Privacy & Terms of Use


This page is about how I use your data and the terms and conditions associated with this website. I’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible.

So who are you dealing with?

This website is owned and operated by me – Ross A Hall. This is my personal website and blog. Occasionally I use it to promote my freelancing services as a writer, photographer and designer. These are delivered by my service company – Dalmeny Close Ltd.

Dalmeny Close?

A limited company I own and which is used to provide consulting, design and writing services. The company is registered in England. Company Number: 07550233. Registered Address: 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU, UK

I take privacy very seriously

In short, anything gathered off of this site is used purely to help me run the site unless you contact me. More on that in a minute.


I don’t use them.

If you find something on your machine that came from this site it might be an old Google Analytics tracking cookie you picked up. I stopped using it on 15th April 2018.

Ezine Mailing List

The “Documenteur” ezine is published by Dalmeny Close and delivered by email about once a week. If you received it, it’s because you signed up and confirmed your email address. Or someone forwarded it to you.

MailChimp is used to manage the mailing list.

Sharing Data

I don’t share data with two exceptions.

  1. If you contact me off this site I will reply from my freelancing business email address.
  2. If you subscribe to the ezine you will be added to a mailing list managed by MailChimp and published by Dalmeny Close.

Storing Data

I use a number of technologies and services to store data. This includes emails, contact details, files and images. Whenever I choose a new service I always check to make sure they’re treating your data with respect. In practice this means complying with UK Data Protection legislation and regulation.

Deleting Data

I don’t keep anything for longer than I have to. Typically that’s a couple of months.

Terms of Use

These cover both use of the site and the content originally posted here.

Information only

The contents are provided on an “information only basis”. That means if you follow the suggestions I write about and it goes wrong, you’re on your own. Needless to say that means I don’t accept liability for anything.

Authorised use

Feel free to enjoy the content on this site. Feel free to share links to what you find interesting across social media.


Everything on the site is copyright and no permission is given to reproduce content elsewhere.

Unauthorised use

You are not permitted to use the content on this site in whole or part. Examples of unauthorised use include, but are not limited to: republishing images in any form, using images to accompany your own works, reproducing blog posts in whole or part, deriving new works from mine. This applies regardless of whether the works are paid for or provided freely.

Unauthorised use of my content will result in an invoice being issued for each instance of use (that’s each web page, brochure, email etc).

If you would like to use something of mine just get in touch. I’m sure something can be worked out.


I’ll update these from time to time. Each time you use this site you accept whichever privacy policy or terms applies at that time.

Updated: 7/4/2019

About Ross A Hall

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