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Privacy Policy


We take privacy issues seriously and this section details what kind of information we may collect from you and how we store it or may share it. The provisions of the Data Protection Act (DPA) require that personal data in  physical and electronic form is stored securely at all times and handled with due diligence. Contact details provided via the contact form, through the blog, by phone or word of mouth may be used by us for the purpose of communication.


Visitor Statistics

In addition we may compare visitor statistics over time from information provided by our server 100webspace (view website) via a service called webalizer.

To improve this site’s function as a publicity and communication organ for the Westmorland Fells Group we may collect, store, and analyse data from visitors. In addition to viewing visitor numbers, we may also collect, store and analyse such simple, aggregated visitors’ statistics that are made available to us via our server’s use of webalizer, webalizer.org, such as frequency and dates of visits to this site (the options include viewing of I.P. Addresses, browser types and referring links where relevant though we don’t use these to identify any individual) and we may use this data to attempt to improve our page popularity.

We may use contact details given to us by group members for the purpose of communicating news. These details will not be shared for the purposes of direct marketing.

In addition to the above uses, we may supply any information to law enforcement agencies that we are obliged to provide them by law. We may use the information in any situation where it could constitute evidence useful in our defence in case of a dispute.


This website uses Flash cookies in  the display of  images in the SlideShowPro image galleries and html cookies in the operation of it’s associated news blog. These Cookies are small files stored on your computer to allow communication between your computer and the third party service providers’ web servers. They enable the web servers to remember you and personalise your use of their services. They allow various features of our website and blog to work.

You may control the storage of these Cookies on your computer by different methods if you wish. Note that such control may affect your user experience of our website and blog.

Flash Cookies for image galleries

This website uses Adobe’s Flash technology to display some images via the  Adobe SlideShowPro Director service and SlideShowPro media player and uses Flash Cookies in its proper operation. Acceptance of these Cookies is optional but options aren’t controlled through your browsers’ preferences settings, controls are available from Macromedia’s website to block their operation if you wish, though such action may affect your user experience of this site. Click here for Adobe’s Website Storage Settings control panel.

Html Cookies

 Our Blog is provided by Automattic via Wordpress.com free of charge with the proviso that they may run advertisements on our blog when it suits them. The blog uses html Cookies to provide its interactive functions to anonymously count visitors and in association with placed advertisements. Click here to view Automattic’s Privacy Policy .

You may choose to use this website without html Cookies by selecting to block your browser’s acceptance of Cookies via your browser’s preference settings if you wish. Seek instructions on how to do this via your  chosen browser’s ‘Help’ facility as the method to block Cookie files varies by browser type.  If you need more help, please see  aboutcookies.org for help with changing settings on different browsers and if you want to learn more about Cookies generally.

Interactive elements of this site

Google Map

We use a Google Map to show our area’s location.  View Google’s Privacy Policy here.

We will never ask you to email your banking or credit card details to us.

We ask you not to submit any sensitive or illegal data through any interactive elements on our site, for example: email, interactive forms and blog. All postings to the blog are subject to moderation prior to publishing, but we are not obliged to publish anything submitted via the blog.

Email to us via the form on our contact page is facilitated by Serif Web Services, you may view their privacy policy here.

Submission of Data to this Site

This entire site is copyright © 2012 Westmorland Fells Group and licensors. The contributing artists and authors retain and assert copyright of all their original works. All original materials on this site, including, and not limited to, design, text, graphics, logos, images, audio and video, are rights managed, and may only be downloaded for your personal use. Any further distribution for sale or any other use is expressly prohibited. Modifying, distributing, re-publishing, publicly performing or broadcasting any of the recordings, text, graphics or images included on this site without express written consent from us is also prohibited.

All material submitted to the site is for publication unless expressly stated otherwise, and must comply with applicable English laws and current social and political correctness, including, but not limited to not infringing copyright, not defaming any persons, not presenting danger to minors and other vulnerable persons and not promoting discrimination, hatred or violence. Don’t submit material to the site or blog that you do not want published.

Though we try to make sure that all information published is true and correct at time of publication we accept no liability for any errors or omissions and reserve the right to change information at any time without notice. It is the visitors’ responsibility to be aware of changes to these terms, the last updated notice at the top of this page is indicative of whether or not alterations have taken place since you last visited.

The internet is a global medium. Our servers are based abroad and communications will pass beyond our borders and may pass through countries whose privacy and security laws are laxer than our own.

Accessing Data That We May Hold About You

The provisions of the Data Protection Act (DPA) allow that you may see the full extent of the personal data that we hold about you within 20 days of our receipt of your request for it, provided that you pay an acceptable fee and provide proof of genuine identity. We will provide this service for a fee of £10.

If you wish to contact us for any reason related to this website please email Charles at contact@thewebcat.biz

or write to The website manager : Charles Paxton

At Greywalls, Maulds Meaburn, Penrith, Cumbria, UK, CA10 3HN

Thank you

Terms & Conditions for westmorlandfells.com & Blog

TERMS OF USE FOR WESTMORLANDFELLS.COM AND ORTONFELLS.WORDPRESS.COM Henceforth referred to here collectively as our sites or this site.

Last Updated 02/05/13

Our sites are managed by Westmorland Fells Group and Charles Paxton, the nominated Data Controller as an administrative body referred to in this documentation as ‘us’ and ‘we’.

All prospective and actual visitors of this site are referred to on this site as ‘you’. Using this web site indicates that you accept these terms, conditions and disclaimers (henceforth referred to collectively as terms). If you do not accept these terms, please do not use this web site. All use of this site must conform to our terms of acceptable use. In case of disagreement with these terms your sole recourse is to discontinue using this site. Any failure to comply with these terms indemnifies us against any related complaint, grievance or suit to the maximum extent permissible by English law, this doesn’t affect our possible liability for death or injury caused by any proven negligence on our part or for damages related to fraud.

This web site and its use is subject to and governed by the applicable laws of England and Wales, is informational only and is provided by us, for your optional, free use, on an as-is basis with no warranties attached of any sort, express or implied. You use it entirely at your own risk.

We make no representations, endorsements or warranties of any kind with respect to the site, its contents or any other site linked to this web site. Neither the website manager nor Westmorland Fells Group  will be liable for any damages whatsoever arising from or in connection with the use of this site, including and without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, from delay or inability to use the site, the provision of or failure to provide services from the site, or for any information, products, services, media and graphics obtained through the site or any site linked to this one. In any case of any perceived grievance, complaint or suit, your first recourse should be to cease using the site and to contact the webmaster requesting a perceived course of remedial action. Regardless of the circumstances, any legal case brought in relation to this site can only be conducted within the provisions of the laws of England and Wales, and under the jurisdiction of English Courts. In the case of any perceived grievance we insist that you contact us for remedy in the first instance prior to any legal action.

This document (together with our Privacy Policy on the right) define the terms of use on which you may make use of our website and its associated blog as any form of user. These terms and conditions and policies are reasonable and non-negotiable and apply to all visitors and users of our sites. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the sites or any documents or media available for download from them because they are legally binding upon you. These terms and conditions may change over time and users are expected to check this page periodically to be aware of any changes because of their legally binding nature. The last updated date at top left should indicate whether or not these terms have been revised since you last visited.

By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use, our acceptable user policy and privacy policy and that you agree to abide by them. Users must comply with the spirit of these terms and conditions of use as well as the letter. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions of use, please refrain from using our sites and any of the links or documents accessible from our sites.

  Thank you.



For legal purposes the data controller for this site is Mr. Charles Paxton of The Webcat. The Webcat is a website design cottage industry with one sole trader, Charles Paxton, henceforth referred to as I or me, or us or we in case of co-designed projects like these websites when referred to together with my clients as a joint administrative body. Communications about the sites should be made to me in the first instance by  email to  contact@thewebcat.biz or by post to Mr. C. A. Paxton, The Webcat, Greywalls, Maulds Meaburn, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3HN. In the case of any perceived grievance related to this website or its contents we ask you to contact me first before resorting to legal action.


We are a group that broadly support the inclusion of the area known as Westmorland Fells in Natural England’s extension plans for the National Park system. The Group’s representatives from various villages can be viewed by clicking this page of our site.



Orton Fells Group is the owner or the licensor or licensee of all intellectual property rights in these sites, and in the material published on them, works by contributors are fully credited. These works are protected by global copyright laws.  All such rights are reserved or managed respectively by the respective authors of the media or their employers or their agents.



While we believe the information posted on this site and contained in its associated media is correct at the time of publication we cannot guarantee its factual accuracy, as such all commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which total reliance should be placed.  We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any dogmatic reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our sites, or by anyone who may be informed of any of their contents by third parties. Please contact us via the email addresses provided if you have any questions.



We will probably update our sites regularly, and may change the content at any time without notice. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our sites, or close them indefinitely. Any of the material on our sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material within a specified period. Updates may be conducted within the best available time-frame.


The material displayed on our sites is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its factual accuracy to the extent permitted by the laws of England and Wales. We, and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

1 all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

2 any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our sites or in connection with the use, the inability to use, or even the results of the use of our sites, any websites linked to them and any materials posted on them.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under laws and statutes that are applicable .



We process information about visitors in accordance with our privacy policy (see PRIVACY POLICY on the right).  Any use of our site constitutes consent to such processing.



Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our sites, or to make contact with other users of our sites, you must comply with the content standards set out in our PARAMETERS OF acceptable use policy (see  ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY below).

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.  Any material you upload to our sites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our sites constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our sites. We uphold our right to remove any material or posting you make on our sites if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy (see PARAMETERS OF ACCEPTABLE USE below ).

The internet is a global medium. Our servers are based abroad and communications will pass beyond our borders and may pass through countries whose privacy and security laws are laxer than our own. Click here to view our web host’s website.




We may revise the parameters of acceptable use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to become aware of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you.

Some of the provisions contained here may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site or blog.



You must not misuse our sites by knowingly introducing malware such as viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs, spyware or any other material which is in anyway underhand, malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our sites, the servers on which our sites are stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site, nor is it permitted to attack our sites via denial-of-service attacks, be they direct or distributed.

By breaching this provision, you would contravene the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and be breaking the law. We will report any such illegal activity to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with them by disclosing your identity. Such activity would mean your right to use our sites would cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our sites or to your downloading of any material posted on them, or on any website linked to them.



You may link to our sites, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage or take advantage of our reputation, in any case it is forbidden to link in a way that suggests an association, approval or endorsement on our part that isn’t real. If in doubt, please ask permission first.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our sites must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our sites other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. If you wish to make any use of material on our sites other than that set out above, please address your request to contact@thewebcat.biz.



Where our sites contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.  We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.  


Unlawful or malicious uses of this site are all prohibited.


Our Contact form sends your message to us by email via Serif Web Resources. You can read their Privacy Policy here. Any submission to our Blog will be considered intended for publication unless marked ‘private’. All material submitted to this website must comply with our content standards.


These content standards apply to any and all material on our sites. The standards apply to every part of any contribution.

Contributions must: be accurate (where they state facts), be genuinely held (where they state opinions), comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not contain any material which: is defamatory of any person, obscene, offensive, hateful, inflammatory or likely to promote violence,  discriminatory based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, infringes any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person or body,  is likely to deceive any person, breaches any legal duty owed to a third party be it contractual or otherwise, promote any illegal activity, be threatening, abusive or invasive of another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety, be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person, be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person, give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case, nor advocate, promote nor assist any unlawful act such as (but not limited to) copyright infringement or computer misuse. We  reserve the editorial right not publish material submitted, and are under no obligation to respond to communications that are off topic, frivolous or considered to be spam.


Any breach of these terms will result in the automatic withdrawal of your right to use our sites.

We exclude liability to the maximum extent allowable by law, for actions taken in response to breaches of these parameters of acceptable use.  In response to such a breach we may take any other action that we consider appropriate.


                                                                                                                                                     Also please  read our privacy policy