I Take Your Privacy Very Seriously!
The privacy of your personally identifiable information is very important to me.
As part of my commitment to the privacy of your personally identifiable information I’m providing this notice explaining my online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used on this site.
To make this notice easy to find, I make it available on my homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information is requested.
Other websites that I provide links to may have different practices.
If you follow a link to, or otherwise visit any other website please review the privacy policies posted on each of those sites.
In general, when you visit my site www.alanroyhocking.com you remain anonymous but on some pages you may need to provide personally identifiable information in order to register or contact me.
The types of personally identifiable information collected on these pages may include your name and E-mail address.
I regard these fields as personal information and as such treat them with confidentiality.
How I Use Information
I use the information you provide to communicate with you, for example, to answer the e-mail and correspondence I receive.
I may use your information to make recommendations for products or special offers and to provide you with updates on new products that I believe may be of interest to you.
If you do not want to receive this information in the future you can just unsubscribe from future updates or contact me here: and I will remove you from my list.
I will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to me online in any ways unrelated to the ones described above without first providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such uses.
Customization and Aggregate Data
I use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design my website and gather information for product management and development.
For example, I may tell my marketing team that X number of individuals visited a certain area on my website during a particular time period but I would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.
This aggregate information may also be shared with affiliates and advertisers.
Cookies – VERY IMPORTANT!
When you view this website (or the website of one of my advertisers) I may store some information on your computer.
This information will be in the form of a “cookie” and will help me better serve you.
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive.
Cookies cannot contain viruses or harmful program code.
It does not require large space on your hard drive and can be deleted.
This information allows me to measure site activity and to tailor information to suit your individual preferences, for example subscription of news.
The goal is to save you time and provide you with a more meaningful visit and can help me to improve my website on a continual basis.
If you do not wish to receive cookies, or want to be notified of when they are placed, you may set your web browser to do so.
Please see the help files of your browser to learn how to do this.
First Party Cookies
These are cookies that are set by this website directly:
I use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behavior.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you clicked on.
I do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
My website runs on the popular CMS WordPress and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with WordPress, and whether you have logged into WordPress.
I use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you if you are a registered user and I deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website.
If these are disabled then various functions on this site will be broken or may not work properly.
You can find more information on session cookies and what they are used for here: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html
Third Party Cookies
These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site.
Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site that allows visitors to share my content on their social networks.
Cookies are currently set by Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and various other social networks.
In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites they use scripts from domains outside of my website.
You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.
You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
Changes to the Policy
My privacy practices, like the online medium itself, are subject to change.
If I make any substantial changes I will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on this site.
Third Party Links
Some of the features on my website are provided by third party services.
These services are hosted on websites other than mine.
Should you have any other questions or concerns about these privacy policies or wish to have your personally identifiable information deleted from my records I can be contacted here:
Thank you for taking the time to read this very important information.