07-25-2011, 06:22 AM
Gordon England values the privacy of its users, members, customers, subscribers, and others who visit and use http://www.gordonengland.co.uk and any other web sites or services owned or operated by Gordon England.
WE WOULD ADVISE NOT TO DISPLAY PUBLICLY ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT COULD BE USED TO FIND YOU IN THE REAL, OFF-LINE, WORLD - for example, your full real name, mailing or home address, or phone numbers - unless of course this is what you intend.
The information Gordon England collects: (collectively referred to herein as "Member Information")
Member-provided Information: You may provide what is generally called "personally identifiable" information (including but not limited to your name, a user name, email address, postal mailing address, home/mobile telephone number, credit card number and billing information, etc.) when you register as a Member and when you participate in certain activities. In addition, you may choose to send private messages to other members or to post certain information to your public "profile" such as your date of birth, general location, interests, occupation, web site URLs, videos, blogs, IM addresses, and comments.
"Cookies" Information: we may send one or more cookies - small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits. Persistent cookies can be removed. Please review your web browser "Help" file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings.
"Automatically Collected" Information: for example, participate in forums, or open one of our HTML emails, we may automatically record certain information from your web browser by using different types of technology, including "clear gifs" or "web beacons." This "automatically collected" information may include unique "device IDs" (similar to IP addresses), Internet Protocol address ("IP Address"), web browser type, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after our sites, the pages you view on our site, and the dates and times that you visit us.
The Way Gordon England Uses Information:
When you choose to create a public profile, you will post, at your option, certain personal information that will be publicly displayed to other Members.
We use the information that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide to you all of the features and services found on our sites. We will use your email address, without further consent, for administrative purposes such as sending you account activation and "welcome" emails, notifying you of major updates, for customer service purposes, to address copyright infringement issues, or to contact you regarding any activities in which you are presently participating.
We use your email address to send to you activity emails, newsletters, and, from time to time, notices about special activities, features. You may
opt-out of receiving such notices by indicating your preferences in the User CP section.
We use all of the information that we collect to understand the usage trends and preferences of our Members, to improve the way our site works and looks, and to create new features and functionality.
We use "automatically collected" information and "cookies" information to: (a) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit us; (b) provide customized third-party advertisements, content, and information; © monitor the effectiveness of third-party marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.
When Gordon England Discloses Information:
We do not share your personally identifiable information with other organizations for their marketing or promotional uses without your express consent.
We may disclose Automatically Collected and other aggregate non-personally-identifiable information with interested third parties to assist such parties in understanding the usage and demographic patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or other functionality on our sites.
We may disclose some types of Member Information to certain affiliated companies or other businesses or persons who provide web site hosting, maintenance and security services, fulfill orders, offer certain functionality, help improve our site and create new site features. We require that these parties process such information in compliance with this Privacy Notice, we authorize only a limited use of such information, and we require these parties to use appropriate confidentiality measures.
We may disclose Member Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply the laws or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant. We may make such disclosures, in some cases, without providing Members notice.
We also reserve the right to disclose Member Information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; protect us from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of Gordon England; and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our Members or other persons.
You may, of course, decline to share your personally-identifiable information with Gordon England, in which case you will not be able to participate in many activities. You may update, correct, or delete your Member account information and email subscription preferences at any time by going to the Edit Profile section of UserCP; provided, however, that upon deletion of your account or profile, please note that some of your personal information, including billing and contact information, may remain on systems for some limited period of time.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections. HOWEVER, You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites:
We does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in.
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks. Gordon England's Privacy Notice does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. We reserve the right the to add or remove third-party ad networks or ad servers in its discretion and we may not at all times list such updated ad network or ad server partners in this Privacy Notice.
Currently, we have relationships with the following third-party ad servers or ad networks:
Google - http://www.google.com/privacy.html
You have the option to opt-out of one or more third-party ad networks at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
Our Commitment to Data Security:
We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of Member Information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of Member Information collected by us, and you transmit such information at your own risk. Once we receive your Member Information, We make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may post a notice on our site if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach you should contact us.
Our Commitment to Children's Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from persons under 13 years-of-age. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access our sites at any time or in any manner, without parent or guardian supervision. If we learn that personally-identifiable information of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected without verifiable parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has obtained an account, then you may contact us and request that we delete that child's personal information from its systems.
We are hosted in the United Kingdom. If you are visiting from other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.K. law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United Kingdom and by providing your personal data you consent to that transfer.
In the Event of Merger or Sale:
In the event that sites own Gordon England are acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from Members as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.
Changes and Updates to this Privacy Notice:
This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically without further notice to you and this will be reflected by the "last modified" notice below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received that personal information. Your continued use constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.
For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personal information you have provided to us, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you and obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.
Effective Date, Date Last Modified:
Privacy Notice effective as of July 25, 2011
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