Privacy Policy and Personal Data

  1. In order to provide you with the full range of services on the Site and in connection with any of our competitions and prize draws (together the 'Site' for the purposes of this Privacy Policy), we are sometimes required to collect information about you. We will use any personal information collected from the Site in accordance with all laws and regulations relating to the protection of personal data including the Data Protection Act 1998 (as may be amended) (the "Data Protection Act"). Further details on the Data Protection Act can be found on the Information Commissioner's website (www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk).
  2. Except as set out in this Privacy Policy (or where we agree otherwise with you e.g. in relation to contacting you for marketing), Your Data will be kept private and confidential, will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent and will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By becoming a Member and/or using the Site you are agreeing to Your Data being used as set out in this Privacy Policy and in the Terms.
  3. Personal information you are asked to supply during your use of the Site including that which you supply voluntarily as part of the registration process and any information relating to your Contributions ("Your Data"), will be used by us, our group companies, service providers and other organisations and by subcontractors, employees, agents and advisors (including legal advisors) as follows: 
    1. to administer your Membership; 
    2. where we chose to use any Contributions in any media; 
    3. in making decisions about whether any Contributions you seek to upload or have uploaded onto the Site should be accepted, rejected or used;
    4. for marketing purposes where you have specifically agreed to this; and/or
    5. as set out on the Site or the Terms. In addition, we may at our discretion disclose this information to the police, regulatory bodies or any legal advisers in connection with any alleged criminal offence or suspected breach of the Terms by you or otherwise where required by law.
  4. Your Data supplied as part of your Membership profile will, unless we tell you otherwise, be able to be seen by other users of the Site so make sure you only provide information you are happy to be seen in this way. You can control some of the information other users see using your "profile" page.
  5. The information collected on the Site includes: 
    1. Users' Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are automatically logged by our web server. IP addresses are numbers that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet and are used by us to observe users' interest in this Site (e.g. number of visits, etc); and
    2. Information collected by cookies. Cookies are very small text files saved to your computer or other device and are used to track user navigation around a website. Session cookies are used to store information on which content, including advertisements, have been seen by a user and some areas of the Site use persistent cookies which are permanently stored on users' computers. We use such cookies to identify unique users to the Site. They are not cross-referenced with any other information such that an individual person could be identified. Cookies also allow us to make our Site more user-friendly by, for example, allowing us to save your password so that you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our Site.
  6. We currently contract with several online partners including Google Analytics to help manage and optimise our internet business and communications. Google Analytics is used to support analysis and understanding of how people use our Site We perform this analysis to help us improve the usage and effectiveness of our site. We use the services of marketing partners to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use the Site. To do this, we may use Web beacons and cookies provided by Google Analytics and our marketing partners on the Site. The type of information we collect includes content viewed, pages, site sections and videos, and non-identifiable personal information such as age or gender. By supplementing our records, this information helps us learn things like what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which of our products most interest our customers, and what kinds of offers our customers like to see. Although Google Analytics and our marketing partners log the information coming from the Site on our behalf, we control how that data may and may not be used and neither Google Analytics nor our marketing partners have access to your personal data such that you can be personally identified.
  7. The Site contains hyperlinks to websites owned and/or controlled by third parties who have their own privacy policies and terms of use. We advise you to check these thoroughly. Advertisers may for example, use cookies to track responses to their adverts. We do not accept responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and you use them at your own risk.
  8. Disabling/Enabling Cookies - users have the ability to accept or disable cookies by modifying the settings in their browser. Disabling cookies however may mean that some functionality of the Site may be affected. For further directions on how to disable cookies please click here for the Interactive Advertising Bureau's guidelines: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/stop-cookies-installed.html
  9. There are opportunities on the Site where you may subscribe and/or opt-in to receive email communications alerting you to news, services, products and offers from us and/or news, services, offers and products of selected third parties. These emails will only ever come from us, even when they refer to third party news, services, offers and products. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time by replying to the email using the "unsubscribe" link where provided and/or following such instructions to unsubscribe as are provided at the relevant time.
  10. We will not disclose information, including data, provided to us to third parties or use Your Data or Contributions in any other way other than set out in this Privacy Policy and the Terms without your prior consent.
  11. If you are under 18 years old, please get your parent or guardian's consent beforehand whenever you provide personal information on the Site.
  12. We will hold Your Data and Contributions for as long as is necessary and reasonably required for the relevant service or purpose.
  13. We endeavour to keep Your Data secure; however, we will not be responsible for any breach of security unless it is due to our negligence or wilful default.
  14. You have the right to access your information held by us and, where necessary, to have it amended. We may charge an administration fee of £10 and you will have to prove your identity.
  15. This privacy statement may change at any time, so you may want to check back occasionally when you send us personal information.