Privacy Policy Version 1.0 (30 March 2018) 2018-04-02T08:57:15+00:00

Privacy Policy Version 1.0


Thank you for visiting our website We want to explain to you what ‘personal data’ the website collects and what we do with it, including our use of ‘cookies’.

The website doesn’t itself collect any personal data like names, email addresses etc. as it doesn’t use a contact form or an embedded mailing list signup form. You may contact us directly by email.

The website collects your IP address, for security purposes, and an anonymised version of your IP address, for website-traffic-tracking purposes. Please see Section 1. below which explains why we do this and your options with respect to this IP address collection.

The website places Google Analytics tracking cookies. If you decline them via our ‘cookie notice’, then new Google Analytics cookies are not placed. Please see Section 2. below which explains what cookies the website places and your options with respect to those cookies.

If you don’t know what a cookie is, you could watch this helpful short video (from

Any data that is sent between your device and our website is encrypted — you can see the word Secure and/or a little padlock next to the url in your browser.

Section 1. IP address collection by Google Analytics tracking and Wordfence security software

The website uses Google Analytics tracking software so we can evaluate the effectiveness of the site in general terms, but we have set it to ANONYMISE the IP addresses it collects, so you can’t be personally identified. You can read more about how this anonymisation works and what it means at

The website uses Wordfence security software which tracks IP addresses to protect us from IP addresses which are known to be a threat. Wordfence monitors IP addresses and checks them against those known to be a security threat, to help us keep the website safe. If you prefer for your IP address not to be collected for this purpose, please feel free to leave the website, but we do hope you’ll understand why we want to keep our website secure, and stay. We will update this section of our Privacy Policy prior to 25 May 2018.

Section 2. Cookies placed by our website

We use Google Analytics to monitor the effectiveness of our website. Google Analytics places Third Party (placed by a Third Party rather than by our own website function) tracking cookies to monitor website traffic, and in particular whether a visitor to our website is a new user or a returning user. The cookies placed (along with their time to expiry and their purpose) are:

_ga      2 years  Used to distinguish users.

_gid     24 hours  Used to distinguish users.

_gat     1 minute  Used to throttle request rate.

For more details please read

If you prefer not to accept Google Analytics tracking cookies, please click the Decline button on our Cookie Notice, and new Google Analytics cookies will not be placed.

If you are happy for new Google Analytics cookies to be placed, please click the Accept button.

If you Decline cookies, then content embedded with ‘iframes’, like YouTube videos, on our website will be blocked, however an alternative ‘text link’ to the video on YouTube is provided so that you may still view the content.

Please note that whether you click Accept or Decline, First Party (placed by our website rather than by a Third Party website) cookies may be placed by our WeePie Cookie Notice plugin to remember your preference (Accept or Decline) for 365 days, so we don’t keep annoying you with cookie notices every time you visit. These cookies are wpca_consent and wpca_status.

Section 3. Other websites that we link to from our website

There may be links on this website to other websites. Once you leave our website and arrive at another website (where the url does not begin with, your use of that website will be governed by that website’s processes, and not by this Privacy Policy nor by our processes.

Section 4. The mailing list

If you were previously on the mailing list, or the Engaging Minds Topical Updates mailing list, please note that these mailing lists will be deleted prior to 1 May 2018, and no ‘personal data’ from those lists will be stored after that date.

Section 5. Updates to this Privacy Policy

We are constantly reviewing data protection laws and reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. The Privacy Policy will always have a version number in the heading, so if you contact us with questions, please quote the version number of the Privacy Policy that you are asking about.

Section 6. How to contact us if you have any questions about the use of your personal data

Please email and we will do our best to help you.

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