Date last updated: 15/05/2024

At, the privacy of our website visitors is a priority.

This privacy policy describes our policies on the collection and usage of your information when you access this website. By visiting and using the website, you accept the conditions of this privacy policy.

Who We Are

Our website address is Privacy information is controlled by Sharon Kirby, who can be reached here.

Personal Data

While using this website, we may ask you to provide us with some personal information that can be used to contact you. This information may include but is not limited to, your email address, first name and last name.

Usage Data

Some information is collected automatically when you visit this website. This may include information such as your device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser and device characteristics, the pages of the website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access the website via a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device’s unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website or when you access the website through a mobile device.

Data From Comments

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 anonymised 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.

Data Collected for Analytics – Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to record information about the pages a user has seen, for example, the URL of the page, time of day, device used, etc, and the websites people used to get here. The information that we collect is anonymised and sent to Google Analytics. Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website.

Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie from their browser settings tab.

In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Get it here. (Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.)

Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”). See this page for Google Analytics security and usage of data.

The use of Google Analytics allows us to better understand the people who visit this website, and therefore improve the website content for site visitors.

Use of Cookies

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. 

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on your device. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of our website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our website may use cookies.
  • Web Beacons. Certain sections of our website and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

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.

Data Sent to Advertisers

Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on prior visits to this website or other websites.

Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our website and/or other sites on the Internet.

You may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting

This website is affiliated with Google Adsense to place advertising on the site, and they will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about Google Adsense data usage, click here.

Use of Third-Party Links

Sometimes this website may make use of third-party, or external links to other websites. The website owner is not responsible or liable for the accuracy of content from external links. You can access any third-party websites, and use the content of those websites, at your own risk. Please note they will have their privacy policies different from this one.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. YouTube, Pinterest,, Ads etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the 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. To learn how to control that information and request deletion, visit the Privacy Policy of the original website.

Who We Share Your Data With

The data collected may be shared with service providers and others who help with the website’s operation and assist in the delivery of our services including, but not limited to:

  • application development
  • site hosting
  • maintenance
  • data analysis
  • infrastructure provision
  • IT services
  • customer service
  • email delivery services
  • marketing
  • analytics
  • enforcement of our Terms & Conditions agreement and other agreements
  • other users of the site to identify you to anyone to whom you send messages or make comments through the website
  • persons or entities with whom you consent to have your personal data shared
  • third parties to prevent damage to our property (tangible and intangible), for safety reasons, or to collect amounts owed to us
  • third parties as we believe necessary or appropriate, in any manner permitted under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence

We do this to:

  • comply with the legal process
  • respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence
  • enforce our Terms & Conditions agreement and other agreements
  • protect our operations
  • protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others
  • allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain

We will never sell, rent, or lease your personal data to a third party.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained for one year. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile indefinitely. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Analytics data is retained indefinitely.

Contact forms are held for one year.

For all other services, we will retain your personal data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please click here.

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file 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 we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Protection of Personal Data

We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This website complies with Article 5 of the GDPR legal requirements, which are:

  • Lawfulnessfairnessand transparency: We only process your data in a lawful, fair, reasonable and transparent manner.
  • Purpose limitation: we only collect and process your data for the specified purpose, and nothing else.
  • Data minimisation: We only process the data that is relevant and necessary.
  • Accuracy: We will ensure any personal data we hold is accurate, and if necessary, rectify inaccurate data.
  • Storage limitation: Personal data will not be stored longer than necessary.
  • Integrity and confidentiality: Personal data will be processed securely.

By adhering to the above principles, we will ensure the privacy and security of your personal data.

Children’s Privacy

This website is not directed to and we do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal data, we will take steps to remove such data. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal data without your consent, please contact us.

Affiliate Disclosure

In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for us (at no extra cost to you).

Online Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies only to the information collected from visitors to This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new privacy policy on this page.

We will let you know of a change becoming effective by updating the “Date last updated” date at the top of this privacy policy.

You are advised to review this privacy policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this privacy policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


For any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us.