This statement explains how this web site ( handles and uses the personal data I collect about my members. I am committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information I hold.

Personal data that I hold 

The information I hold is that which you provide to me (for example, you may correspond with me by telephone, email or otherwise).

My records may contain all or some of the following

  • your name
  • your contact details (and I update these whenever you let me know that they have changed)
  • your communication preferences (e.g. email/post/telephone)

How I use your data

Your data is used by me for

  • sending you information relevant to the web site and its activities
  • providing information required by organisations relevant to the web site activities in order to perform their services

Communications to you may be sent by post, telephone or electronic means (principally by email), depending on the contact details I hold and the preferences expressed by you about the types of communications you wish to receive. 

If you have concerns or queries about any of these purposes, or how I communicate with you, please contact me using the details listed below.

I will always respect a request by you to stop processing your personal data, and in addition your statutory rights are set out below

When I share your data with others

I share the above categories of data with the other members of the web site unless you request us not to do so.

How I protect your data

I do not sell your personal data to third parties under any circumstances nor permit third parties to sell on the data I have shared with them.

I also facilitate communication between individual members, but in doing so I do not release personal contact details without prior permission.

Your rights

You have the right to:

  • ask me for access to, or rectification or erasure of your data
  • restrict processing (pending correction or deletion)
  • object to communications or direct marketing
  • ask for the transfer of your data electronically to a third party (data portability)
  • lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Further information

The legal basis for processing your personal data for the interdependent purposes set out above is that it is necessary for the pursuit of my legitimate interests. I always handle your personal data securely and minimise its use, and there is no overriding prejudice to you by using your personal information for these purposes. In addition, there is no statutory or contractual requirement for you to provide me with any personal data.

The controller for your personal data is the administrator and can be contacted through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please contact me if you have any concerns or questions about the above information or you wish to ask me not to process your personal data for particular purposes. Where you have specific requests relating to how I manage your data, I will endeavour to resolve these, but please note that there may be circumstances where I cannot comply with specific requests.

I will retain your data during the course of your membership of the web site or until you request me to do otherwise. I will publish any changes I make to this data protection statement and notify you by other communication channels where appropriate.

Where you exercise your right to erasure, I may continue to maintain a core set of personal data (name & contact details) to ensure I do not contact you inadvertently in future unless you specifically request to have these details permanently deleted.

December 2023