We recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit this site and how we safeguard your information.
Your Personal Details
If you are kind enough to send a donation to us using 3ed party services (like PayPal or BuyMeACoffee) we may be advised of the donation amount, the name and email address you gave to PayPal. We will never do anything with this information, except to delete it shortly after it arrives.
As with most other websites, we may collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files may include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
If we have any spare time, we spend it trying to improve this website, so unless we suspect that someone is attempting something malicious, it is extremely unlikely that we will ever even view this data.
This website contains links to other websites, directly and within adverts. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another website. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from this site.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies.
We have no responsibility or liability for the contents or reliability of any websites to which we provide a link and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.
This site has nothing to do with pop-ups, adware, spyware, viruses or any other form of malware. If you get any of these while visiting our site, you probably have a pest or virus on your computer (and it didn't come from this site!).
Our site host is extremely diligent in ensuring that no malware can infect your computer as a result of you visiting this site.
Disclosure Of Information To Outside Parties
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
COPPA - Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
We are in full compliance with the requirements of COPPA, we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
The standard practice for this website (and almost all other websites) is to place cookies, (small data files), on whatever device you may use to view this site.
Cookies are essential for helping us deliver a high quality website for our visitors, and some collect information about browsing and buying behaviour.
We only use Google Adsense, adverts on this site.
Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie and the Dart cookie enables it and its partners to serve adverts to users of this website based on their visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.
Follow this link if you would like more information from Google about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies.
The DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the adverts served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense adverts or participating in Google certified advert networks. When users visit a partner's website and either view or click on an advert, a cookie may be dropped on that end user's browser.
We may use third-party advertising companies (through Google Adsense) to serve adverts when you visit our website and so the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve adverts on this site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services thought to be of interest to you.
Some of these third-party advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Scottish holiday adverts to someone in Scotland, for example) or showing certain adverts based on specific sites visited (such as showing kilt hire adverts to someone who frequents Scottish dance sites).
YouTube (And Other) Videos
We have integrated YouTube videos into our website, which are stored on https://www.youtube-nocookie.com and the videos can be played directly from our website without having to click through to YouTube first.
These are all integrated in the "Privacy-Enhanced Mode", i.e. no data about you as a user will be transmitted to YouTube, if you do not click on the videos to start playing them. We believe this to be the most private way of showing YouTube videos on this site.
By playing the videos, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website and cookie data may be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transfer. This is independent of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information may be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the videos. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube and/or Google to exercise this right. Such evaluation takes place in particular (even for unlogged-in users) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. Third party content (eg videos) may contain adverts. We have no control over this and receive no benefits.
Alternatively you can visit AboutCookies.org to see how to control cookies, cookie law and even a really good recipe for baking cookies. At AboutCookies.org you can also choose to disable or selectively turn off cookies in your browser settings. Lifewire may also be helpful to you to explain exactly how to delete cookies in every major browser.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie may be added. Depending on which cookies you disable, in general this and other sites may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts. For example, on this site you will probably find the YouTube videos don't play as they should.
You can set your web browser in such a way that cookies are generally prevented from being saved to your device and/or that you are asked each time whether you are in agreement with cookies being enabled. You can also at any time delete cookies that have been enabled again. You can find out how all this works in detail from your browser's help function.
Ad Technology Providers
Ad technology providers are allowed to serve and measure ads in the European Economic Area (EEA), to support ad delivery, ad measurement, and other functions.
Here you can see listed Ad Technology Providers used on this site.
Integral Ad Science, Criteo, Adloox, Cloudflare, Amazon, Oracle Data Cloud, Rakuten Marketing, Evidon, gskinner, Sizmek, Flashtalking, DoubleVerify, ebuilders, Conversant/CJ Affiliate, Turbobytes, Aunica, AppNexus, comScore, F Sharp, Quantcast, Oath, Sociomantic, TrustArc, Adform, eBay, Admetrics, Nielsen, AdRoll, Inc., Commanders Act, MediaMath, RTB House, Cloud Technologies, Pixalate, Netflix, Crimtan, tapCLIQ, Akamai, GroupM, IPONWEB, Adobe Advertising Cloud, On Device Research, The Trade Desk, AdTriba, OpenX Technologies, IOTEC, Bannerflow, KeyCDN, Answer Media, TotalJobs Group Ltd, DataXu, Weborama, Adara Media, Awin, RN SSI Group, Infectious Media, Neustar, Avocet, Cablato, Sojern, Optomaton, Waystack, numberly, AdLedge, White Ops, Ve Interactive, Jivox, Zanox, Kantar, The Reach Group, Amobee, Virtual Minds, Scenestealer, Eulerian Technologies, Adventori, Platform161, Betgenius, Admedo, Exactag, Travel Data Collective, affilinet, AudienceProject, NEORY GmbH, Batch Media, advanced STORE GmbH, MainADV...
Here is a more up-to-date list of AdMob and AdSense Ad technology providers, provided by Google https://support.google.com/.
Reuben Freemantle and Laurence Abbott
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