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Privacy Policy

 

Privacy Policy

Updated: 6 June 2008

1 Data protection

1.1 Girl on a Bike Limited ("we" or "us") are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of information provided by all users of pintpicker.co.uk (the "Website"). This policy, together with our Terms and Conditions of use and any documents referred to in it, sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or you provide to us, will be processed by us, except where otherwise provided on this website.

1.2 Accordingly we uphold the relevant data protection principles and processes your personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"). Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.
For the purpose of the Act, the data controller is Girl on a Bike Limited of 9 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3AD (email: datacontroller@pintpicker.co.uk).

By using this site, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy.

2 Information that we collect from you

2.1 As part of the process of registering to use this Website you may be asked to provide certain personal information about yourself including your name, contact details and [specify other forms of information] and other 'personal data' as defined in the Act. We may also collect information about your use of our Website as well as information about you by the use of cookies (see below), information you post to the Website, e-mails or letters you send to us.

3 IP addresses

3.1 We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to aggregate information for business purposes. This is statistical data about browsing on the Website and does not identify any individual.

4 Cookies

4.1 Cookies are small amounts of information which are stored on your computer. Using cookies enables us to monitor traffic on the Website and to personalise the content of the Website to your requirements. This maximises the benefits you gain in using the Website and makes it easier for you to log on and use the site during any future visits.

4.2 As soon as you enter our Website, our system will issue cookies to your computer whenever you access the Website and/or log in.

4.3 You should be aware that third parties may also place and read cookies on your browser, or may use web beacons to collect information from you, particularly in connection with advertising on the Website.

4.4 You may disable the use of cookies in your internet browser by activating the section on your browser which allows you to refuse cookies, but this may limit your access to our Website or adversely affect your use of features or functions on certain web pages within the Website. Use of this Website without disabling cookies constitutes consent to us or third parties collecting and using information obtained from cookies.

5 Use of your information

5.1 All the information you provide to us will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of our Website. We will also keep records of those who have requested access to secure parts of our Website and use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop the Website.

5.2 In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to them or to the Website. Where you have consented to us doing so, we might also use your information to let you know about other products and services which we offer which may be of interest to you including and we may contact you by post, telephone or fax, as well as by e-mail.

5.3 If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please let us know by contacting us at privacy@pintpicker.co.uk. You have the right to ask us to stop processing your data for direct marketing purposes at any time.

6 Disclosure of your information

6.1 Where you have consented when providing us with your details, we may also allow carefully selected third parties, including other companies in our group, to contact you occasionally about products and/or services which may be of interest to you. They may contact you by post, telephone or fax, as well as by e-mail. If you change your mind about being contacted by these companies in the future, please let us know.

6.2 Also, if we enter into a joint venture or our business is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners.

6.3 Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

7 Protection of personal data

7.1 We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

7.2 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 our 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 to this information.

8 Links

8.1 We are not responsible for the privacy and data protection practices of other websites which may be reached through links contained in this Website. Users should be aware that when they leave this Website and move into any linked website this policy will no longer apply and you should read the privacy and data protection policies and statements contained on any such linked website.

9 Accessing and updating

9.1 You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us. We are entitled by law to charge a fee (currently fixed at 10) to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. You also have the right to request us to correct any inaccuracies in your data free of charge.

9.2 You will be able to access and edit your details through a permanent link on your individual homepage.

10 Changes to our privacy policy

10.1 Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on the Website and, where appropriate, through e-mail notification.

11 Contact

11.1 All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to Dawn Leeder, Girl on a Bike Limited, 9 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3AD (e-mail: privacy@pintpicker.co.uk).

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