Privacy, terms and safety

Privacy and cookies

When you provide us with your personal information, ie when you contact us or purchase a membership or goods from us, we take reasonable precautions to protect that information. We may share your details within the Guild in order to best help you, but we will never sell or pass your details outside of the Association nor use it for unnecessary purposes.

This website uses Google Analytics to help us analyse how visitors use this site. Google Analytics uses cookies (see below) to collect anonymous data about our visitors. Examples of the data collected includes how many times the site is visited, the countries our visitors are from (based on their internet service provider) and which pages visitors view. None of the data collected via Google Analytics can personally identify you. Data collected by Google Analytics is sent to Google and used to compile statistical reports for this site only. Data is collected within the bounds of their Privacy Policy and you can opt out at any time

Our Facebook social plugin also uses cookies as an extension of your Facebook usage experience. This personal information is sent to Facebook and not us. We will only know about your interactions with Facebook if you carry out certain tasks, such as commenting on our page, liking our page or comments on it, or sharing content from our page or to our page. Click here to read about how the Facebook social plugin works and click here to view the Facebook privacy policy

Payments on this website are handled by Stripe. The nature of the service they provide means personal data is collected, and cookies are used to enable their payment process to work. To opt out of their collection of personal data, do not use our online payments service. For information on the use of personal data and cookies, please click here to view the Stripe privacy policy


Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer. They enhance your experience using the website, such as remembering where you are in the payment process. They also help us receive anonymous data about website usage, and extend your Facebook usage experience. If you do not accept cookies on our website, your user experience may be affected. 

Our statistics service, Google Analytics, uses cookies. As explained above, the purpose of this is to collect anonymous data about usage of this website. You can opt out of this at any time via this page, which will place a cookie explicitly blocking the collection of anonymous data for statistical purposes.

Stripe, our payment services provider, uses cookies. As explained above, this may let Stripe collect personal data about you and enables you to use our online payments service. Opting out of these will affect your ability to use our online payments service. For more information please view the Stripe privacy policy

The Facebook social plug in also uses cookies, as explained above. If you wish to stop this, visit the Your Online Choices website. You may also want to consider installing an ad blocking plugin for your internet browser, such as AdBlock Plus.


If you use our online payments service, please be aware that this is provided by Stripe and as such you are subject to their policies which are detailed above.

All content on this site, unless otherwise stated, is Copyright © The Coracle Society and its contributors and should not be used without our permission. We ask you not to copy, reproduce or otherwise edit or use our content. Commercial use, including charitable, of our content requires our express permission. Personal use, including academic, is permitted without prior permission.

Any links to other websites, details about events or news items that we publish is provided "as is" and without warranty - we accept no responsibility for errors or omissions, nor for the content of third party websites. Provision of such material does not suggest or confirm endorsement by The Coracle Society.

Finally, parts of our website permit members to post content, such as news and comments. This facility is provided in good faith - whilst we endeavour to review content prior to publication, The Coracle Society is not responsible for any content that is published by our members. By using this facility, you agree to:

  • not post anything that is defamatory, illegal, or encourages illegal activity
  • not use language or content that offends, such as swearing, racist, homophobic, abusive or other objectionable material
  • not impersonate anyone else
  • not post "spam" messages
  • or anything else that goes against the spirit of the Society

We reserve the right to moderate content and where a user consistently flouts these terms, we reserve the right to block access to these extra website features.


Please remember that content posted through Contribute or on our website can be viewed by anyone online. Therefore:

  • never post passwords, or permit others to use your account
  • where there is a need for you to give personal information, such as your name and address, consider if you are happy for this information to be published. Restrict this to a level with which you are comfortable with, or ask that communications are made to you via the Secretary
  • for more information and tips on keeping safe online, visit Get Safe Online