The International Steam Pages
The International Steam Pages invite
contributions for publication which will be appropriately acknowledged. I no
longer add email contact addresses unless I am specifically requested owing
to spam problems. When readers inquire about articles, if necessary, I
forward the email to the original author. All material on the site remains
the copyright of contributors and I will not allow reproduction without
EU Cookie Directive Compliance Statement (20th August 2015)
Readers who inquire about or order International Steam DVDs (and Images of Rail CD-ROMs) through these pages will not have their email addresses or any other information passed to third parties. From time to time as a service to customers we will inform them of new products.
The same applies for those people interested in my Java tours which I have operated from time to time.
All pages on the site contain advertisements from the Google Adsense programme, their content is based on the page content and that of the site in general, together with your geographical location. 'Steamy' has more than one meaning and this has in the past led to some not totally appropriate content, I rely on my readers' intelligence and sense of humour in this respect. I have no direct control over the advertisements, save that certain tour operators have been black listed for reasons explained elsewhere..
Progressively, the Adsense programme by default will collect data on readers interests on this and other sites and use it to make its advertisements more relevant. Although I could disable this function, I think on balance it will be helpful without excessively threatening privacy; in any case this feature can be disabled on individual computers (see below).
In addition, this site also uses 'Google Analytics' to get feedback on how readers are using the site in order to further improve it. No user specific information is gathered, let alone used, from this service.