The High Woods (the site) is owned by Matthew J Thomas.

These terms of use explain how you may use the site. Use of the site includes accessing, browsing and subscribing to the site. By using the site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.



In addition to these Terms and Conditions, the Privacy Policy sets out the terms on which any personal data will be processed that is either collected from you, or that you provide to the site. It includes information about the use of cookies on the site. By using the site, you consent to and agree to abide by this policy:


Information You Provide

No personal information will be collected about you unless you choose to provide it. Your personal information will never be sold or otherwise knowingly transferred to any third party without your express permission, unless required by law.

Every reasonable step will be taken to ensure your personal information is kept confidential at all times. Strict procedures and security features are used to try to prevent unauthorised access. However the transmission of information via the internet can never be completely secure and the security of any data transmitted to the site cannot therefore be guaranteed. Any transmission is therefore at your own risk.

By providing personal information via the forms on this website, you agree to being contacted by Matthew J Thomas or his representative with regard to the information you request.

Information on this website includes a check box asking for permission to add your contact details to the mailing list. This is an ‘opt in’ mailing list and your personal information will be used solely by Matthew J Thomas or his representative. Each email communication you receive from Matthew J Thomas will include the option to remove your email address from the list.


Information Collected About You

The information collected may include your personal information, such as your name, contact information, IP addresses, telephone conversations, product and service selections and orders or other things that identify you individually.  Generally information about you will be collected in the following manner:

- Via email or other written correspondence, telephone calls, web based forms or other means;

- Via automated technical means to collect information about all website visitors, for example by use of cookies.


Information Monitored About You

During the course of any visit to the web site, the pages you see, along with a short text file called a ‘cookie’ are downloaded to your computer. Cookies may be used to collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information.  This is statistical data about browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.  However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of the site.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting to refuse cookies, the system will issue cookies as soon as you visit the site. By using the site without adjusting your browser settings, you are agreeing to its use of cookies.


Access to Information

The Data Protection Act gives you the right to access information held about you.  Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.  Any access request may be subject to a £10 administration fee.


Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Changes may be made to this Privacy Policy without notice.


Changes to These Terms

These terms of use may be revised at any time by amending this page.


Changes to The Site

The site content may be changed at any time. However content on the site may be out of date at any time. Reasonable effort is made to ensure the site is free from errors or omissions but no guarantee is given in this regard.


Accessing The Site

The site is made available free of charge on a temporary basis. However no guarantee is given that the site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. All or any part of the site may be suspended, withdrawn, discontinued or changed without notice. No liability is accepted if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the site.


Intellectual Property Rights

All intellectual property rights in the site, and in the material published on it, is owned by Matthew J Thomas and is protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the site for your personal and non-commercial use. You must not modify these in any way.  www.thehighwoods must always be acknowledged when content extracted from the site is published.

You must not use any part of the content of the site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so. Please contact Matthew J Thomas to purchase a licence.

If you print off, copy or download any part of the site in breach of these terms of use, the right to use the site will cease immediately and you must destroy any copies of the materials you have made.


No Reliance on Information

The content on the site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Reasonable efforts are made to supply accurate information but no warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, are given that the content on the site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.


Limitation of Liability

No liability is accepted to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

    - use of, or inability to use, the site; or
    - use of or reliance on any content displayed on the site.

No liability is accepted for:

    - loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
    - business interruption;
    - loss of anticipated savings;
    - loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
    - any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

No liability is accepted for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or any other material that may infect computer equipment as a consequence of using the site. No guarantee is given that the site is free from such material.

Links to other web sites should not be interpreted as endorsement of those linked websites. No liability is accepted for any loss or damage that may arise from the use of them.



Misuse of the site by knowingly introducing viruses or other malicious material is expressly forbidden. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the site, the server on which the site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the site.

You must not attack the site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the site will cease immediately.


Linking to The Site

You may link to any part of the site, provided the link does not connect the site to material which is defamatory,  fraudulent, harassing, embarrassing, sexually explicit, profane, obscene, intimidating, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or inappropriate.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement by Matthew J Thomas where none exists.

Linking permission may be withdrawn without notice.


Third Party Links in The Site

Where the site contains links to other sites provided by third parties, these links are provided for information only. No responsibility is assumed for the content of such sites.


Applicable Law

These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law.