Legal information

We are fully committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998)

We collect information about you for 2 reasons: firstly, to process your enquiry and second, to provide you with the best possible service.

We will not e-mail you unless you have given us your consent.

The type of information we will collect about you includes:

  • Your name
  • Country
  • Email address

We will never collect sensitive information about you.

The information we hold will be accurate and up to date and you can check the information that we hold about you by contacting us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly. We use reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. We are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information.

The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site:

Information automatically logged

  • We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. This information is also used to allow us to determine statistical usage of the website.
  • The referring URL (the web page you left before coming to a Minervawebs web page, if any) is logged whenever you view a page on the Minervawebs website. This allows us to see which areas are more popular than others on the website and the paths taken to reach each page.
  • All such information is gathered globally rather than individually, and no information is linked to any identifying information about you.

Advertisers and Cookies

  • Minervawebs uses 1 session cookie for the contact form and this expires at the end of the session.
  • No personal information is collected by Minervawebs from visitors to the our website, when viewing pages.
  • We also do not collect or harvest the E-mail addresses of people who E-mail us directly. We only use them to respond to your queries.
  • Except as provided for above, any personal information collected will not be disclosed to any third party, except in the case of cooperating with law enforcement agencies to aid in identifying those persons using our services for illegal activities. Information may be given even without a warrant or court order if we believe such illegal activity is being conducted through our services.

What are cookies?

A cookie is described as a small, numeric text file that is stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Any information you provide to us is held securely on our web servers and not on your machine. A cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information.

If you would like to know more about cookies and how they work, or if you would like to learn how to disable cookies in your browser settings or to refuse cookies then please visit for more information.

If we intend to transfer your information outside the EEA (European Economic Area) we will always obtain your consent first.

If you have any questions/comments about privacy, please contact us.

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All text and images on this site, are copyright under the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

  • Site design © C A Gibson.
  • Lerma cartoon, by Nik Scott & used with permission.
  • Any other images or text are used with permission

For information

Copyright in the UK is automatic on publication.

There is no current requirement for an assertion of copyright to be made in the UK for copyright to subsist. However, this is not the case in all jurisdictions. The Universal Copyright Convention (1952) (‘UCC’), to which more than 100 countries are signatories, requires that any country which under its domestic law requires certain copyright formalities to be performed to obtain protection, such formalities are deemed satisfied, even with regard to non-nationals and works published outside the territory, if at the time of first publication the copyright symbol © together with the proprietor and date of first publication was placed on the work, so as to give reasonable notice of copyright protection.

The UCC was concluded in 1952 under the auspices of the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in an attempt to incorporate a greater number of countries into the international copyright community. UCC protection is lower and more flexible than the Berne Convention.

The Berne Convention was concluded in 1886. It aims to protect the rights of authors by providing certain established standards of protection for their works. Two major international principles underlying the Berne Convention are:

  • the principle of national treatment;
  • the principle of automatic protection.

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