Please just take a moment to read this message. We (the mods) are here to make this a good site for members. We have
site rules that are there to make being a member here a pleasant experience.
When members break the rules we will remind members of them. Mostly we do that privately. Though we work together to help members, we are not perfect and it's
OK to point out to us if you think another member has gone too far in something they have said, or if you feel someone's behaviour is making you uncomfortable.
You can report a particular post by clicking on the "report" button at the bottom of a post. That sends your message to all the mods. Or you can send one of us
a PM (personal message) by clicking on the person's name, then the "send a personal message" on that person's home screen (look under 'communicate') We keep
anything said to us in confidence within the mod team. You will need to be logged in to send a PM.
So please enjoy yourself - but if you have any concerns, at any time, feel free to contact one of us about them!
Like most online communities we require you to register for an account before we give you access to read and post.
Once registered, you will be asked to make sure your profile is complete and up to date, and then introduce yourself
to the rest of the members by posting an introduction in the New Member Introductions forum.
We will only use the information that we collect about
you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act
We collect information about you for 2 reasons:
firstly, to process your membership and second, to provide
you with the best possible service.
Contact information from the registration forms is only
used to get in touch with the member when necessary, this
information is not passed on to any other party at any
We will NEVER sell your details to any third parties,
you should be aware however that any email addresses
displayed on the site are visible to any website visitors.
Your email address will not be made public unless you have
configured your account to do so.
The type of information we collect from registered
users is your email address and an identifying handle or
nickname. This e-mail address must be valid as it is used
to validate your membership. All other information is
optional, however we request that you fill in as much as
you feel comfortable with. We will never collect sensitive
information about you without your explicit consent.
The information we hold will be accurate and up to
You can check the information that we hold about you in
your user settings. If you find any inaccuracies you are
able to delete or correct it.
We may use technology to track the patterns of
behaviour of visitors to our site.
This can include using a cookie which would be stored
on your browser. You can usually modify your browser to
prevent this happening. The information collected in this
way can be used to identify you unless you modify your
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This site contains links to other sites. We are not
responsible for the privacy practices or the content of
such Web sites.
This site makes message boards and news groups
available to its users. Please remember that any
information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public
information and you should exercise caution when deciding
to disclose your personal information.
Unsolicited email circulars (SPAM) - are becoming an
increasing nuisance to Internet users. These mass direct
mail-shots can cause inconvenience, annoyance and expense
to recipients. We do not condone such practices in any
form, nor do we sanction such applications by other
We may share your information internally or with other
organisations where required to do so in the general daily
running of the site. We reserve the right to share
information with our solicitors in the event of violation
of our terms and conditions. We will share information with
the police and/or other investigatory bodies to assist with
investigations when required to do so by law.