[Updated: 01/05/2014]


“The MagPi”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to The MagPi LTD.

“The Magazine” refers to the written and graphic material we produce in any electronic or physical medium.

“The Website” refers to the website located at www.themagpi.com.

“Source Code” refers to the code printed in The Magazine, on The Website, or elsewhere, which is intended to be entered into a computer system.


The Magazine

Creative Commons License

The Magazine is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License with the understanding that you may profit from the use of any content in The Magazine, but NOT by reproducing The Magazine itself, or any articles within, in any medium including but not limited to physical or electronic copies. Sale of The Magazine is only allowed by those specifically licensed by The MagPi. This implies that multiple copies of the magazine may be printed for private use within family households, schools or other institutions.

While every endeavour is taken to ensure the information published in The Magazine is correct at the time of publication, we cannot be held liable for any information that is missing or inaccurate.


Source Code

Source Code made available through The Magazine is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


The Website

You agree that you will not:

(a) post on or transmit to or from The Website any material that is threatening, defamatory, libellous, racist, obscene, pornographic, indecent, offensive, discriminatory, inflammatory, blasphemous, illegal, criminal, involves junk mail, spam or chain letters, is in breach of confidence or privacy or a third party’s rights or which may otherwise cause annoyance or inconvenience;

(b) use The Website for fraudulent or criminal activities;

(c) transmit any virus, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data onto The Website;

(d) monitor or copy, or allow others to monitor or copy, our web pages or the content included herein;

(e)”frame” or otherwise simulate the appearance or function of this Website;

(f) attempt to access our systems or reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise tamper with The Website, its content or any software used in connection with The Website;

(g) take any action that interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, including but not limited to unsolicited communications, attempts to gain unauthorised access, or transmission or activation of computer viruses.

The MagPi is not responsible for the content of, and does not endorse, any websites linked to from The Website.


The Website uses cookies to enhance userbility and help us analyse web traffic. If you wish to remove the cookies we have direct control over, follow these steps:

  1. Hover over the small cookie image at the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click ‘I hate cookies’.
  3. Accept the warning if you wish to proceed.

This will remove Google Analytics and enhancement cookies that The Website uses, and will create a temporary ‘session’ cookie to remember your preference.

Cookies which we do not have direct control over should be removed via the organisation that does have direct control over them. To opt out of some Google cookies for instance, visit www.google.com/settings/ads.

If you have any further queries regarding our use of cookies, please contact us. For general information regarding cookies, please see www.aboutcookies.org/.



We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, as required by the Data Protection Act 1998. Our registration number is ZA016642.

Any data received will be processed in accordance with the eight principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the policy set out below. Other sites accessible by links provided within The Website or The Magazine to external organisations are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

Personal data collected

The Website contains the ability to contact us at any time. The types of personal information you provide to us may include name, address, phone, email address, user identification details and passwords, billing information, transaction, credit card information and contact preferences.

Data collection and purpose specification

We collect your personal data to help us understand your needs and interests and provide you with better services. Specifically, we use your information to provide the services you request, to communicate with you, to update you on services and benefits, and to better understand who uses The Website and the pages they access so as to be able to improve The Website.

Occasionally, we may also use your information to contact you for market research regarding our products and services. We will give you the opportunity to opt-in to receive market research and customer surveys. If subsequently you want to opt-out, simply email us at editor@themagpi.com.

Sometimes we may need to give information of competition winners to third parties in order to process their prizes. Should you win we will need to pass your contact details to third parties, who may be outside of the EU, in order for them to send prizes

Otherwise, unless we have your consent, we will ensure so far as is possible that your personal data will not be disclosed to other organisations, institutions and authorities unless required by law. We will not sell, rent or lease your personal data to others.

You agree that if we transfer ownership or management of The Website or The Magazine to a third party we may also transfer your data to such third party, provided such third party agrees to observe this policy.

Children’s privacy

We believe that protecting children’s privacy online is extremely important, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s use of the Internet and to spend time online with their children. We do not collect personal information from children without their parent or guardian’s consent.

Links to other websites

Parts of The Website and The Magazine contain links and URLs to third party web sites for your information. If you use these links, you will leave The Website. When you access a third party site, please understand that we do not control the content and are not responsible for the privacy practices of that site. We suggest that you carefully review the privacy policies of each site you visit. This Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of those third party websites linked to from The Website. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.


We do not give visitors to the Site the option of using a secure transmission method to send us their personal data, unless otherwise indicated. Accordingly, your attention is drawn to the fact that any information carried over the Internet is not secure; information can be intercepted, lost, redirected, changed and read by other people.

Crime prevention and detection

We may use your personal information to prevent crime and trace those responsible. We may check your details with fraud prevention agencies.

Feedback, including comments and questions

We value your comments and opinions. If you have any comments or questions about our use of your information or about these online Terms, License or Privacy Policy, please send an email to editor@themagpi.com.

If you email us, or give us your email address, we will keep a record of it. We may use it to contact you occasionally about other products and services which may be of interest to you if you have chosen to opt-in to such mailings. We will not give your email address to any unauthorised third parties.

When you email us please remember that the content of your email is insecure and could be intercepted. Accordingly, please keep the amount of confidential information to a minimum and we will do likewise when we reply.

Your rights to access personal data

We strive to keep your personal data accurate and encourages you to contact us at editor@themagpi.com to update your information, if necessary.

For any enquiry or concern about our privacy policy, or to request access to your personal data please contact us directly:

Email: editor@themagpi.com

We have to provide you with a readable copy of the personal data, which we keep about you, within 40 days of receiving your written request. The Data Protection Act allows us to charge a fee of £10 for this service. Evidence or proof of your identity (for example, a passport, driver’s licence or current bills – original or photocopy) will be required.

It is both in our interest and yours to hold accurate data. If the data that we hold on you is inaccurate in any way, where appropriate, you may have the data:

  1. erased
  2. rectified or amended
  3. completed

Complaints and disputes

We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair and rapid resolution of any complaints or disputes relating to privacy matters. Please send us your questions and comments regarding our privacy practices to editor@themagpi.com or send us a letter to the above address.

In the unlikely event that you do not receive a response to your inquiry, or if you feel that your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Switchboard: 0303 123 1113
Fax: 01625 524 510
DX: 20819 Wilmslow
Website: www.ico.gov.uk

Full contact details can be found on the following page: www.ico.gov.uk/Global/contact_us.aspx


About these Terms

We may modify these terms at any time. You should look at the terms regularly. We’ll post notice of modifications to these terms on this page.

If there is any inconsistency between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

These terms govern the relationship between The MagPi and you. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights.

If you do not comply with these terms and we do not take action immediately, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).

If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.