Inseparable? We?
Part you? Part me?
Behind every great voice,
A whispered word?
Behind every great line,
A scratching nib? A guiding hand?
And a breath that stirred your conscience wild?

Anne Hathaway, Hathaway—Eight Arias for a Bardic Life

Cookie Policy

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Privacy Policy

Introduction and General Terms

We are committed to safeguarding personal information. We are legally bound to comply with the laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our website has hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the content or privacy practices of such third-party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

Information collected

When users participate in any of our services, activities or online content, we may receive personal information. This may consist of information such as a user name, email address, postal address, telephone or mobile number, depending on the activity.

By submitting details, users enable us (and where applicable our contractors) to provide the services, activities or online content selected.

We also use cookies and collect IP addresses, which uniquely identify devices on the internet.

Information usage

We use personal information for a number of purposes:

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  • to personalise the way our content is presented to users
  • to use IP addresses to identify the location of users, to block disruptive users, and to establish the number of visits from different countries
  • to analyse and improve the services offered on our website

Contacting users

We may contact users:

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  • in relation to any correspondence we receive or any comment or complaint made about our products or services
  • in relation to any contribution submitted to us

Sharing information

We keep information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law, for example, to government bodies and law enforcement agencies.

Offensive content

If users post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content, we may use personal information to block such behaviour.

Under 16

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Information time span

We hold personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract users hold with us.

Where users contribute material, it will generally be kept for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose for which it was submitted.

User rights

Under the Data Protection Act, users have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold and to have any inaccuracies corrected. We charge £50 (plus VAT) for information requests and require users to prove their identity with 2 pieces of approved identification. We will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete personal information on our files.

Privacy policy changes

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. If you do not agree to any changes, please do not continue to use our website to submit personal information to us. If material changes are made to the Privacy Policy, we will notify users by highlighting the changes on the front page of the website for a period of at least one week.

Contacting us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact:

Data Protection Officer,

This policy was last updated on 05 April 2024.

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