We adopt a minimalist approach to data. We only record data on our site that is shared with members and that you are prepared to share, which is just enough to enable this site to work and for members to organise and meet. Your profile is free-form and can be as short as you like. We do not request your personal address or age, and because we don't handle payments, we don't record financial information. This is an email-based system, but where appropriate, the option to exclude your email address from another member is available to you.
We use non-intrusive cookies to improve your experience such recognising you when you return to the site. We share your email information with MailGun when we send you an email. We use Google Analytics to get metrics on usage, and further data is collected by PayPal when you take a subscription.
Here's the formal policy.
The English language version of this document remains the legally binding document. Translations from English are for convenience only. In the event of any conflict between a translation of this document and the English language document, it is the English language document which takes precedence.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Social Republic Limited, registered under company number 06444641.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
We may collect information about your computer or device, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to any advertisers we may appoint. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your usage of the Site by using a cookie file which, if used, would be stored on your device. They help us to improve the Site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use the Site.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet can never be completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the 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.
We use information held about you in the following ways:
We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users. We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. 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.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
You have the right to withdraw your consent to our collection and processing of your information at any time by deactivating your account. You understand and agree that by deactivating your account your profile may be removed from the Site, however communications sent to us and/or other Members before the deactivation of your account may remain in our systems.
The 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.
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 except where that information has been provided by another Member.