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We want to offer you a service which you want to use. We may use information about you to help us customise our site to improve its usefulness to you. It can also help us to choose services we think will interest you.
We compile anonymous records of user trends which we may make use of ourselves, or pass to our associated companies or to unconnected parties.
Information about you helps us sell space to advertisers of products and services relevant to you so that we can continue to partially fund the site through advertising and you can continue to use parts of the site without charge.
In addition to the services we provide on this web site we want to offer you goods and services provided by us and others (with your consent) which are of interest to you.
Information we collect from you
We collect information from you when you fill in an online registration form for our Subscription Service. The type of information we will collect includes, for example, your name, mailing address, credit or debit card billing address, email address, telephone numbers, gender and occupation.
We collect information about your use of our sites' web site services through "cookies". Cookies are blocks of text placed in files on your computer's hard drive when you visit a website which contain information to identify you. A cookie does not contain any personal information you have provided us with, except your user name or email address, unless the cookie is attached to personal information collected another way, such as by means of your online registration form.
Where it is lawful and necessary, we may monitor e-mail messages you send and receive through the web site.
Information we do not collect from you
We do not collect your credit or debit card or bank details. We use Protx as our payment service provider for Subscription Service payments. Our payment system transfers you to the Protx secure server before you enter your credit or debit card details, which are not seen by us at any stage and which are never held on our servers. Protx adheres to the Payment Card Industry Security Standard for the safe keeping of your account information and is regularly audited by Visa and MasterCard to ensure that their systems conform to the latest security standards.
We will not supply your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing activities without your consent. We ask whether you consent to this when you fill in our registration form to access the Subscription Services.
If you subsequently decide you no longer wish to receive direct marketing or information from us or our associated companies or no longer want us to pass your information to third parties, please notify us by email at the following address firstname.lastname@example.org.
How we ensure privacy is maintained
We endeavour to ensure that your data is stored securely and to prevent unauthorised access. We have security measures in place to protect your information which we monitor regularly. Unfortunately, despite our measures, because of the nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that your information will remain at all times 100% secure. The continuing efforts of hackers to defeat even the newest of security systems means that we can never make this promise.
Please be aware that if you disclose information on chat areas, forums or other public services it may be possible for other people to use this information. We are not responsible for the disclosure of any information you post in this way.
Our policy is to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and all other legislation which governs the maintenance of privacy in your information.
Disclosing your information to third parties
The personal information you give us is only disclosed to other businesses if we have your permission. Your credit or debit card details are held by our payment services provider Protx on systems conforming to the latest security standards and are never passed by us to any third party.
We may disclose details about use of our web sites to other businesses, for example to demonstrate patterns of use to advertisers and other business partners. The information we pass on will not include any personal information by which you may be identified.
We may forward your personal details to the Police or another regulatory body if we are asked to do so or wish to do so in order to comply with the law or in relation to any suspected misuse by you of our web site or any of our web site services.
We endeavour to prevent unauthorised disclosures of your personal information by other people, but we are not responsible for any unauthorised disclosures or other breaches of security or for the actions of others if the information was passed to them with your authority or with the authority of anybody other than us or our associated companies.