Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Historical Data

All possible efforts have been made to ensure all historical information is correct. Much of this has been cross-referenced against official Sunderland Association Football Club literature however this is not applicable to all pieces of data and therefore We Are Wearside cannot accept responsibility for any inaccurate information.

Match Reports

All match reports pre-dating 17.08.2013 have not been written specifically for We Are Wearside. These reports are used with the permission of the Sunderland Antiquarian Society. You are not permitted to copy or reproduce any match report on We Are Wearside pre-dating 17.08.2013 without the permission of the Sunderland Antiquarian Society. If you have any questions regarding this or the accuracy of these reports please contact the Sunderland Antiquarian Society via their website For all match reports from 17.08.2013 onwards permission must be granted by We Are Wearside.


All player biographies have been written by or on behalf of We Are Wearside. Every effort is made to ensure all images used on our Players pages do not infringe any copyright.

If you have any concerns relating to the accuracy of our data or suspect copyright infringement please contact us by clicking here and we will remove such content.


The Comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on We Are Wearside’s content.

We reserve the right to edit/delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity. Users who continuously violate the rules will be banned from commenting.

Not all comments are moderated. We do have a strict filtering system which ensures that most comments which include attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity are blocked. Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee all comments of this nature would be filtered and as such some may appear on the site until which time they are noticed/reported and removed. If you have any complaints regarding a comment post on any We Are Wearside page please contact us here.

By commenting on any We Are Wearside page you are confirming your adherence to the following responsibilities;

Our Comments are powered by the Disqus service. (Disqus is pronounced “discuss”) You may comment as a Guest by entering your comment and selecting “Post as”. Optionally, you may sign-in using your Facebook, Yahoo or Twitter Accounts. Disqus’ Privacy Policy can read here.

How we use Cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites.

We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience and record your player ratings.

You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

We Are Wearside will not record or share any of your personal information with third parties.

Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party advertisement vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this website as well as other sites on the internet.

To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following url Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

Other Third Party ad servers or ad networks may also use cookies to track users activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness and other reasons that will be provided in their own privacy policies, has no access or control over these cookies that may be used by third party advertisers.

Collection of Personal Information

When visiting, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyse trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links to third party Websites

We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.

Changes to this Statement

The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.

If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy of then you may contact us at enquiries[at]