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Privacy Policy

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We may collect information about you:

(a) "actively" - when you provide information to us when you set up your profile

(b) Automatically by using "cookies" to collect information about how you use the Website (such as how many times you visit, which pages you go to, location and traffic data and the originating domain name of your internet service provider).

If you would like more information about cookies, see the section headed "Use of Cookies" in our full Privacy Policy.

We may use the information we collect about you:

(a) To identify you and your profile on our systems;

(b) To display as part of your profile, depending on the privacy setting which you select;

(c) To send you information relating to the administration of the Website;

(d) For general administration of the Website, such as system management, to improve Website content and for market research purposes;

(e) For fraud prevention and detection, in response to a court order or pursuant to a statutory or governmental order or decree or in other circumstances in which we believe the Website is being used in affiliation with or furthering criminal activity.

We will not share your information with third parties without your consent. Your profile may be visible to other people or companies depending on the privacy setting which you select.

We may email you from time to time to:

(a) confirm your registration and user details;

(b) notify you of changes to the Website or to the Terms of the Website; and

(c) contact you in other reasonable and/or necessary circumstances.

PRIVACY POLICY

All defined terms contained within this privacy policy are defined in our Terms.

1. PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

1.1 We will obtain the following types of personal data about you when you use the Website:

(a) Information submitted by you when you register with the Website, such as your name, address (region and post code), date of birth and email address. This information is required to set up your profile. You may also choose to submit other information on registration such as a profile photo; and

(b) Information collected automatically, such as your IP address and/or browser and information about your online movements and use of the Website (such as how many times you visit, which pages you go to, location and traffic data and the originating domain name of your internet service provider). We do this by the use of "cookies". We explain more about cookies in the section on Use of Cookies below.

2. HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

2.1 We use your personal data in order to operate the Website. The purposes for which we may use your personal data include:

(a) To identify you and your profile on our systems;

(b) To display as part of your profile, depending on the privacy setting which you select;

(c) For general administration of the Website, such as system management, to improve Website content and for market research purposes;

(d) To send you information;

(e) fraud prevention and detection, in response to a court order or pursuant to a statutory or governmental order or decree or in other circumstances in which we believe the Website is being used in affiliation with or furthering criminal activity.

2.2 We may email you at the email address you have provided in the following circumstances:

(i) To confirm your registration and user details;

(ii) To notify you of changes to the Website or to the Terms of the Website; and

(iii) To contact you in other reasonable and/or necessary circumstances.

2.3 We may contact you from time to time using the Website's internal 'messaging' service or by posting on your profile about any updates to our Terms, new features of the Website and any other information which we consider may be of interest to you as a user of the Website.

2.4 Third parties advertising on our Website will have no access to your name or personal contact information stored by us unless you have a public profile or you choose to share it with them.

3. COMMUNICATIONS FROM US AND OPTING OUT/IN

3.1 Newsletter

(a) We may, from time to time, send you our Website's newsletter which will contain news and updates to the Website.

(b) If you have received our newsletter but no longer want to receive it, send us an email with a header that says "Unsubscribe Newsletter".

3.2 Email service

We may receive notification emails from us which, for example, may notify you that you have received a posting or message from another user of the Website, may provide notifications of other activities by other users on/to your profile, and may contain various promotional materials.

4. MARKETING FROM THIRD PARTIES

4.1 We will not share your personal data with any third party without your consent. As already explained, some of your personal information may be visible to other people, depending on the privacy setting you select for your profile.

5. USE OF COOKIES

5.1 "Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer. Our cookies contain information that we can use to identify you and allow us to operate efficiently when you log in to your profile.

5.2 The information stored within the cookie is encoded and restricted so only we and our agents are allowed access.

5.3 We will use this information to track site usage, tailor site content, and prevent service abuse.

5.4 You are always free to decline our cookies, if your browser permits, or to ask your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion. Note that if you decline our cookies or ask for notification each time a cookie is being sent, this may affect your ease of use of the Website. If you want to prevent the use of cookies, you can find out how at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.

6. PUBLIC/PRIVATE PROFILES

6.1 You can control who sees your profile information by selecting either "public" or "private" in the profile registration screen. You can change this option at any time by going to 'my profile' and editing the status under 'edit my profile'.

6.2 With a "public" profile, your profile on the Website and the information contained in your profile will be accessible by any registered and non-registered user of the Website and will be searcheable via any search engine such as Google.

6.3 With a "private" profile, your profile on the Website and the information contained in your profile will only be accessible to people you have specifically agreed to share such information with, and to other members of groups and hubs to which you choose to belong.

6.4 Please bear in mind that if you choose to make your personal information (including any comments, videos, photos or any other information) accessible to other users of the Website, you do so at your own risk. We recommend that you don't share your personal contact information.

7. KEEPING YOUR DATA SECURE

7.1 We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data, for example:

(a) Your profile is controlled by username and password which are unique to you;

(b) We store your personal data on secure servers; and

(c) We limit access to your personal information only to employees that we authorise to access that information in order to do their jobs in connection with the Website.

7.2 Whilst we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we do no guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data which are transferred from you or to you via the internet.

8. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

8.1 We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you here, by message to your profile or by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

8.2 If any change to this Privacy Policy is unacceptable to you, you must stop using the Website. Your continued use of the Website will constitute your binding acceptance of the changes made.

9. ACCESS TO YOUR DATA

9.1 If you would like to know what personal data we hold about you, please email or write to us setting out what you would like to know and including evidence of your identity. We may ask you to pay a small fee - currently £10.

9.2 If any of the information which we hold about you is incorrect, you can write to us asking us to correct it. When you write to us, you should provide us with enough information to identify you (user name will suffice), and specify the information that is incorrect and what it should be replaced with.

10. CONTACT US

10.1 If you have any feedback or questions on our Privacy Policy please contact us via the 'Contact us' page.

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