Disclaimer & Rules of Posting
www.wiganworld.co.uk has been created in the spirit of developing a greater awareness and an online community for the town of Wigan in the north west of England, UK.
This site is a hobby, run by a 'one-man band'. All information is provided in good faith and is based upon personal knowledge and contributions from other individuals. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information and accept no responsibility for any innacuracy, error or misrepresentation.
www.wiganworld.co.uk does not link to obscene, pornographic or illegal websites. Any links have been provided in good faith and are checked periodically. However, because of the rapidly changing environment of the Internet, links may change before the next check. Please email me if you feel something is inappropriate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This web site is for viewing by the general public and www.wiganworld.co.uk ask that posters to this web site keep their postings respectable and suitable for a general viewing audience. Please do not use foul or abusive language or link to any images that are likely to cause offence. www.wiganworld.co.uk moderators have the right to remove or amend any posting made to this site. Please report any abusive postings immediately and we will take appropriate action.
All content (including images and text) is copyright, material may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any way except for your own personal non-commercial home use, or for fair criticism or review, or educational use. Any other use requires the prior permission of www.wiganworld.co.uk. These images and text are not in the public domain. All photographic images stored on the www.wiganworld.co.uk, www.wiganworld.com, www.LQQK.co.uk and www.wigandirectory.co.uk servers are © copyright to their respective owners.
Any image supplied by myself (ie. No name supplied or by 'Brian, no surname') are free from copyright, take these at your leisure. If a photograph has been submitted by someone else, then copyright belongs to them.
If you require any text / images, please email me - usually permission can be obtained from the submitter... after all, this is a community site.
At wiganworld, we recognise that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you visit our website, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, we collect data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as Virgin or BT), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Wigan related ads if you are a Wiganer, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google's DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests ("interest based targeting"). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Spain, you may see Spanish hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about cooking). DART uses "non personally identifiable information". It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx.
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or messageboards.
To read more about cookies and to disable / manage cookies visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.