Privacy & Cookies Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Privacy Statement

We are committed to protecting your privacy. Authorized employees within R M Associates on a need to know basis only use any information collected from individual customers. We respect the sensitive data of our users, we protect their privacy and we never share this information with other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes.

The information that we collect from our visitors of your website does not recognise their true identity and additionally the cookies are used in order to improve the user experience.We constantly review our systems and data to ensure the best possible service to our customers. We safeguard the mail contact from any unauthorized access/unlawful use for subscribers to our e-Newsletter. Parliament has created specific offences for unauthorised actions against computer systems and data. We will investigate any such actions with a view to prosecuting and/or taking civil proceedings to recover damages against those responsible.

What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a text-based file located onto your computer containing information that can be accessed by our website. Generally, cookies help enhance the user’s experience whenever they visit our website. There are 3 basic characteristics of cookies:

1. Statistical reporting
We can be helped by statistical reporting in order to enhance the features of our website for users needs.

2. Behavioural Advertising
Users can conduct a search for a certain product for which they are interested in. The cookie can identify the product for which users are interested in and consecutively the cookie will display advertisements which are relevant to the users queries.

3. Tracking conversions
When users visit our online shop, they can browse products and consecutively they can select products for which they are interested in purchasing.  In other words, we use cookies to recognize users and speed up the shopping process the next time they visit our website.

Type of Cookies
The most common types of cookies which can be found on most websites are:

  • Advertising – These cookies are also anonymous and they store information about the content that users are browsing. They are used by advertising networks to serve relevant ads to users.
  • Geotargeting – Completely anonymous and identifies the country that users comes from.
  • Google Analytics – These are also completely anonymous as they do not recognise the true identity of you, the user. These cookies are solely used to collect information on how users use the website, which pages they use more often, from which country they come etc.
  • Registration – These cookies identify on which account users are signed in with. Also it enables, the use of other server-side technologies such as sessions.
  • Strictly Necessary – These cookies are strictly necessary, essential to enable you to move about a website or to provide certain features you have requested.
  • Third party – Social media sharing buttons (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc).

Managing Cookies
There are various ways that you can control and manage your cookies and most modern browsers will allow you to:

  • See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis
  • Block third party cookies
  • Block cookies from particular websites
  • Block all cookies from being set
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser

Any settings you change in your browser, whether you use Internet Explorer:, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera or Safari will not just affect our website’s use of cookies. These changes will apply to all website’s that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular sites). Also any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. If you block cookies completely many website’s including ours may not work properly and some functionality on these website’s will not work at all. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our website for these reasons.

Are cookies currently enabled in my browser?
You can check whether your browser is configured to allow cookies, if you visit and use their Cookie checker. This page will attempt to create a cookie and report on whether or not it succeeded.

If you are concerned about the amount of (personal) data that is being stored on our websites, then please contact us.

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