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Privacy & cookies

This privacy policy sets out how John Truscott uses and protects any information that you give him when you use this website.

John is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should he ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

John may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from July 2010 and was last updated in June 2012 to take into account new legislation on the use of cookies.

What John does with the information he gathers

John requires this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • He may use the information to improve his services.
  • He may periodically send emails about new services, resources or other information which he thinks you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • He may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


He is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure he has put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information he collects online.

How John uses cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

John uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps him analyse data about web page traffic and improve the website in order to tailor it to customer needs. He only uses this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help provide you with a better website, by enabling John to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives him access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with him.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

John uses one analytical cookie 'is_unique' (used by Statcounter). Statcounter Analytics Cookies can be refused by clicking on the refuse button on this page: http://statcounter.com/about/set-refusal-cookie/.

He also uses two 'first party' session cookies: eZSESSID when the 'log in' or 'register' page is accessed by a visitor and 'is-logged-in' when the visitor logs in. None of the cookies above links to personal information (for instance username). 

Although your browser may be set up to allow the creation of cookies, you can specify that you are prompted before a site puts a cookie on your hard disk. This enables you to decide whether to allow or disallow the cookie. You can find out how to do this here: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1

Alternatively, you can set your computer not to accept any cookies.

Links to other websites

John's website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave this site, you should note that John does not have any control over that other website. Therefore, he cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

John will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless he has your permission or is required by law to do so.

If you believe that any information he is holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email him as soon as possible. He will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

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