Legal & Compliance

Who I am

I am Neil D. Fletcher of 76 Goodman Street, Manchester M9 4EW UK
My website address is:
You can email me at

This my personal web site.
It’s not a business in itself, and it’s not a site I would wish anyone to be upset or offended by.
Anything I post on here is my own opinion If you don’t agree with it, then you have the right to ignore it.
I will never let this site be used to attack or discredit any individual person in any way.
There is already too much of that going on elsewhere on the Internet.
I will occasionally mention other people, if they have a connection with me, or are relevant to an entry. If there is anything on this site that refers to you personally, and which you would prefer was not included, please let me know and I will remove or amend it as you require.
I do not wish to breach anybody else’s copyright, but if I do so by accident, and it is brought to my attention, then I will remove any offending material as soon as I am able.
Likewise, all the content I have created myself is my copyright.  It should not be used without my permission.
If you are a business or a journalist, you will need written permission.
The Internet is a new freedom with which we are all coming to terms.
Let’s make sure we all recognize our responsibilities too.
If we start from the basis of respect for one-another,
I’m sure we will be heading in the right direction.
My email for any queries is

BrewDog Trading
Whilst the site is used to promote any BrewDog share trading I may chose to do, the site itself cannot and will not be used to trade shares. All share transfers have to be done by hard-copy paperwork, and all offers to buy and sell will be concluded by email or on the BrewDog Equity Punks Forum.

More on Copyright.
When we work, we expect to get paid for it.
It should be no different for musicians, composers, artists and others.
I’m trying very hard not to infringe anyone’s copyright, but on ocassions it is really difficult not to.  My aim is to promote the artists, not to deny them payment for their hard work and talents.
Where I can, I’ll use a YouTube embedded video to showcase a piece, but I also occasionally add a track to my site using a plug-in. When I can, I’ll ask permission (thanks Alexander Stewart and Betty Stewart).
If you have the rights to the music and want it removed, just ask.
I use my own photos, and take other images from the internet.  When I can, I’ll ask
permission (thanks Marc).  Again, if it’s yours, and you want it removed, just ask.
If you are a visitor and like the music, please buy it through the various on-line music vendors (Amazon, iTunes etc), or on hard-copy, or at least listen to it on one of the streaming services that pay musicians (Spotify, LastFM etc.).
You can also go to see and hear live music whenever possible.
You may have forgotten how much you enjoy it!

The stuff below is the standard blurb from WordPress, the company whose web design tools I now use. I’ve added it for information, and as it may cover some of the WordPress functions I build into my site.

I’ve added the bits in red italics myself.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

This site is not used to collect any data except your email address and messages sent via my Contact Me page.
I will not use your email for any other reason than to reply to you, and will never pass your details to anyone else.


I’m not planning to allow comments from other people on my site!

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

See the above about the Contact Me page.


Any cookies in use are those built in to the programming by WordPress, the company supplying my web design software.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

No one.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data


Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

No user personal data is stored on this website.

What data breach procedures we have in place

No user personal data is stored on this website.

What third parties we receive data from


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements