1.3 Brand Your World Ltd is subject to all applicable laws and regulations relating to the protection of personal data and privacy in the United Kingdom including (without limitation) the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, the EU Directive on privacy and Electronic Communications 2002/58/EC, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, the Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive personal data) Order 2000 and all other industry guidelines (whether statutory or non-statutory) or Codes of Practice issued by the Information Commissioner relating to the processing of personal data or privacy or any amendments and re-enactments thereof.
1.4 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the Website, Apps and Services users; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
2.1 If you are merely visiting the public areas of the Website, Apps or Services we do not collect any personal data about you; however, we may automatically collect information about your visits, such as user traffic patterns and site use. Information collected in this way does not reveal your contact details or any type of personal data. This information is only used in aggregate form to analyse, manage, develop and improve the Website, Apps and Services and is not linked to any individual.
2.2 We collect personally identifiable information only when voluntarily submitted by you. If you choose to partake in certain activities including but not limited to, filling out a survey, entering a competition, or applying for an offer, you will be asked to supply some information about yourself, including but not limited to your name, address, phone number and email address.
2.3 We collect the details provided by you on registration together with information we learn about you from your use of the Website, Apps or Services. We also collect information about the transactions you undertake including details of payment cards used.
2.4 When registering for the Website, Apps or Services, you may be asked to login using your Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter or other social media account. You will be asked for permission to access selected social media account data, which enables your use of the Website, Apps or Services. This data is stored by us against your profile. You can choose what personal information is displayed on the Website, Apps or Services in the Account Settings page. When you login using a social media account the application will check for any changes and update your profile accordingly. Additionally if you amend details in the ‘About You’ section this data will be retained as the master copy of your data. If you choose to deactivate your account all your data is deleted. Your Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter or other social media account will be unaffected.
2.5 If you enter a competition you should read the terms and conditions of that promotion which will confirm how we will use any personal data submitted as part of the entry to the competition. By entering a competition you give permission for us to pass your details to any third party sponsor of the competition so they may contact you in the event that you win the competition. If you do not win the competition your details will not be passed on without your explicit permission.
2.6 We may also collect additional information in connection with information you provide when giving us feedback or completing profile forms.
3.1 We collect data from information supplied by you. When you give us your email address, you are asked to let us know how it can be used. You may ‘opt in’ to receive regular email newsletters that contain information we believe to be of value to you, specifically regular content updates, events, special discounts and offers selected by our marketing department.
3.2 All marketing emails will contain a link to opt out of further communications from us. If you make a purchase via the Website, Apps or Services the assumption may be made that you will be interested in similar products and you may receive emails with information about these products. All marketing emails will contain a link to ‘opt out’ of further communications from us.
3.4 Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. “Cookies” are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. You can find out more about the way cookies work on http://www.cookiecentral.com.
3.6 Non-registered users of the site are sent anonymous cookies to keep track of their browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile. In addition, any user who has clicked on a leadingculturedestinations.com advertisement on another site that links to the Website will be sent anonymous cookies that will allow us to analyse advertising effectiveness and manage our relationship with affiliate sites.
3.7 Whilst you do not need to allow your browser to accept cookies in order to browse the majority of the Website, Apps or use any of our Services, you must have cookies enabled if you wish to shop online or access any areas reserved for Registered Users. Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser.
3.8 Cookies on the Website, Apps or Services cannot be used by themselves to identify you and you have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, some interactive features of Website, Apps or Services may not work if cookies are disabled. Cookies can be disabled in your browser by following the instructions found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.
4.2 We may use your personal information to:
4.2.1 administer the Website, Apps and Services;
4.2.2 improve your browsing experience by personalising your experience of the Website, Apps and Services;
4.2.3 enable your use of the Website, Apps and Services;
4.2.4 send to you goods or services purchased via the Website, Apps or Services;
4.2.5 send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
4.2.6 send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
4.2.7 send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
4.2.8 send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
4.2.9 deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the Website, Apps or Services; or
4.2.10 keep the Website, Apps and Services secure and prevent fraud.
4.3 Where you submit personal information for publication on Website, Apps and Services, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.
4.4 We may use your information to send you offers and news about our products and services. Your information may be passed to and used by all Brand Your World Ltd licensees and affiliates.
4.5 From time to time we will be entering into commercial agreements with third party suppliers to provide additional features, goods or services via the Website, Apps or Services. Those third party suppliers may provide all or part of our service to you. Unless you expressly opt out, any personal data that you provide when signing up on a co-branded page will be shared with the third party supplier in question.
4.6 We may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individual users are identified) for marketing and strategic business purposes and aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.
4.7 We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
5.2 In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
5.2.1 to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
5.2.2 in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
5.2.3 in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
5.2.4 to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
5.2.5 to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
6.2 Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including but not limited to the United States, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and China) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.
6.3 In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the Website, Apps and Services will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet or across mobile applications, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
6.4 You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
7.1 We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
7.2 Of course, data transmission over the Internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.
7.3 You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the Website, Apps and Services).
7.4 Please also note that where we make available forums, chat rooms, message boards, and user groups, that personal data that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any information on them.
You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes, by sending an email to us. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
The Website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.