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This website exists for the purpose of sharing information and is published in all good faith. The Rabbit Patch Ltd reserve the right to edit or omit any information supplied prior to publication.

Contributors and parties involved in the production of this site cannot be held responsible for any omissions, errors and subsequent changes, whatever the implications.

The Rabbit Patch Ltd does not endorse, and cannot be held responsible for, any content or claims made by advertisers or contributors appearing within this website.

We do not accept any liability for submissions, manuscripts or photographs provided by contributors.

The Rabbit Patch Ltd reserve the right to make reasonable changes to the terms and conditions at any time. We will only do so when we have good reason. We will publish a notice on our website. The changes will apply from the date shown in the notice. You should visit our website regularly to find out about any changes.

All rights reserved. Disclaimer updated 6.4.12

Privacy Policy

The Rabbit Patch Ltd collect basic data through this website with the consent of the contributor, including (but not limited to):

  •  the ‘Subscription’ facility
  • registrants to Give Aways and competitions
  • registrants to published databases such as ‘Community Group Listings’
  • email addresses from direct communication between the public and publishers

This data is and only will be used by The Rabbit Patch to keep you informed about the products which we create. We DO NOT release data to any third parties. Basic address details are collected through the Subscribe facility simply so that we can track where our readers are coming from and therefore how we can tailor content to suit.

You will receive email updates which are reasonably spaced and you will not get spammed. Currently, updates are sent on a weekly schedule.

All our emails include an unsubscribe function at the foot of the content which you can use at any time.

You can get in touch to change your details. You can unsubscribe/re-subscribe if your email address changes, or you can send a change of details to jane@theRabbitPatch.co.uk

At The Rabbit Patch we take data security very seriously and make every effort to enure that all data is securely and safely stored with complete password protection in accordance with the Data Protection Act. The Rabbit Patch is registered with the Data Controller.


A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. The Regulations apply to cookies and also to similar technologies for storing information. This could include, for example, Local Shared Objects.

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (from when a user opens the browser window to when they exit the browser) or they can be stored for longer. The Regulations apply to both types of cookies:

Session cookies

These allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. They could also be used for security when a user is accessing internet banking or to facilitate use of webmail. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term. For this reason session cookies may sometimes be considered less privacy intrusive than persistent cookies.

Persistent cookies

These are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site or to target advertising.

First and third party cookies

Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie. For more information see: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

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House Rules

We will avoid over-moderating, as long as you use this site in the spirit with which it is intended – ie, when you are commenting please don’t be offensive or contentious, but post as if you were talking to people in real life and with the same courtesy, bearing in mind that you are part of a community no different to one in real life. If you are offensive or contentious, please don’t be surprised to see your comments removed. This applies to the range of websites and their corresponding Facebook pages.

If you think that any posts break these house rules please use the ‘Report Abuse’ button and it will be reviewed and removed if necessary. Contributors who act in an offensive manner will be blocked from posting on the sites.

In particular, but not limited to:

  • Do not use obscenities, discriminatory language, or other dirty and foul language which is not suitable for a public forum
  • Do not post advertisements, “spam” content, or references to other products, offers, or websites
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