Privacy Policy and Use of Cookies


Introduction

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.

This policy

This 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. The definitions in the Terms of Use shall apply to this 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.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on a site operated by Social Republic Ltd. This includes information you provide at the time of registering as a Member, purchasing a Subscription, posting material or additional information to your profile, purchasing Tickets, or requesting further services that we may provide from time to time.
  • We may ask you for information when you report a problem to us.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Details of any transactions you carry out through the Site.
  • Details of your visits to the Site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs, other communication data and the resources that you access.

IP addresses and cookies

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:

  • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the Site according to your individual interests.
  • To speed up your searches.
  • To recognise you when you return to the Site.

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.

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

Where we store your personal data

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 our staff or agents operating outside the EEA. 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.

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.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from the Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device.
  • To communicate with you through email and notices posted on the Site, or through other means available through the Site.
  • To provide you with information, products, services or Events that you request from us or which we feel may interest you.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.

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.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • If Social Republic Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • 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 Social Republic Limited, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
  • You acknowledge and agree that you may disclose personal information to other Members through the Site. You are responsible for controlling what information you disclose on your profile and what information you disclose to Members on the Site.

Your rights

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.

Links from the Site and Third Party Advertisements

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.

Access to information

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.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page. Where appropriate, we will notify you by e-mail.

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