Privacy – what information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
(1) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of the websites in the ScoopDragon Publishing network, such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;
(2) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our websites’ services, email notifications and/or newsletters;
(3) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;
(4) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to the websites in the ScoopDragon Publishing network, including information relating to any purchases you make of our services;
(5) any other information that you choose to send to us.
We may send a cookie which may be stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of the websites in our network, to improve the websites’ user experience and for marketing purposes. We may also use that information to recognize your computer when you visit our websites, and to personalise our websites for you. Our advertisers may also send you cookies so they can provide you with ads which are relevant to you and are most likely to be of interest to you based upon the history of your internet usage.
There are a several techniques for managing cookies in your internet browser. By using the settings in your preferred browser, you can opt out of cookies or have your browser notify you with a message before accepting a cookie from websites you visit. Please know that you may not be able to enjoy all of the features of the sites in our network if you disable cookies in your browser. It is possible to delete cookies which have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. Different browsers have unique ways to manage settings. Click on the links below for instructions for the most popular internet browsers:
Mozilla Firefox – http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
Microsoft Internet Explorer – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies
Safari – http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
Not utilizing any of the browsers mentioned above? Then please search for ‘cookies’ within the help section of the browser you use for information on where you can locate your cookie folder.
We do not ordinarily collect financial information such as credit card details. If you do purchase services from us using a credit or debit card these details are passed directly to a market leading and trusted financial services company such as Paypal.
In addition, we may publish Google AdSense advertisements on our website. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using a cookie. This behaviour tracking allows Google to tailor the advertisements you see to reflect your interests. You can read more about this at: http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/. You can modify your settings by visiting: http://www.google.com/settings/ads/
When you access our website, a third-party cookie will be set by Google in order to serve advertising and help fund the service we provide.
Using your personal data
We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the websites in the ScoopDragon Publishing network;
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the websites in the ScoopDragon Publishing network;
(c) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications (relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties) which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications to be sent by emailing us using the contact details on our website);
(d) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(e) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
(f) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
(g) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
(h) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the websites in the ScoopDragon Publishing network;
We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are or are contemplating selling.
International data transfers
Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers. All electronic transactions you might make to or receive from us would be encrypted [using SSL technology].
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee.
You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)
Third party websites
The websites in the ScoopDragon Publishing network may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and cookie policies or practices of third party websites.
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.