In preparation for new EU Cookie Law legislation. The Talking Trade has undertaken a Cookie Audit. The Talking Trade can confirm that our site only uses Cookies for internal administration purposes (eg: employees to login to the content management system administration area of our websites). We do not use cookies to directly collect data from users of this site.

The Talking Trade does use Google Analytics within the site to provide user insight to the team at The Talking Trade, so that we can better understand where our audience is coming from and which pages our audience is engaging with. This is the only third party application on the The Talking Trade site which is likely to use Cookies. Therefore, by using our site and blog the user is giving 'implied consent' to the use of Cookies.


By using this site, you agree to the privacy policy of The Talking Trade. If you do not agree to the policy, please do not use this site. The Talking Trade reviews its privacy policy periodically and reserves the right, at its discretion, to modify or remove portions of this policy at any time. This page should be reviewed periodically so that you are updated on any changes.

The Talking Trade, which operates the internet site located at, recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about visitors to our sites. as a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as your name, address or email address, is automatically collected from visitors to our sites. Personally identifiable information about visitors to our sites is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted via registration or contact forms. We may collect certain non-personal information to optimise our web pages for your computer (i.e., the identity of your internet browser, the type of operating system you use, your ip address and the domain name of your internet service provider). We may use such non-personal information for internal purposes, including but not limited to improving the content of our sites.

In those instances when we do collect personally identifiable information, the following policies apply:

The Talking Trade will notify you when we are collecting personally identifiable information about you and how we intend to use it. For example, we may need to collect such information to provide you with information or a product you requested.

Sometimes The Talking Trade engages in activities with business partners and sponsors with whom personal information is jointly collected or shared. We will try to make it clear at the time of collection who is asking for and/or sharing your information. in situations where your information will be shared, it is recommended that you also review the privacy policy of our business partner or sponsor.

Use and Security

Personally identifiable information that visitors submit to our sites is used only for the purpose for which it is submitted unless we disclose other uses in this privacy policy or at the time of collection. The Talking Trade can not be held responsible for the privacy policies or practices of our business partners.

Please remember that any information posted on bulletin boards becomes public information. You should use caution when sharing information as any of it can be collected and used by people you may not know. While The Talking Trade strives to protect and respect your privacy, we can not guarantee the security of any information you disclose in a chat room or bulletin board and you do so at your own risk.

The Talking Trade may use personally identifiable information in aggregate form to make our sites better and more responsive to the needs of our visitors.

Personal information may be disclosed in special situations where The Talking Trade has reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with The Talking Trades’ rights, property, users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. also, The Talking Trade may reveal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

The Talking Trade maintains appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personally identifiable information submitted to our sites, and periodically reviews and updates its security measures in light of current technologies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. Although The Talking Trade strives to protect your personal information, we can not ensure or warranty the security of any information you may transmit to us or from our online products and services. This is done so at your own risk. Once we do receive your transmission, however, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Links to third party and co-branded sites

The Talking Trade has established relationships with reputable business partners that allow visitors to our internet site to link directly to sites operated by these partners. Some of these sites may be "co-branded" with a The Talking Trade logo; however, these sites are not operated or maintained by The Talking Trade. These sites may collect personal information from you that may be shared with The Talking Trade. As noted above, this privacy policy will apply to any personal information we obtain in this manner.

The Talking Trade chooses its advertisers and business partners carefully. however, The Talking Trade is not responsible for the content or practices of web sites operated by third parties that are linked to our sites. These links are meant for the user's convenience only. Links to third party sites do not constitute sponsorship, endorsement or approval by The Talking Trade of the content, policies or practices of such third party sites. Once you have left the The Talking Trade site via such a link, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party site.