1.1 We publish the website at www.startuproar.co.uk and all associated social media profiles (together the “Website”) and the digital and print magazine StartUp Roar (the “Magazine”) and we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when you are visiting the Website from time to time or communicating electronically with us.
1.4 This policy (together with the Terms and Conditions which can be found at the bottom of the Website) explains what types of personal and non-personal information we collect when you use the Website and/or purchase the Services and the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
1.5 Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By disclosing your personal information to us by using the Website, communicating with us by email or speaking to us over the telephone you consent to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information as stated in this policy.
1.6 StartUp Roar uses the personal information we collect from you to provide the Services to you. We will not rent, sell or share your personal information with any other company for its own marketing purposes without your consent except where mentioned in this policy.
2. WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
2.1 We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) if you complete a form on the Website to sign up to marketing emails and/or to take part in any competition, you will be asked to provide some or all of your name and email address;
(b) if you order any Services, you will be required to provide your name, email address, postal address and (if you are a company) your company name and registered number;
(c) when you contact us by email or telephone or through any contact form provided on the Website, we may ask you to provide some or all of the information set out in paragraphs (a) and (b) above;
(d) where you purchase the Services, we may perform a credit check on you or your business and you irrevocably authorise us to do this;
(e) we may collect, store and use information about your computer, mobile device or other item of hardware through which you access the Website and your visits to and use of the Website (including without limitation your IP address, geographical location, browser/platform type and version, Internet Service Provider, operating system, referral source/exit pages, length of visit, page views, website navigation and search terms that you use); and
(f) in order to improve your experience in using the Website, we may store information relating to your previous browsing habits.
2.2 We may also ask you to complete surveys and give feedback that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
3. HOW DO WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
3.1 We may use your personal information for the following purposes:
(a) to manage and administer the Website;
(b) to improve your browsing experience by personalising the Website;
(c) to enable you to use the Website;
(d) to send you newsletters and other relevant and targeted promotional communications;
(e) to deal with enquiries, complaints and feedback from you and our service providers;
(f) to provide third parties with statistical anonymised information about our users;
(g) to procure payment from your for any Services ordered;
(h) to perform credit checks on you either prior to, during or after our provision of any services to you;
(i) to send you emails offering you to take part in a survey and/or give feedback; and
(j) to analyse and improve the services offered on the Website.
4. WHEN MIGHT WE DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
4.1 Except to the extent required by any applicable law or governmental or judicial body and as detailed below, we will not disclose your personal information to any third party other than to a service provider to whom we are required to disclose personal information in order for them to provide their services to us.
4.2 In the event that we sell the Website and/or the Magazine, we may transfer your personal information to the buyer of the Website and/or Magazine in order for them to continue to publish the Website and/or Magazine and provide the Services to you.
5. NEWSLETTERS AND OTHER PROMOTIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
If you wish to subscribe to any newsletter published by us or wish to receive other targeted and relevant promotional communications from us or other carefully chosen affiliates, we offer you the option to “opt-in” to this service. If you change your mind and wish to stop receiving any such communications, please either email us or click the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us.
6.1 Cookies are text files stored, either on a temporary or persistent basis on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are used for authenticating, session tracking and maintaining specific information about the use and users of the Website.
6.2 The data collected by cookies is anonymous. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer’s hard drive by searching for files with “cookie” in it and deleting them. In addition, if you want to stop cookies from being stored on your computer, you can edit your browser settings so that cookies are blocked. Unfortunately, if you block cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Website. For more information about cookies, please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org
6.3 Web beacons consist of a small string of software code that represents a graphic image request on a page or email. There may or may not be a visible graphic image associated with the web beacon and often the image is designed to blend into the background of a page or email. Web beacons can be used for many purposes – including site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, advertising auditing and reporting, and personalization. Web beacons used by the Website collect only anonymous data.
6.4 In order to improve the Website and the services we offer you, we may use (temporary and persistent) cookies, authorized third parties cookies, web beacons and/or other technologies to collect non-personally identifiable data. This non-personally identifiable data helps us to track browsing behavior, to create specific or tailor-made offers or advertisements, and to monitor and record the visits and use of the Website.
6.5 In order to understand how people use the Website and for marketing analysis and quality improvement purposes, we (and/or third party service providers) may collect, record, process and use on an anonymous basis certain information (including the total number of transactions, viewed pages, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp information and details like the number and location of mouse clicks on a given page, mouse movements, scrolling activity and the search words you use while being on and using the Website.
7. WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
7.2 All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.
7.3 We take the security of your personal data very seriously. In particular we use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place to protect your personal data. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and so we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted through the Website; 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.
8. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
9. YOUR RIGHTS
The Act gives you the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.
10. ACCESS TO INFORMATION
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.