Site Terms

Site usage terms and conditions.

Posting comments

You need to register to post comments to this site.

Site Registration Purpose and Contact Form Details

There is currently no intent to send anything to your email address apart from the login details and deal with any matters or business arising.

By registering with the site or by submitting information via the contact page you are giving permission for Noyo to contact you via any details provided, should we wish to do so.

Sending a message via the Contact page does not register you or subscribe you to anything.

Email Address Privacy

Personal or other registration details will never be sold or given on to any third party unless required by law or is required in order to progress any agreed transactions.

Every effort is made to maintain the security of this website and the data stored on it (not least for the sake of the site) but no liability can be accepted should any violation occur.

Newsletter Registration

There is currently no newsletter sent out but it may be something which could be done at some time in the future.

In registering for the site you are giving permission to be contacted with an invitation to receive a newsletter which would require your agreement using a “double opt in” system that would obtain your permission to be included in a newsletter/mailing list. This system would allow you to ignore or delete the invitation and if subscribed to unsubscribe at a later date if desired. I haven’t done a newsletter so this may never be on this website.

Registration Cancellation

The software does not provide an automatic way to cancel registration but legitimate requests made to delete a user via the contact page would be honoured.

Moderation

Comments or other materials submitted as potential site content are moderated and we reserve the right to publish them in part, whole or not at all, entirely at our own discretion, without obligation or explanation.

No SPAM please

Do not send unsolicited advertising, aka SPAM to this website via any channel. It just wastes everyone’s time, will be deleted outright and certainly not published.

Photography Policy

There is generally no law against photographing people, property or anything else in public places within the UK, unless it can be shown there is intent to use the images for malicious or criminal activity.

There is also no law that would prevent publication of photographs by the media.

Exceptions to these might be where there is a national security concern or where an interdict has been issued on behalf of a person. Unless there are legal signs up prohibiting photography or the existence of an interdict has been made clear, there is no prohibition to take photographs in any place accessible by the public and anything is technically “fair game”.

People have a reasonable right to privacy in their own homes or private places and we seek to respect that. Political correctness indicates it is unwise to engage in any activity that would constitute harassment or photograph minors without parental consent, especially around schools or other play areas.

Recognisable images of people can only be used for commercial purposes where written permission or a “model release” has been obtained so as a general rule we normally attempt to minimise the inclusion of people within photographs as it restricts how they may be used.

In the process of shooting in public places or at events that are open to the public, it is frequently extremely difficult or impossible to entirely eliminate people from all photographs. While in such cases these would not be used as commercial images, this website as a digital media publication may use photographs where people are incidental to the prime subject or purpose of the image, just as any newspaper or magazine would.

Photographs of performers or people involved in newsworthy situations are legitimate subjects for inclusion.

Having said all that, should there be any photographic or other content published on this website that you consider inappropriate, inaccurate, misleading, misrepresentative or unfair in some way, please get in touch via the “contact” page and make it known. If you can make a good reasoned argument, it will at least be considered.

Copyright & Licences

All the photographs, images, graphics and other types of content on this website are copyright of Norman Young TA Noyo or the original author/creator of the material. Please do not violate copyright either of this site or any other site or medium.

Aspects of this site’s functionality and coding are used under various licences, including purchased commercial licences and open source licences (GNU open source licences) . Copying or otherwise replicating any functionality or coding in this website may be in breach of the licensing agreements and anyone attempting to do so may be breaking laws in the UK and/or other countries.

Where material submitted to this site for publication is found to be in violation of copyright, the content will remain unpublished or be removed.

By submitting any material to the site you are giving unreserved royalty free permission for the material to be published on this site without recompense unless otherwise agreed in writing.

Liability

The comments and opinions submitted and published by registered subscribers are their own and Noyo does not necessarily endorse or support them

We do not endorse or guarantee the content, suitability, products or services of any sites linked to this one or of the affiliate advertisements included in this site.

Cookies

Cookies may be used to facilitate the optimum operation of some aspects of this website and its functions. Noyo has no interest in storing, monitoring or retaining any information relating to these cookies apart from the function of this website.

Noyo also uses ‘Google Analytics’ which as far as we are concerned is for anonymous statistical analysis of website usage. To find out more about what ‘Google Analytics’ is and can do, including their Privacy & Terms, click here.

Specifically with respect to cookies, from the Google website: “Cookies and anonymous identifiers,  We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit a Google service, and this may include sending one or more cookies or anonymous identifiers to your device. We also use cookies and anonymous identifiers when you interact with services we offer to our partners, such as advertising services or Google features that may appear on other sites.”

Affiliate adverts linked from this website will place cookies on your browser to remember your selections and attribute affiliate earnings that help make ‘free’ websites like this viable. If you enjoy or find websites like this useful, please enable and support the use of cookies for this purpose.

Cookies may be used by other third party website links over which Noyo has no control. Any data collected by them is the responsibility of the third parties to operate within the law and respect the rights of site visitors. Note that these websites may not operate from within the EU or comply with any EU laws.

IP Addresses are Logged for Security

Site access IP addresses are logged along with the date, time and some other bits of information available within the statistics system but these are of no interest to Noyo apart from anonymous usage analysis. Should this blog website or any other Noyo interests be subject to any malicious or otherwise suspicious behaviour the log could be accessed for the purpose of tracing the culprit(s).

Affiliate Marketing & Advertising

Noyo doesn’t knowingly associate with anything or anyone deemed unsafe, however it is impossible to completely vet or verify everything so no warranty is offered or liability accepted for site content, products, services or information supplied by third parties or external links.

Accuracy of Information

Every effort is made to ensure that the information provide by this site or via other communications methods is accurate, but no liability is accepted for any losses or damages which may occur through your use of any information or products which you obtain through this website, any of our affiliated websites or affiliate advertisements. As in all matters related to your well-being, you should consult a lawyer (attorney), accountant, financial advisor or other relevant professional before making any decision or taking any course of action which could adversely affect you.

Modification of these Terms

We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time.

Jurisdiction

This website is owned and operated in Scotland and as such is primarily subject to Scots Law. Other UK and EU laws may apply in some areas but the main jurisdiction and relevant legal process is Scots Law.

Ad infinitum

Cannot think on anything else. If there is something unclear or missing in this list, please do let me know.

Enjoy the website 🙂