Your privacy is very important to us. At The Yorkshireman we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

The Yorkshireman (“The Yorkshireman”) operates the website It is The Yorkshireman’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The Yorkshireman collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Yorkshireman’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Yorkshireman’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Yorkshireman may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Yorkshireman also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. The Yorkshireman only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The Yorkshireman’s website choose to interact with The Yorkshireman in ways that require The Yorkshireman to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Yorkshireman gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive The Yorkshireman updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, The Yorkshireman collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Yorkshireman. The Yorkshireman does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The Yorkshireman may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Yorkshireman may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The Yorkshireman may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Yorkshireman does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The Yorkshireman discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Yorkshireman’s behalf or to provide services available at The Yorkshireman’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Yorkshireman’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Yorkshireman will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Yorkshireman discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Yorkshireman believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Yorkshireman, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The Yorkshireman website and have supplied your email address, The Yorkshireman may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Yorkshireman and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Yorkshireman takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Yorkshireman uses cookies to help The Yorkshireman identify and track visitors, their usage of The Yorkshireman website, and their website access preferences. The Yorkshireman visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Yorkshireman’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Yorkshireman’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

The Yorkshireman also uses third party advertisements such as Google Ads to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google Adsense programme) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit us, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes, or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited. You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programmes such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to log in to services or programs – such as logging into forums or accounts.

Business Transfers

If The Yorkshireman, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Yorkshireman goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Yorkshireman may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by The Yorkshireman and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Yorkshireman may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Yorkshireman’s sole discretion. The Yorkshireman encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.