1. Information we collect In operating our Website we may collect and process the following data about you:
1.1 Details of your visits to our Website and the resources that you access including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, web log statistics and other communication data.
1.2 Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website, such as when you register to receive information such as a newsletter or contact us via the contact us page.
1.3 Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.
On occasion, we may gather information about your computer for our services, We do NOT provide statistical information regarding the use of our Website to our advertisers. Such information will not identify you personally, it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. It is used by us to analyse how visitors interact with the Website so that we can continue to develop and improve this Website towards the target audiences requirements. We may gather information about your general Internet use by using a cookie file that is downloaded to your computer. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our Website and the service that we provide to you. All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular areas of our Website. Any advertising featured on this Website may also incorporate cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our Website. For more information on cookies you can read the guidance at All About Cookies.
Logs are created each time you visit the website, data is collected and stored on our securely on our server about your visit(s). Logs show the behaviour of an account, such as when a customer logs into the website, if their login has failed or not, the time they have logged in, their IP address and country they have logged in from. From this we can analysis any abnormal behaviour in any account and determine if an account has been compromised. If your account has been compromised, we may contact you and advise you, we can also change your password or even suspend your account. Please remember that keeping you login information secure, is your responsibility. Accounts that have been created for the sole purpose of fraudulent use, will be remove and the information will be share will our billing provider, it is possible that they will then share the information with a credit card fraud database and the credit card may be block for use on the internet. This data may also be use if require to prosecute an individual or group, if a charge of fraud or copyright (see link) is brought against them. (see Computer Misuse Act 1990)
4. Use of your information The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:
4.1 To provide you with information requested from us relating to our products or services and to provide information on other products which we feel may be of interest to you if you have consented to receive such information.
4.2 To meet our contractual commitments to you.
4.3 To notify you about any changes to our Website, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect our service.
4.4 If you are an existing customer, we may contact you with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
4.5 We will NOT use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, so that you can be provided with information about unrelated goods and services which we consider may be of interest to you.
4.6 If you are a new customer, we may contact you direct if there is an issue with your account/ service with us, will will not share your information with a third party other than that with our billing provider(s), for security reasons..
4.7 If you do not want us to use your data for ourselves or third parties you will have the opportunity to withhold your consent to this when you provide your details to us on the form on which we collect your data.
4.8 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 such as your area of residence or age group.
5. Storing your personal data
5.2 Data that is provided to us is stored on our secure servers. Details relating to any transactions entered into via our site will be encrypted to ensure its safety.
5.3 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 the transmission of such data is entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain areas of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
6. Disclosing your information
6.1 Where applicable, we may disclose your personal information to our billing provider(s).
6.2 We will NOT disclose your personal information to third parties:
6.2.1 Where we sell our business/site to a third party.
6.2.2 Where we are legally required to disclose your information. (see link Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.)
6.2.3 To assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk.
7. Third party links You might 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.
8. 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 of £10 which covers our costs in providing you with the information requested. Should you wish to receive details that we hold about you please contact us using the contact details below.
9. Contacting us
We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this policy please do not hesitate to contact us at via the contact page on this site.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 our data controller at MAFworld.com is:
124 City Road,
London EC1V 2NX