Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of information:

  1. information about your visits to and use of our website, including information about your computer, such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;
  2. information that you provide us for the purpose of registration with our website and using our mailing lists and other online services; and
  3. any other information that you choose to send to us.


Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a text file stored by and sent to a web browser by a web server, which it is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. You can find out more about cookies here:

We may use the information we obtain from cookies in the administration of this website and to improve the website’s usability. We may also use that information to recognize your computer when you visit our website, and to personalize our website for you.

The following cookies are used before you log into our website:



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Google Analytics





These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in a way that does not identify a visitor, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited.

Overview of privacy at Google

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.




These cookies are generated by the content management system (Drupal) which we use to create and maintain our website. These cookies keeps track of your login status and whether your browser supports javascript

Additional cookies will be used after you log into our website – by logging in you are expressly permitting the use of these cookies.

Most browsers allow you to control your online privacy preferences. For example, in Internet Explorer you can review your privacy settings by selecting 'Tools', 'Internet Options' and 'Privacy'. In Safari, select 'Preferences' from the 'Safari' menu, then 'Security'. In Firefox, select 'Tools', 'Options' and 'Privacy'.  Alternatively, you can browse online using your browser's anonymous usage setting (referred to as 'InPrivate' in Internet Explorer, 'Private Browsing' in Safari and Firefox and 'Incognito' in Chrome). Please note that blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Using your personal information

Personal data submitted through this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or other relevant parts of the website.

In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may use your personal information to:

  1. improve your browsing experience by personalizing the website;
  2. enable your use of the services available on the website, via the Members Area
  3. send you general (non-marketing) communications;
  4. send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  5. deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website

Registered Users

When you register with our website you will need to provide a username, your email address and your name. During the registration process the website administrator will also identify the organisation that you represent (if any). This information will be the minimum necessary to record your registration and will be available to other registered users of the website. You will also be able to set you own password which will not be shared with other users of the website.

You may provide, at your discretion, other information to our website and this will be available to other registered users, except where otherwise stated. Some information you submit to the website, such as uploaded photographs, may at your discretion be made available to non-registered visitors.

Some types of information posted to the website, such as the title and link to a new blog post, will be publicly available on our Twitter feed. Further information on such posts will however only be available to registered users of the website.

Some users will only use the our mailing lists in which case they will not register with the website but any email addresses and passwords required for the mailing lists will still be kept by us, along with any other information that users of those mailing lists choose to submit. Information submitted to the mailing lists will be available to other mailing list users and to registered website users.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored, processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which our servers are located and in which our users are present in order to enable use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Users located in the European Union should be aware that information you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the EU. You expressly agree to such transfers.


In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may disclose information about you:

  1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  2. in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and
  3. in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

Except as detailed in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers.

Data transmission over the Internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password confidential. You are strongly urged to choose unique passwords and not to use the same password with different websites.

Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:

  1. the payment of a nominal fee (currently £10).
  2. the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

Third party websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies, placement of cookies or practices of third party websites.

Updating information

Registered users of the may update the information we hold about them by logging into our website, but if you are unable to do so please let us know if the personal information needs to be corrected or updated.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please use the contact form here: