Privacy and cookies

Privacy and Cookies

1. Automattic Inc.

Websites which are hosted as subdomains of (like this one), are operated by Automattic Inc.

To understand their attitude and approach to cookies and your privacy, we recommend that you should read their Privacy Policy which you can read by clicking this link (opens in a new window or tab).

2. Implications of Automattic Inc’s Privacy Policy for this site

Regarding this site, we have no way of setting or amending cookies, and given the paragraph on Cookies discussed in Automattic Inc’s Privacy Policy, users should not need to change any of their current browser settings that concern their use of cookies.

3. provides webmasters with anonymous information that’s automatically collected (see #1 above)

In common with other sites, the servers log the number of visits to the site, and the number of hits on its files and web pages to build up an aggregate analysis of usage, most popular files/articles/pages and other related data including:

* number of visitors
* number of views of pages and posts
* followers
* referrers
* country of origin
* search engine terms used

These logs are private, and password protected.

4. Our approach to your privacy

  1. We respect the privacy of our users.
  2. The aim of our privacy policy is to avoid asking for personal information about or from our users.
  3. In the context of (2) above, queries and comments relating to this site can only be made by those who are already registered with wordpress, twitter, or facebook.

5. Complience

This site, and the information on this page, has been created to comply with relevant European Law on privacy and cookies.

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  1. In the development, production and maintenance of this web

    site, every effort has been made to ensure that:

    (a) all hyperlinks work and

    (b) all pages, documents and articles

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    financial, medical or any other professional advice, and is subject

    to change. We disclaim any responsibility for any loss, damage,

    injury, illness or expense incurred resulting from the use of any

    information in the web site.

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    the site.

  4. We reserve the right to make changes to

    this site and any product or service described in this web site at

    any time and without notice.

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    to this site, or  to the sites to which this site links. The

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    loss of use or loss of access to this web site or the inability of

    users to read information on the site or download materials, photos,

    articles and slides to their PC.

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    emails or requests from visitors where we have grounds to believe

    that the requests are malicious or intended to damage the website or

    servers. Where there is sufficient evidence to believe that these

    requests or emails are contrary to English Law, we will report these

    to the appropriate authorities.

  7. Certain links on this web site lead to

    other web sites and services maintained by individuals or

    organisations over which we have no control. These links are

    provided for information and convenience only. We make no

    representation and accept no responsibility for the architecture or

    content of sites linked to this site or any other aspect of the

    information including advertisements located there.

  8. The information contained in this web

    site is a general guide only and intended to help users to develop

    and contribute to real and virtual learning communities interested

    in explication.


  1. The information contained in

    this web site should not be used as a substitute for consulting

    qualified professionals with specialist knowledge.


  1. Page last edited and published: 18 August 2011

Terms of service

  1. The terms of service apply to all users.
  2. Our privacy policy, our disclaimers policy and our copyright policy are each and all an integral part of these terms of service.
  3. We reserve the right to make changes to this site, including but not limiting these changes to,(a) changes to these terms of service,(b) visitors’ and associates’ access to and the location of articles,(c) the availability and cost of any article, product or service described in this web site, at any time and without notice.
  4. By clicking on this website, all users are assumed to have read and to agree to these terms of service.
  5. Users are expected to comply with our copyright policy which is an integral part of our terms of service.
  6. All materials on the web or linked to the website remain the property of the respective writers or third party.  Comments or queries relating to materials on the website or linked to the website should be addressed to the owner of those materials.
  7. Where and when users are invited to submit files via the site, they warrant that, as far as they know, and as far as possible, the files are virus free, comply with our copyright policy, and contain information that is not in breach of English Law relating to defamation or slander of individuals or organisations.
  8. Registered users are expected to keep their username and password secure.
  9. Abuse of the site, abuse of our copyright protocols, or unauthorised use of the website, will result in the user being barred from the site and, if necessary, criminal proceedings being sought by the respective authority.
  10. These terms of service may be supplemented by others relating to particular folders, files and web pages which visitors and registered users access.

The information contained in this web site should not be used as a substitute for consulting qualified professionals with specialist knowledge.