Terms & Conditions

A friend’s suggested that this site should have a ‘Terms of Use’ page but the only examples I could find didn’t ‘feel’ like they fitted with the rest of the site – so this is my attempt to write something that does the same job but sounds more like me.

Terms of Use
If you continue to browse and use my site you are agreeing to accept the following terms of use.

Exclusion of Liability
While I try as hard as I can to make sure that content on my site is accurate and complete I can’t guarantee that there’ll be no mistakes or omissions.

This site is hosted with 1and1 who provide what they call ‘geo-redundancy’ (which apparently means it’s hosted in two different geographic locations), but they (and therefore I) can’t promise that the site will always be available – so that means I can’t accept liability for any loss or damage that you may experience if the site isn’t here when you expect it to be.

The internet is a great resource but, like any tool, it’s open to deliberate or careless misuse. So, in the same way you are responsible for looking where you’re going when you take a walk down the street (out there, in the real world; you take full responsibility for looking where you’re going on the internet – you access this site at your own risk.

I can’t accept responsibility for any loss or damage that results from changes made to my site without my knowledge or permission (some folk just seem to get a kick out of messing up other people’s work rather than creating something of their own).

Copyright
© Copyright Matt Gallagher & www.mattgallagher.uk 2010-2014.
The copyright for everything on this site; information; graphics; sounds; videos etc. is the property of Matt Gallagher (unless otherwise noted). Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.
Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Matt Gallagher and www.mattgallagher.uk with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
All other material is used with the permission of the copyright owner.
Site design by Matt Gallagher based on & modified from TwentyFourteen by wordpress.org

Prohibited Use
You agree not to use my site for any illegal purpose, not to use it in a way that would interfere with other peoples’ use of it, and not to make any changes to the site.

Comment Policy
You are welcome to leave comments but please bear in mind the following;

  • I will moderate comments
  • I will reject comments including content (or links to sites containing content) that I find offensive. The list currently includes (but is not limited to)
    • pornography
    • drugs
    • gambling
    • payday loans
    • incitement to hate or violence
    • spam
    • affiliate links that add nothing more to the conversation
  • I will edit, censor or reject comments that include foul language

I read a post by Robert Scoble (on his Scobleizer site) saying that he had decided to treat his site as if it were his “family room” at home – he would reject any comment on his site that he didn’t like in the same way that he would not put up with abusive behaviour in his own home. That sounded like good sense to me!


Linked Sites
My site contains links to other sites not owned or managed by me. These links are included in good faith to give you access to more information – that does not mean that I endorse everything you may find on those sites and I take no responsibility for content that appears on linked sites.

Affiliate Links
I occasionally use ‘Affiliate Links’ because I genuinely hope that they make the site more useful and save you some time if you want to check out a product I’ve mentioned, or a service I’ve used. However, participation in the following programmes;

  • Amazon (I am obliged to post the following declaration; “www.mattgallagher.uk is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.co.uk”)
  • 1and1 for web hosting services
  • www.istockphoto.com for stock photography & images

does not influence either the subject matter or the content of this site.

Privacy, Confidentiality & Cookies
I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. You can use this site without having to provide any personal information but please read the site Privacy Policy to understand what information I do collect, and how I collect, use and protect any personal information that you do choose to provide.
Cookies are small files stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They’re used for all sorts of things, like helping a website remember who you are when you come back again. This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you agreeing to my use of cookies.

Governing Law & Jurisdiction
You agree that the Terms and Conditions of use of the site are governed by English law and dispute regarding this website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in England.

Changes to these Terms & Conditions
Changes to the site, including our Terms and Conditions, are subject to change without prior notification.

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