Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect first names and email addresses from comments to help prevent spam comments.

On contact forms we ask for your name, email address and role to help us respond to your inquiry.

We do not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collect the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users in the training area of the site.


Currently comments are closed on all posts and pages on the main site whilst this policy is updated to comply with GDPR.

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.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you leave a message via a contact form we keep contact form submissions indefinitely for customer service purposes. General questions are responded to by email but your data is not passed to any other parties. We only use the information submitted through them commercially to contact  you by email if have specifically asked about booking a course.


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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact 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.


We do not currently routinely collect personal data or use services like Google Analytics.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third party sites. If you buy a course you will be transferred to PayPal and their privacy policy will then also apply.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. 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. 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you  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. This also applies if you have an account on this site.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

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Additional information

How we protect your data

No sensitive data is held about you apart from your name and email address.

Any financial data is held by PayPal and is not passed on.

Your data is stored on this site in a password protected area and on an encrypted, password protected spreadsheet on password protected computer.


What data breach procedures we have in place

We will contact you by email in the unlikely event of a data breach.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from Paypal when you pay for a course. This will include your name, email address, the date of payment and the amount you have paid.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data