Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our domain is This privacy policy also applies to all subdomains of our domain.


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 is 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.


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 visit our login page, 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.

Cookies are used to distinguish users viewing business services as well as to improve your overall experience. Cookies do this by storing information about preferences on your device, including the device model, manufacturer, screen resolution, device capabilities, service provider, country and city location data.

Embedded content from other wbsites

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

Third-party websites

Our website may contain links to and from the websites of our partners, advertisers or affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and Drae Ockenden does not take any responsibility or liability for these policies.

Please check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.

IP tracking

By accessing this site your browser data and IP address information might be processed by the security plugins installed on this site as well as by Google Analytics.

Additionally, your IP address along with other information may be tracked when creating a new account, logging in to an existing account, or performing actions in your account’s dashboard for account security purposes.

Facebook integration

If you have chosen to link your Facebook account to your Drae Ockenden account data such as your full name, profile picture, email address as well as your IP address may be saved and used to help recognise you as well as make logging into your Drae Ockenden account quicker and easier. 

If you would like to see Facebook’s terms you can view them here.

Payment gateways

When paying for invoices with PayPal, your full name, email and other information may be shown on the invoice.

If you have chosen to pay for your invoices you are subject to their privacy policies.

View the Paypal privacy policy.

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 (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email sent to the accounts registered email address.

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, IP addresses and site behaviour may be processed through a spam detection service. All browser, device and operating system information, including IP addresses, may be sent to Google Analytics for analytical purposes.

These terms are subject to change without notice.