A Note on this Disclaimer:

Much like there are Friendly Local Gaming Stores (FLGS) within the board gaming world, I want Start Your Meeples to be a Friendly Local Gaming Blog. As such, I practice a policy of trying to be as open as possible. Below is a whole load of information about a whole host of topics to do with the technical “behind the scenes”. It’s not the most interesting page in the world, but it should hopefully answer a few questions.

A Note on Opinions:

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are strictly my own.

A Note on Photos:

The majority of the photos on this blog are taken by me, most on my dining room table, on the floor, a footrest, or a friend’s gaming table. The majority of photos thus far have been taken using a Huawei P9 Lite, Huawei P20, iPhone 7 or a Canon 650D. Most in fairly poor lighting (so sorry about the blurriness). They are in context and thus should constitute being used under fair usage, as I am talking about the games I am displaying. If however, for any reason, you want me to remove a photo please just drop me a note. You can do this from the contact page.

A Note on “Luke”:

Yes, I am a real person. Yes, Luke is my real name. Yes, I write all the content on this blog myself. I try to post every other day, but this may change on occasion.

A Note on Content:

All views expressed are my own opinion. I am not paid for any reviews, nor am I paid for writing these articles. At the moment this blog does not earn me any money and is not monetised. I never set out to offend with anything I write and just want to share the love of gaming.

A Note on Cookies:

This site is managed using the WordPress.com blogging platform and so uses the cookies WordPress.com uses as a default. To find out more about the WordPress.com cookies you can click here.

You can read more about this in the Privacy Policy.

A Note on Data:

This site uses the WordPress Jetpack Plugin (it comes with WordPress blogs as basic). Through this, I can tell what countries visitors are from, where they come from, and what pages they look at. These are provided as three separate statistics and update every threeΒ minutes. It doesn’t link the three data points together, but instead will give me a breakdown of countries, pages, and sources. You can find out more about the Jetpack plugin here.

I also use Google’s Webmaster Tools (also known as the Search Console). This is mainly for me to manage how each page is seen and crawled; however, it does give me some usage statistics. This includes being able to look at the queries people use to find this blog, the pages they find on Google, and the countries those users come from. You can find out more about Google’s Search Console and the data it allows me to see here.

You can read more about this in the Privacy Policy.

A Note on Emails:

The Follow Functionality on this site is a WordPress widget. What it does is, if you sign up, it will send you an email asking you to confirm your subscription. You will then receive an email when I post. Please note that I do not do anything with your email address.

To contact me you do need to provide an email address, but this is just so I can respond (the contactΒ goes through a form to avoid crawlers from spamming my email address!). If you email me, I will not sign you up automatically to my mailing list. That just wouldn’t be cool.

You can read more about this in the Privacy Policy.

A Note on Questions:

I’m a pretty approachable guy, so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.