Privacy Policy


1.1    We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

1.2    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.

1.3    For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is


2.1    We may collect and process the following data about you:

(a)    information that you provide by filling in forms on the web site or associated social media sites including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site;

(b)    if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;

(c)    we may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them;

(d)    details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your transactions; and

(e)    details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, your contributions to our site’s interactive services, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access.


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 report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

3.2    For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

(a)    to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;

(b)    to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests;

(c)    to speed up your searches; and

(d)    to recognise you when you return to our site.

3.3    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.

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


4.1    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. 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.

4.2    All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

4.3    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.


5.1    We use information held about you in the following ways:

(a)    to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

(b)    to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us;

(c)    to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;

(d)    to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and

(e)    to notify you about changes to our service.

5.2    We may also use your data to provide you with information about goods and services and those of third parties which may be of interest to you by post or telephone and we may use a third party to do this on our behalf unless you indicate that you do not consent to being contacted for such purposes.

5.3    We may also use your data to provide you with information about goods or services which may be of interest to you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.

5.4    We may share your data with selected third parties and permit third parties to use your data to provide you with information on goods or services which may be of interest to you only if you have consented to this.

5.5    The webpage on which we collect your data contains tick boxes which allow you to decide how we can use your data.

5.6    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.


6.1    We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

6.2    We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

(a)    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;

(b)    if or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its members will be one of the transferred assets; and

(c)    if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of, our members, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


7.1    You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.  You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us via the web site.

7.2    Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


8.1    The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. 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.


9.1    Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page. You are expected to check this page each time you visit our site to take notice of any changes made.  If you are not happy with any changes to the Privacy Policy we must ask that you stop using our site.

10.    CONTACT

10.1    Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed via the contact us form

Last Updated: August 2012.


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