Copyright and Other Legal Stuff
Last updated: 03.05.23

Copyright © 1997-2023

This page must be the least read in the entire domain! Since first posting it in 1997 it had not drawn a single surfer comment until my son, Dr Andrew Grainger, recently (April 2010) pointed out that this webpage was entirely blank. How long it has been in this condition, I do not know - the time has obviously come to redress the matter. The original webpage has been replaced on the tabbed pages above.

Geoff Grainger, Bremen-Vegesack, April 2010.


Here, in no particular order, we gratefully acknowledge:
  • All subscribers for kindly providing access to their materials.
  • My son, Dr. Andrew Grainger, Trade Facilitation Consulting Ltd for his advice and assistance with regard to the "Disclaimer" and "Terms and Conditions" webpages.
  • And finally, all correspondents, too numerous to name individually here, whose corrections, contributions, opinions and comments have been and still are greatly appreciated.


Plain speaking
It is not the intention of this domain to infringe copyrights. Any claim of copyright infringement will be dealt with immediately and if justified, the offending content will be removed.
I claim copyrights on all anecdotal texts that I have written, all *.mp3 and *.mid files that I have recorded/sequenced and image files of photos taken by myself.
Texts (Copy and Paste):
Reported speech is used in the form of ... according to ... and similar.
Audio files: (*.mp3, *.mid)
Midi sequencers are and recording authors are named where known.
Image files:
Images files are assumed to be in the public domain. Copyright acknowledgment is given where known.

Legal Stuff
The copyright in the Website and its contents belongs to Ditty Box Enterprises, or has been included with the consent of other copyright owners. Reproduction in any form, printing or downloading of part or all of the contents is forbidden save in accordance with the licence granted below.

Licence to copy for personal use
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Privacy Policy

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As stated in our Terms & Conditions, your use of this web site signifies your consent to us collecting and using personal information about you as specified below in accordance with this Policy. Should we choose to change our Policy for any reason, the changes will be posted here, so that you are always kept informed of how we collect and use your personal information, and when we may disclose it.

How Do We Collect Information About You And How Is It Used?
You may provide personal information when communicating with us. You may order a product or a service and give your name, email address, delivery address, credit or debit card number and expiry date so that the order can be processed and your products (or services where appropriate) delivered to you. Sometimes you may be asked for your telephone number.
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We may use personal information collected about you to let you know about functionality changes to our web site or changes to our terms and conditions of use.

Traffic Data
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Other Disclosures
We reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate its systems properly or to protect itself or its users.

How Do We Protect Your Information?
We have strict security procedures covering the storage and disclosure of your information in order to prevent unauthorised access and to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. This means that sometimes we may ask you for proof of identity before disclosing any personal information to you.

Our web sites do not employ cookies and no information that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser.

Terms and Conditions for Domain (Website) Use

Welcome to our domains and If you continue to browse and use these domains and webpages therein, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our Disclaimer govern Ditty Box Enterprises relationship with you in relation to this website.
The term Ditty Box Enterprises or us or we refers to the owner of the website whose contact details are given on the Search/Contact webpage. The term you refers to the user or viewer of our website.
The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:
  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
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  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
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