Gather information from users
How we collect and store information depends on the page(s) you are visiting, the activities in which you decided to view, request and / or participate and the services provided and will only be held for the period of time in order to run website.co.uk and the elements within it. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in offers, contests, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive areas of our site.
Like most Web sites, website.co.uk also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. As an example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognise you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, that way making things easier so you don’t have to re-enter that information each time you visit, it may also control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. Statistical data about website.co.uk users’ browsing actions and patterns are not used it to identify an individual. We may use such information to track your usage of website.co.uk services in order to refine and improve services to you. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means.
In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customise the site’s features according to your preferences.
What we do with the information we collect
Like other web sites or web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individual, specific or applicable content and advertising. We may use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and We or they may contact you about these by post or telephone.
Aggregated Information (information that does not personally and uniquely identify you) may be used in many ways; as an example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive).
We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, unless you have agreed to this, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
We will use your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.
We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not / will not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
When website.co.uk may disclose your personal information to third parties:
in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case We may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; or
if we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about our customers will be one of the transferred assets; or
if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety website.co.uk our customers and users or others.
Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements
Website.co.uk requires its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Please however note that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a website.co.uk page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through website.co.uk you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, features, contests or offers offered by other parties. Website.co.uk is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties.
You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties, as such activities are beyond the control of website.co.uk and this policy.
Changes to this Policy
Website.co.uk reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.
This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the Data Controller is Website.co.uk