Here at Model Railway Engineer, I take your privacy seriously and strive to keep any and all personal information of individuals that visit this website and make use of our online facilities and services accurate, confidential, secure and private.
Below is the information collected and how it is used. By using this website and related services, you consent to this use.
As with the majority of other websites, Model Railway Engineer.com uses and stores non-identifying and aggregate information for general management of the site, to improve the content and your experience when using the site and for analytical purposes.
This is collected chiefly through Google Analytics, Google Advertising Services and cookies detailed below.
You can also provide information about your interests relating to the hobby (the scale and gauge of the models you work for example) although submission of this information is entirely voluntary.
You can change these settings or unsubscribe from my newsletter by clicking on the link at the bottom of every email sent.
Mail Chimp and SendinBlue also stores some additional information, including the IP used at the time of your sign up and if you opened my emails. MailChimp’s privacy policies can be read here , SendinBlue’s data protection policy is available here.
If you leave a comment on an article on this website, your email address is also stored. If you subscribe to notifications of updates to articles on which you have commented, your email address is stored to send you these notifications. These are automatically removed every 6 months.
You can remove this at any time by deleting the comment left.
Advertising: You may also see third-party advertisements on the site which help fund the site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies for these adverts and which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser and device you used when visiting the site. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing English advertisements to someone living in England, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing soldering irons ads to someone who visits an electrical retailer).
Cloudflare: I use web performance enhancement technologies from CloudFlare. Non-identifying cookies are used by this service to improve page loading speed and identify and block suspicious activity. You can read more about the Cloudflare cookies here.
To refine and update cookie usage on this website, click Manage consent. If you have visited the site before and subsequently want to update your cookie usage, please delete the existing cookies and reject or change your cookie settings on the previous link.
To the extent required by law, Model Railway Engineer may disclose personally identifiable information to government authorities pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process, and may also use or disclose your information as permitted by law to protect the rights or property of the site, it’s owners, and users.