www.thistlewick.net and www.luketemple.co.uk Website Policy

Updated December 2009

If you have any queries regarding www.thistlewick.net or www.luketemple.co.uk please email info@stormycliff.co.uk

All visits to www.thistlewick.net are anonymous, and no personally identifying information (such as names, address or email address) will be asked for in any forms on the site. We do not collect personally identifying information from you except when you specifically provide it, and we never share it with third parties.

In certain sections of the website, there is information about joining the Thistlewick Writer's Club or the Newsletter. The only personal information required for this is an email address, and we are not responsible for any other personal information that is provided to us out of the choice of the sender. We will not use any personal information for any purpose other than as stated on the website, and will not sell or rent personal information to third parties.

(Please note, if you send an email to us, it will include your email address in the 'From' line. But again, we will use the email address we receive in this manner only for either the purpose of responding directly to your email, or for any specific reason stated on the website - e.g. Newsletter, Thistlewick Writer's Club.)

We ask that any person under the age of 13 checks with an adult who looks after them before entering into correspondence with the 'Stormy Cliff' website through any of the contacts provided. If the sender is under 13 and wishes to receive a personal reply, we ask that they also provide the email address of the adult who looks after them, and will send all our responses to both their and the adult's email address.

If an adult's email address is not included, and we suspect the sender to be under 13, an impersonal response will be sent requesting the required information. If this information isn't then provided, we will not enter into any further contact with the sender.

Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any situation where a person under the age of 13 implies or tells us they are over the age of 13. Equally, we cannot be held responsible for any situation where we are provided with an email address that subsequently turns out to be invalid.

The newsletter and any information sent out regularly by the Thistlewick Writer's Club, which are sent to a number of email addresses, do not count as 'personal'.

Removing Your Email Address

If you join the Newsletter or Thistlewick Writer's Club, your email address will be added to one of our mailing lists.

If you would like your email address to be removed from any of these lists, please follow instructions stated on the relevant part of the 'Stormy Cliff' website.

If you have previously provided us with your email address or any other information and later decide that you do not want us to have it, you may ask us to delete it by sending an email to the relevant email address. Upon request we will remove all personal information and the address from which you send the email from our lists.

Links to Other Sites

The 'Stormy Cliff' website may contain links to other websites, which are not under our control. We are not responsible for any content or the management of these sites. If you have concerns about any other sites, please read the terms and conditions/privacy policy of the individual site.

If you have any concerns about sites that are linked to by the 'Stormy Cliff' site, please contact us with details of your concerns and we will consider removing the relevant link from our site.

Security of Private Information

We would like to be able to tell you that the personal information you provide us is absolutely safe. Unfortunately, several well-publicised instances of computer security breaches make it impossible for anyone to be so confident. The most we can tell you is that we take reasonable steps to protect the information you provide us from theft, alteration or unauthorized inspection.

Children

We attempt to abide by all relevant laws protecting children and therefore do not knowingly contact any children under the age of 13 without their gaining permission from a parent or carer. In situations where a child under 13 requests a personal response from a 'Stormy Cliff' email address, we ask them for the email address of their parent/carer and will send all replies to them as well.

Parents and Carers

We encourage you to get involved with your children's online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating. We also advise you check back here regularly to see what our latest policies are, especially those relating to children.

You should be aware that if your children voluntarily disclose their names, email addresses or other information we cannot be held responsible for this. We ask all children under the age of 13 to ask an adult's permission before entering into correspondence with any 'Stormy Cliff' email address. We suggest that you discourage your child from providing information on this site or elsewhere unless you are confident that the information will not be misused.

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