Privacy and Cookies (in digestible chunks)

WHAT: Alternative Tune may (securely) collect your name and email address or similar when you use certain features of this website – like the contact page.

WHY: Well, clearly I’ll need somewhere to reply to… But this info. may also help me build up a picture of the ‘market’. That’s so I can email you occasionally about the kind of new content I hope you’ll find interesting. Or better still, promotional offers I think you may find tempting.

YOUR PRIVACY: Your details will never be shared with a third party without your express consent. (Unless I’m required to do so by law – as if that’s likely.)

COOKIES: This site (like most others) uses traffic log cookies. Not the tastiest crumbs in the world, but they may improve your experience of the Alternative Tune website. Cookies also help me learn which pages of the site are most popular, so I can tailor or improve the content on offer to you.

TO REASSURE YOU: Cookies respond to you as an individual and remember your preferences, which may make navigation smoother. To do this they attach to your hard drive – with your consent (see below). They in no way allow access to your computer or undisclosed personal information.

YOU CAN RESIST: Most web browsers are hungry so accept cookies automatically. But you can modify your browser settings to resist cookies at any time, although having them offers the fullest browsing experience. For more information (and a more serious read) you can visit

YOUR RIGHTS: You can request a copy of any info. held about you by Alternative Tune, under the Data Protection Act 1998. A wee charge may apply. If you believe any information held is inaccurate or incomplete please contact me to amend as soon as possible.

TO ESCAPE: You can change your mind at any time about Alternative Tune holding your details. Just let me know via the contact page and I’ll make you vanish.

Effective from March 2014