Privacy Policy

Willis Howard - owner of the website and of the "Richard Thompson List" - has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate his firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: .

We will not send any information about you to anyone without your permission.

We log your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site.

Our site uses forms and cookies. Cookies and forms are used to implement the "Chat Room". When using the "Chat Room", you are not obligated to use your legal name. Information provided at logon or during the chat is not saved beyond the session of the chat. Cookies and forms are also used as part of the archives to allow you to start viewing each archive at the digest number that you last visited. No personal information is collected or stored about you. 

By signing up to the "Richard Thompson List", you are making your email address available to other members of the "Richard Thompson List". This site also archives the digests from the "Richard Thompson List", which which are password protected to prevent access by the general public. Your posts will appear in the archives. As part of our privacy policy, html is stripped from the digest archives. This usually - but not always - strips the return email address from the "From:" field. This site also contains collections of tour reviews. Your posts may appear in the tour reviews. The name and email address of each writer is included with each tour review. Personal information will be removed from the tour reviews by following the "Choice/Opt-Out" instructions and providing the tour review file name(s), or other unique identifier.

This site links to other sites. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. The sites we link to do not have any access to information about you.

Fair Use

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance an understanding of the music of Richard Thompson, as well as of the important social issues of the day. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.


This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database (their email address) and to not receive future communications.

  1. You can send email to 

  2. You can send a FAX to 574-830-1060

  3. You can unsubscribe from the list as documented elsewhere at this site.


This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided. 

  1. You can send email to 

  2. You can send a FAX to 574-830-1060 .

Privacy Statement Version

This is Privacy Statement Version 4, updated March 19, 2003.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or disputes about the privacy practices of this site, you can contact 

Willis Howard
 2720 E Jackson Blvd
 Elkhart, IN 46516 USA