This site requires Javascript enabled to operate correctly. Please enable Javascript in your browser, or click here

Privacy Policy

Cookies are used on this site. You can turn off cookies within your browser by going to 'Tools | Internet Options | Privacy' (in Internet Explorer) and selecting to block cookies. If you turn off cookies, you will be unable to benefit from the other features that use cookies. Data collected by this site is used to administer and enhance the site and service.

Information You Provide To Me

Your privacy is important to me.  By providing personal information such as your name and email address via the forms on this website, you agree to me contacting you with regard to the information you request.

Some information on this website also includes a check box asking you for permission for me to add you to my mailing list.  This is an ‘opt in’ mailing list and your personal information will be used solely by me.  Under no circumstances will your personal information be sold or used by any other organisation.

From time to time I may include links in my emails to other websites which I think may be of interest to you.  Each email communication you receive from me will have the option to remove your email address from my list.

Information I Collect About You

The information I collect may include your personal information, such as your name, contact information, IP addresses, telephone conversations, product and service selections and orders or other things that identify you individually.  Generally, I may collect information about you in the following manner:

Personal information you provide to me via email or other written correspondence, telephone calls, web based forms or other means; and,

Automated collection of information about all website visitors, for example by use of cookies.

Information I Monitor About Visitors

During the course of any visit to this site the pages you see, along with a short text file called a ‘cookie’ are downloaded to your computer. Many websites do this, because cookies facilitate useful features such as the ability to identify whether a user has successfully logged into the site or to find out whether the computer (and probably its user) has visited the website before.

IP Addresses

I may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information for internal purposes only. This is statistical data about my users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.


exp_last_visit - Stores the datetime of your last visit.

exp_tracker - Stores the last 5 pages you visited for redirection after logging in.

exp_last_activity - Stores the datetime of your last activity.

exp_csrf_token - Stores an encrypted token.

accept_cookie - Stores your acceptance of our use of cookies.

_ga - Distinguishes users for Google Analytics site statistics.

Preference Cookies - The ‘accept_cookie’ cookie simply stores ‘hide_cookie_alert’ when you accept our cookie notice. 

Benign Cookies - Any cookies beginning with ‘exp_’. These cookies are set by our content management system and contain data such as the last time you visited our website and previous pages of our website that you have viewed. We do not store or utilise this information in any way. ‘exp_csrf_token’ is a unique and random sequence of numbers and letters which protects any forms on our website from spam.

Performance Cookies - Various third party cookies for Google Analytics. 

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, my system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site.

Where I Store Your Personal Data

All information you provide to me is stored on our highly secure servers that are managed 24/7 and is not transferred out of the European Economic Area ("EEA").
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet can never be completely secure.  Although I will use reasonable endeavours to protect your personal data, I cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to this site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once I have received your information, I will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Access to Information

The Data Protection Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet my costs in providing you with details of the information I hold about you.

Changes to My Privacy Policy

Any changes I may make to my privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.

Legal Disclaimer

Tom Allewell has taken all reasonable care to ensure that the information contained in this website is accurate on the stated date of publication or last modification.

It is possible that the information may be out of date, incomplete or the opinion of the author. It is advisable that you verify any information from this website before relying on it.

Tom Allewell accepts no responsibility for the consequences of error or for any loss or damage suffered by users of any of the information and material contained on this website or any site you may access through this site.

Materials contained on this website are subject to copyright and other proprietary rights.