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Privacy Policy

Introduction & General Terms is committed to protecting your and your family's personal information when you are using services. We want our services to be safe and enjoyable environments for our audience. This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us via phone or text, by email, in letters or correspondence.

It also relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us online, on mobile or on the Red Button service.

In order to provide you with the full range of services, we sometimes need to collect information about you.

Privacy Policy explains the following:

- what information may collect about you;

- how will use information we collect about you;

- when may use your details to contact you;

- whether will disclose your details to anyone else;

- your choices regarding the personal information you provide to us;

- the use of cookies on websites and how you can reject these cookies.

- is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998 (these laws are referred to collectively in this Privacy Policy as the "data protection laws"). contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, and are also likely to use cookies, and we therefore urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit, which may also be collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

2. What information will collect about me?

When you participate in, access or sign up to any of the’s services, activities or online content, such as newsletters, competitions, live chats, message boards, telephone or text the, vote, donate money to a or create an account using the’s online registration system we may receive personal information about you. This can consist of information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone or mobile number or date of birth, depending on the activity.

By submitting your details, you enable (and where applicable its contractors) to provide you with the services, activities or online content you select.

Please note that sometimes we will require you to provide additional personal information, and sometimes sensitive personal information (e.g. if you're sending in an application to be a contributor on a political party we may need to know your political leanings). When we do this we will provide further information as to why we are collecting your information and how we will use it. also uses cookies (see Cookies page for details) and collects IP addresses (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet) from visitors to websites.

3. How will use the information it collects about me? will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:

- to provide our services, activities or online content and to deal with your requests and enquiries;

- for "service administration purposes", which means that may contact you for reasons related to the service, activity or online content you have signed up for, as set out in section 4 below (e.g. to provide you with password reminders or to notify you that a particular service, activity or online content has been suspended for maintenance);

- to contact you about a submission you have made, including any content you provide.

- to provide you with information about our services, activities or online content;

- to personalise the way content is presented to you;

- to use IP addresses to identify the location of users, to block disruptive use, to establish the number of visits from different countries.;

- to analyse and improve the services offered on websites;

- to provide you with the most user-friendly navigation experience. may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individuals are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes. A certain amount of this advertising is tailored to the individual user. uses cookies to work out what advertising might be most relevant to you based on the pages you look at, and your IP address information. This is a practice widely used by other major web publishers and is known as “onsite behavioural targeting”. The tracking system is anonymised and therefore it does not “know who you are”: it simply uses the limited information available to it to serve ads to you. Find out more about’s use of its behavioural targeting system in the section of the Privacy & Cookies website. proposes using your personal information for any other uses we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for the use of your personal information for purposes other than those listed above.

4. When will contact me?

The may contact you:

- in relation to any service, activity or online content you have signed up for in order to ensure that the can deliver the services to you;

- in relation to any correspondence we receive from you or any comment or complaint you make about products or services;

- in relation to any contribution you have submitted to the, e.g. on the message boards or via text or voicemail message;

- to invite you to participate in surveys about services (participation is always voluntary); and for marketing purposes, where you have agreed to this-, Local pages will give you detailed information about how Beelingo.comC will contact you in relation to specific services, activities or online content.

5. Will I be contacted for marketing purposes? will only use your information for marketing purposes, or to promote new services, activities or online content where you have agreed to this.

6. Will share my personal information with anyone else?

We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies). Generally, we will only use your information within However, sometimes uses third parties to process your information on our behalf. requires these third parties to comply strictly with its instructions and requires that they do not use your personal information for their own business purposes, unless you have explicitly consented to the use of your personal information in this way.

7. Offensive or inappropriate content on websites

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to websites or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on any service, the may use your personal information to stop such behaviour.

Where reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of any applicable laws (e.g. because content you have posted may be defamatory), may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, school email/internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.

8. What if I am a user aged 16 or under?

If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission before you provide any personal information to Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

9. How long will keep my personal information?

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with's retention schedule (a database that defines which documents should be kept and for how long). If you cancel your registration as website member and your account is deleted a red flag goes on the database and, while cannot use the personal information, it stays on the system for a period of one year for administration purposes before being deleted automatically.

Where you contribute material to we will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted. For example, we will only keep copies of entries to a photographic competition for the duration of the competition.

10. Cookies Policy - Information collects from you

a. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") browser from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.

On websites, cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor our websites to your interests.

During the course of any visit to a website, the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device. Many websites do this, because cookies enable website publishers to do useful things like find out whether the device (and probably its user) has visited the website before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

b. How does use cookies?

Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience. For example, if on a previous visit you went to our education pages, we might find this out from your cookie and highlight educational information on your second and subsequent visits. uses this type of information to help improve the services it provides to its users. All third parties are strictly required not to use any information for their own business or other purposes. Certain areas of websites may use cookies for a specific reason - for example, to help an online game work effectively on your device.

Additionally, uses cookies to serve some targeted advertising. Further information, including how to opt-out of receiving these cookies, can be found in the users section of the Cookies website.

c. Third Party Cookies in embedded content on pages

Please note that during your visits to websites you may notice some cookies that are not related to the or the’s contractors. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these. Find out more about third party cookies in embedded content.

d. cookies and how to reject cookies?

Full information about how the uses cookies can be found in the cookies section of the Privacy & Cookies website.

If you wish to control what cookies are set on your device through the website then you can find out how to do this in the Managing Cookies section of the Privacy & Cookies website. It is important to note that if you change your settings and block certain cookies, this means that certain personalised features cannot then be provided and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the websites' features.

11. Changes to's Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to the The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page. If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use websites to submit personal information to the If material changes are made to the Privacy Policy we will notify you by placing a prominent notice on the website.

12. Contacting the about this Privacy Policy

If you any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy please contact: