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About these Terms of Use

Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance of these Terms of Use, which take effect from the date of first use.

These Terms of Use may be amended from time to time and you should review them regularly. If you do not accept any of the amendments made to these Terms of Use, you should cease using or contributing to this website. Your continued use of this website after amendments have been made to these Terms of Use will be deemed as acceptance of those amendments.

You agree not to:

  • Use the website for anything illegal
  • Compromise the security of the website
  • Do anything that may corrupt or impair the performance of the website
  • Attempt to access any secure area of the website
  • Impair anyone else’s enjoyment or use of the website
  • Contribute any obscene, distressing, harassing, defamatory, discriminatory or offensive material
  • Do anything that may infringe the rights of others, including any copyright rights.

Contributing to this website

When you upload photos, text or any other media content to this website, you retain the copyright in your contribution. As you still retain your copyright, you can continue to use your content as you like, including the ability to also allow others to use it.

However, by contributing to the site, you agree to release your contribution under a Creative Commons Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This means that other people, including the editors and the visitors of this site, can use your material free of charge, share it, copy it, distribute it and/or transmit it, as long as the user attributes the work, the work is used for Non-Commercial purposes and the work is not altered or transformed.

When you contribute material to this website, you must only share your own original content or content which you are sure does not infringe the copyright of third parties.

If your content clearly identifies anyone else you will need to ensure that they have consented to the content being used by this website for the purposes for which you submitted it and/or any other uses deemed reasonable by the editors of the website. Where your content clearly identifies children under the age of 16 you must ensure that their parent or guardian has provided the consent.

The website’s editors are under no obligation to publish any text or photos submitted to the site.
The editors may alter the text of material accepted for publication for the sake of clarity, without the author being notified.

Digital versions of images submitted with the story may need to be cropped by the editors to facilitate the creation of thumbnails. This cropping will be done with sensitivity to the subject of the image.

The website’s editors reserve the right to reject material on the grounds of copyright infringement, offensiveness or other legal considerations.

This website cannot accept contributions of a commercial, marketing or advertising nature. We will, however, accept editorial content from commercial organisations (for example, the memories of a shop owner).

Use of material

The contents of this website are protected by copyright. The content is made available for free and is licensed under Creative Commons Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

The information and materials on this website may be used for non-commercial purposes, for example for private research and study free of charge. Providing your project is of a non-commercial nature, you may reproduce, use, modify, store, adapt or share the information or materials, providing you give a credit. The contents of this copyright statement may be amended in the future and it is your responsibility to check the statement each time you want to reproduce material from the site.

If you want to reproduce any item that appears on this website for commercial purposes, such as for a book, magazine or television programme, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner prior to reproduction. Reproduction fees may apply and you will be required to acknowledge the source of the item.

If you believe the copyright of any item on the website belongs to you but you were not responsible for contributing it to the website, and you are able to prove this, please contact us so that we can insert the relevant credit or arrange for the item to be removed.

There are links to external websites from this site. Those sites do not operate under a Creative Commons licence and you must request the relevant permissions before you reproduce any of the material from those sites.

Hyperlinking Policy

Hyperlinking to this website

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to your linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site.

Hyperlinking from this website

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of any linked websites. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Virus Protection Awareness

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material downloaded from this website.


Quality & Fitness for Purpose:

The content of this web site is provided for information purposes only. Whilst every care has been taken in its preparation, the website and material relating to third party information, products and services, is provided ‘as is’, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of accuracy, reliability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. Site visitors who rely on this information do so at their own risk.

Copyright disclaimer

Every effort has been made to locate copyright holders of material included on this website in order to obtain their permission to publish it. However, if any visitor considers material to be their copyright, please email the website with details together with any supporting documents.

Data Protection

By its nature, this web site contains a large amount of personal information. It is our prime concern to ensure that we operate within the confines of the Data Protection Act. If you feel any of the data on this site causes or is likely to cause substantial damage or distress to you or any other living person, please contact us with specific details.
Service: we do not warrant that the functionality of this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use of the website.


This website is not responsible for the contents or reliability of other websites linked to from our pages and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.


This website does not necessarily endorse the views of those people submitting material for publication on the website.

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