Privacy

Email & comments
Please feel free to comment on posts to this blog, but bear the following in mind:

  • you do not need to supply an email address to post a comment;
  • if you wish to remain anonymous don’t supply an email address, but remember that each time you post a comment your IP address is logged;
  • comments are usually published immediately, but we don’t have to publish comments if we don’t want to; we can delete or edit them if we wish without giving a reason; we can use filters to stop certain people from posting comments or to stop people saying certain things; it’s up to us;
  • if your comment does not appear immediately, it has most likely been mistaken for spam; we hate it when that happens; please email us if it happens to you;
  • if you do supply an email address with your comment it will not be published, but we will assume it’s okay for us to email you; and
  • we will never publish your e-mail address without your permission.

Anonomity
Your anonymity cannot be guaranteed. We use a number of third parties to collect statistics on those who visit. They may use cookies to tell who’s visiting for the first time and who’s been here before. Learn more about cookies here. The closest these services usually get to identifying individual users is the name of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the town nearest to the user in which that ISP has a Point-of-Presence (POP). Sometimes the name of an employer or other organisation appears as the ISP.

Advertisers
A number of organisations advertise on the blog. Some pay simply to have their advertisement displayed here, some pay each time a visitor clicks on their advertisement and some pay only when a reader clicks on their advertisement and goes on to make a purchase.

To enable this process visitors’ behaviour is tracked by the advertiser or their agent. Neither advertisers nor their agents share information with us that could identify individuals.