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Privacy Policy Privacy Policy

Pursuant to: is committed to upholding your legal rights to privacy, even if you are afforded no such legal rights by your jurisdiction, we will ardently defend your inalienable rights to privacy nonetheless.

We strongly believe that you have the ultimate right to control the dissemination; retention; use and redistribution of your personal information, and we uphold the principle that your privacy must be respected. We strictly limit the processing of your personal information, which will be used only for the services you have requested, and we do not - nor shall we ever - sell; rent; lease; give away; make available for inspection; or otherwise transfer your personal data outwith our organisation, nor do we utilise this information within our organisation for any malicious; clandestine; Machiavellian or otherwise malevolent purpose. We do not purchase or otherwise obtain data from other sources, and in the event that control or ownership of is passed to another entity by whatever means, or is subject to dissolution or any other form of termination, all personal and other data held by us about you will be securely destroyed prior to that transfer of ownership or termination, and never passed on to anyone else, ever. These terms are subject to the single exception of where there may be claims of serious criminal activities, but only if can unequivocally and independently verify the authenticity; severity and justifiability of such claims and the legal mandate to demand that information. also takes additional and extraordinary measures to protect you and this site from abuse by spammers; Spyware vendors and aggressive or intrusive marketing entities, such as Phorm (otherwise known as 121 Media or Webwise), and human captcha solvers.

Although is a non-profit organisation, and thus not necessarily legally bound by these directives, we swear to uphold them nonetheless. This written policy is a legally binding statement of our intent, and thus compels us to abide by these policies by means of contractual obligation under, at the very least, civil law.

Demands by corporate or private interests to gain access to any information held by about you, will be bluntly refused without any possibility of recourse or debate, irrespective of the degree of legal or extralegal coercion which may be applied by such entities against us in their pursuit of that information, since they have no moral rights to make such demands, and we challenge their entitlement to claim such rights.

In particular, so-called "Intellectual Property" laws vary greatly from one jurisdiction to another, and some such laws are considered profoundly unethical by and many others, therefore we have no interest in those unethical laws, beyond campaigning for their revocation, and will not provide any data that might assist investigations into alleged violations of those laws, nor give any cooperation whatsoever to investigating parties for such purposes, or for any other purposes demanded by corporate or private interests. is prepared to destroy any personal and other data held by us about you, and face any legal consequences of that action, rather than allow your privacy to be unjustifiably compromised.

Subpoenas or other demands by government agencies to access any information held by us about you, will be vigorously challenged to ascertain the justification for those demands, since government agencies might conceivably make false or exaggerated claims of wrongdoing for ulterior purposes, just as readily as corporate or private interests, so unless can be satisfied that these government agencies have an actual legal mandate to make such demands, and that there is unequivocal proof of serious criminal offences (which does not include civil violations, but pertains to acts such as terrorism; murder; stalking; blackmail; extortion; bribery; threats and intimidation), then will bluntly refuse such demands with the same fervour that we refuse cooperation with corporate or private interests for those same purposes.

In the event that is satisfied that such demands are genuine and warranted, then we may voluntarily disclose any information we hold on record about you to official government authorities with the proper legal mandate, and to no other, to the extent that we are required to do so by law, and no further. further reserves the right to utilise personal or other information we hold on record about you to defend ourselves from any legal or extralegal attack you may make against us or any of our contributors, since such an attack automatically revokes your rights under this policy.

We define "attack" as a serious criminal offence, or abuse of unethical laws for personal or corporate gain, rather than a mere difference of opinion - which we are committed to protecting as your right to Free Speech, even if we strongly disagree with your opinions. However, also reserves the right to censor contributions that we determine are likely to be material submitted by Shills; astroturfers; political or corporate lackeys; hired PR firms producing fake grass-root campaigns; analysts or lobbyists working in a clandestine fashion on behalf of a corporate sponsor; or any other propagandist making false representations in an attempt to bury or obfuscate the truth behind genuine articles published on has a zero-tolerance anti-spam policy, whereby we not only block spam, but also proactively report and pursue spammers using services at SpamCop; SORBS; Spamhaus and other DNSBL providers.

Emails received through are redirected using SSL over an encrypted VPN connection to a privately operated secure server which utilises high-level disk encryption, and are never stored at Therefore the interception of such Emails at the receiving end, or theft of that data from the destination server, is highly improbable. Additionally the secure server has an emergency kill-switch that renders it inoperable, and the encrypted data completely inaccessible, in the event of a potential security breach, and even the server's backup data is encrypted and stored on removable media in a high-security location. No details of any communications between you and will ever be revealed to any other party, without your express permission, or without genuine and verifiable cause to cooperate with law enforcement officials, as detailed above.

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

  • Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website, such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;
  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including your name, email address, telephone number, postal address, and company details);
  • comments, articles, or any other content that you submit for publication to, that may at your discretion contain personal information about you; or
  • any other information that you choose to send to us.

We use cookies on this website.

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may send you cookies which may be stored by your browser on your computer’s storage medium. We may use the information we obtain from the cookies in the administration of this website, to improve the website’s usability. We may also use that information to recognise your computer when you visit our website, and to personalise our website for you.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, or to only accept cookies from certain Websites (For example, in Firefox you can refuse all cookies by deselecting the "Accept all cookies from sites" check-box in the privacy section of the preferences dialogue). This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

We may use your personal information to:

  • administer the website;
  • improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
  • enable your use of the services available on the website;
  • send you email notifications which you have specifically requested, or which are necessary for your account maintenance;
  • deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

As required by the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request a copy of any and all information held by about you at any time; request corrections to that data; or request that we remove that data completely. All such requests will be honoured with expedience, pending authorisation, and at no cost.

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