Terms of use

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The following Terms of Use apply to the use of smeddum.net and its content. By accessing and browsing the site you are deemed to have accepted, without limitation or condition, these Terms. These may be modified from time to time by me (Wendy Howard). On any subsequent visits to the site you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

1. Use of this site is entirely at your own risk. I am not liable for any damages, whether direct, indirect, incidental or consequential, arising out of your access or use of the site, including downloading of any material from the site.

2. The content of the smeddum.net is available for personal non-commercial use only. You may download material from the site provided you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, report on or otherwise use the contents of the site for public or commercial purposes without my written permission.

3. I hold the copyright to the written work contained in this site unless expressly stated.

4. While all due care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the material contained in smeddum.net, it is provided to you ‘as is’ without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Subject to any liability which may not be excluded by law, I am not responsible for any loss, damage or expense resulting from the use of any information contained in this site. As Democritus of Abdera said, “Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.”


The images used in this site are from a variety of sources – my own images, copyright-free/royalty-free image libraries, and other websites on the internet.

Copyright is acknowledged and, where possible, permission obtained for the use of images sourced from the internet where copyright is explicitly stated. Images sourced from other websites where no explicit reference is made to copyright are in many cases linked to the source site. However, given the way images propagate through the internet, it has not always been possible to find the ultimate source. If you see your own images here and object to their use, they will be removed immediately. Please contact me.

My own images may be freely used for personal non-commercial purposes, with the exception of the banner images provided to website design clients, which may be used only by those clients. To use any of my images for public or commercial purposes, please contact me for permission and terms. If you want to use copyrighted images on the site that have links to the copyright holders, please contact them for permission. They said yes to me, so chances are they'll say yes to you too. Most people just appreciate that you took the time to ask.


I regard names, email addresses, addresses, other personal details, etc, provided to me via this site, its mailing list, or in correspondence as confidential. The mailing list is maintained on a strictly opt-in basis only and nobody is added to it automatically unless they have specifically requested it. Your email address is stored on my computer and/or its backup devices only. I do not pass on contact details, email addresses of subscribers, etc, to any third party for any reason. Should a valid reason ever be offered in respect of any one individual, enquiries will be forwarded to them directly or their permission obtained before passing on their details.

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