Personal data and privacy
I am registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 (registration number Z2531576) and, in addition to following all the legal requirements under that and other Acts and regulations, I will not sell any personal data gathered through this website to any third party.
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A small number of the posts on this site refer to firms who were at the time of writing work clients. Where this is the case, I’ve indicated it in the text of piece if it is not a cross-post from the MHP Communications blog. You may find references to Mandate Communications in older blog posts. Mandate merged with Hogarth and Penrose to form MHP Communications in September 2010. I now work at Blue Rubicon and Open Road from whose site several cross-posts appear, is a member of the Blue Rubicon Group.
Sponsored content and affiliates
I have occasionally run sponsored posts from Teads (previously called eBuzzing). All of these are labelled as such in the last line of the post and only express views I freely and genuinely hold.
I am a participant in the Amazon Europe S.à.r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.co.uk/Javari.co.uk.
I also participate in occasional other affiliate schemes.
My sites display adverts served up by Google and MessageSpace and also use affiliate links from other firms from time to time. In all cases, these third parties do not supply any of your personal data to me and you should contact them direct for details of their privacy policies and information on how to opt out from their systems.
Comment moderation policy
Comments are very welcome. I moderate comments based on whether they are polite, whether they are really from who they say they are, whether they are on topic and whether they add something to the discussion rather than being a repetition of what has already been said many times. You don’t have to agree with me, and indeed comments that point out errors are particularly welcome.