17.1 We will collect information about your personal details, and preferences when you tell us what these are and by analysis of traffic on the Website, including by using cookies.
17.1.2 A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. On revisiting the Website our computer server may recognise the cookie, giving us information about your last visit. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance. If you choose not to receive cookies, you may still use most of the features of the Website.
17.2 We use information collected about you to help us (a) develop the design and layout of the Website to ensure that it is as useful and enjoyable as possible and (b) provide the products and services which interest you. If you have given your consent by ticking the relevant boxes upon registration or sent us information via sms, this information may be used by us and our associated companies to inform you about changes to the Website, new services and products or offers that you might find interesting. If you do not wish to receive this information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We may at our discretion and only where you have consented by ticking the appropriate boxes upon registration, choose to sell, trade, rent or otherwise disclose your personal information to trustworthy third parties situated within the EU or in countries approved by the Data Protection Commissioner. You may change your mind and instruct us not to do so by sending an email to email@example.com.
17.3 In addition, we may provide aggregate statistics about our services, competitions, clients, traffic patterns and other site information to third parties, but these statistics will not include any information that could personally identify you. In the event that you're personal details become untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, or in any event, you have the right to access your personal details and may rectify the same.
17.4 Where you have provided your consent by ticking the relevant boxes upon registration or texting us via sms, You agree that you do not object to us, our associated companies or such third parties contacting you for any of the above purposes whether by telephone, email, fax, sms or in writing, and you confirm that you do not and will not consider any of the above as being a breach of any of your rights under the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations.
17.5 We reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests or requests by the police investigating suspected illegal activities, to operate our systems properly or to protect ourselves or other Users. We also reserve the right to disclose individually identifiable information to third parties if a complaint arises concerning your use of the Website, and that use is deemed by us inconsistent with the Conditions.
17.6 When you input information or request services from us, we offer appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security measures in order that you may input information safely whilst effectively preventing that information from being accessed by unauthorised persons. In addition, we have strict security procedures covering the storage and disclosure of your information in order to prevent unauthorised access to comply with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. This means that sometimes we may ask for proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
17.7 We welcome your questions and comments about privacy issues and the design of the Website. Should you have such comments or have a complaint about how we are using your personal data, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.