Rick and social media
We have an update about Rick on social media sites. After many years, Rick does now have an official page of Facebook, but Rick will not be posting on the page personally. It will however be a place for news items about forthcoming releases and gigs and fans can "like" the page and comment if they wish. In a similar vein, an official Instagram account posts on behalf of Rick.
The only place that Rick is active on social media is on Twitter, where his handle is (not surprisingly) GrumpyOldRick and you're welcome to follow him. He just uses Twitter as a broadcast medium however, so don't expect any replies to tweets!
We spend a considerable amount of time monitoring and trying to have removed other sites claiming to represent Rick and his interests.
Rick has only one home on the internet, this site rwcc.com. That's not to say that we don't occassionally link to videos legitimately placed on YouTube by record companies.
We would strongly encourage anyone who currently writes to inform us about fraudulent sites, to simply post a message on these sites linked back to this message to make it clear that the site is not what it claims to be.
RWCC does not collect any personal data from its site users, there is no login to the site and we do not monitor or track anybody who views the site. The only place we collect any information is within the voting section for favourite album and track and this is purely to make sure each vote is unique. Users can login and delete their votes at any time without contacting the site.
If a user chooses to email Rick or the site, their email address is retained purely for the purpose of replying to the email and is deleted once a reply has been sent. We do not maintain any mailing list of email addresses.
Furthermore, we have now removed all Facebook "Like" and Twitter "Tweet" buttons from the site - although we have never used any information relating to their usage, we acknowledge recent events with privacy concerns and therefore took the decision to remove them.
Thanks on behalf of Rick