Privacy


Background

This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Web Site and Media Standards Trust, the owner and provider of this Web Site (“the Owner”. This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Web Site and any Services or Systems therein.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

  • “Account” means collectively the personal information, Payment Information and credentials used by Users to access Paid Content and / or any communications System on the Web Site;
  • “Content” means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Web Site;
  • “Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer by The Owner when you visit certain parts of this Web Site. This allows us to identify recurring visitors and to analyse their browsing habits within the Web Site.
  • “Data” means collectively all information that you submit to the Web Site. This includes, but is not limited to, Account details and information submitted using any of our Services or Systems;
  • “The Owner” means Media Standards Trust
  • “Service” means collectively any online facilities, tools, services or information that The Owner makes available through the Web Site either now or in the future;
  • “System” means any online communications infrastructure that the Owner makes available through the Web Site either now or in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, blogs, web-based email, message boards, live chat facilities and email links;
  • “User” / “Users” means any third party that accesses the Web Site and is not employed by The Owner and acting in the course of their employment; and
  • “Web Site” means the website that you are currently using (www.mediastandardstrust.org) and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

2. Data Collected

Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected:

  • name;
  • position;
  • contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
  • demographic information such as post code and preferences;
  • financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;
  • IP address (automatically collected);
  • web browser type and version (automatically collected);
  • operating system (automatically collected);
  • a list of URLS starting with a referring site, your activity on this Web Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected); and
  • Cookie information

Our Use of Data

  • Any personal Data you submit will be retained by The Owner for as long as you use the Services and Systems provided on the Web Site. Data that you may submit through any communications System that we may provide may be retained for a longer period of up to six months.
  • Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 4, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties.
  • All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. Fore more details on security, see clause 9 below.
  • Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Web Site. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
  • internal record keeping;
  • improvement of our products / services;
  • transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;
  • contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Web Site.

Third Party Web Sites and Services

The Owner may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to, payment handling, delivery of purchased items, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. The providers of such services do not have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Web Site. Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that Owner requests. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties must be processed within the terms of this Policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Changes of Business Ownership and Control

  • The Owner may, from time to time, expand or reduce its business and this may involve the sale of certain divisions or the transfer of control of certain divisions to other parties. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any division so transferred, be transferred along with that division and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was supplied by you.
  • In the event that any Data submitted by Users will be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.

Controlling Access to your Data

Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:

  • use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and
  • sharing Data with third parties.

Your Right to Withhold Information

  • You may access certain areas of the Web Site without providing any Data at all. However, to use all Services and Systems available on the Web Site you may be required to submit Account information or other Data.
  • You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies. For more information see clause 10d below.

Accessing your own Data

  • You may access your Account at any time to view or amend the Data. You may need to modify or update your Data if your circumstances change. Additional Data as to your marketing preferences may also be stored and you may change this at any time.
  • You have the right to ask for a copy of your personal Data on payment of a small fee.

Security

Data security is of great importance to The Owner and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected online.

Cookies

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Changes to this Policy

The Owner reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Web Site and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Web Site following the alterations.

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