Privacy, cookies and disclosures
Cookies and information.
This website does not handle e.commerce or sales. It does not collect comments and does not contain any sign-up forms or subscriptions to newsletters. It does not, therefore, collect or share personal details from those who visit it. It does not store information concerning visitors' browsing activities, either, other than to monitor the website’s general performance through the gathering of statistics, which help us design and present our material more effectively and to optimise the reading experience of those who visit.
This is achieved through what are called 'cookies' - small items of text that may be stored on your browser. These are in common with the vast majority of websites on today's internet and do not, in our case, record any information that can identify you as an individual. Cookies can also be erased or turned off at anytime by modifying your browser's privacy settings.
Our statistics are gathered from the long-standing and reputable firm StatCounter - which typically deals only with impersonal things such as frequency of website usage, page hits and so on. Personal data is not gathered or stored. If you have concerns, however, here is a link to the StatCounter cookies information page.
3rd party cookies.
When you visit a page on this site with content embedded from external sites such as Youtube or Amazon, your browser might be presented with cookies from those websites - especially if you are already logged on to them. These might show up on your browser’s list of installed cookies. Although the embedded content we use comes only from mainsteam and trusted vendors such as Youtube, Vimeo and Amazon, we are not responsible for these sites, nor do we have any control over their privacy policies. If you have concerns, it is suggested that you review the privacy or cookie policies of these vendors prior to visiting or interacting with them from this web site.
Alternatively, as mentioned previously, you can always turn off cookies altogether in your browser settings. A word of caution: this might limit the functionality of some features of this website, such as the ability to contol embedded videos or to share blogposts or images from this site on social media.
The share buttons that you find at the foot of the pages are provided by the company 'AddToAny.' These buttons allow visitors to share material they find here with their followers or friends on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and so on. Use of these buttons does not involve the collection of any personally identifyable information. If you would like more details, here is a link to the AddToAny's privacy page.
We are not responsible for, nor do we have any control over the privacy or cookie policies of those sites reached through the share buttons - or for the activities of those who use them. Similarly, we are not responsible for any content on other websites that might be copied illegally or linked to from this website without permission.
This site and its associated blog, Endymion, are ad-free and do not have any annoying pop-up windows. The author is, however, a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate program designed to provide a means of earning small referral fees by linking to Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
Blogging entails the use of images and video clips - and these are sourced from all over the web. Every care is taken to ensure that these are free of copyright restrictions and are in the public domain. If you feel any of these infringe upon your copyright, however, please let us know, and we will remove them (email: robertstephenparry at gmail dot com).