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Privacy Policy

Phonebrain Limited (we/us/our) is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to this website and processing all personal data received in accordance with requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act).

For the purposes of the Act this policy (together with our Terms of Use) sets out how we use any personal data we collect or receive from you. Please read the following information carefully to understand how we will use your personal data.

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website. This includes information provided to us when you register, enter competitions or quizzes that we may operate from time to time, subscribe to any alerts or any other service we may provide, and when you report a problem with our website.
  • Information received from surveys that we (or a research agency acting on our behalf) may ask you to complete for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of the correspondence received from you.
  • Details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access.

IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

STORAGE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The data that we collect from you will not be ordinarily be transferred to, or stored at, any place outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). If we are required to transfer your data outside the EEA we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers, or hosted on our behalf on external secure servers. Where we have given you (or where we have allowed you to choose) a password which allows you to access certain parts of our site, you must keep this password confidential. We ask you not to share passwords with anyone.

The sending of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data when you transmit it to our site; therefore any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To notify you about the progress of any competitions or quizzes you have entered;
  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • To provide you with information or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you (if you have consented to be contacted for these purpose);
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, where you choose to do so;
  • To enable us to investigate any problems you report or complaints you make;
  • To notify you about any changes to any service we provide to you.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • Where we have your consent;
  • In order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use;
  • To provide you with information or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you (if you have consented to be contacted for these purpose);
  • In the course of our regulatory duties as governed by the PhonepayPlus Code of Practice;
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any other legal obligation.

SECURITY AND DATA RETENTION

We use security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will not retain your information for longer than is necessary for our purposes.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

The Act gives you the right to ask for information held about you. Any request you make for information may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this website and, where appropriate, through e-mail notification.

CONTACT

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to webmaster@phonebrain.org.uk

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