Privacy Policy

The site operator takes your right to privacy seriously, and wants you to feel comfortable using this site. This 'Privacy policy' covers personally-identifiable information (referred to as 'information' or 'data' below) that may be collected or acquired by this site. This policy does not apply to other entities that are not owned or controlled by the site operator, nor does it apply to persons that are not employees or agents of the site operator, or that are not under the site operator's control. Please take time to read this site's 'Terms of use'.

1. Collection of data

As on many sites, the site operator may also automatically receive general information that is contained in server log files, such as your IP address, and cookie information, together with the additional information that can be deduced from those items (such as country, location, dates and times of visits, pages visited, etc.).

Server and site logs may be purged at regular time intervals, but past records may still exist in back-ups of the site data storage system or server file system.

By using this site, you agree that you accept the site operator's policy with regard to retention or non-retention of log records, and you agree that this policy may change at any time, with or without notice.

Please note that advertisements may also gather information via cookies. Information about the serving of advertising on this site (if it is indeed the site operator's policy to display advertising) is provided below.

2. Use of data

Data may be used to customise and improve your user experience on this site. Efforts will be made to prevent your data being made available to third parties, except in the following circumstances:

a. if there is a provision to the contrary in this 'Privacy policy';
b. if your consent is obtained, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out for the sharing of data;
c. if a service provided on the site requires interaction with a third party, or is provided by a third party, such as an application service provider;
d. if an obligation arises from legal action or law enforcement;
e. if this site is purchased by a third party, in which case that third party will be able to use the data in the same manner as set out in this policy.

In the event you choose to use links displayed on this site to visit other sites, you are advised to read the privacy policies published on those sites.

3. Cookies

Like many sites, this site sets and uses cookies to enhance your user experience - to remember your personal settings, for instance. The cookies set by this site are only used for technical purposes (storage of settings, and access control, etc.). They are not used to gather other information about you, or to provide information to other parties. The site's advertising providers, if any, do not have access to this site's cookies.

However, advertisements may be displayed on the site and, if so, may also set and access cookies on your computer; such cookies are subject to the privacy policies of the parties providing the advertisement. Cookies set by outside advertising providers often use non-personally-identifiable or anonymous codes to obtain information about your visits to a site that displays their advertising, in order to tailor the advertising you see. This practice is known as 'behavioural advertising'. You can usefully visit the Network Advertising Initiative site if you want to find out more information about behavioural advertising, and to learn about your options in this respect.

By using this site and by allowing your browser software to accept cookies, you grant the site operator permission to use the technical data contained in the cookies generated by the site for the purpose of managing your sessions on the site, and for enhancing the ergonomics of your visits.

Note that most browsers provide the possibility of disabling cookies. While you are free to make this choice, you may find your usage of the site to be slightly impaired, although the site will remain functionally useable.

4. JavaScript

Like many sites, this site employs JavaScript to enhance your user experience - to provide dynamic content, for example, that adapts and reacts to your choices and actions. The JavaScript scripts used on this site are only intended for such technical purposes. They are not designed to gather information about you for any other purposes, nor to permanently affect or make changes to your browser or system.

By using this site and enabling your browser software to accept JavaScript, you grant the site operator permission to use JavaScript technology (Ajax) for managing your sessions on the site, and for enhancing the ergonomics of your visits.

Note that most browsers provide the option of disabling JavaScript in Web pages. While you are free to make this choice, most or all pages are designed to provide a fully useable content only with enabling of JavaScript.

5. Advertising

By using this site, you agree that you accept the site operator's policy with regard to advertising and whether or not advertising is served on the site, and you agree that this policy may change at any time, with or without notice.

However, if you see content on this site that you feel is offensive or inappropriate, please contact the site administrator.

6. Minors

The site operator might not allow people to view some pages on the site if they are below a certain age.

7. Changes to this privacy policy

Changes may be made to this 'Privacy policy' from time to time. Changes will in no way invalidate the application of the new clauses of the 'Privacy policy', which you are recommended to re-read regularly.

8. NO GUARANTEES

This 'Privacy policy' states intentions for preservation of information. However, while efforts will be made to fulfill the said intentions, the site operator is not in a position to guarantee non-disclosure of information. There may be factors beyond the site operator's control that may result in disclosure of information. Consequently, although the site operator will endeavour to protect your personal information, no warranties are given as regards the preservation or non-disclosure of information or data.