Privacy and Cookie Policy

The HRM Guide Network respects the privacy of visitors to its websites. Users are not asked for any personal information. and access to all websites within the network can be viewed without registering, log-ins, passwords or payment.

In common with most websites the HRM Guide Network regularly conducts a basic log-analysis in order to determine how many users visit the site, and which pages are visited. The following information is provided by logs and site tracking:

Number of unique users and some ISP or domain information but not the identity of specific users.

Pages viewed, time of viewing and total pages viewed per day, month and year for each website.

Referrer reports, indicating which links users followed to reach the HRM Guide Network, including search terms if search engines were used.

Where visitors provide information voluntarily in respect of enquiries or other communications. such details are not passed on to anyone else except with the specific permission of such visitors.


The HRM Guide Network does not set cookies for any purpose. However, third-party advertisers and service providers may set cookies and web beacons to track impressions (appearances of advertisements or other graphic images) and when visitors click on advertising banners or links through to other websites. These will pass information to such advertisers (for example, Google through the Google AdSense program) including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you have used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This information is typically used for geotargeting purposes (showing advertisements for your locality) or showing advertisements based on your browsing pattern. You should check privacy policies on their sites if you are in any doubt.

Cookies can be turned off or selectively disabled in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in anti-virus programs such as Norton Internet Security. But this may interfere with the way you can access some websites and features, especially if they require logins.

Interest based targeting

Google and several other advertisers use DoubleClick DART cookies. Such cookies are placed on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit sites that use DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). These cookies are used to serve ads specific to you and your interests based on your previous browsing history, not necessarily the topic of the site you are currently visiting. DART uses 'non personally identifiable information'. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. There is an opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this system available at

You can also opt-out of behaviourally-targeted advertising for all advertisers participating in the Network Advertising Initiative.

The HRM Guide Network is a virtual organization operating internationally. Contact can be initiated through the Managing Editor, Alan Price at Postal address: HRM Guide Network, Hinsobrae, Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK. Postal code: KW17 2BU.

Since the HRM Guide Network is solely a provider of free information, there is no commercial or contractual relationship, either actual or implied, between the HRM Guide Network and its users. The basic costs of the websites are covered through advertising and affiliate arrangements. Copyright is fully respected wherever possible and the HRM Guide Network asks visitors also to respect the copyright notice on each page. In the unlikely event of any legal dispute, the HRM Guide Network is governed by the laws of Scotland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland where appropriate.