privacy policy

information we collect

In operating our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.
  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website, such as when you registered, created a profile, sent a message or used the chat.
  • Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

use of cookies

In order to benefit from the full functionality offered by this web site, it is occasionally necessary for us to place a small amount of information (a cookie) on your computer. Cookies are used for automatically logging you into the website and selecting viewing options, they are also used for displaying a variety of different banner ads. The information in the cookies is updated each time you visit the website.

You may wish to clear these cookies and the browser cache if you wish to refrain from revealing any identifying information, especially if you are using a public or shared computer.

You may also choose to decline the use of cookies by this website which can be done by changing the privacy settings on your browser. Please note that in doing so certain features of this website will become unavailable.

use of your information

The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used for display in the various website sections (e.g. profiles, stories, pictures, messages, forums etc.). In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

  • To manage and moderate the website, understand your needs and provide you with a better service.
  • To provide you with information requested from us, relating to our services. To provide information on other services which we feel may be of interest to you, where you have consented to receive such information.
  • To notify you about any changes to our website, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect our service.

storing your data

Data that is provided to us is stored on the website servers and archived on the backup servers. It is also downloaded to a development environment and secondary backup environment. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer and storing of data. We will take all reasonable steps to make sure that your data is treated securely and in agreement with this Privacy Policy.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

disclosing your information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission to do so, with the exception of the following circumstances:

  • Where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.
  • Where we are legally required to disclose your information.
  • To assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk.

Please be advised that we do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers but we may, on occasion, provide them with aggregate statistical information about our visitors.

third party links

You mind find links to third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

access to information

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access the information that we hold about you. Please note that any demand for access may be subject to payment of a fee which covers our costs in providing you with the information requested.

contacting us

We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this Privacy Policy. Please do not hesitate to contact us.