Privacy & Confidentiality operates a strict confidentiality policy and respects the privacy of all users of the site. We pledge to maintain a secure and anonymous forum that will allow you to use the site without the fear of disclosing controversial opinions or personal experiences.


All articles and personal accounts submitted to will remain strictly confidential and no real names or identifiable information will be published on the site, without explicit permission from the individual contributor.


Models have been used to stage all portraits and photographs on this site. The names of writers, photographers and volunteers, where mentioned, have been changed to ensure their anonymity.


To protect your identity when using, ensure that you do not disclose any personal information and contact details on your personal profile and whilst using the forums and chat rooms.



In order to participate in the competitions, forums and chat rooms, you will need to register with by submitting a valid username and password. We may also ask you to give us optional information such as your age, gender and ethnicity to monitor the usage of the site. By registering with, we can inform prize-winners of competitions and protect the forum and chat rooms from abuse.


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If you subscribe to our mailing lists we may send you information and updates about the site. Your e-mail address will be stored on a secure server and will not be passed on to a third-party.




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