Site policy

This is where you can find information on what people say on this site (Disclaimer), who owns content (Copyright) and what we do with any information the site collects from site visitors (Privacy), including cookies used on the site. If you think something is missing or unclear, please use the Contact page to let us know! 


This is a site for Clare Crossman to write about her poems and activities and for members of the public to post comments and to contact Clare.  It may also contain excerpts from and links to a wide selection of articles and other materials, for example from other websites.

Any views expressed on this site are personal (either to Clare or to the author of a comment or of the original material being quoted).


All text on this site, unless stated otherwise, is © Clare Crossman, including blog posts, website pages and poems. Other content (quotations concerning Clare’s books, comments posted on the site etc) is the copyright of the identified Author and any sources they identify for quotations etc. If you wish to quote our posts or pages, please identify as the source and Clare or the identified Author as author, giving a link to this site. If you wish to repost a post on your own site, please contact Clare (using the Contact page) with details.

Images: We seek to identify relevant permissions and to credit the creators and sources of images and other materials used on this site, wherever possible. If you have information on any material where we have not been able to identify the creator or source (or correcting information that we have provided) or think we do not have or may have misinterpreted the relevant permission, please use the Contact page to let us know and we will do our best to rectify this as soon as we reasonably can. 

Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how the site uses and protects any information that you give us when you use the site.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from: June 2018

What we collect

We may collect the following information (e.g. when you use the contact form or leave a comment on the site):

  • name
  • contact information including email address
What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve the site’s operation and content;
  • We may periodically send emails with other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you by email for market research purposes regarding the site or Clare’s activities. We may also use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

What is a cookie?

The site and the plugins that support it do use cookies. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out here.

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. 

Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts, and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave this site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by using our Contact form or emailing us at: admin [at] clarecrossman [dot] net

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please use our Contact form or email us at: admin [at] clarecrossman [dot] net

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please use our Contact form or email us at: admin [at] clarecrossman [dot] net  We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.