The following information will help you to understand how we collect and use the information you provide to Us when using the Site.
What information do we collect?
When you visit the Site you may provide us with up to four types of information:
(1) Information that is collected by Us during a browsing session that allows the Site to function properly.
(2) Usage information that is collected by Us as you browse the Site.
(3) Other sources of usage information that is collected by Us via log files as you browse the Site.
(4) Personal information you knowingly choose to disclose via e-mail or other means, which is collected on an individual basis.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files, which are stored on your computer or other mobile or handheld device as you browse the Site. They are widely used in order to make the Site function properly and they are also a means of providing information to us about how the site is being used so that we can make improvements to your browsing experience.
Information collected by Us (via cookies) that allows the Site to function properly
Cookies are present on the Site that simply exist in order to maintain full functionality.
The Site is built on the WordPress platform, which utilises cookies when you submit a comment to one of our articles via a comment form, which may or may not be present at any time on the Site. This is purely for convenience, so that you will not need to re-enter all of your information if you want to leave a subsequent comment at a later date. These cookies are: comment_author, comment_author_email and comment_author_url. They expire within a year from the time they are originally set (i.e. when your first comment is added to the Site).
The WordPress platform may at any time also store a session cookie called PHPSESSID, helping us to identify your unique browsing session on the Site, and in some instances handle website form security and spam protection. It is anonymous and is removed as soon as your web browser is closed.
The WordPress platform may at any time also store a series of cookies called wp-settings-1, wp-settings-time-1 and wordpress_test_cookie. When present, their role will form an essential part of the Site functionality. They are anonymous and are removed as soon as your web browser is closed.
The Site makes use of a software plugin called W3 Total Cache. This software improves page-load times for you via the use of an anonymous cookie called w3tc_referrer. This cookie is used by the W3 Total Cache software for user agent group detection and session consistency. It is anonymous and is removed as soon as your web browser is closed.
The Site may at any time display embedded video clips (for example those hosted on YouTube or similar) from a third party Site. In these instances, the third party Site may also choose to store cookies and we encourage you to read the Privacy Policies of these Sites before viewing any such content if you have any concerns. Please be aware, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party Sites.
Website usage information collected by Us (also via cookies)
Information collected via cookies includes dates and times of visits to the Site, pages viewed, general locations of our visitors and time spent browsing the Site. We do not utilise cookies to collect or record information on your name, postal address or other contact or personal details, therefore you or any particular visitor cannot be personally identified.
We do not share any usage data we collect with other websites, organisations or individuals.
The Site may at any time use Google Analytics to collect our website usage information. The four cookies used and stored for this purpose are:
__utma, __utmb, __utmc and __utmz.
Further information on Google Analytics cookies can be found here.
If you do not want Google to collect data from the above cookies, Google offers a Google Analytics Opt-out plug-in for all common web browsers.
Disabling, deleting and controlling cookies
Specific instructions on how to disable, delete or control cookies in your web browser can be obtained from your software provider. Alternatively, please visit the aboutcookies.org website which also has a wealth of information on controlling and deleting cookies.
If you do not accept cookies for this Site some functionality may cease to work
Other sources of usage information
Log files also allow us to record basic Site usage. We may at any time collate and review log file information collected from you and all of our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the Site design and contents, based on the way that visitors navigate around it. Our log files do not contain any personal information about you or any of our visitors.
If you choose to correspond with us via e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses.
If you choose to correspond with us via any live chat feature that may be present on the Site, we may retain the content of your chat transcripts together with your name and e-mail address.
How we utilise the usage and personal information collected
We use the information collected via usage cookies for the purposes of improving the Site design and contents, administering & expanding our business activities and providing an improved level of customer service via analysis of browsing habits and traffic sources.
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to the Site, new services and specific offers we think you will find valuable.
External links to other websites
The Site may at any time contain links to third party Sites, commonly social networking Sites amongst others, and we encourage you to read the Privacy Policies of these Sites that you choose to visit if you have any concerns. Please be aware, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party Sites.
Such Sites include, but are not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +, Pinterest and Flickr.