The Company respects the privacy rights of the Members and Website Users and takes its responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”) seriously.
Use and Retention of Data
When you complete a survey the Data submitted by you via the online registration form and the Data submitted by you in the Surveys may be used by us to provide our Services.
Please be assured that we will never disclose your Data to a third party in such a manner that could lead to identification of you as an individual.
In respect of both Website Users and Members, we may gather further Data from you, for example, if you email comments, request further services or enter a competition or promotion offered by the Company. Furthermore, the Company may have access to details of your Website habits including the dates and number of times you visit the Website and the transactions you carry out through the Website.
In order to provide the Website and Surveys we may enter into contracts with third parties for the provision of the Website, for example, our internet service provider and Website host. In facilitating the Website such third parties may have access to your Data.
In addition to using the Data to provide the Services, Data held by us may also be used for our internal purposes. For example, we may analyse the Data to help us develop and improve the Website and/or Surveys.
We may use your email addresses to send emails to you regarding further information about the Company’s services which we think you might find useful and interesting. Also, we may use your email address to invite you to participate in Surveys or in case studies or to inform you if you are a Prize winner. In every email we send we will provide instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any further emails regarding such matters.
In order to enable us to provide you with a personalised browsing experience the Website may use “cookie” information collection technology. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Website and/or to gather broad demographic information.
We may use third party advertising agencies to display banner ads on the Website. Banner ads may contain cookies, and appear to be coming from the Website but in reality they are coming from our third party advertising partners, who are providing advertisements on the Website. As such your Data may be accessible to the relevant third party advertising agencies.
The Company may disclose your Data where it is under a duty to disclose or share your Data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply the Terms and Conditions and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of the Company, our customers or others.
If you wish us to remove your Data please contact the Data Controller at [email protected] We will remove your Data as soon as reasonably practicable.
We may use aggregate Data and statistics for the purpose of monitoring the Website usage in order to help us develop the Website and the Surveys.
We use system monitoring tools to protect your Data where appropriate.
Access to Data
You have the right to access Data held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet the Company’s costs in providing you with details of the information held about you.
Updating your Data
If any of the Data that you have provided to us changes, for example if your contact details change, please update us directly by [email protected]
Sale of the Company
If the Company is sold or integrated with another business your Data may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.
Like many other Web sites, we make use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons
DoubleClick DART Cookie
.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit and other sites on the Internet.
We have no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
If you have any queries regarding data protection issues please contact our Data Controller at [email protected]