Privacy Policy

The Fluff-Free Privacy Policy

• This page was last updated on 11th May 2012.

• When you contact me, I will keep hold of your details to follow up enquiries and related matters – I won’t sell or pass on your details.

• I use cookies (Google Analytics) to track activity on my site, and a couple of others to provide required functions, such as log-ins. No personally identifiable information is collected.

• I record log-in attempts – The username, time and IP address. This is for security.

The Wordy Version

This privacy policy sets out how I use and protect any information that you give me when you use this website.

I’m committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should I 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.

I 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 the date at the top of the page.

What Information I May Collect

I may collect the following information:

• Your name and contact details
• The IP address of the device you’re using
• The time of your visit
• Log-in attempts, either successful or failed

What Do I Do With This Information?

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

• Internal record keeping
• To improve my website and the services I offer
• To follow up enquiries
• To contact you for marketing, or market research


I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure, both online and offline. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical and electronic procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.

How I Use 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.

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

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

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.

Links To Other Websites

My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I 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 look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

About Your Information

I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which I hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact me

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email me as soon as possible. I will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

About The Cookies I Use

__utma – Google Analytics. This lets me know when someone first visits my site, how often they visit, on which days etc.

__utmb – Google Analytics. This creates a timestamp of when a particular visit starts.

__utmc – Google Analytics. This creates a timestamp of when a particular visit ends.

__utmv – Google Analytics. Where a visitor came from (e.g. which search engine), what keywords they used.

wp-settings-X – Login. If you log in to my site, this keeps you logged in until you sign out or your session expires.

wp-settings-time-X – Login. Keeps track of when you logged in.

comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_url – Comments. These are only used if you leave a comment.