TERMS OF USE & PRIVACY

Hardwick Hall park, Durham


By using this site you indicate that you agree to the terms and conditions of use as outlined below.

Disclaimer

This website is based on personal experiences and as such all content should be treated as opinion only. The route guides were constructed with the best of intentions but are provided without any claim as to their safety or legal right of way. It is your responsibility to ride safely and to ensure that you have legal right of way over any routes taken, as well as for ensuring you're fit and healthy enough to make the trip. No responsibility can be taken for any accidents, injuries, or other incidents arising as a result of using the content on this site.

Adverts

The costs of developing and running this website are in part supported by adverts placed on the page. This uses Google's AdSense program and you may receive cookies (see below) if you consented to these. You can withdraw your consent at any time by using their widget, accessed by scrolling down the page and following the pop-up link at the bottom left of the screen).

The display of any advert does not imply endorsement by CycleLEJoG.com of what is being sold.

Measuring our visitors

We measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don't know who you are; just that somebody visited our site.

The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make the website better.

You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish.

Affiliate programs

Another way in which the costs of developing and running this website are partly covered is through participating in some retailer affiliate programs. Any link you see on the site with a star (*) next to it, or adverts that link to Bookshop.org, is an affiliate link. These take you to retailers from where you can buy the products being linked from; if you subsequently buy the item then the retailer will pass me a referral fee. This fee is taken from their own profits - the cost of the item to you is no different to had you gone to the retailer directly.

CycleLEJOG.com is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon UK.

We are also an affiliate of Bookshop.org. If you buy a book from our bookstore (https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/cyclelejog) we may earn a commission from Bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookshops.

Facebook, X (formerly Twitter) and other social networks

These services provide social buttons and similar features which we use on our website – such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons.

To do so we embed code that they provide and we do not control ourselves. To function their buttons generally know if you’re logged in; for example Facebook use this to say “x of your friends like this”. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those networks use it.

Social networks therefore could know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn’t to say they do, but their policies may change). As our website is remarkably inoffensive we imagine this is not a concern for most users.

Discussion comments

To allow visitors to discuss our blog articles and some web pages we use a discussion system called Disqus.

To do so we embed code that Disqus provide and we do not control ourselves. Disqus anonymously tracks visitors to pages like we do. They also remember who you are if you login to any Disqus service, so you can comment on any website using their tool.

Logging in to Disqus can be done in many ways, including via Facebook. If you login via social network, Disqus will be able to link your activity to that network. In this way, your Disqus activity may be personally identifiable.

Disqus will know what pages you viewed in our site and what you wrote on those comments. Of course all comments you leave are also publicly visible on the Internet alongside your name, so we do not imagine this is a concern for many people.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored by your web browser and allow websites to function. CycleLEJOG.com does not itself place any cookies on your browser, apart from a prior version of the website that used cookies to - ironically - keep track when you've clicked to acknowledge the use of cookies (yes we hate those cookie warning banners too!).

Certain 3rd party services that CycleLEJOG.com uses however may place cookies on your computer. These include Google Analytics, Google AdSense, Facebook, and Disqus. These are outside of our control. If you wish to disable these "3rd party cookies" then you can normally do so in your browser settings, or via the service's own portals (for Google AdSense there is a link in a pop-up window at the bottom left of the screen).

If you follow certain links on this website to an online retailer then the retailer and our affiliate partners (Amazon and Affiliate Window) may then use cookies for the purpose of tracking your purchases. This is so they can identify that any purchases were as a result of a link from this website for the purposes of paying CycleLEJOG a small commission. All such links are marked with a *.

Our sister website (ie, I wrote both websites!), BeCyberSafe.com, has lots of useful information on it on internet privacy, including what cookies are and how to block them.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this website, please send us a message via email to andy@cyclelejog.com.

Thanks to Silktide.com for certain portions of this privacy policy. Policy last updated 28/10/23