Site Disclaimer/Privacy Policy

Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use for The Misunderstood Mammal

1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these
web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws, and regulations,
and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local
laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from
using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are
protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

2. Use License

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on’s web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license, you may not:  
    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on’s web site;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

  1. The materials on’s web site are provided “as is”. makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site. The views expressed on The Misunderstood Mammal are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of The Misunderstood Mammal.

4. Limitations

In no event shall or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on’s Internet site, even if or a authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on’s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links includes external links to other websites and we have not reviewed all of the sites linked or the content. The Misunderstood Mammal is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to’s web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Kentucky without regard to its conflict of law provisions. General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.



Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to The Misunderstood Mammal. Accordingly, We take a proactive approach to user privacy to ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with all US & UK national laws and requirements for user privacy. We have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose and make use of personal information. 


This privacy policy is for this website, including all subdomains, home of The Misunderstood Mammal Magazine and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

Use of Cookies


This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies via user interface. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s storage device.


Cookies are small files saved to the user’s storage device that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Cookies of embedded services: to improve your experience we embed Twitter tweets, YouTube videos and SoundCloud music on some of our pages. Below is a description of the cookies these services set when they are embedded on pages on

  1. YouTube sets the following cookies: 1P_JAR, APISID, CONSENT, DSID, HSID, IDE, NID, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, __utmx, __utmxx and _ga. They have an expiry date of up to 2 years and we do not have control over these cookies. YouTube may use these cookies to track which videos you watched and that you watched them on YouTube belongs to Google, so please refer to Google’s privacy policy and cookie policy for more information.
  2. Twitter sets the following cookies: _utma, _utmz, _ga, _gid, ct0, eu_cn, external_referer, gt, guest_id, personalization_id, syndication_guest_id and twf_exp. They have an expiry date of up to 2 years and we do not have control over these cookies. Twitter may use these cookies to optimise your browsing experience. E.g. by showing you personalized advertisements that are selected by tracking the websites with Twitter embeds you visit. Tracking and personalized ads can be turned off on Twitter via
  3. For information about how Facebook uses your data please visit: Data Policy, Cookie Policy, Privacy Controls and Basics.




Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website, they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors. Users may opt-out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. Alternatively, users may opt-out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting To opt-out of cookies for Google Analytics’ users may visit: currently available opt-outs. Users may also click here to opt-out of the use of cookies.

Most browsers give you the ability to manage (i.e. refuse, accept or delete) cookies. This works differently in each browser, so please use the links below for up-to-date information about managing cookies in the most commonly used browsers:




We participate in Google Analytics to help manage our site traffic. Third-party vendors, including Google and YouTube, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. For more information about how user data is collected and used please click here. Advertising cookies enable us to serve ads to users based on user activity. 


This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses Google advertising cookies and identifiers to track visitor usage, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation for the purposes of advertising and user demographic research.


The software will save cookies on a user’s storage device in order to track and monitor their website engagement, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external third-party vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or advertisements. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 90 days.


Contact & Communication


Users contacting The Misunderstood Mammal or affiliates do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk.  Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email-submission process and ensure user personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998.


This website and its affiliates use any information submitted by users to provide further information about the products/services offered or to assist in answering any questions or queries submitted, including enrolling users into an email newsletter program the website operates, if requested by the user. Or where necessary for purchase inquiry or completion.


Email Newsletter


This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about news, updates, products, and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish, but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.


Subscriptions are taken in compliance with Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies/people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please submit a request via the Contact Us form.


Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email to help improve the efficacy of future campaigns. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates, and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list].


In compliance with Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign.


Advertisements and Sponsored Links


This website may contain sponsored links and advertisements. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, which may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the advertisements they serve.


Clicking sponsored links or advertisements will send users to the advertiser’s website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may be saved on the user’s hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.


Social Media Communications


Communication, engagement, and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.


Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.


This website may use social sharing buttons that help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.


This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs [web addresses] Users are advised to take caution and good judgment before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Social media platforms can be susceptible to spam and hacking, therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.




Furthermore, we will protect the user’s personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.


We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. For more information about how Google uses your information from our site, please click here: Google Privacy Policy.


We may update our Cookie Policy occasionally. When we do, we will update the date at the Bottom of this policy. We invite you to check our Cookie Policy from time to time for any changes since your last visit.

Last Revision: 12/2/19