Privacy Policy

How we use your personal information, use cookies and respect your privacy.

2 What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

  1. information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);
  2. information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services;
  3. information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;
  4. information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;
  5. any other information that you choose to send to us

3 Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Cookies Used on the Website

NameInitiator’s Privacy PolicyPurposeActivatedDuration
 Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics uses cookies to define user sessions and provide reporting features. These cookies are set or updated only to collect the data required for such reports and are first‐party.  You may opt out.On visit.2 years
2 years
2 years
disableGCFCheck Google Chrome FrameGoogle Chrome Frame uses a cookie to record your decision not to use it. This occurs only when visiting our website using an obsolescent version of Internet Explorer.On visit.varies
loginThis documentUsed to manage account loginBy you logging in.Session
cookieThis documentUsed to record display of cookie notice to prevent annoying users.By you closing the cookie notice.10 years
 DISQUSDISQUS uses cookies to define user sessions and provide commenting on articles. It makes use of Google Analytics separate to that above.On accessing a blog page with a DISQUS comment list and by commenting using DISQUS.varies
2 years
2 years
2 years
2 years
 Scorecard ResearchScorecard Research is used by DISQUS to track users.On accessing a blog page with a DISQUS comment list and by commenting using DISQUS.varies
 LinkedInLinkedIn uses cookies to define user sessions and provide highlighting of articles.On accessing a blog page with a LinkedIn button and by clicking a LinkedIn button.
On use of LinkedIn.
2 years
2 years
varies TwitterTwitter uses cookies to define user sessions and to allow you to tweet from our website.On using Twitter.varies
varies Google+Google+ uses cookies to define user sessions and to allow you to share articles with your circles.On using Google+.varies

4 Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website. We may use your personal information to:–

  1. improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
  2. enable your use of the services available on the website;
  3. send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;
  4. send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
  5. send you general (non‑marketing) commercial communications;
  6. send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  7. send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications)
  8. provide third parties with statistical information about our users — but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
  9. deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us. We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

5 Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy. In addition, we may disclose information about you:–

  1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  2. in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  3. in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and
  4. Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

6 International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy. If you are in the European Economic Area (EEA), information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States, Japan and other countries) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the EEA. In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

7 Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password‑ and firewall‑ protected) servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.

8 Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time‑to‑time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

9 Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10). You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt‑out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes).

10 Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

11 Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

12 Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to or by post to the Data Controller at:‐
16 Anchor Street
United Kingdom

13 Data Controller

The Data Controller responsible for this website is stormmq. stormmq is a trading name of stormmq Limited.