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Privacy policy


Charis Tiwala operates a main website, and occasionally associated sub-sites. Information that you provide through the websites may be recorded in different ways, and this policy describes Charis Tiwala's policy for handling that.
By using this website you agree to this policy.


The information you provide is intended to be used in the context of the website and the activities Charis Tiwala undertakes, and it’s not intended to be used outside that context.


Account information
Where a registration facility is available, your details will be recorded and used to identify you in order to provide appropriate access to resources.

Application information
Other data may also be recorded (comments, contact information), which will be used in the context of the associated application.

Networking information
The Internet works by sending information between servers and clients (eg browsers) identified with ‘IP Addresses’. The IP addresses are logged together with time, page requested and browser type as part of the site’s normal operation, and are used to record general activity on the site. No direct personal information is stored.

All data is stored in the UK (except for a Twitter guest cookie and as mentioned in Google Analytics below, and email list subscription and management information - which is stored in the US).


The website uses Google Analytics to determine how the site is used. Here is Google’s description of the privacy aspect of that:
“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”


The websites may contain links to other websites. We’re obviously not responsible for the privacy policies of those sites.