Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 anonymized 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

When you use a Contact Form on this website we collect your email address solely for the purpose of providing a reply.


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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to better understand our visitors and to improve our user experience. To explain how Google uses analytics we recommend that you visit the page where Google explains what they do in order to provide us with their analytics service here.

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 an account on this site, or 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.

Where we send your data

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

Contact information

Please refer to our Contact page.

Additional information

We do not take data other than cookies to improve your experience while using this website, IP addresses as required to serve the pages to you, plus email addresses and names which are provided when visitors sign-up to subscribe, or comment.

How we protect your data

All data is kept on secure servers with a strict policy of password protection.

GDPR Requirements

If you wish to contact us regarding any aspect of the EU GDPR requirements to see your data, amend errors, or be removed entirely, please use our GDPR page.

In the event of a data breach our procedures will ensure that we will inform you by email as soon as reasonably practicable, and we have systems set-up to enable us to do that.

We don't receive data from third parties about visitors, nor do we sell data about our visitors.

We don't carry out automated decision making and/or profiling with user data.

We may at times recommend affiliate products, but we will always make sure that it is clear that we are receiving payment, on such occasions.

Person Responsible for GDPR Compliance

The Proprietor of IPPTS Associates Mr S Last is the responsible person, full address will be provided on request via email to