Isn't it annoying when you get e-mails from somebody you've never heard of? And isn't it infuriating when you're half way through your evening meal and somebody rings and tries to sell you new double glazed windows? Or you get junk mail and you wonder where on earth they got your name and address from?
Firstly, this site runs Google Analytics software in the background. It's used to tell us which city in the world we are searched from, which pages are looked at, whether the visits are new or repeat, how long the pages are read and what the search words were. That way I can work out whether you're actually interested in what I write!
There's no user identifiable data available to us - and we don't want to be able to identify anyone.There's an EU ruling that came into play on 26th May 2012 about advertising on websites and the background collection of data that's sold on elsewhere - it's called the "Cookie Law". If you don't want Google Analytics to collect this data, disable cookies on your browser.
There's a whole industry out there harvesting data about the likes of us. You buy something, they ask for your address and the next thing you know, your information seems to pop up everywhere.
We absolutely loathe it. We will NEVER give or sell your data on. And we'll never send you anything unless you have asked for it. It's not just about something called "Information Governance". It's the whole principle of it.
Here are some really useful links - here are two Government backed organisations who can help you stop that barrage of junk.
If you keep being sent junk mail and want to get it stopped you can sign up for the Mail Preference Service. You can click on the link to sign up. It takes two minutes. It's absolutely free and it makes sending you junk mail illegal!!
And if you want to stop those annoying phone calls there's the Telephone Preference Service. Again click the link to sign up. And again it's absolutely free.
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