Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how Commentary Box Limited (“we” or “us”) uses and protects any information that you give to us when you use www.commentarybox.co.uk (our “Website”). This Privacy Policy sets out the terms on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this Website, then you can be assured that it will be used only in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) the data controller is Commentary Box Limited. Our registered office is 34 Pendle Road, London SW16 6RU, United Kingdom. Our company registration number is 06971513 and our place of registration is England.

If you are under 16 years of age we will have to first get consent from your parent(s) or legal guardian. They will have received an email from us. Keep reading this policy and in the section which starts with “Children’s Privacy” you will get more information.

If, after reading this policy, you have any questions or privacy concerns, please send an email to hello@commentarybox.co.uk or send a letter to our registered office address set out above.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page and you should check this page every now and again to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 6 January 2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

If you are under 16 years of age your parent or legal guardian will have provided us with your email address and contact phone number. Both you and your parent(s) or guardian will need to agree to you using this Website and to you becoming a member. Please read the “Children’s Privacy” section for more information.

What we do with the information we collect

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may also use the information to customise the Website according to your interests.

By ticking the box relating to market research on the registration form you consent to us using your information in this way.

Security

We treat the information you provide us as confidential information and we are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. The information you provide us is stored on secure servers. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Where we have given you (or you have chosen) a password which gives you access to certain parts of this Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential and private.

The data that we collect from you is collected in Ireland (although we reserve the right to change server providers). It will also be processed by our affiliates and/or partners operating outside the EEA who work with us. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

The transmission of information via the Internet can never be completely secure. We will protect your personal data; however, we do stress that any transmission is at your own risk.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The Website tailors its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Some of the cookies we use are essential for this Website to operate. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used and in particular Google Analytics. This data is anonymous which means that we do not track you individually and you are not identifiable from the data we receive. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our Website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed and deleted from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

If you register with us or if you continue to use this Website, you agree to our use of cookies and when you click on the tick box at the end of this policy, we will accept this as being your agreement. If you are under 16 years of age your parent or guardian will choose whether to give you access to our Website through their account or your own account. If you are under 16 years of age, it is likely that your parent(s) or guardian will have set the cookie controls on your web browser. Please also read the “Children’s Privacy” section.

You can choose to accept or reject cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.

Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies over which we have no control.

Links to other websites

Our Website may contain links to other sites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our Website, you should note that we do not have any control over that other site. Therefore we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the site in question.

Children's privacy

If you are under 16 years of age you will need the express permission of your parent or legal guardian before you can become a member. Once they agree to our terms of use and to this Privacy Policy, your parent or legal guardian will provide you with the relevant account details. We will keep your parent or legal guardian updated about how you are getting on with our Website.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you are under 16 years of age we will not ask you to provide information about anyone else for marketing purposes.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the DPA. A fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to 34 Pendle Road, London, SW16 6RU, United Kingdom.

If you believe that any information we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will correct any information found to be incorrect as soon as is practicable.