We may use your personal information to inform you about the latest changes to this policy (and any changes to this policy will be posted here).
What information do we ask for?
We only collect personal information which you have provided to us either by completing a registration form, by emailing us, or by other verbal or written communication.
Although you can use the Site without providing us with any personal information, you can only save the music you make and your journeys through the Site if you register with us. The registration form requires that you let us have your name, the address of your school or other organization, age and e-mail address.
How do we use the information?
By browsing or using the Site you agree that we may hold and use your information for the purpose of providing you with access to the Site and its contents, our services and ancillary services and for our internal purposes, which include, without limitation:
- contacting you to inform you about changes to the Site and, if you have agreed to this, about our products or services which you may find of interest;
- providing your personal information to reputable and trustworthy third parties (if you have agreed to this) to enable them to send you information about their products or services which you may find of interest;
- for market research purposes;
- to prevent you from posting illegal or offensive comments or other materials on the Site;
- monitoring visitor traffic patterns and site usage;
- disclosing information to legal or regulatory bodies in order to ensure that legal and/or regulatory requirements are complied with;
- accessing and disclosing personal information in order to operate our systems properly, or to protect ourselves and/or our users and/or visitors to our Site.
We reserve the right to contract your internet service provider, school, organisation or any other third party in the event that, in our reasonable opinion, you are in breach of the Terms and Conditions of the Site.
We may also provide third parties with overall statistics about visitors to and users of our Site. The latter will not include information that could personally identify you.
If you use our “Like This Page - e-mail a friend" facility, we ask for the friend’s name and email address. We then send an automatic, one-time e-mail to your friend. Details of this transaction are stored only to send that one-time e-mail or to track complaints of mischievous use. Your friend may contact us by means of the feedback area on the Site to ask that their name and email address be deleted.
Protecting the information you give to us
As required by the UK Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998, we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given to us, to prevent unauthorised access to it. In addition, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that third parties to whom we transfer any data will provide sufficient protection of that personal information.
Cookies are a standard method of registering user preferences when people use sites, to ensure a better and more personalised experience. They are pieces of information stored on your computer's hard disc drive. This ensures that we know information about you when you next visit our Site. For example a cookie would contain your preferred user settings so we do not have to ask you this question every time you visit the Site. The cookies we pass to you are anonymous and do not hold information on you or reveal your personal identity although it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the internet e.g. operating system, IP address, your browsing patterns and your geographical location. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can usually set your browser to prevent this.
Review, correction or deletion of information from our records
If for any reason you are concerned that the personal information maintained by us is not correct, or it changes or if you no longer desire our service we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove the data you have provided us with. This can be done by contacting us via the feedback area on the Site.
To comply with British and European Union laws, we have to make clear that your details may be supplied to third parties, possibly outside the European Economic Area. Information may also be sent outside the European Economic Area for processing, either by ourselves or by other companies.
By using this Site you consent to both of the above types of transfer.
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