1. Introduction1.1 For the purposes of these terms of use, “we” “us” and “our” mean Eat Your Words.

    1.2 The following privacy policy applies to the entire contents of the website under the domain name www.eatyourwords.co.uk (our site). This policy (together with our Terms of Use) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting our site you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

    1.3 We may revise this policy at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

    2. Information We May Collect From You

    We may collect and process the following data about you:

    2.1 Information you give us

    You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, publish on our blogging platform, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, personal description and photograph.

    2.2 Information we collect about you

    We may automatically collect the following information:

    2.2.1 technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;

    2.2.2 information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number;

    2.2.3 information shared about you by your friends and others.

    3. Cookies

    3.1 Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

    3.2 A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. You can find more information on cookies and the way they work at www.aboutcookies.org.

    3.3 We may use cookies for the following purposes:

    To enable you to log into secure areas of our site and to simplify the log-in process;

    To recognise users and count the number of visitors;

    To personalise content for you and remember your preferences.

    3.4 Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

    3.5 You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

    4. Uses Made of the Information

    4.1 We will use information you give to us:

    4.1.1 to contact you in relation to your use of our site;

    4.1.2 to notify you about changes to our service;

    4.1.3 to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

    4.1.4 for other purposes which are reasonably necessary for the provision of services to you and the proper administration of our site.

4.2 We will use information we collect about you:

4.2.1 to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;

4.2.2 to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

4.2.3 to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;

4.2.4 as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.

4.3 We may combine information we receive from other sources with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may us this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

5. Public information
5.1 When you post certain material on our site, you may choose whether to make the material private or public.

5.2 If you choose to make material public, anyone, including persons not registered as a user of our site, will be able to see it.
This material may be associated with you and/or your username.

5.3 When others share information about you, they can also choose to make it public.

5.4 The following information will always be publicly available:

5.4.1 Your user name

5.4.2 Comments on public discussion boards

6. Third parties

6.1 We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

6.1.1 In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;

6.1.2 If the Company 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;

6.1.3 For the purpose of performing any contract we enter into with you or such third party;

6.1.4 Such as advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you; or

6.1.5 If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use.

7. Your Personal Data

7.1 The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

7.2 Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

7.3 Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

7.4 Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

8. Access to Information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee to be determined to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. Please address any requests to [email protected]

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