We believe strongly that the privacy of our members, subscribers, affiliates, guests and visitors (hereinafter referred to as "User", "You" or "Your") is very important. We have developed this Policy to ensure that your privacy is protected while using Our Website.
1. A Special Note About Children:
Children under eighteen (18) years old (Twenty one (21) years old where eighteen (18) is not the age of majority) are prohibited from using Our Website or any of Our services. We ask that children not submit information to us.
2. About The Information We Collect:
During the registration process for Our Website, You may provide Us with certain personally identifiable information ("PII") including, but not limited to, Your name, address, email address, and credit card information.
Our Website uses "cookies" to store and sometimes track information to make Your online experience easier and more personalized. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a User's web browser on the User's hard drive. Cookies may record the information a User accesses on one webpage to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same User, or to use the information to streamline the User's transactions on related webpages. Cookies make it easier for a User to move from webpage to webpage and to complete transactions over the Internet.
Most major web browsers are set up so that they will initially accept cookies, but You may modify Your computer's preferences to issue You an alert when a cookie is downloaded, or to disable the ability of third parties to download a cookie to You. If You choose to reject all cookies, there are areas of Our Website that may not function properly. You may obtain further information about cookies and how they function at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.
We may also use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons or 1x1 "gifs" and other similar technologies (collectively "Pixel Tags"), to track Your use of Our Website. A Pixel Tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1x1), that is ordinarily not visible to the User and may be associated with cookies on the User's hard drive. We also may include Pixel Tags in advertisements or promotional or other email messages, or to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information enables Us to customize the services We offer.
If You send Us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other Users or third parties send Us correspondence about Your activities or postings on Our Website, We may collect such information into a file that is accessed only by Our authorized personnel or representatives. We may also collect other Users' comments about You.
On Our Website, You may choose to use our referral service to tell a friend or friends about us. In this case, We will ask You for Your friend's name and email address and email Your friend an invite to visit Our Website. We maintain this information for the sole purpose of sending email and tracking the status of the referral. Your friend or friends may contact Us by email at email@example.com to request that We remove their email address from our records.
3. Our Use Of Your Personally Identifiable Information:
We use your PII internally to improve our marketing efforts, analyse Our Website usage, improve Our content and product offerings and to customize Our Website content and layout. We believe these uses allow Us to improve Our Website and better tailor Your online experience.
We may also use Your PII to deliver information that, in some cases, is targeted to Your interests, such as banners and promotions.
We may also send You periodic informational updates via email.
We may use PII to resolve disputes, trouble shoot problems and enforce any agreements, policies and rules governing the use of Our Website.
4. Our Disclosure Of Your Information:
We DO NOT sell or rent any of Your PII to third parties for marketing purposes without Your permission. We do, however, provide Your PII to Our service providers (e.g., credit card processing companies, billing services) as reasonably necessary or appropriate to provide services on Our Website.
In response to compulsory governmental and/or third party inquiries, We may disclose PII to comply with a court order, subpoena or search warrant. We expressly reserve the right to disclose Your PII when We have a good faith and belief that the disclosure is necessary to protect Our rights, or to enforce Our agreements, policies, and rules governing Your use of Our Website, or to cooperate voluntarily with law enforcement inquiries.
5. Your Use Of Our Websites' Users' Information:
You may not use another Users' information, whether private or not, for commercial purposes, to spam, to harass, or to make unlawful threats. We reserve the right to terminate those who misuse other Users' information or who otherwise violate any User agreements, policies, or rules governing the use of Our Website.
6. Do Not Disclose Your PII Or Password:
Please DO NOT post, share or disclose in public forums, e.g., chat rooms, blogs, any PII that You do not wish other Users to know. We encourage You to ask questions before You disclose Your PII to others. Similarly, You should never disclose or share Your password with anyone else. If You lose control of your password, You may lose substantial control over Your PII and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on Your behalf. If Your password has been compromised for any reason, You should immediately change Your password and/or contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Reviewing, Changing Or Removing Your Personally Identifiable Information:
Once You register, You will be able to review and change much of Your PII including, but not limited to:
* Your email address.
* Your city, county, postal code and country.
* Your password.
* Your profile.
Please promptly update Your information by logging in to Your account and following the screen prompts. We strongly urge You to change Your password periodically to help reduce the risk of unauthorized access to Your account information.
Upon Your request, We will remove Your credit card number and credit card expiration date from Our main databases. To make this request, email Us at email@example.com.
Despite the foregoing and even though You have requested Us to remove information, We will retain in our files certain data such as credit card information used to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, comply with credit card merchant banking and association agreements, enhance security, reduce fraud, or to enforce any agreements, policies, and rules governing your use of Our Website. Removed information also may persist in backup copies and/or other Users' caches. For example, any information exchange with other Users may remain in their email boxes, computer caches, or instant message archive. Whether Your exchanged information is kept by another User is beyond the control of Our Website. Any such information retained by Us or under Our control is not available to third parties except as provided in this Policy.
8. Third Party Collections Of Information; Ad Tracking:
We may use third party companies to serve ads on Our behalf. These companies may employ cookies or Pixel Tags to measure advertising effectiveness.
This Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information We collect from You. To the extent that You disclose Your PII to others while using Our Website or other sites throughout the internet, different rules may apply to its use, maintenance, or disclosure. We do not control the privacy policies of third parties, and You are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable.
9. Data Security:
Our Website uses reasonable security measures to help protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under Our control. We use industry standard efforts, such as firewalls, to safeguard Your PII. While "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet, or elsewhere, Our technical staff work hard to help ensure Your secure use of Our Website.
You can obtain further information about data protection laws by visiting the Information Commissioner's website at http://www.ico.gov.uk. You can search for our Data Protection Notification there, should You so wish.
Our Website is located in the United Kingdom. If You are visiting Our Website from outside the United Kingdom, You are on notice that Your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United Kingdom. The data protection and other laws of the United Kingdom and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in Your country.
11. Update / Delete / Opt-Out:
You have the following choices to modify or delete Your PII from our database:
* Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Login with Your password and modify/delete Your profile.
Last revised on: 21/03/2014.