The security of your data is extremely important to us. We take appropriate measures to ensure that your data is protected against unauthorised access, modification or deletion. We also review these measures on a regular basis to ensure they remain effective.

Author identification

If you post a comment, you are required to log in. Although your real name and email address is used for registration, you can use a nickname for your posts. Your email address will not published.

Comments, trackbacks, and pingbacks will be identified by your IP address. These numbers could potentially be traceable to identifying information about you, whether it is your home ISP or the University or Work account where the IP address is registered. Your IP address could potentially be used in conjunction with other data to identify you.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Please see our Cookie Policy for information about how we use them.

Webserver logging

Any time you visit a page on the internet, you send information to a server. When you visit our website, this information is stored in a log file and includes IP address, browser type, the date and time of your visit, the page accessed and one or more cookies. This information is only ever used to improve your service, develop new functionality, to solve technical problems with the site and to investigate abuse.

Data release policy

Our policy is to only release the data we collect in the following exceptional circumstances:

  • As required by law, such as in response to a valid request from a law enforcement agency or when required in a court of law.
  • For abusive users, we may release information to assist in attempting to block the user, or to complain to that user's Internet Service Provider
  • When systematic abuse or criminal activity is discovered, we would proactively notify law enforcement agencies.

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