Noise Sculpture Privacy Policy

Your privacy is an important issue and I want to be entirely clear about how you can expect any data to be treated.

Using the Contact Form

In an attempt to filter spam and other spurious messages sent to me through the contact form, I use Mollom, an email filtering service which will analyze your IP address, email address, and the content of the message in order to determine whether the message is likely to be spam.

Any message determined to be spam will be deleted and any message determined to not be spam will be forwarded to me.  If the algorithm cannot determine whether the message is spam or not, you will be asked to complete a captcha in order to prove that the message is being sent from a real human being.

By sending me a message you accept that the contents and personal details about you will be analyzed and stored for anti-spam and quality monitoring purposes in accordance with Mollom's terms of service and their privacy policy.

How to Make a Noise

As part of the process for obtaining the free version of How to Make a Noise, an email is sent with the download link.

Your email address will be used to send you the link to download How to Make a Noise and to let you know if updates are available or if there are any other changes in connection with the book.  If you want to receive general email messages, you should join my mailing list. You details are held by me and will remain confidential.  They will not be passed to anyone else.

If you want your details removed from this list, please send a blank email to with the subject line "unsubscribe" and your details will be removed immediately.  Please ensure that you send the email from the address you want removed from the list.

Mailing List

If you join my mailing list, your contact details will be held so that I can tell you about my books and other projects. Your details will remain confidential and will not be shared with any other party (in particular, they will not be shared with any of my publishers or business partners, and they will not be sold).

The mailing list is administered by a specialist company (Campaign Monitor) and the data is held subject to their terms of use and privacy policy.

You may remove your details from my mailing list at any time by using the unsubscribe form.  When you unsubscribe, your details will be immediately and permanently removed from the mailing list.


On most pages you will find a row of buttons to share the page (through Twitter, Facebook, and so on).

From my perspective, no identifying or personal data is stored if you click on any of these buttons. However, I use Shareaholic to track sharing and this service uses cookies and tracks your IP address. This service is provided by AddThis subject to their terms of service and their privacy policy.

Google Analytics

I use Google Analytics to track usage of this site.  From my perspective any usage is anonymized and cannot be traced back to an individual, however, as you can read in the Overview published by Google, this service uses cookies and tracks your IP address.  This service is provided by Google subject to their terms of service and their privacy policy.

Privacy beyond this Website

If you follow me, friend me, or similar through one of the social networks outside of this website, or interact with me through any public forum, then clearly that interaction and any communications through that channel may be public, and will be subject to the terms of that service.