About this site

The Aim   This community website aims to connect people with information and people with people. It aims to provide accurate and up to date information about Pen Selwood. This website came about due to the development of a Community plan in 2012.

The Audience   This website is aimed principally at residents of Pen Selwood and also people visiting, or thinking of visiting, Pen Selwood.

Guiding Principles   There are several guiding principles by which this website is run:

  • Accurate information.
  • This website is not cluttered with advertising but a basic page is provided for legitimate businesses owned and run by residents of Pen Selwood. Contact the administrators if you want something added.
  • This website has no political or religious bias.
  • Treat other contributors with dignity and respect.
  • Residents of Pen Selwood can check the website content and suggest edits, amendments, additions and deletions, and encouraged to add news items, events, offers and requests.

Privacy   Your email will not be visible to anyone but the Administrators of this site. You are able to send message to anyone who has signed up to this site without knowing their email address. Normally only residents can become members though anyone can read what is on the site, except for those Groups who choose to be a closed group. It is up to individuals whether they post a picture of themselves and if they give contact details. Don't display someone else's email, photo or phone number on a page without their permission. Normal caution is advised.

General Data Protection Regulations Privacy Notice

New EU data protection laws come into force on 25th May 2018 and as a consequence we are required to inform you about information held on our database.

The administrators of the Pen Selwood website respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. Your name and email are stored by the website and used solely to allow you access to write to the site.  Under no circumstances will any of the information be used for any other purpose.

Provision of your data is voluntary, provided when you chose to join the site, and is necessary if you wish to add your own news, events, comments or photos, or if you belong to a group sharing messages. If you leave you will still be able to read content. Any content you post is publicly visible.

To leave the Pen Selwood website, just go to the “Settings” link found in the member module that appears on each page of the network. This will bring you to your Profile Settings page. Click on the “Leave Pen Selwood” link at the bottom of the page. In the message box that pops up, check the box next to “Delete my content” if you would like to remove content posted by you on this network.  If you would like to leave the content on there, uncheck the box. Network administrators also have the ability to delete your content. You can include a message for the administrators of this network as to why you are leaving.

The website is hosted on a social platform called Ning which is an American company. Currently they do not comply with GDPR but are working to ensure they do within the deadline. They have the right to use any data on our website, so it is possible for instance they could target advertising to your email based on the content you put on the website. The administrator has not noticed any evidence of this to date.

This note is for information only and you do not need to take any action. Should you have any questions please contact the administrator on ourpenselwood@gmail.com. 

Legal   All text, images and other content belong exclusively to the original supplier of same. Unless stated otherwise usage is according to Creative Commons. The website maintainers/ owners, and all content providers, are not liable for any damages, expense, injury or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by any content which is accessed or used in any manner.

Contact  The website is maintained by a group of residents and can be contacted via the following email ourpenselwood@gmail.com

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