Disclaimer/Legal stuff

Who we are

https://www.annotated-saki.info is run by Bruce Gaston.

Copyright information

To the best of my knowledge (though I’m not a lawyer) the writings of Hector Hugh Munro (‘Saki’) are all out of copyright, as Munro died over 100 years ago.

All other quotations from texts are done under ‘fair use’ principles, which for example allow for citing extracts from academic works. In all cases, effort has been made to attribute these clearly and unmistakably.

On the other hand, all annotations to Saki’s stories published here are my own work and protected under copyright law. They may not be copied or otherwise reproduced without my explicit permission.

Privacy information

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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Contact forms

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Who we share your data with

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How long we retain your data

Theoretically, for ever, as you presumably want to hear about all future posts. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data


Additional information

How we protect your data

The website is password protected and only one person (me, see above) has that password.

What data breach procedures we have in place


What third parties we receive data from


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data