This is the website of Tom Howson a technology and environmental enthusiast who also likes to dabble in DIY and tending to his greenhouse. All opinions on this website are his own. Tom is certified by a number organisations including (ISC)2 and the British Computing Society.
If you want to say thanks, use my refereal code to take Digital Ocean for a spin. This directly keep this server online.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Tom Howson and while I endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, I make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will I be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of myself. I have no control over the nature, content or availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, I takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues.
Privacy and Cookies Statement
Last Updated: 6/4/2018
This policy details how we use your information:
This website collects certain information about your computer such as screen resolution, country in which you vist from (if you use a VPN then it will record the country you selected), where you clicked (such as when you clicked a link) and what you downloaded if applicable. This website does not record enough information to personally identify you. When your IP address is processed to work out your country it is annoymised. Matomo is used to record this information. You can learn about Matomo here. Do not track requests are respected. You can opt out by enabling do not track in your browser.
This website collects log files including IP address and request. This information is retained for a maximum of 12 months. It is never processed / combined with the analytics information and is purely collected for security reasons.
Backups are taken daily, weekly and monthly, these rotate automatically meaning the oldest backup is one month old. Ocassionally manual snapshots are taken. These are retained for as long as operationally needed, for example prior to upgrades / patches.
This server is hosted by Digital Ocean in a UK Data Centre. Digital Ocean is ISO27001 accredited. Backups taken to other computers (such as files) are also held in the UK.