Welcome to my website.
If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which govern this websites relationship with you in relation to this website.
I am dedicated to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when visiting my site or communicating electronically with me.
I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should I ask you 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 do update this policy from time to time by updating this page, so please return occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
This policy is effective from 1st November 2018.
What I collect.
In operating my website I may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on my website, such as when you make a comment on any page.
- Information provided to me when you communicate with me for any reason.
- Details of your visits to my website and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs, forums and other communication data.
What I do with the information I gather.
The information that I collect and store relating to you when you request more information or make a comment is purely held so that I can correspond with you.
In addition, I may periodically send you an email about my website, which I think you may find interesting using the email address which you provide when commenting.
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, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.
At present cookies are not used on the website but I reserve the right to add these in the future.
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.
Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website, by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
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.
Cookies are also a type of biscuit that I really like, especially nut or chocolate chip ones. I am always willing to accept donations of this type of cookie when ever you bake any.
I use Google analytics to monitor website usage. This does not gather any personal information other than you IP address.
Google analytics is used 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.
Links to other websites.
My website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. 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.
Controlling your personal information.
I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information, or pass this on to anybody for direct marketing purposes.
You may request details of personal information which I hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email me using the contact form on this website, with your full name so I can check my records.
Please note that any demand for access may be subject to payment of a fee of €10 which covers my costs in providing you with the information requested.
If you believe that any information I am holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email me as soon as possible. I will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore I cannot guarantee the security of data sent to me electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Where I have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain parts of my site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.