Terms & Conditions


Any information collected from you as a result of this site’s functioning (IP address, email address etc) will not be passed on to any third party. It may be used to determine whether or not you’ve been here before to keep track of unique visitors. I don’t like spammers either.

I believe cookies are used to remember who you are if you make a comment so it will save your details for the next time you visit. I don’t do anything with them, however, so feel free to disable them if you are concerned about privacy.

I have specifically requested that this site be opted out of the Phorm ‘webwise’ service, so that your browsing habits are not monitored here. If you believe Phorm/Webwise is monitoring browsing on this site despite my clear request otherwise, then please contact me and we will see what we can do about it.


This weblog is powered by WordPress and uses my own personal adaptation of Gauson Design‘s seawater theme for the look and feel.

All contents are copyright Jack Pickard for ThePickards except where otherwise stated. Anyone wishing to reprint, republish or offer a translation of any of the contents of this site should contact me with full details of their request.

The original design for the web chemist character is based on the mad scientist caricature by J.J. available on Wikimedia Commons, and available under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. Therefore my derivate work is also available under the same licence: you may take copies of scientist with bubbling tube and scientist with plain tube and do with them what you wish, provided that any works you make from them are also distributed under the GNU licence. But please, take your own copy. Bandwith leeching is not appreciated!