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The publishers assume no liability or responsibility for any typographical or other errors or omissions in the content on this web site. Information provided by third parties is reproduced in good faith.
The publishers expressly disclaim all and any liability in relation to any act or omission which is done by any person in reliance on all or any part of the material, information or opinion provided on this site.
Cookies & Tracking
We ask for no personal details from users of these web pages. Our server registers the following information which is used for general statistical purpose only.
- Your server or ISP (not your computer)
- The number of pages visited
- Versions of browsers used (Firefox, Microsoft IE etc)
- The platform (eg ipad, iphone, PC)
- The country of origin
- The referring web page (if any and if not blocked)
We use the third party statcounter service which provides us with non-identifying statistical information on visitor pathways and return visits . We use this information to improve site usability and user experience.
We do not build profiles for advertising.There are several ways to fund websites including payment by users, sponsorship, government funding, building profiles and selling user’s personal information… or membership fees and advertising.
I have chosen to use member ship fees combined with minimal advertising by a small number of selected advertisers who provide products related to the content of this site as the most appropriate.
Advertising is paid on a performance basis – if you click through a link on this site and buy something, I get a small commission on that sale. That commission pays for the maintenance of the website. Everybody wins.
Cookies are used to pass our ID to some of our advertisers (eg shopping sites) so that pages will be displayed properly and we can be paid appropriate commissions on sales. We receive click-through figures but do not receive any personal information about the person who followed the link.
When you click on an advertisement, a cookie will be set by tracking software. This cookie records that a user from your IP clicked through to an advertiser’s site so that the sale can be attributed to our site. We receive none of your personal details. We believe this is the least intrusive method of advertising.
We ask readers to allow these cookies to be set as the funding from this advertising makes it possible to provide this service free to readers and supports the free advertising for non-profit and community groups.
We do not receive the names of people who buy from online shops through our site.
Please contact me if you have any concerns about how we use your personal details.
If you sign up to the newsletter, or membership which allows you to bookmark pages, we receive the information you provide on the form and your IP address. We will use this to send you newsletters, nothing more. This information is not matched with clicks through to our advertisers.
Copyright of Our Material
All material on this website is copyright. All logos, images and trade marks displayed on this website are trade marks of their respective owners. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting any license or right to use material displayed on this website without the express written permission of the publishers or the relevant third-party owner.
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Copyright of Members’ Material
We do not claim copyright of comments and other material posted by members on this site or in the forum. Please contact member direct to request permission to reuse. If you believe that any member has infringed your copyright, please contact us.
Links to Other Sites
Links to other web sites are included for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.
Contents of third-party sites providing products and services are the responsibility of the respective website owners.
It is the responsibility of the user to assess individual terms and conditions provided by each third party site.