Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of Aug 16, 2012

  • Introduction and General Terms
  • Information Collection and Use
  • Cookies Policy
  • Information Sharing and Disclosure
  • Security
  • How long will Derek Smedley MW keep my personal information?
  • Can I find out what personal information Derek Smedley MW holds about me?

Introduction and General Terms

01. Derek Smedley MW is committed to protecting your personal information when you are using our services. We want our services to be safe and enjoyable environments for our members. This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us through the dereksmedleymw.co.uk (“Site”) or collected through our social networking service, including via SMS, WAP and Instant Messaging (“Service”).

02. In order to provide you with the full range of services, we are sometimes required to collect information about you. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998 (these laws are referred to collectively in this Privacy Policy as the “data protection laws”).

03. By using our Site you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. “Processing” means using cookies on a computer or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United Kingdom. By visiting our Site and providing information to us, you consent to such transfer to, and processing.

04. dereksmedleymw.co.uk contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit or are collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

05. This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason; each version will apply to information collected while it was in place. We will notify you of any material changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy on our Site. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or our use of your personally identifiable information, please contact us at info@dereksmedleymw.co.uk.

Information Collection and Use

Our primary goals in collecting personally identifiable information are to provide you with the product and services made available through the Site, including, but not limited, to the Service, to communicate with you, and to manage your registered account.

06. Information Collected Upon Registration - If you desire to have access to certain sections of the Site, you will be required to become a registered member, and to submit certain personally identifiable information to Derek Smedley MW. Personally identifiable information that we may collect in such instances may include your name, full user name, password, email address, city, telephone number, and other information that you decide to provide us with, or that you decide to include in your profile.

07. Additional Information - Your full user name and your photo, if you decide to upload one, are displayed to people in the Derek Smedley MW network to enable you to connect with people on Derek Smedley MW, as specified in your privacy settings. Once a member, you may provide additional information in the profile section, including but not limited to your location, your interests and your work history. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and find new friends and opportunities in the Derek Smedley MW system. Derek Smedley MW also uses cookies (see paragraphs 15 - 19 below for details). We use analysis software to look at cookies for the purpose of enhancing your user experience. This information is not used to develop a personal profile of you and the log files are regularly purged.

08. Use of Contact Information - Derek Smedley MW may use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:

i. Service administration purposes (e.g. to provide you with password reminders or to notify you that a particular service has been suspended for maintenance);

ii. To personalise the way Derek Smedley MW content is presented to you;

iii. IP addresses are used to identify the location of users, the number of visits from different locations and also to block disruptive use;

iv. To analyse and improve the services offered on dereksmedleymw.co.uk. e.g. to provide you with the most user-friendly navigation experience.

v. If you activate the mobile phone options per the Terms of Use, we will collect your mobile number account information. You may receive notifications on your mobile account in a number of cases, such as notifications of a Derek Smedley MW event.

vi. If you contact us by email through the Site, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and may use your email address, and any information that you provide to us in your message, to respond to you.

vii. We may use your contact information to market to you, and provide you with information about, our products and services, including but not limited to our Service. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such information or communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications.

viii. Local Site pages may give you detailed information about how Derek Smedley MW will contact you in relation to specific services.

ix. If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to dereksmedleymw.co.uk, or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on dereksmedleymw.co.uk, Derek Smedley MW may use your personal information to stop such behaviour.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

09. We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

10. Generally, we will only use your information within Derek Smedley MW. However, sometimes Derek Smedley MW uses third parties to process your information, including but not limited to, hosting and maintenance, customer relationship, database storage and management. We will share your personally information with these third parties only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to binding contractual obligations requiring such third parties to maintain the privacy and security of your data. Derek Smedley MW will require these third parties to comply strictly with its instructions and Derek Smedley MW will require that they do not use your personal information for their own business purposes.

Security

11. Derek Smedley MW is very concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. We employ administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access.

12. We will make any legally-required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored personal data to you via email or conspicuous posting on this Site in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, consistent with (i) legal requirements, or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.

How long will Derek Smedley MW keep my personal information?

13. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with Derek Smedley MW.

14. Where you contribute to dereksmedleymw.co.uk Derek Smedley MW will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted.

Cookies Policy

15. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a “device”) browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.

16. Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

17. During the course of any visit to dereksmedleymw.co.uk, the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device. Many websites do this, because cookies enable website publishers to do useful things like find out whether the device (and probably its user) has visited the website before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

18. Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience. For example: if on a previous visit you went to our education pages, we might find this out from your cookie and highlight educational information on your second and subsequent visits.

19. Our Site contains links to other websites. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personally identifiable information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

Can I find out what personal information Derek Smedley MW holds about me?

20. Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of the personal information Derek Smedley MW holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (we will require you to prove your identity with 2 pieces of approved photographic identification.) We will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete personal information about you on our files.