Privacy Policy


Website Privacy Policy

Last updated 3rd March 2018

  • We value your privacy!
  • We collect a very small amount of data! We track website hits (with Google Analytics, a standard tool used by millions of websites to track how many visitors we have to our site. Read Google's Privacy Policy here
  • We also allow you to submit definitions/terms/explanations. When submitting these, we ask for a 'first name'. This is the only data (apart from via 3rd party tools like Google) that we collect, and we specifically ask just for your first name so it does not identify you.
  • We also show some adverts (for example via Google Adsense, and affiliate links via Amazon). There are some important things to note:
    • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's previous visits to your website or other websites.
    • Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
    • Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting

    If you haven't opted out of third-party ad serving, the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads on this site.
  • Please also refer to the more detailed Privacy Policy below

1. Our Website

Your use of this website ( and any service contained within constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms & Conditions.

1. Our Services

We only hold the data necessary to offer services provided on our website.

2. Required Period

We only hold personal data for as long as necessary. Once data is no longer needed it is deleted from our files.

3. Data Storage

For administrative reasons data may be passed to and stored securely with third party service providers located outside the EEA (European Economic Area).

4. Email Updates

We regularly email website news and information updates to those customers who have specifically subscribed to our email service. All subscription emails sent by us contain clear information on how to unsubscribe from our email service.

5. Our Promise

We never sell, rent or exchange mailing lists.

5. Data Shared With Partners

We may however share commercial and technical data with our partners where a customer has accessed and used our website via a site belonging to one of our partners. However, such information will also be subject to our partners’ privacy policies.

6. Email Options

If you subscribe to our email service via a partner site, that partner may wish to send you details via email of other products and services, which may be of interest to you. However when you subscribe directly to our email service you will be asked whether or not you wish to receive such emails.

7. Partner Privacy Policies

Please note that we only share data with partners that operate their own privacy policy.

8. Spam

In accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, we never send bulk unsolicited emails, (popularly known as Spam) to email addresses.

9. Product/Service Updates

We may send emails to existing customers or prospective customers who have enquired or registered with us, regarding products or services directly provided by us.

10. Email Content

All emails sent by us will be clearly marked as originating from us. All such emails will also include clear instructions on how unsubscribe from our email service and any future emails. Such instructions will either include a link to a page to unsubscribe or a valid email address to which you should reply, with “unsubscribe” as the email subject heading.

11. Cookies

Our website uses "cookies" to track use and allow customers to purchase from our website. Please note that these cookies do not contain or pass any personal, confidential or financial information or any other information that could be used to identify individual visitors or customers purchasing from our website. Please note that you are free to refuse cookies. However, for purely technical reasons this may prevent you from purchasing from our website. This is because anonymous cookies are commonly used to keep track of the contents of customers’ shopping baskets or trolleys during the checkout process. This facility ensures that the items added to (or removed from) your basket are accurately stated when you go to pay. Please see our separate Cookies Policy.

12. Contact Us

If you have any questions relating to our Privacy Policy please contact us via our contact page.