Terms of use

Protecting your details

If you opt in to the newsletter your contact details will be stored securely and never sold or given to anyone else.  You can unsubscribe at any time, although that would be a shame.


I reserve the right to edit any comments you make on this site. In the main this means deleting links to your company’s products when you are trying to use the comments for advertising. Just so you know, links in the comments are no_follow.

This site is copyright

As I say on the About page, all content is copyright.  Don’t steal it.  Ask before reprinting it. Ask before translating it. You never know, I might say yes!

Cookie Law

This website uses cookies. WordPress, the blog platform I use, might use cookies to remember you if you leave a comment – it saves you having to type your details in again. Buttons and links to ‘share this’ on social media sites also use cookies. These cookies are provided by the service you have chosen to share content through. The shopping cart uses cookies, and so does MailChimp, to remember if you have already subscribed the newsletter.

I also use Google Analytics cookies to track the number of visitors to the site. I do this because it helps me tailor the content more effectively, and I can use the data when I talk to advertisers, as they are always interested in how many people will see their advert. I’ve also enabled Google Analytics Demographics and Interests reports. You can opt out of Google’s tracking here.

None of the adverts use cookies.

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 is supposed to protect your personal data, and stop websites from tracking your habits. Implementing the law is difficult. I’m doing my best – I have disabled the plugins that seem to me the most intrusive. If you spot anything that you think I should be doing differently, please let me know.

I don’t write cookies myself – I wouldn’t even know how. Any cookies on this site have been produced by a third party. As part of my goal to share interesting things with you, I sometimes embed photos and videos from other places, such as YouTube and flickr. I can’t control the cookies that are used on these sites and you should be aware that embedded content from other websites may use cookies.


If you follow the advice on this blog, and your project goes wrong, I’m sorry, but that’s your responsibility.

I reserve the right to change these terms at any time, without letting you know.  However, I’m a pretty trustworthy person, so I’m not going to change them to anything outlandish – don’t panic.