Below is the full policy for iBeats.
From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address) in order to receive or use services on our website. Such services include newsletters, competitions, message boards and iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk membership.
By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. When using your personal information iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.
02. Visitor Information
Information supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with a better on-line user experience and assist us to analyse the profile of our visitors. For example: if on a previous visit you went to our contact pages, we might find this out from your cookie and highlight this on your second and subsequent visits.
iBeats gathers non-personal information regarding the visitors to our website on our behalf using cookies, log file data and code which is embedded on our website. iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk uses this type of information, as with that obtained from other cookies used on the site, to help it improve the services to its users. If you wish to reject our cookies you must do so on your local machine/computer.
03. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computer and stored on your computer’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 web site 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 on-line traffic flows. Cookies record information about your on-line preferences. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk features. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
If you have set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk anonymously until such time as you wish to register for iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk services. For further information on cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org .
04. Use and storage of your personal information
When you supply any personal information to iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk (e.g. for competitions or iBeats membership) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use this data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else.
In general, any information you provide to iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk will only be used by iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk and occasionally some service providers (e.g. prize providers). Your information will be disclosed where we are obliged or permitted by law. Also, if you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk, iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk can use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop such behaviour. This may involve informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school e-mail/Internet provider and law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk membership you no longer wish to continue your registration as an active iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk member. For safety reasons, however, iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk may store messaging transcript data (including message content, member names, times and dates) arising from the use of iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk for a period of 10 years. Where personal information is held for people who are not yet registered but have taken part in other iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk services (e.g. competitions), that information will be held as long as is necessary to ensure that the service is run smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely.
If you are notified on an iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk site that your information may be used to allow iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk to contact you for “service administration purposes”, this means that iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk may contact you for a number of purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that the particular service has been suspended for maintenance. We will also contact you for promotional purposes, such as notifying you of improvements to the service or new services on iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk .
05. Users 16 and under
If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk‘s website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
Whilst we rarely send newsletters, by signing up to iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk you agree to receive advertisements of third parties or iBeats or www.ibeats.co.uk projects. We will never sell your information but we only use your information to send out the newsletters to you by the information collected.
If you do not wish to receive our newsletters you can send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stating your name and e-mail address.