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CAPTCHA Codes on Inquiry / Information Request Forms

We have now installed anti-spam checks on all enquiry and information-request forms. This means that in order to send the form you will need to read a simple random number code from an image and enter it into the form along with your details.

The code is a simple CAPTCHA (”Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”) - a simple way to verify that a real person is submitting the form and not a computer running an automatic submission program (aka a "bot").

In recent years such programs have become very common on the Internet. They aim to exploit vulnerable web sites, usually with the aim of hacking into the site, sending spam e-mails or promoting their own sites in the search engine listings. Provided the web server and website are well secured and maintained, such attacks are ineffective but when applied to contact forms they are still a real irritation. So it’s becoming increasingly common to use a Captcha on all kinds of web site.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

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