Last updated 24th October 2020
• We use personal data to allow you to use the features in the content, to process your registration, and to provide you with the requested content.
• Our website provides interactive features that engage with social media sites, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. If you use these features, these sites will send us personal data about you.
• If you give us permission, we will send you news and promotional material about us. You can change your mind about this at any time and ask us not to process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, including profiling related to direct marketing. This policy also explains when we process personal data, for our legitimate interests. You can ask us to stop processing this data.
A SPECIAL NOTE TO CHILDREN UNDER 18YEARS OF AGE
YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO REGISTER WITH OUR SITE. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.
A SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS
While we do not knowingly allow registration by children under the age of 18, parents should supervise their children’s online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing online their name, address, and other personal information without parental permission.
We may collect and process personal data relating to you by you providing such personal data by filling in forms on our site or by you contacting us. This includes, but is not limited to, the information provided at the time of registering to use (or become a member of) our site, subscribing to any services (e.g. newsletters), posting material or requesting further services.
By using cookies and other tracking technologies
In addition, we use technology on our website to collect information that helps us to enhance your online experience, measure our audience and provide you with tailored advertising. We refer to this technology as “cookies” throughout this policy but this is intended to cover all similar technologies including web beacons, log files, pixel tags.
Sometimes, we receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you use a “like” or a “share” button for a feature on our site, then the third party will share information with us. If you participate in activities on other sites or apps – such as participating in a Facebook application – you may allow us to have access to personal data held by Facebook, or other site or app owners.
We use personal data collected via our content:
(1) To fulfil a contract, or take steps linked to a contract;
a. To process your registration on our website or entry to any competition we run.
b. To send you information about changes to our terms or policies.
(2) Where this is necessary for purposes which are in our, or third parties, legitimate interests. These interests are:
a. To provide you with access to the content and features of the site.
b. To send you the information you have requested.
c. To ensure the security of our site, by trying to prevent unauthorized or malicious activities.
e. To tailor content, advertisements and offers for you.
(3) Where you give us consent:
a. Where you ask us to send marketing information to you via a medium where we ask for your consent (for example, email marketing)
b. Where you allow us to share your data with third parties so they can send you marketing
c. Where you give us consent to place cookies and to use similar technologies.
(4) For purposes which are required by law:
a. In response to requests by government or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.
Subject to the other terms of this policy, we may share your personal data with the following:
(a) Group companies
We may share your personal data with our affiliated or group companies worldwide for the purposes listed above. Where you give your permission via the registration process, we may also share your personal data with affiliates for them to use for direct marketing.
(b) Other third parties
We may share with others, at our discretion, certain aggregate statistical data about the use of our content, which data may include demographic data such as the age range and/or geographic location of groups of users. No personal data (such as names or email addresses) will be identifiable from such statistics.
(c) In special circumstances
We may disclose personal data in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this data is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with the rights or property of those described above in paragraph (a) or (b). Personal data may be shared with government authorities and/or law enforcement officials if required for the purposes above, if mandated by law or if required for the legal protection of our legitimate interests in compliance with applicable laws.
If you submit content to a site or app this will be disclosed publicly.
If you register for a promotion, such as a competition, prize draw or contest, which is administered by a third party, your personal data will be disclosed to the organizer for them to administer the promotion. This may also mean that your personal data will be included in a winners list.
We share data with third parties who perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting or operating our site and apps, sending e-mails, and carrying out data analysis.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device.
Cookies help us to improve our site and to deliver better and more personalized service, for instance by storing information about your preferences and allowing us to recognize you when you return to our site. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating settings on your internet browser. However, please note that if you select such settings certain parts of our site may not work properly.
The information we collect may include IP-addresses, browser version, number of visits, which pages you access and your viewing preferences.
We use the following categories of cookies on our website:
Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like any shopping basket items cannot be provided. We don’t use these cookies to gather information about you that could be used for profiling, advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
Category 2: Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information on how visitors use our website. For example, which pages visitors go to most often, and if you get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you as a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Category 3: Functionality Cookies
These cookies remember choices you make such as the country you visit our website from, language or the region you are in. These can then be used to provide you with an experience more appropriate to your selections and to make the visits more tailored and pleasant. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Category 4: Targeting cookies or advertising cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. The cookies are usually placed by third-party advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember the websites you visit and that information is shared with other parties such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
Category 5: Social Media Cookies
These cookies allow you to share what you’ve been doing on the website on social media such as Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. These cookies are not within our control. This information may be linked to targeting/advertising activities. Please refer to the respective social media’s privacy policies for how their cookies work.
Consent to Cookies
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. However, please note that if you select such settings you may be unable to access certain parts of our site or certain content or functionality may not be available.
If you’d like to opt-out of other third party cookies relating to behavioural advertising, please go to www.youronlinechoices.eu. Opting out does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the company or companies from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.
Wherever we rely on your consent, you will always be able to withdraw that consent, although we may have other legal grounds for processing your data for other purposes, such as those set out above. In some cases, we are able to process personal data without your consent, where we rely on our legitimate interests. You have an absolute right to opt-out of direct marketing, or profiling we carry out for direct marketing, at any time. You can do this by following the instructions in the communication where this is an electronic message, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You have the right to ask us for a copy of your personal data; to correct, delete or restrict (stop any active) processing of your personal data; and to obtain the personal data you provide to us for a contract or with your consent in a structured, machine-readable format.
In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in particular, where we don’t have to process the data to meet a contractual or other legal requirements, or where we are using the data for direct marketing).
These rights may be limited, for example, if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person, where it would infringe the rights of a third party (including our rights) or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law to keep or have compelling legitimate interests in keeping. Relevant exemptions are included in both the GDPR and in the Data Protection Act 2018. We will inform you of the relevant exemptions we rely upon when responding to any request you make.
To exercise any of these rights, you can get in touch with us using the details set out below. If you have unresolved concerns, you have the right to complain to an EU data protection authority where you live, work or where you believe a breach may have occurred.
Data that is mandatory is indicated on relevant forms that you complete. Where the provision of data is mandatory, if relevant data is not provided, then we will not be able to fulfil your requests to register, enter a competition or otherwise engage with this website. All other provision of your information is optional.
We hope that we can satisfy queries you may have about the way we process your data. If you have any concerns about how we process your data or would like to opt-out of direct marketing, you can get in touch via email@example.com.
Where we process data in connection with your registration to use our site, we do this for as long as you remain an active user of our site.
Where we process personal data for marketing purposes or with your consent, we process the data until you ask us to stop and for a short period after this (to allow us to implement your requests). We also keep a record of the fact that you have asked us not to send you direct marketing or to process your data indefinitely so that we can respect your request in the future.
Where we process personal data in connection with performing a contract or for a competition, we keep the data for as long as required under relevant country laws pertaining to the type of data and instance that the data has been collected.