Copyright and privacy

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Copyright in the UK is automatic on

There is no current requirement for an assertion of copyright to be made in
the UK for copyright to subsist. However, this is not the case in all
jurisdictions. The Universal Copyright Convention (1952) (‘UCC’), to which more
than 100 countries are signatories, requires that any country which under its
domestic law requires certain copyright formalities to be performed to obtain
protection, such formalities are deemed satisfied, even with regard to
non-nationals and works published outside the territory, if at the time of first
publication the copyright symbol © together with the proprietor and date of
first publication was placed on the work, so as to give reasonable notice of
copyright protection.

The UCC was concluded in 1952 under the auspices of the United Nations
Education, Science and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in an attempt to
incorporate a greater number of countries into the international copyright
community. UCC protection is lower and more flexible than the Berne Convention.

The Berne Convention was concluded in 1886. It aims to protect the rights of
authors by providing certain established standards of protection for their
works. Two major international principles underlying the Berne Convention are:

  • the principle of national treatment;
  • the principle of automatic protection.

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Privacy policy

We are fully committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the
information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the UK Data
Protection Act 1998)

We collect information about you for 2 reasons: firstly, to process your
enquiry and second, to provide you with the best possible service.

We will not e-mail you unless you have given us your consent. We will also
give you the chance to refuse any marketing Email from us in the future.

The type of information we may collect about you includes:

  • Your name
  • Telephone number
  • Website address
  • Email address

We will never collect sensitive information about you.

The information we hold will be accurate and up to date and you can check the
information that we hold about you by contacting us. If you find any
inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly. We use reasonable
precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. We are not
responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties
that receive the information.

If we intend to transfer your information outside the EEA (European Economic
Area) we will always obtain your consent first.

If you have any questions/comments about privacy, please
contact us using the form above on the right.