The Legal Stuff

Sadly there are people out there who need their hands holding, or need instruction in telling right from wrong — so here’s the legal stuff !
First off, the Disclaimer. Now I know most of you will be sensible people and do your own thinking, but all information supplied here is supplied “as-is” — there’s no warranty, no guarantee, and it could contain errors. Also, each situation is different, so what works for me might not work for you. So if you use or act on any of this information, then you do so at your own risk and I take no responsibility for the results. If you don’t know what you are doing, then I suggest you ask for help from someone who does — no really, some of the stuff discussed here can cause real harm if misused.
Possibility of injury or damage. In case the paragraph above isn’t clear enough, let me repeat that there is scope for serious injury or damage to property, so if in doubt, ask someone who knows what they are doing.

Profiling. Now, some of you may have heard of Phorm (or other services like it). I think this is fundamentally bad and so here is my bit to fight back — here’s some links :
The contents of this site, and communications between this site and its users, are protected by database right, copyright, confidentiality and the right not to be intercepted conferred by section 1(3) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. The use or interception of those contents and communications by Internet Service Providers or others to profile or classify users of this site for advertising or any other purpose is strictly forbidden.
Further, This site does not recognize the End User is in violation of section 1(3) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. Therefore liability for each individual Interception will be retained by any and all ISPs who implement any system such as Phorm, or any system with similar workings as Phorm.

Copyright. These pages are Copyright © 2008 Simon Hobson (unless otherwise stated). All rights are reserved, and the authors moral rights are asserted. I’m happy for people to use the information for their own personal, non-commercial, uses (attribution and/or link back would be appreciated) — but the use of any part of this site for any commercial purpose without prior agreement is prohibited.
The caching and indexing of pages for the sole function of providing search facilities to users (i.e. running a search engine) is permitted.
Trade Marks. A number of trade marks and other related bits will be found in these pages. All such trade marks are acknowledged.

Commercial The email address below is provided only for end users interested in contacting me with suggestions, advice, or with queries. Use for commercial purposes (and yes, that does include trying to sell me advertising) is strictly prohibited.