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Privacy Policy

Indie Shaman considers the privacy of our subscribers and visitors to be extremely important.

This privacy policy tells you the types of information that is collected and recorded by us and how we use it. It applies to information we collect about:

  • Visitors to our websites
  • People who subscribe to our magazine
  • People who use our other services
  • People who subscribe to our email newsletters

1. Visitors to our websites

All our websites, and use cookies.

About Cookies

A cookie is a simple small text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Only that same server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Cookies contain some anonymous information such as a unique indentifier and the sites name and are unique to your web browser.

Cookies allow a website to remember things such as what is in your shopping basket and make the interaction between you and a website work faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site. For example if you log in to the Indie Shaman forum then move to another page it won’t recognise you and won’t keep you logged in.

We do not make any attempt to identify anyone who uses our website unless we need to do so because they pay for a specific services in which case the customer is asked to provide the information to us, such as someone who places a shop order or orders a magazine subscription. Cookies do not identify or provide this information to us and no information gathered by cookies can associated with any data collected from any other source – such as information you give us to place an order.

Cookies we use:

The Indie Shaman website does not personally set cookies and uses the following third party cookies:

  • The Indie Shaman phpBB discussion board (Indie Shaman Forum) uses cookies that remember your log in name. If you ask it to it will also remember your password and log you in automatically. Without cookies you would not be able to post on the forum as you need to be logged in to post messages and view private sections of the forum.
  • The Indie Shaman Shop at uses a shop software which uses cookies if you register to remember your details for you so you do not have to fill them again next time you place an order. The shop and these cookies does not store your financial information.

Cookies may also be used by other websites we link to.

You can accept or block cookies

If you prefer it is possible to block all or some cookies and delete cookies that have already been set. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About Cookies website. If you share the use of a computer, accepting or rejecting the use of cookies will affect all users of that computer. Please also note that if you block cookies you may lose some of the functions on our website.

For information on how to do delete or block cookies on your mobile phone browser, please see your handset manual or contact your phone service provider.

Log Files

Like many other web sites, and make use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site - usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

2. Data Protection Information

2.1 Indie Shaman only retains personal information necessary for our accounts and records in ensuring we deliver goods or services to our customers. We have to hold the details of the people who have requested the service in order to provide it. However, we only use these details to provide the service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes. When people do subscribe to our services, they can cancel their subscription at any time and are given an easy way of doing this.

2.2 Indie Shaman has a Confidentiality Policy and Data Protection Policy which is made available and agreed to with all relevant service users prior to the service being provided. This policy is also available on request.

2.3 Indie Shaman does and would not pass on personal customer information such as contact details, products and services purchased, or any other form of information regarding any customer or service user to any third party except:

2.3.1 where necessary to produce our accounts (e.g. to an accountant or auditor);

2.3.2 if instructed to do so by a court of law or other legal authority where to do otherwise would mean we were not complying with legislation and or law;

2.3.3 if ownership of the organisation or any part of it were to be transferred in which case any company or individual taking over the company would have to comply with this Privacy Policy;

2.4. We do not keep any information about any customer once we have finished providing a service to that customer and we have finished producing company accounts and records unless otherwise specified or instructed by legislation.

3. Indie Shaman Newsletter

We do collect your e-mail address when you register for the Forum or subscribe to Indie Shaman or otherwise agree to subscribe for our email Newsletter. If you wish to stop receiving our newsletter, you can do so at any time by emailing us or by simply replying 'unsubscribe' to a Newsletter.

4. Forum

4.2 If you complete the profile facility in our forums, it will be viewable by other users.

4.3 Our Forum has a few public sections (members of the public can see what you have posted), a larger private section (only forum members can see what you post) and an Indie Shaman Community Members section (only Indie Shaman members can post or see what is posted). The public sections are stated in the title description of that section.

4.3 We may record and use particular communications that are posted in connection with any investigation of any possible misuse of the forums or any other communication systems that we operate.

5. Links

Our site contains links to third party websites that are not subject to this privacy policy. We strongly recommend that you read the privacy policy of any websites that you visit.

6. Security Policy

We use all reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. However, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you disclose to us. You accept the inherent risks of providing information and dealing on-line and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.

7. Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

8. Changes

We may make changes to these terms at any time. We will let you know what these changes are by posting them to this page. However it is your responsibility as a service user to check for any changes on a regular basis. Changes will become effective as soon as they are posted. If you continue to use our site after the posting of changes to these Terms, it means that you accept any such changes.

9. Contact and Company Information

This site is owned and operated by June Kent, trading as 'Indie Shaman'

If you have any questions about our site or these Terms and Conditions, please contact us by writing to Indie Shaman, 18 Bradwell Grove, Danesmoor, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S45 9TA.

This policy is effective from 6 April 2016 and replaces with immediate effect any previous policy.