with visitors and to charge the website owner for resources used. This data is aggregated and although it contains IP addresses, there is no further data relating to the IP address. Statistics are kept for 5 years.

Membership data

If you have a user account so that you can add and reply to comments, then we store personal information such as an email address, and any other data that you provided.   You can view and edit your personal information when you are logged in.  If you wish to delete your account, or have any other questions, please contact us.

When you are logged in, the website software logs certain actions and these logs are kept for one month. The website records the date and time of your last login. This information is used for monitoring security or addressing errors in the website.

AlbanyWeb Ltd acts as the data processor for information stored on this website, and has access to this data so that they can manage the website effectively and deliver a hosting and support service. We take the protection of this information seriously and have taken measures to limit access to it. To protect from data loss, information on the website is stored in backups, which are encrypted. The hosting and support agreement is governed by AlbanyWeb's Terms and Conditions, which include reasonable efforts to keep the website software in compliance with current privacy and security legislation.