Privacy Policy

Who we are

We’re Colin & Ailsa, or collectively SV Mirounga. We operate some of our activities (where money’s involved) through a UK Ltd company; Charted Position. We have that set up from when Colin was working as an IT contractor, and it seemed sensible to keep it around.

Our website address is:

What data we collect and why we collect it


We run our website on WordPress, and that sets a number of cookies. These are essential for the operation of the website, but don’t track you in any meaningful way. / JetPack

We use some services provided by These enable increased security and performance.


To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to understand how visitors engage with our sites or apps . If you don’t want Google Analytics to be used in your browser, you can install the ‘Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On’, provided by Google.


We use Facebook Comments. Facebook set their own cookies for the purposes of enabling the comments system, and may track your usage of the site.

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.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), 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). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, 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.

Your contact information

We are Colin & Ailsa Burn-Murdoch

You can contact us at [email protected] or [email protected].

Our mailing address is

Sailing Mirounga c/o Charted Position
Maxwell Place
Maxwell Lane
United Kingdom