The internet site www.ankpson.co.uk (“Site”) is provided by Ankspon. Ankspon is committed to protecting your privacy and security.
This Policy does not apply to information collected by us via any other website or from any third party (including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from the Site).
Ankspon may make changes to this policy without notice to you. Please ensure that you review the Policy regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted any variation if you continue to use the Site after it has been posted.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is ANKSPON.
Information that ANKSPON collects
• ANKSPON collects information by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number (“personal information”), for example: the details that you provide on registering on this Site
• any details that you provide in subscribing for or accessing other services on the Site;
• any information or comments that you post on the Site;
• details of your visits to the Site.
ANKSPON also collects information which is about you but individually does not identify you. We collect this information:
• directly from you when you provide it to us.
• automatically as you navigate through the Site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies and tracking technologies.
• from third parties, for example, our clients.
Public areas of this website
Parts of the Site (such as Ankspon Forums) provide an opportunity for users to exchange information, news and views. ANKSPON is unable to protect your privacy in these public areas. Any information you share in these areas becomes public, therefore you should exercise caution when you decide whether or not to disclose your personal information. Such information is shared at your own risk and ANKSPON cannot guarantee that it will not be viewed by unauthorised persons.
Before using the public areas of the Site, you should carefully read our acceptable use policy
Why ANKSPON collects information from you
ANKSPON uses the information it collects from you to notify and inform you of important changes, special offers and revisions to the services on the Site and the Ankspon and Online Programme as a whole. ANKSPON also provides a range of services and special offers that you may find of interest and that are made available to you on registration.
Registration on the Site and the Ankspon is free. The following free services are available to you if you consent to receive them:
• Regular free updates with information about what’s new on the Site.
• Free Ankspon-related SMS text messages.
• Regularly updated special offers ANKSPON thinks you will find of interest on the Site.
ANKSPON also uses the information that it collects from you via the Site for the following purposes:
o To present the Site and its contents to you.
o To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us.
o To fulfil any other purpose for which you provide it.
o To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website.
o If you post comments on the Site, to publish them for editorial purposes or in promotional material.
o Free newsletters and relevant information
Any information provided via the website may also be used to provide collective statistics about customers on the Site, traffic patterns, sales and related Site information, but these statistics will not contain any specific information from which you could be identified.
We may use the information we have collected from you via the website to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
ANKSPON may also permit selected third parties to use your data to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you. These third parties are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
By providing ANKSPON with your email address, landline or mobile telephone number and/or your postal address, you are consenting to being contacted via these channels.
By entering an Ankspon competition you are agreeing to your details being passed to the third party supplying the prize, for direct marketing purposes.
By continuing to browse our Site you consent to the use of these cookies.
We do not accept responsibility for cookies or privacy policies on “external sites” sites.
This is a Google Analytics cookie which is typically written to your browser upon your first visit to our Site from that web browser. If you delete the cookie and you subsequently visit our Site a new _utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our Site and it is updated with each page view. It is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. How long it lasts: Until end of browsing session
This is a Google Analytics cookie which is used to establish and continue a user session with our Site. When you view a page on our Site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time you visit a different page on our Site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as your activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when you pause on a page on our Site for longer than 20 minutes. How long it lasts: 30 minutes from set/ update
This is a session tracking cookie. How long it lasts: Until end of browsing session
This is a Google Analytics cookie which stores the type of referral used by you to reach our Site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search or a campaign such as an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, campaigns and page navigation within our Site. The cookie is updated with each page view to our Site. How long it lasts: One week
This is a forum cookie for phpbb forums. It does not hold any personal details. How long it lasts: One year
This is a forum cookie to keep your browsing session id, so you don’t lose what you are doing if you move around our Site. How long it lasts: One year
This is a forum cookie for phpbb forums. It does not hold any personal details. How long it lasts: One year
This is a Google Analytics cookie. How long it lasts: One week
This is a technology that lets you store server-side, user-specific data. Web applications can use this data to process requests from the user for which the session state was instantiated. A session state user is identified by a session ID. Session IDs are a 120-bit random number that is represented by a 20-character string. The session ID is part of a cookie that is sent to the browser of the user. How long it lasts: Until the end of the browsing session
How ANKSPON stores your data
Any personal data you give to ANKSPON is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. ANKSPON stores this data on secure servers.
On registration to the Site you are required to choose a member ID and password. You are responsible for keeping these confidential. You should not share them with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although ANKSPON will do its best to protect your personal data, ANKSPON cannot guarantee the security of your data when it is transmitted to the Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once ANKSPON has received your information, ANKSPON will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. You may at any time make a Subject Access Request as per the Data Protection Act 1998. This must be done in writing. Please send any such requests by completing the form at www.ankpson.co.uk/contact
If you no longer wish ANKSPON to hold your details on its database then you may ask ANKSPON to remove your details by contacting ANKSPON at www.ankpson.co.uk/contact
From time to time, ANKSPON and its clients may contact you in the name of Ankspon®. If you would prefer ANKSPON not to pass your details onto carefully screened third party organisations then you may opt-out at anytime by contacting ANKSPON at www.ankpson.co.uk/contact
Disclosure of your information
ANKSPON may disclose your personal information to any member of its group, which means its subsidiaries, ANKSPON’s ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.
ANKSPON may disclose your personal information to third parties:
• if ANKSPON sells or buys any business or assets, in which case ANKSPON may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
• if ANKSPON 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 ANKSPON believes disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of ANKSPON or its customers or others.
Links to other websites
The Site may include links to other internet sites. Please note that these internet sites have their own privacy policies and that ANKSPON does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these internet sites.
Choices about how we use and disclose your information
ANKSPON strives to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide and has created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
If you have registered on the Ankspon website you can choose within your ‘Profile’ to opt in or opt out of third party contact via email or phone. You can also choose whether you want to receive ANKSPON’s marketing email communications.
ANKSPON does not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way.
Accessing and correcting your information
If you have registered on the Ankspon website, you can review and change your personal information by logging into the Site and visiting your account profile page. ANKSPON cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. ANKSPON is not obliged to accommodate a request to change information if it believes the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
If you delete information shared in the public areas of the Site it may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other users of the Site.
The information you give us may be combined with other information about you that is obtained from other sources. The combination is usually undertaken with a view to enhancing an existing database with more information. For example:
• If you are already a customer of a third party, that third party might wish to add information about your household to the customer records that it holds about you, and use that information to maintain their relationship with you and/or to offer you goods and services that are similar to those you have previously purchased.
The consent you provided for any information you have previously shared with us or any third parties will be renewed at the time you give your consent for any new information sharing unless you indicate otherwise by contacting us.
Analysis and derivative data products
Sometimes your data will be used for analysis purposes or to build data products. In these instances, the information is aggregated and wherever possible anonymised in line with the Information Commissioner’s code of practice. Again, these products are of a marketing nature.
To ask questions or comment about this Policy and ANKSPON’s our privacy practices, please complete the form at www.ankpson.co.uk/contact