Privacy Policy

Who we are

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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 anonymised 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

You can contact us via the website’s contact form. Click on “Contact Us” in the menu at the top and bottom of the page. You can also leave a post on the forum (account required).


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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

This website does not share user data with third parties, other than to protect against spam and/or to send periodic updates and newsletters via email and/or to moderate our clan chat platform (see below).

How long we retain your data

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

For users that register on our website, 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) via your account’s profile page. All users can also delete their entire account from the website at any time via their account’s profile page. Website administrators can also see, edit and delete that information/account.

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 the automated spam detection service, Akismet. Their privacy policy can be found here.

Account holder’s (members) information may be sent to the third party mailing list provider, Mailchimp, solely for the purposes of administering and providing a periodic newsletter to members. All existing members from the old website who registered before 25th March 2018 were automatically opted in/subscribed to this newsletter and have been sent an email to advise of this, giving the option to unsubscribe and/or delete their account if they wish. We will assume that any existing members that do not unsubscribe/delete their account are happy to receive all future updates until they choose to unsubscribe/delete their account.

Newly registered members from the 25th March 2018 are not automatically subscribed to the newsletter, but have the option to subscribe via the website.

Mailchimp’s privacy policy can be found here

Your username and IP address may be shared with our chat platform providers iFlyChat & Flyzoo (whichever one is currently in use). This is solely for the purposes of storing/displaying a chat history and moderating the chat room, allowing the chat moderator/admin to kick/ban users from chat if necessary. No other information is shared. Both iFlyChat’s and Flyzoo’s privacy policies can be found on their respective websites.

Your contact information

Your contact information (name & email address) may also be used to notify you directly of any important updates and/or information that might directly effect you or your account’s integrity, such as data breaches. We will not use your information for any other reasons, unless, as specified above, you have signed up separately to receive website news updates in the form of newsletters or forum post subscriptions. Newsletters can be opted out of at any time by following the “unsubscribe” link, and forum subscriptions can be cancelled by clicking the relevant link on the forum post itself.

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