The Rivendell Garden


This is mainly boring stuff but I’m required to shove it in your face, sorry. And anyhow, it’s important.


There are good and bad cookies. The bad ones keep track of your every move on the internet and result in all those popup adverts and other rubbish we get plagued with. Plus they reveal where you’ve been and sometimes you don’t want people to know where you’ve been! Good cookies help websites to function by remembering where you are, where you’ve been during your visit to the site and, if there’s any commerce involved, what you’ve put in your shopping basket. Without good cookies most web sites wouldn’t function. This site uses some good cookies to help you get around. It doesn’t use any bad cookies at all.


Like all web sites, mine will collect anonymous data to help me maintain and develop the site. All this information is aggregated so I know, for example, the percentage of visitors that use a particular web browser, different operating systems and so on. No personal information is kept unless you volunteer it (by contacting me).


I have made every effort to ensure that any files available to download from this site are free of viruses and other threats. However viruses can be introduced into files at any stage of transmission from server to client computer and I cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage which may happen from the use of downloaded material. You should re-check all downloaded material with your own anti-virus software. I have done all I can to protect this site from hackers but it’s impossible to be 100% safe and sound these days. You should therefore make sure that you have applied all security patches for the operating system and web browser you use. You will be more at risk if you use out of date software which is no longer updated by its manufacturer. And you should always install at least an anti-virus package and preferably a full internet protection suite of software. Ultimately, your safety is your responsibility.

Links to Other Sites

Whilst I do check every external link from  time to time, I cannot constantly check external web sites to which I link and so cannot be held responsible for the content of those sites. Please use the contact form to let me know of any problems you encounter after following an external link from this site so I can try to put things right.

Reviews of Commercial Products and Services

Any commercial products and/or services are reviewed honestly. I do not accept any payment, in cash or kind, for reviews. I have actually bought myself, or received as a present from a friend or relative, everything I've reviewed. Reviews of services received are honest and objective reviews of those services as I received them and of goods as bought. If your experience is any different from mine, I would appreciate you letting me know so that I can consider qualifying my review.


Except where stated, I own the copyright of all text and images on this site, including the overall design.

I am happy for you to link to this site from your own. Quoting small extracts of text is also fine as long as you acknowledge the source (as "The Rivendell Garden"). But please do not reuse graphics (drawings and photographs) without my prior consent. Please contact me (click that blue “CONTACT ME” thing on the right) with any requests.


I have made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this site is correct but accept no liability for any inaccuracies. I cannot accept any liability for any loss or damage resulting from the use of the material contained in this site.

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