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This site in no way wishes to infringe on anyone's copyright. It is our policy to make every effort to respect the copyrights of outside parties. If you believe that your copyright has been misused, please email us and we will remove the picture(s) or acknowledge the source, as soon as we receive your email. In view of this, please do not submit any material to us that you do not hold copyright over or have permission to distribute freely.

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The operator of this website, Steve Goldby, is committed to protecting your privacy. Please take a moment to read this Privacy Policy. References to "we", "us" and "our" in this Policy are references to This Policy describes what happens to the information which you supply to us, where that information identifies you individually :- e.g. your name and address details.

We reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time.

What information do we hold about you and how is it collected?

When you register on this site, some personal information (including your name and email addresses) is collected by us. You may also be asked for your personal information at other times on this site - in connection with activities such as competitions, polls, voting etc.

Unlike many other online services, we do not use "cookies" to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data sent from the server and stored on your PC's hard drive. Most web browsers are automatically set up to accept cookies, but you can set your browser to refuse cookies or ask your browser to show you where a cookie has been set up. Certain services are only activated by the presence of a cookie and, if you choose to refuse cookies, all features of this site will still be available to you.

What do we do with your personal information?

We will store your email address in order to help us to provide you with a more personalised service which is tailored to suit your needs. You will receive emails from us for the following purposes:

(i) to update and develop records and for assessment and analysis including market and service/product analysis;

(ii) to assist in the provision of services/products to you;

(iii) to facilitate reviews, developments and improvements to the services/products offered to you.

(iv) to notify you of new articles published on

Please rest assured that will never pass your email address to any third party.

By law, you are entitled to:

(i) object to your personal information being used for marketing purposes. Should you not wish to receive emails from, simply inform us and your email address will be removed from the list.

(ii) receive, upon request, a copy of any personal information about you which is held by us.

(iii) require the rectification, erasure or blocking of any of your personal information which is inaccurate or not up to date held by us.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, or if you wish to opt-out of any future processing of your personal information held by us, then please write to us at the contact address set out below stating your full name and address and providing any other relevant information.

When does this Privacy Policy not apply?

This Privacy Policy only applies to the collection of data by us and the use of that data by us. It does not cover third party sites to which we provide links, nor does it cover advertisers and content partners within our service who may also collect your personal information. They may have their own privacy policies and/or terms and conditions of use.

Disclaimer: accept no legal responsibilty and cannot be held accountable for the content and accuracy of postings on Message Board.

How do we protect your information? is firmly committed to data security. When you place orders, we offer use of a secure server. The secure server software encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. We take steps to guard against unauthorised access to customer data. Although we make every effort to create a secure environment for your personal information, we cannot guarantee the safety of any personal information which you transmit to us online.

Cookies settings

If you don't want to receive certain categories of cookies on the MetalTalk website, you can contact us directly to opt-out of them. We will need to set a cookie so that we can remember your choices when you next visit the website from the same browser. At the present time it is not technically possible for us to allow you to carry your settings with you between your browsers and devices so you will need to change these settings from each browser you use.

Please also be aware that we make every effort to respect your choices, however, there is the possibility that not all cookies will be captured. If this is a concern then we would recommend that you change your cookie settings via your browser; your browser help function will tell you how. does work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies. For example, you won't be able to set the weather to your chosen location.

When you move away from this page, your settings will be saved.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information please write to:
49a Murray Road
W5 4RX


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