What information do we collect?
Devitt will collect the information described below for the purposes described below.
The Website’s members are asked to provide their name and email in order that Devitt can create a user account, verify a unique access password, and send out an e-mail invitation.
By using the services available through the Website, community members will have the opportunity to share personal information with other community members by, for example:
– posting comments;
– publishing material on a blog;
– uploading content for comment.
Any content and material you choose to voluntarily post will be visible to the public. Any additional information, content and material will be identifiable by your username, but is not linked by Website to your email address or private profile information. You should always be careful when deciding to disclose personal information.
We will also collect information from you if you choose to take part in any of our surveys, polls or product research.
We may ask for this information via one of our telephone operators, through the Website, or as a result of other communications with us. Certain information is collected automatically (see below).
Automated information collection – Log files/IP addresses.
We may automatically collect non-personal information about you, such as the type of internet browsers you use, or the site from which you linked to the Website. You cannot be identified from this information, and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on the Website. We may, from time to time, supply the owners or operators of third party sites, from which it is possible to link to the Website, with information relating to the number of community members linking to the Website from their sites. You cannot be identified from this information.
What do we use collected personal information for?
In order to:
– create and administer your Keepbritainbiking.com account and homepage;
– identify suitable respondents to particular activities (in accordance with client requests);
– automatically notify you each time another community member comments on content or on posts added by you to the Website;
– moderate use of the Website;
– weight the results of surveys, to ensure representativeness;
– customise and improve the service we provide to you;
– verify your identity;
– contact you with information about our products, services and future research; and
– help us plan other promotional campaigns.
Where we ask for personal information of a more sensitive nature, relating to your gender or ethnicity, we collect this information in order to weight the results of our surveys, and identify sample groups; this is the only way that we can ensure that the views of all sections of the community population are given proper representation in the final aggregated results.
Disclosing your information to others
The Website, or certain services such as surveys, product studies or research, are offered in conjunction with our client business partners.
We will share aggregate anonymous information relating to the overall results of our surveys or studies with our client business partners. Individual community members cannot be identified from this information.
Other than the disclosures referred to in this policy, we will not disclose any personal information without your permission, unless we are legally entitled or obliged to do so (for example, if required to do so by Court order, or in order to prevent fraud or any other crime).
We will only sell or rent your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of the assets of Devitt having ensured that reasonable steps have been taken to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.
Information about products and services
From time to time Devitt will send community members information on survey results, offers, and other related information. If you do not wish to receive these updates, you may unsubscribe to them by following the instructions in the email.
Keeping our records accurate
We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. If you would like to review or change your account settings, communication preferences, or the details you have supplied to us, you may do so at any time using the ’Your Profile’ feature on the Website. If you have another query relating to your information, please contact us as set out below.
We have implemented technology and policies to help safeguard your privacy from unauthorised access and improper use. These measures include: incorporating community member secure login and the automatic log-off of an account when a community member’s browser is closed. We will continue to update these measures as new technology becomes available.
Third party sites
In addition, if you linked to any of the Websites from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners or operators of that third party site, and we therefore recommend that you check the policy of that third party site, and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.
If at any time you would like to contact us with your views about our privacy practices, or with any enquiry relating to your personal information, you can do so by sending an e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are entitled to ask for a copy of the information we store about you (for which we may charge a small fee).