Editors note: We apologize in advance for any confusion this expanded privacy policy might cause.  You will be seeing similar privacy policy expansions from virtually every website you visit in the next couple of months as Google forces it’s users to comply with EU laws regarding cookie / consent notification.  EU is forcing Google, so Google is forcing us.

Understand that nothing 13C is doing is changing.  These are required to maintain our status with Google.  Your privacy is still as important as ever to us.

Privacy Policy – EU Compliance page

Short version

  • We may collect anonymous statistics about your visit, like which of our pages you viewed.
  • Some 3rd parties like Facebook and Twitter may know you visited this website, if you use their services.  Those collection practices are out of our control.  You consent to their policies by using and logging into their services.
  • If you sign up for our Email list we take great care to keep your information safe and we’ll never share it with others without your express permission.  Ever.

These are just the key points. If you need more detail, keep reading.

Measuring our visitors

We measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site.

The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better.

You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish.

Facebook, Twitter and other social networks

These services provide social buttons and similar features which we use on our website – such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons.

To do so we embed code that they provide and we do not control ourselves. To function their buttons generally know if you’re logged in; for example Facebook can use this to say “x of your friends like this”. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those networks use it.

Social networks therefore could know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn’t to say they do, but their policies may change).  Understand that cookies placed onto your device by those other sites are what allows this.  Creepy isn’t it?

Discussion comments

To allow visitors to discuss our blog articles and some web pages we may use a discussion system called Disqus in the future.

To do so we would embed code that Disqus provide and we do not control ourselves. Disqus anonymously tracks visitors to pages like we do. They also remember who you are if you login to any Disqus service, so you can comment on any website using their tool.

Logging in to Disqus can be done in many ways, including via Facebook. If you login via social network, Disqus will be able to link your activity to that network. In this way, your Disqus activity may be personally identifiable.

Disqus will know what pages you viewed in our site and what you wrote on those comments. Of course all comments you leave are also publicly visible on the Internet alongside your name, so we do not imagine this is a concern for many people.

If you sign up for a service or Email list

When you sign up for any of our services we will record specific personal information about you, such as your name and email address.


We may send you email notifications regarding your service (such as invoices) or which you have specifically requested (such as newsletters or notifications when a report is completed). You have the ability to opt out of any of this communication at any time.

We will never provide your personal information or email address to any third parties except where they are specifically employed to help deliver our own services, as detailed above.

Online payment

13C Does not sell anything at this time from the website.  If we do we will use best practices.


13C takes many precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. These precautions may include:

  • Use of SSL encryption for sensitive data
  • Hardware stored in secured datacentres behind firewalls
  • All access to information restricted by password and/or secure key
  • Restrictions to what information can be accessed via any location

Whilst we take great care to ensure any confidential information remains protected we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.

Of course you are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. Nobody at 13C will ever ask you for your password, so please don’t trust anybody asking you for it.

Data finding

13C makes use of Analytics and services such as Adsense, such as virtually every other website like ours does as well, please refer to their polices (links above). For example we use the Google Maps API to gather local presence information (see Google Map’s privacy policy).


Use of this site constitutes consent to all policies.

Updates to this policy

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. While we are not required to do so we may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email if you are a subscriber.  Please refer back to this page if you have any questions about privacy, cookie or consent policies.

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