Privacy Notice

Who are We?

On this page Us/We refers to Andrew Cockayne, using this website ( to administer courses and coaching with this website.

How is this website hosted?

The infrastructure that our website is hosted on is run and managed for us by Kualo. You can find out more about them here and check out their privacy policy too. All data stored on the website is accessible to Us and to our agents at Kualo.

Comments and feedback

When visitors leave comments or feedback on the site we collect the data shown in the comments/feedback form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Mailing lists

You may choose to leave personally identifiable data on a mailing list so that we may contact you in the future. Data is stored on our website database and is retained until no longer necessary.


We assume that you grant Us permission to use photos & videos you have shared. Location data is often embedded in photos unless you or person taking the photo has chosen to remove it.

Payments with PayPal

This site uses an event booking and payment plugin provided by Liquid Web LLC (you can find out more about them by clicking here). This includes secure payments, with PayPal. You can see the PayPal Privacy Statement here.


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.

Embedded content from other websites

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

Personally Identifiable data

We may store your data for the purposes of administering courses, including monitoring course quality and processing payments.

The legal basis for all types of information is consent. This means that when you provide your personal data, you consent to us storing, using and sharing your information for the purposes shown.

How long we retain your data

No payment information is stored by us. It is processed on our behalf by PayPal.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). We can also see and edit that information.

If you join a mailing list, your contact information may be stored indefinitely.

Booking and payment confirmation emails will be deleted after the event and within a maximum of 3 years.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, or have joined a mailing list, 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 your data is sent

We may use your data for any course administration purposes. It may be shared with British Canoeing, PayPal or any other agents for this purpose.

Unless you tell us otherwise, your feedback data and photos may also be published on this website for marketing purposes.

Any visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Questions about your data

If you wish to know what data We hold for you or request that this be deleted, you can contact Us directly at any time.