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War Memorial & Cliff Terrace - Chris Morgan
War Memorial & Cliff Terrace - Chris Morgan

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Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy statement govern the Hartlepool Writers Group's relationship with you in terms of interacting with this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

The term 'Hartlepool Writers Group' or 'Hartlepool Writers' or 'us' or 'we' refers to a social and community website facilitated by the good offices of Hartlepool Library/Hub, 124 York Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9DE. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

1 - The Hartlepool Library, Community Hub, Hartlepool Council and all its staff and officers are indemnified from any proceedings, litigation or any other actions or charge by a third party in relation to any of the specific activities of the Hartlepool Writers Group on this website.

2 - Mecurian Books and all its staff and officers are indemnified from any proceedings, litigation or any other actions or charge by a third party in relation to any of the specific activities of the Hartlepool Writers Group on this website.

3 - The website is not a trading entity and does not collect any information from you other than that evaluated in 'cookies' anonymously to provide site use data to the service provider.

4 - The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

5 - This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. If you do allow cookies to be used, the following personal information may be stored by us for use by third parties: URL Data, Location Data, Time Data.

6 - Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or referred to on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

7 - Your use of any information or links on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any links, products or product recommendations, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

8 - This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

9 - All content reproduced in this website, which is not the property of, or licensed to the operator, is acknowledged on the website in the form of 'attribution' as required

10 - Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

11 - From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s) in any way whatsoever and we have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

12 - Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


1 - We do not collect or solicit any direct  data on this website and in the event that you send such data to us we will comply with data protection law which includes the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. This states that no personal information held by us advertently or inadvertently will be processed unless the requirements of the Data Protection legislation for fair and lawful processing can be met.

2 - Where we have used images on this website we have provided attribute to the owner of the intellectual property concerned as required by the relevant 'terms of use'. Other images such a logo's and business titles have been used only where written reference has been made to the owner under the terms of 'free' promotion.


1 - The moral right of a named writer to be identified as the author of a particular work as displayed on this website has been assessed in accordance with the UK Copyright, Design and Patents Act, 1988 and all subsequent revisions and Copyright Law of the United States including related laws contained in Title 17 of the United States Code.

2 - The book/manuscript or any other form of prose may be a work of fiction or non-fiction. However, some real events and places may have been referred to or been described and unless otherwise noted, the author and the associated publisher make no explicit guarantees as to the accuracy of the information contained in the manuscript and in some cases, names of people and places may have been altered to protect their privacy. Any other resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or locales will be entirely coincidental.

3 - No part of any manuscript/published work identified through this website may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means without the written permission of the identified author.


1 - Opinions and articles posted or otherwise expressed on this website may not necessarily be the opinion of individual members of Hartlepool Writers Group or the owner of this website.


1 - Care should be taken by anyone posting a written piece on this website as such an action may be considered by third parties to be an act of 'publishing' and may or may not affect the way your work will be considered by judges or other types of review panel. All work posted on this site by you remains your copyright.