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Who or what is OAPSchat? People are asking me this daily.

Hi, my name is Janice and I am the founder of www.OAPSchat.co.uk, a worldwide community website with over 45 countries now looking in! OAPSchat was born in April 2013 as a Facebook page. One lunchtime, my family and I were talking about the lack of websites for over fifty fives. So I decided to look into this more thoroughly. There are a few, but they are celebrity based or specific to grandparents etc.

General Browsing of Articles

This website uses Google Analytics and Extrawatch to help analyse how visitors use this site. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are small text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitors behaviour information in an anonymous form. Note the deliberate emphasis of anonymous, as no personally identifiable information is collected about you unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on this website. 

The anonymous information generated by Google Analytics cookies about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google and Extrawatch. This information is then processed to compile statistical reports on website activity for oapschat.co.uk only. I use these reports to evaluate aggregate visitors usage so that I can optimise the content, and its marketing, to better meet your needs. Yes, I consider this essential for me to operate this website as a free to use service!

I will not link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. In fact, I will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifiable information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form. Google or Extrawatch will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google or Extrawatch.

Signing Up To The Newsletter

By Signing up to the Oapschat Newsletter you are allowing Oapschat to store and view your entered name and entered email address.

Oapschat will Never share this information with any third party members and the information provided will only be used to send you Newsletters to your email address.

Writing For Oapschat

By writing an article for Oapschat you are consenting to having your name or pseudonym attached at the top of the published article.

Registered contributors email addresses or any other information held by Oapschat will not be shared with the public or any third party members without express permission from the contributor.

By becoming a contributor we may share the information that you have been added to a list of contributors e.g "Oapschat now has 110 contributors".

Sharing photos with Oapschat to include in your article:- you agree that images may be resized or cropped to better suit the context.

Your article may be shared by us to any website that is relevant to the content of your article e.g an article on fishing may be a shared link on a fishing website. Controlling what other websites publish on their pages is not under our control, however if you do find a link to an article you have written on Oapschat.co.uk and wish the link to be taken down, please let us know and we will contact the website in question. 

Login Into Oapschat

Oapschat will never share your information with any third party members. By logging in using Facebook or Twitter, will generate automatic entry to our regular competitions. Should you be successful in winning a competition ( winners chosen at random), you will be contacted via your email or through Facebook or Twitter. Due to postage costs, competitions are only valid for UK residents, unless the prize is an evoucher from Amazon for example.