2. Who are we?
The Lighting-ideas.co.uk is a Home & Garden website.
3. What information will Lighting-ideas.co.uk collect about me?
When you participate in, access or sign up to any of our services, activities or online content, such as newsletters, competitions, live chats, message boards, telephone or text , 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 Lighting-ideas.co.uk (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. When we do this we will provide further information as to why we are collecting your information and how we will use it.
If you request personalisation of Lighting-ideas.co.uk services we may ask your permission to review third party data about you, for example your twitter or Facebook feeds, to get to know you better and provide more effective personalisation. Some of our games/apps require you to sign-in via a third-party service such as Facebook. If you choose to sign-in via a third party app, the Lighting-ideas.co.uk may receive extra information about you from the third-party. Please note that any information that is not required by the particular game/app you have opted to use, will be deleted by Lighting-ideas.co.uk immediately upon receipt (see section 7 below for details).
4. How will Lighting-ideas.co.uk use the information it collects about me?
The Lighting-ideas.co.uk will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:
- to provide our services, activities or online content, to provide you with information about them and to deal with your requests and enquiries;
- where we are offering personalised services, we may need to analyse the information you supply so that we can offer you a better personalisation service
- to contact you about a submission you have made, including any content you provide.
- to use IP addresses and device identifiers to identify the location of users, to block disruptive use, to establish the number of visits from different countries and to determine whether you are accessing the services from the UK or not.
- for analysis and research purposes so that we may improve the services offered by the Lighting-ideas.co.uk;
- to provide you with the most user-friendly navigation experience. The Lighting-ideas.co.uk may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individuals are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes;
- Where the Lighting-ideas.co.uk 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.
5. When will the Lighting-ideas.co.uk contact me?
The Lighting-ideas.co.uk may contact you:
- in relation to any service, activity or online content you have signed up for in order to ensure that the Lighting-ideas.co.uk can deliver the services to you;
- in relation to any correspondence we receive from you or any comment or complaint you make about Lighting-ideas.co.uk products or services;
- in relation to the personalised services you are using;
- in relation to any contribution you have submitted to the Lighting-ideas.co.uk;
- to invite you to participate in surveys about the Lighting-ideas.co.uk services (participation is always voluntary); and
- for marketing purposes, where you have agreed to this (see section 6 below)
6. Will I be contacted for marketing purposes?
The Lighting-ideas.co.uk will only use your information for marketing purposes, or to promote new services, activities or content where you have agreed to this.
We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies) or as described in section 8 below. Generally, we will only use your information within the Lighting-ideas.co.uk. However, sometimes the Lighting-ideas.co.uk uses third parties to process your information on our behalf, for example to provide services or analysis. The Lighting-ideas.co.uk requires these third parties to comply strictly with its instructions and the Lighting-ideas.co.uk 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.
We may request that you sign-in via a third party service (e.g. Facebook) to participate in a game/use an app. In such instances you will be presented with a dialog box which will ask for your permission to allow your personal information (e.g. your full name, date of birth, work/school history) to be provided to the Lighting-ideas.co.uk. Please note that when signing-in via a third party, the Lighting-ideas.co.uk may receive more information than is required to provide you with the service(s) you have requested. In such circumstances, the Lighting-ideas.co.uk will not share this additional information with any other party, and will delete it immediately upon receipt.
8. Offensive or inappropriate content on Lighting-ideas.co.uk websites
If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to Lighting-ideas.co.uk websites or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on any Lighting-ideas.co.uk service, the Lighting-ideas.co.uk may use your personal information to stop such behaviour.
Where the Lighting-ideas.co.uk reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of any applicable laws (e.g. because content you have posted may be defamatory), the Lighting-ideas.co.uk 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.
9. 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 the Lighting-ideas.co.uk. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
10. How long will the Lighting-ideas.co.uk 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 the Lighting-ideas.co.uk. If you cancel your registration as a Lighting-ideas.co.uk website member and your account is deleted a red flag goes on the database and, while the Lighting-ideas.co.uk cannot use the personal information, it stays on the system for a period of one year for administration purposes before being deleted automatically.
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What is in a cookie?
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