By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.
This policy is effective from 21th October 2021. Last reviewed 1st May 2022.
2. WHAT DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymised data.
We may process certain types of personal data about you as follows:
Identity Data may include your first name, maiden name, last name, username, title, date of birth and gender.
Contact Data may include your address, email address and telephone numbers.
Technical Data may include your login data, internet protocol addresses, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, time zone setting and location, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this site.
Usage Data may include information about how you use our website, products and services.
Marketing and Communications Data may include your preferences in receiving marketing communications from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
We may also process Aggregated Data from your personal data but this data does not reveal your identity and as such in itself is not personal data. An example of this is where we review your Usage Data to work out the percentage of website users using a specific feature of our site. If we link the Aggregated Data with your personal data so that you can be identified from it, then it is treated as personal data.
We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
Where we are required to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of the contract between us and you do not provide us with that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract (for example, to deliver goods or services to you). If you don’t provide us with the requested data, we may have to cancel a product or service you have ordered but if we do, we will notify you at the time.
3. HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We collect data about you through a variety of different methods including:
Direct interactions: You may provide data by filling in forms on our site (or otherwise) or by communicating with us by post, phone, email or otherwise, including when you:
create an account on our site;
subscribe to our service or publications;
request resources or marketing be sent to you;
enter a competition, prize draw, promotion or survey; or
give us feedback.
Automated technologies or
interactions: As you use our site, we may automatically collect Technical
Data about your equipment, browsing actions and usage patterns.
We collect this data by using cookies, server logs and similar technologies.
We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites that use our cookies.
Third parties or publicly available sources: We may receive personal, identity, contact or technical data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
Search information providers such as Google and Microsoft based outside the EU;
Social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn based outside the EU;
Comment service providers such as Disqus based outside the EU;
Email service providers such as Mailchimp and Aweber based outside the EU;
Competition entry and survey response collection providers such as Google and Woobox based outside the EU;
Advertising networks based inside the EU such as Awin and TradeDoubler;
Advertising networks based outside the EU such as Google and Commission Junction;
Advertisers that you directly engage with through our website, based inside and outside the EU, such as Amazon, eBay and Virgin;
Public web pages you may be associated with, such as an author profile page on a news website.
4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will only use your personal data when legally permitted. The most common uses of your personal data are:
Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal ground for processing your personal data, other than in relation to sending marketing communications to you via email or WhatsApp messaging.
You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by emailing us or following unsubscribe links in our newsletters.
5. DATA SECURITY
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.
In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
6. THIRD-PARTY LINKS
This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
We claim no credit for any images posted on this website, unless otherwise noted, that we do not own the copyright for. Images on this website are copyright to its respectful owners. If there is an image appearing on this website that belongs to you and you do not wish for it appear on this site, please contact us with a direct link to the image and it will be promptly removed.