Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you may give while using this website. This website is owned and operated by David Allen who is contactable through this site using the contact page and is referred to as 'us' or 'we'. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of this site. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the terms laid out below then please do get in touch. The following policy has been provided by the UK Government's Business Link.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you may be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was last updated on and is effective from 22nd October 2014, although previous policies were in effect before this date.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • browsing activity
  • other information relevant to the circumstances


What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • internal record keeping
  • to improve our products and services
  • to periodically send promotional messages about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting
  • we may also use your information to contact you for research purposes and to customise the website according to your feedback



We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place physical and electronic safeguards to secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file that is placed on your computer's hard drive and helps to analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual and can allow a site to customise its appearance or behaviour specifically for you. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and this information may be collected by a third-party analytics company on our behalf. Third-parties currently used are Google Analytics and Piwik which collect data that can be used to identify you based on geographical and demographic information that you may have made available to Google. Any changes to our partners will be listed here and you should check the respective partners for their own privacy policies.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us 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. Please consult your browser documentation for information on how to enable or disable cookies.

The following cookies are saved on your computer directly by this website:

  • __cfduid - used by CloudFlare (our CDN) that allows this site to function.
  • __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz - used by Google Analytics to identify unique users.
  • _pk_ref, _pk_cvar, _pk_id, _pk_ses - used by Piwik (an analytics system) to identify unique users.
  • has_js - determines whether your browser supports JavaScript and used to help the site function.
  • PHPSESSID - used by our web server to identify you so that you see the correct content.

Additionally, the Disqus and Facebook plugins may use cookies that are outside of our control. Please note that some cookies will already have been saved from when you arrived on this site, but these can be deleted in your browser settings.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we 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.

We do not endorse the content on external websites and recognise that the administrators of a third-party website might change their content after we link to them without us realising. If you think that a link to an external resource should be removed from this site then please contact us.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please let us know.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.