2. What information is collected and how?
2a. Personal data.
The Site asks you to provide various types of personal data to enhance the quality of the Site. The more accurate the information you provide, the better we are able to respond to your requirements. As part of the process of using the Site, we may collect the following types of personal data about you (as applicable):
Your first name, last name, phone number and email. (upon signing up to the Site, subscribing to newsletters and any general correspondence)
The UGC that you may upload or submit to the Site.
Information about your computer, your visits to the Site and your use of the Site (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and Site navigation).
Any other information that you choose to send to us.
2b. Other data.
Other recorded data which doesn’t record ‘personal data’ as such, including the date of your visit to the Site, the path taken, the browser used, the IP address etc. is used primarily to aid the technical administration of the Site, to better understand how the Site is functioning for and to draw conclusions upon demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
3. How is the information used?
You hereby expressly consent to your personal data being passed on to trusted third party companies or service providers for the sole purpose of fulfilling the needs of the Site (including making improvements to the Site) and not for the purposes of those third parties making marketing communications to you.
You acknowledge that your personal data may be used by us to contact you by email when necessary in connection with your use of the Site.
From time to time, we may contact you by email by way of sending you various confirmations, notifications, feedback requests or any other newsletter or information or offers regarding upcoming promotions or surveys. If you change your mind, you can opt out of receiving this at any time as detailed below.
You can opt out of receiving direct marketing communications from us as described below.
Your personal data is used solely by Geekout Daily for the sole purpose of enabling us to act as a service provider to you and is not shared with any person or company without your express consent.
Any Personal Data that is held with Geekout Daily shall be retained in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and related Data Protection Legislation and/or our retention and destruction policy culminating in its permanent deletion.
If your personal data has been passed to third parties with your consent, you may need to contact them separately if you change your mind in relation to their use of your personal data.
3f. Opting out.
If you do not wish to be contacted by Geekout Daily with respect to future marketing communications, we will provide a way for you to unsubscribe on every email we send to you. Alternatively, you may also contact us here to inform us if you do not wish to receive any further emails from us.
4. Who has access to your personal data?
To minimise the risk of unauthorised access to your personal data, we use some of your personal data to authenticate you when using the Site.
4b. Disclosure of your personal data in compliance with laws.
You should be aware that we may release your personal data when we believe it is necessary to comply with laws or regulations, to assist law enforcement, to enforce the terms under which you transact or communicate with or via Geekout Daily, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Geekout Daily, Geekout Daily members or third parties.
4c. Transfer of your personal data outside of the EEA
4d. Other sites and their Privacy Policies and Cookie Policies.
The Site may contain links to other sites. Geekout Daily is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites or for the privacy policies, cookie policies and practices of other third parties. Therefore, you should be careful to read and understand those site policies independently. We may monetise some of these links through the use of third party affiliate programmes. Notwithstanding such affiliate programmes, we are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these sites or for third party advertisers, nor for the way in which they use the information they collect about you.
5. How do we protect your personal data and for how long?
The privacy and protection of your personal data are important to us. In addition, any statistics that we may provide to third parties or prospective partners regarding your usage of the Site are provided in the aggregate only and do not include any individually identifiable data.
You acknowledge that email messages sent over the internet are not encrypted and are not secure. Despite efforts to protect your personal data, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any personal data you transmit to us, via, to, or from the Site. You accept that Geekout Daily cannot be held liable for any breaches of confidentiality that may occur as a result of the use of email. If there is any sensitive or confidential Personal Data which You do not wish to communicate by email, please contact us through the other channels provided here. You transmit all such personal data at your own risk.
How long we keep your personal data collected through the Site depends on the context in which you provide it and the purpose for which we use it. We will only retain it for as long as is necessary for such purposes. We may send you direct marketing communications for as long as you do not unsubscribe from receiving them. In the event that you choose to close your membership account, all your personal data will be deleted from the Site.
5d. Telephone calls
If you call any of the service telephone numbers quoted on the Site, we may record your call. These recordings are used for training and quality control to ensure that we continuously monitor and improve our service standards.
6. Cookies and web beacons.
7. Complaints or queries.
Geekout Daily tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal data. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage You to bring it to our attention if you think that our collection or use of personal data is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures. This statement does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of Geekout Daily’s collection and use of personal data. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed by contacting us here. If you are not happy with the way in which your personal data is being handled by Geekout Daily, you can complain to the Information Commissioner whose details can be found at http://www.ico.org.uk/.
8. Access to your personal data.
We try to be as open as we can in terms of giving people access to their personal data. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal data by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold personal data about you, we will let you have a copy of that personal data. To begin the process of making a request to Geekout Daily for any personal data that we may hold, you should contact us. They may be an administrative charge applied in accordance with the applicable legislation.
9. How to contact us.
10. Changes to this statement.