The following Privacy Policy governs our practices and procedures in the collection, usage and access of user information.

We review our privacy practices from time to time to take into account changing market conditions and practices in the industry. We ask that you periodically review this page to ensure familiarity with the most current version of our privacy statement.

If you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices, please contact us using our online form.

What information we collect

A. When you connect to our server to download a file or open a page, we log the following:

* The host name or IP address connecting;
* The date and time;
* The file or page requested;
* The result of that request;
* The referring site; and
* The version of the web browser you used, as reported to us by the web browser.

B. In addition to the above, the following information is also collected:

1. When you sign up as a subscriber to any of our updates and alert notices, we collect your email address. In some cases, we collect your name.

2. When you use our Email This Page form, we collect your name and email address as well as the name and email address to whom you’re sending the page.

3. When you send us an email using our online form, you provide us with your name, your email address, and subject of your query or message.

Third-party Advertising

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.

What we do with the information

We are not members of any mailing list organisation. We do not sell information collected from our users, members, subscribers and correspondents. We also do not buy mailing lists.

We do not share information with third or external parties except where we are required by applicable legislation, or except as explicitly stated below.

1. Collected as a result of a connection to our server

We use this information to determine patterns of interest in our web site and other network sites, and to determine what material is of most interest to the people accessing our web sites. This influences our decisions on what new material and information to include.

2. Collected when you join as a subscriber

This is used where we send our newsletters, updates and other news alerts have subscribed to receive.

3. Collected when you join as a member or writer

This is used to set up your account, contact you and to authenticate your identity when you correspond with us or with our readers.

4. Collected when you send us an email using our Comments or Letter to the Editor link.

We use your email address to contact you, if necessary, to validate or authenticate any information that you send us.

How to get access to your information we have recorded

1. Collected as a result of connecting to our server.

Since this information is not normally identifiable with an individual, it is thus is not normally personal information within the meaning of the law. This information is not subject to correction, as it is factual information that was necessarily correct at the time of collection.

2. Collected when you join as a subscriber

Our newsmail contains your email address subscribed to our newsletters. Should you decide to remove your email address from our database, you may do so by using the unsubscribe link or sending us an email to unsubscribe your email addresss.

3. Collected when you join as a member

Members have the facility to check and update their personal details online.

4. Collected when you used our Comments or Letter to Editor page and similar pages

These are left in our database to authenticate your email address.

If you need more information, please contact us.