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About Us
Pie and Bovril is owned by P&B Sports Ltd and has been in operation since January 2003. The forum is an integral part of our site and is moderated on a day to day basis by a small team of dedicated volunteers with the aim of giving all Scottish Football fans at all levels an area for good natured discussion on the internet.

We moderate the forum on a common sense basis and would ask that each of our visitors obeys simple general good manners and common sense when posting on the forum. We have a very wide range of user groups represented on the forum so please don't post excessive swearies, pornographic pictures or anything that you wouldnt want your own kids accessing when they are online.Similarly we have a "Not Safe For Work" forum in the general nonsense section of the forum. This is more loosely moderated and has it's own guidelines published at the top of that particular forum. All users should read the warning contained on that forum description before entering. In short if you are easily offended then don't visit the NSFW board.

The moderators can and will move topics which are posted in the wrong area, and they will also close topics that they deem to have served their natural life or which have gone well astray from the original topic.

Warning System
The mods will issue warnings for bad behaviour on the forum and each user will see their own warning level when posting on the board. If the warning level reaches 10 then the user will be banned without exception. Reasons for any warnings given will be included in your warning profile so just click on the % next to your warn level and you'll see what crimes you committed.Warnings may also be rescinded for good behaviour or on appeal on occasion. Users may also be banned without notice or explanation from the team if we feel it is in the best interests of P&B.

We are active supporters of the "Show Racism the Red Card" and will not tolerate racism of any kind on the board. Anyone posting what we deem to be racial abuse will be banned for life.

Special Boards
Premiership posters are reminded that there is a special forum set-up for Rangers v Celtic discussions. We also have divisional boards for each of the senior leagues and ask that fans who wish to discuss a certain team do so in the most appropriate forum. There are cup forums for discussing domestic, european and international matches.

Image copyright
Images on the web are covered by copyright. Please do not post images you do not have the copyright to on the forum. In the event of any copyright images being posted on the forum these will be removed wherever possible. P&B Sports will not be responsible for any actions relating to the posting of copyright images but will act in good faith to remove these as soon as possible once notified of any copyright infringement.

Religous Prejudice
There has been much comment in the media, and indeed on these forums about the use of religious prejudice in Scottish Society, and of particular relevance to us on this forum, where this seeps into the fabric of our favourite national sport.To clarify the position in Scots Law with regard the use of religious prejudice note the following revised sections of Scots Criminal Law;Section 74 (2) specifies that an offence is aggravated by religious prejudice if;A. at the time of committing the offence or immediately before or after doing so, the offender evinces towards the victim (if any) of the offence, malice or ill-will based on the victim's membership (or presumed membership) of a religious group, or of a social or cultural group with a perceived religious affiliation; or B. the offence is motivated (wholly or partly) by malice and ill-will towards members of a religious group, or of a social or cultural group with a perceived religious affiliation, based on their membership of that group. In real terms these offences do not need to be verbal. They apply to written form as well and of course this affects Pie and Bovril members. You can see a real life example of the sort of thing that can happen by reviewing this article which reports on an offender being charged with committing a "religiously aggravated breach of the peace" for wearing a t-shirt which had the words "dirty horrible huns" written on it. Thus, in order to protect ourselves, and you our members, I thought it necessary to eliminate any grey areas which currently exist in the forum policy. With immediate effect the use of religiously prejudicial terms including but not limited to terms like "hun", "tim", "fenian", "tarrier" and the like will not be tolerated on these forums. We will use a filter to catch most of these terms before they are posted however we are aware that a large number of ways exist to circumvent that filter so for clarification any posts made that include these sorts of terms, and any posts made which indicate a religious prejudice on the forum will be removed by the moderators and the posters issued with warnings.
Further subsequent warnings will result in a permanent ban from the board.Similarly if we are approached by any criminal authority relating to any post made on the board we will provide IP and email details to assist with any investigation that arises as a result of any post made on the board.If you see a post on the forum you are unhappy with and you think contravenes this policy please raise it via the complaints forum and it will be dealt with as quickly as we can. Remember we have several thousand posts made here every day and it is impossible for us to read and approve every one. Self policing will help us make the forum a better place to be.
Please treat this policy with respect, enjoy Pie and Bovril, enjoy the banter with your fellow football fans, but don't bring religious prejudice onto the forums of P&B.
Have fun !
In short, enjoy the forum, get involved, and if anything really upsets you please use the complaints forum to bring it to our attention and we will review.

Forum guidelines v1.8 last reviewed 23rd April 2018

Privacy Policy (Including the use of cookies)  Updated 24th March 2021

Information Collection
P&B Sports Ltd is based in Elderslie, Scotland. P&B Sports Ltd is the sole owner of the information collected on pieandbovril.com.

A cookie is a small piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use cookies to store login details if you have ticket the "Remember Me" box when logging in to the board. All other personal preferences are stored in our forum database and not in local cookies.We also use some 3rd party cookies from our advertisers to help target and personalise advertisements on the site towards our users. These cookies do not contain or disclose personal information about you.

Log Files
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. These files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. We use Google Analytics to track these details.

Privacy Information
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure the security of personal data we hold on you within our forum database and comply with all aspects of General Data Protection Regulation. Data captured by us is used solely by us and is not shared with any partners, other than non-personally identifiable aggregate information as outlined below.

Sharing of Information
Though we make every reasonable effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information about you in certain circumstances. Specifically, as exceptions to this Privacy Statement, we may need to, and will, without notice to you, release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal process or in other special cases, such as, for example, an attempted breach of the security of the website or a physical threat to you or others.

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated information with our advertising partners, such as the overall demographic of our forum membership, visitor numbers, geographical location etc. This data is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Users may opt in or out of receiving notifications from our forum software at any time by customising notification settings via the "Edit Profile" feature which can be accessed by clicking on your forum name whilst logged in to the forum application. By accepting this notice you give consent for us to contact you via the notification preferences that you set on your account.

Opting Out
If you do not agree to the use of the above cookies on our website you may configure your internet browser to block them or you may contact us to have your account on the site removed at any time. Please follow the contact link on the homepage to get in touch.

Deleting Accounts
If any member of the community wishes to have their account removed they should email support [at] pieandbovril.com from the mailbox that is attached to their account. We may remove the username but may maintain previously written content which will be labelled with an anonymous "guest" username. This is to preserve the structure of discussions in the forum but removes any information specifically linked to the author.

This Web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we, P&B Sports Ltd, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.


When you log into our website, we may share information that we collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, pseudonymous form), IP address, or information about your browser or operating system, with our partner LiveRamp. LiveRamp uses this information to create an online identification code for the purpose of recognizing you on your device. This code does not contain any of your identifiable personal data and cannot be used to re-identify you. We place this code in our cookie and allow it to be used for online and cross-channel advertising. It may be shared with our  advertising partners and other third party advertising companies globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or targeted advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. web, email, connected devices, and in-app, etc). These third parties may in turn use this code to link demographic or interest-based information you have provided in your interactions with them. You have the right to express a choice regarding our sharing of this data with LiveRamp for the above purposes, of the creation of this code, or of our sharing of the code with our advertising partners.

When you use our website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with our partner, LiveRamp Inc and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may drop a cookie on your browser or directly in our emails and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. Similarly, when you use our mobile apps, we may also share hashed and de-identified email addresses, mobile device ID, location data, and advertising identifiers with LiveRamp, which uses that information to create a link between your mobile device and its databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email and in app etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. You have the right to exercise your rights under GDPR including opting out of LiveRamp’s Cookie or Mobile Identifiers and can easily do so by clicking on this link: https://your-rights.liveramp.uk/home


With consent, we use data to:
– analyse user cohorts and behaviours across our website; we build aggregated audiences around key attributes and behaviours.
– facilitate targeted advertising on sites owned by SN&CK Media limited to provide relevant advertisements to you and to make effective use of advertising inventory.

We facilitate the above functions by using advertising technology providers:

LOTAME – data management platform, for the purpose of gaining audience insights and enabling consented audience data to be activated through our advertising platforms. Lotame uses cookies and other identifiers to track online behavioural, demographic and technographic data; they don’t receive information such as your name and email. Lotame can also receive anonymous data segments that FLW sends, such as user IDs associated with people who have been registered members for a certain length of time. Lotame stores data on average for 9 months, and in special cases for up to 18 months. Lotame’s privacy policy: https://www.lotame.com/about-lotame/privacy/lotames-products-services-privacy-policy/.


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Please click here to review the YouTube Terms of Use and here to view the Google Privacy Policy

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Users automatically be asked to accept revised terms as and when these change.

We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

P&B Privacy Policy v1.3 last reviewed 25th November 2022

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