Privacy

1. Introduction and General Terms
2. Information That We Collect
3. Reasons We May Collect Information And Uses That Will Be Made Of It
4. Uses Made Of The Information
5. Where We Store Your Personal Data
6. Providing Your Information To Third Parties
7. Your Personal Profile
8. Improving The Content On The Website
9. Email Communications
10. Your Rights
11. Security Of Data And Third Parties
12. Your Statutory Rights
13. Security
14. Contacting Simonseeks about this Privacy Policy

 

1. Introduction and General Terms

Simonseeks.com (including simonseeks.co.uk, simonseeks.de and any other related trading names) (Website) operates the following privacy policy because we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy policy (together with our Terms of Use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Simonseeks.com which is the trading name of Chi Chi Locanda Ltd, (company number 08454656), a company whose registered office is located at High View, Back Lane, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 2RE, United Kingdom.

The terms of this Privacy Policy may be amended at any time. Any such modification shall be effective from the moment that the updated terms version of the Privacy Policy is posted on the Website. Continued use of the Website for a total of 30 minutes or longer following an amendment of the terms of this Privacy Policy, will constitute your acceptance of the revised terms of the Privacy Policy in its entirety. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Should you not accept any such modifications then you should cease to use the Website immediately.

By accessing/continuing to use the Website for a total of 30 minutes or longer you indicate that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the content of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy you should cease to use the Website immediately.

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2. Information That We Collect

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • information that you provide by filling in forms on the Website. This includes information about you which you provide to us when you sign up as a user of the Website whether in your capacity as a Member or a Contributor;
  • information gathered if you choose to contribute to the Website and become entitled to receive a share of Directly Generated Revenue as set out in the Terms of Use;
  • information gathered when you post material or request further services, when you enter a competition or promotion and when you report a problem with our site;
  • if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
  • details of transactions or bookings you carry out through our site; and
  • details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, and the resources that you access.

We will review all personal information held from time to time in order to ensure that we do not maintain a record of that information for longer than is necessary.

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3. Reasons We May Collect Information And Uses That Will Be Made Of It

We aim to ensure that your use of the Website is tailored as closely as possible to your areas of interest which will enable you to make the best use of your time and the Website’s capabilities, to enable us to do this we may use a cookie file which is stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie is a small text file designed to identify your specific use of web pages. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

  • to identify the areas of the Website that you use most regularly in order to provide you with a better service by tailoring your use of the Website;
  • to maximise the efficiency of your use of the Website by retaining certain information about your user profile in order to prevent you having to provide us with the same information on more than one occasion;
  • to prompt you about updated or new content on the Website that may be of particular interest to you;
  • to estimate our audience size and usage pattern; and
  • to speed up your searches.

We will store your cookies for a maximum of three months.

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.

Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

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4. Uses Made Of The Information

Once you have provided your personal information to us we may use it:

  • to enable you to access information on the Website and to ensure that it is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer; and/or
  • to enable us to provide you with information that may be of particular interest to you; and/or
  • to tell you about changes to the Website or to communicate with you generally; and/or
  • to enable you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and/or
  • to advise you when you are due to receive revenue as a result of your content as a Contributor in accordance with the Terms of Use; and/or
  • to process a transaction between you and a third party; and/or
  • to notify you about changes to our service.

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5. Where We Store Your Personal Data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission 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 transmitted to the Website site; 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.

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6. Providing Your Information To Third Parties

We may use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data to provide you with information about products or services which are advertised on, or linked to, the Website or whose products or services you have indicated you wish to acquire, or to provide you with an online quotation, where you have indicated that you require such a quotation.

We may provide your personal details to a third party for legal or regulatory reasons in order to comply with our legal obligations, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use or to protect the rights, property, or safety of simonseeks.com Limited, our customers, or others. This includes disclosing information in relation to any payment made to Contributors in relation to any material that is posted on the Website and the exchanging of information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

We aim to ensure that you obtain the maximum benefit available to you from the Website. As a consequence, we may ask you to advise us of any areas of the Website that may be of particular personal interest to you. We may use the information that we gather as a result of this process to advise you of specific offers in connection with products or services advertised on, or linked to, articles on the Website. In turn, this may result in our disclosing your personal information to third parties.

You may advise us at any point if you no longer wish us to share your personal information with third parties and we will cease doing so with immediate effect, subject always to circumstances in which we are obliged to do so for legal or regulatory purposes.

We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, 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 on 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 may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries. We 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 simonseeks.com is acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

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7. Your Personal Profile

Should you sign in to the Website as a Contributor you will hold an active profile on the Website which records brief details about your personal profile. The content of your profile page is entirely determined by you and we merely enable you to post this information on your profile page. However, we may remove your profile page if, in our absolute discretion, we consider that any of the content of your profile is inappropriate for any reason whatsoever.

Furthermore, we take no responsibility for the use by any third party of any information held on your profile page and you accept, as a consequence of this Privacy Policy, that any information that you choose to post on your personal profile is submitted to the Website by you at your sole risk.

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8. Improving The Content On The Website

We may use the information that we gather in connection with your personal profile and areas of interest together with any content that you post onto the Website as a Contributor to:

  • advise you of areas in which we are seeking new or updated content; or
  • advise you of content that is proving more or less popular and what we believe to be the possible reasons for this.

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9. Email Communications

Wherever possible we will communicate with you by electronic means. By providing us with an active email address, you agree that you are happy for us to communicate with you in this way in order to: advise you of products or services that may be of interest to you; advise you of any Website updates; or provide you with any other information that we consider would be of interest to you.

You can exercise your right to prevent us from contacting you at any time by Contacting Simonseeks about this Privacy Policy when we will provide clear instructions on how to unsubscribe from this service.

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10. Your Rights

You have 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 at any time by contacting us at media@simonseeks.com

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11. Security Of Data And Third Parties

The Website contains links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. We are unable to control, and take no responsibility for, the use of any personal data that you choose to provide to third parties as a result of following a link to any of these websites or contacting a third party provider of products or services through the Website. Should you choose to do this, we strongly recommend that you consider the terms of the Privacy Policy of the third party concerned to satisfy yourself in connection with the provision of such information and the use to which it will be put by the third party concerned.

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12. Your Statutory Rights

The contents of this Privacy Policy do not affect your statutory rights under the Data Protection Act 1998. In particular, should you request us to do so, we will provide you with a copy of all personal information that we hold about you. 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.

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13. Security

Although we adopt various procedures that are designed to protect your personal information and employ processes such as login auditing and idle session termination designed to prevent unauthorised access to your personal information, we are unable to guarantee the security of data transmitted over the internet. As a result, any personal information that you provide to us is provided at your own risk.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed please see Contacting Simonseeks about this Privacy Policy.

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14. Contacting Simonseeks about this Privacy Policy

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy please contact;

dpa.officer@simonseeks.com

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