The legals

About Shoot Up or Put Up

Shoot Up or Put Up aka “Shoot Up” aka “Your Soaraway Shoot Up” is a non-commercial website, primarily about diabetes, operated by Tim Brown and Alison Finney. Both Tim and Alison have degrees in English law (no, really, we do) so our “legals” page should be filled with densely-packed fine print. But, you know, life is just far too short for such guff – so here are our simple, easy to read terms and conditions. Enjoy!

About medical advice

Clearly, anything written in this blog does not make up formal medical advice. Who would think it would do? As you already know, the correct person to speak to about your diabetes is your general practitioner, specialist nurse or consultant. It’s best not to make radical changes to your medication or lifestyle based on the content of a badly-written blog. Unless you’re an idiot.

About our articles

We try our best to make articles at least reasonably accurate and do attempt to avoid defaming large and litigious corporations where possible. If something is truly offensive, defamatory or just plain wrong email Tim at in the first instance and we’ll have a nice chat about it and sort it out.

About your comments and threads

With regard to your comments, threads, pingbacks and other feedback please note that this site is not a democracy. Think of it more as a benign dictatorship. Comments may be edited or deleted if the need arises. We sometimes, but very rarely, edit to correct typos or horrible grammatical errors – this is generally to stop you looking like an eejit. However we reserve the right to do what the heck we want with your comments if we need to – remember the benign dictatorship thing.

Needless to say we don’t take responsibility for other people’s published comments – we hardly take responsibility for our own. As with our posts, if something is truly offensive, defamatory or just plain wrong please do email Tim at before seriously kicking off. If you do fancy kicking off, however, do keep in mind that both site founders are lawyers.

About our bias

Sadly we’re not sponsored or affiliated with any large corporations (shame, eh?) and we’re not in the pay of Big Pharma. However, being diabetic, we do use products made by a variety of manufacturers (otherwise we’d be dead). Also being high-flying diabetes bloggers, we are occasionally fêted by Big Pharma and do get free products from time to time, which is quite nice. However, none of these things are exciting or generous enough to make us biased towards or against any product or organisation. I mean, would you give a company reams of glowing write ups if they merely gave you a poxy sample of some nasty glucose sweets or a crappy glucose meter? I think not.

Therefore you can be assured that any reviews are pretty much unbiased.  This blog is completely self-funded and we do it purely for the love of ranting about diabetes from our own Internet-based soapbox.

About your data & cookies

If you sign up for an account with Shoot Up we will hold some data about you, which is kept on our hosting provider’s servers in the United Kingdom. If you don’t fancy us holding such data you can delete your account or drop Tim an email at and he’ll do it for you. You’re welcome to post anonymously or pseudonymously if you prefer.

Any cookies that you come across are used for the smooth-running of the site – remembering your log in details and so on. We don’t track our users, aside from some anonymous and pretty basic stats about how many visitors we get – this helps to massage our egos. You should be able to use the site without any cookies enabled. Also don’t forget to bolus for any cookies that you might eat.

About copyright and trademarks

The copyright in the text and images displayed on this blog belong to the author attributed on the post or page unless otherwise specified. However, we licence our content under a Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial” licence which you can read about here In any event please ask us if you would like to reprint articles or posts, it’s only polite isn’t it?

Where practicable, we acknowledge the owners of all trade marks that are referred to in this blog.

And finally…

Just to mess with your head, the law of Scotland shall govern any interpretation of these terms and conditions and the Scottish Courts shall have jurisdiction in any disputes between us.

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