Legal Information

This website is published by the South East London Meccano Club (hereafter referred to as ‘SELMEC’ or ‘the club’).


All articles, photographs, design, and other website content copyright © 2002–2023 SELMEC, except where noted.

Content available from this website may be printed and/or copied for personal and educational use only. No content available from this website may be reproduced in any way commercially without the prior permission of the club or individual authors.

Website designed, developed and managed by Tim Surtell.

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Privacy policy

SELMEC is a responsible organisation and we will never use your personal details for purposes unrelated to the running of the club or website, nor will we ever disclose them to any third party. We hate spam e-mail just as much as you do!

Below is a full breakdown of the way our website collects and uses your information.

For members and visiting exhibitors

Data collection

Use of collected data

For visitors

Data collection

Use of collected data


This website keeps a log of significant actions taken by users, such as the posting of messages, logging into Member Services, and editing records. This log will identify visitors who provide a name or e-mail address, but may only be used by administrators when they are doing a security audit, troubleshooting, or moderating content.

A ‘cookie’ is a small amount of data sent to your computer by a website and stored by your web browser so that the data may be accessed by the same website in the future. Personal information is not normally stored in a cookie, but information about which pages on a website you have visited could be stored. If you become a member of a website, a code uniquely identifying you to the website can be stored in a cookie so that you do not have to log back into the website every time you visit. Web browsers do not, however, allow the data in a cookie sent by one website to be returned to another website, so websites you visit cannot determine which other websites you have been visiting.

This website sets the following cookies:

Terms of use

By using this website you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of the website. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use this website.

For members

By using Member Services you agree to be legally bound by the following terms of use:

SELMEC e-mail addresses

You may request that your own personal SELMEC e-mail address be set up for your use either as a mailbox or as a forwarder to your current e-mail address. Such e-mail addresses, and any additional paid-for services related to them that you may require, are administered separately by Tim Surtell on behalf of the club. All correspondence and requests for support relating to SELMEC e-mail addresses should be directed to Tim Surtell.

By setting up and using a SELMEC e-mail address you agree to be legally bound by the following terms of use:

For visitors

You agree to use this website only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the website.


If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.