Privacy & Accessibility Statement

This is the official privacy and accessibility statement for If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.

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Privacy Information

This site, along with the majority of other sites around, automatically collects information about its visitors. This information may include your IP address, what user agent (browser) you are using, the resources on this site that you have accessed and the time and date of that access. Referrer information detailing what site, if any, brought you here may also be collected. Your IP is usually personally traceable back to you. By accessing any part of this site you agree that I may use this information, at my discretion, for any purpose whatsoever; appropriate privacy legislation withstanding.

This site allows users to leave short comments. You are required to state a name when leaving a comment, but you may use any inoffensive alias, whether it is your real name or not. When leaving a comment on this site you agree: that all comments become the property of myself, to do with as I see fit; to forfeit any claim of ownership or intellectual rights over your comment; that I may, at my discretion, edit, remove, paraphrase or otherwise alter said comment; and that the comment and the name you entered may be publicly viewable by anyone.

This site contains a contact form, which allows anyone to email me. Any email will be treated as confidential to the extent allowed by the law, however I reserve the right to publish or otherwise disseminate any site-related correspondence or part thereof either on this site or elsewhere, unless otherwise prohibited.

Access Keys

Most browsers support a method of jumping to specific links by pressing a combination of keys as defined by the web site. On Windows™, you can press ALT and an access key, on Macintosh™ you can press CONTROL and an access key.

This site supports the following access keys on each page:

Standards Compliance

All pages on this site are validated against the XHTML 1.1 standard, and the CSS used to style the pages validated as CSS 2.0. In addition, care has been taken to ensure the pages of this site meet all Priority 1 and Priority 2 checkpoints defined in the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. This means that these pages should be accessible to anyone who uses a user agent capable of supporting the current web standards for viewing web pages.

Section 508

I believe all pages on this site comply with the Section 508 guidelines published by the U.S. Federal Government. These guidelines are subjective and rely on personal judgement; however I have reviewed the guidelines and believe this site is in compliance.


All links make use of the title attribute to impart greater detail concerning the resource that they link to. All page sections also use the title attribute to provide additional information to persons who may require it. This site does not contain images, and is equally useable in a text based form as it is in its fully styled form.


The contact page makes use of JavaScript to cloak my email address to prevent the automated collection of email addresses. If your browser does not support JavaScript or you have JavaScript disabled, you will not be able to contact me. JavaScript is also used aesthetically to provide the menu system, but this will work equally well, albeit less pleasantly, should JavaScript be disabled or unavailable.

You may be able to contact me via an alternative method listed at the contact page of my other site.

Cascading Style Sheets

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. Multiple styles are available. If your browser does not support CSS, the contents of the site are still readable. Certain earlier versions of Netscape Navigator attempt to support CSS but fail dismally, and this site will not be viewable in these browsers. Any user still using such a version is urged to upgrade to a newer version of browser immediately. No attempt has been made to ensure compatibility with these versions of Netscape Navigator as I believe they should no longer be used by anybody anywhere.


This site is transmitted as Unicode (utf-8). This is the most comprehensive and universally supported character set. Certain characters may not display correctly if your user agent does not support utf-8 encoded text.


No attempt has been made to explain the various acronyms contained throughout this site. Any viewer who is concerned or confused is encouraged to view my list of acronyms for an explanation.

Dates and Times

All dates use the logical DD-MM-CCYY (day-month-year) format, and not the backwards American style. 01-03-2001 would be the first of March, and not the third of January. All dates and times are given in GMT or UTC time. 12:00 noon is taken as 12 PM and 00:00 or 12:00 midnight is taken as 12 AM, however an unambiguous 24-hour version of the time is always provided with any 12-hour times to avoid confusion.

Disclaimer & Copyright

Please read the disclaimer and copyright information before viewing this site.

Site Map

Further information about the layout of this site and the location of its pages may be found from the site map.

This information is current as of January 2004 and valid until stated otherwise.

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Last updated Wednesday, 27 October 2010