Effective and Last Updated: 15 November 2016
We collect two types of information from you: i) information that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g. through a voluntary registration process, sign-ups or emails); and ii) information that is derived through automated tracking mechanisms (including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet and related technical information).
In order to fully access this Site, you must first complete the registration process, during which we will collect personal information about you. The information will include your name, address, email address and date of birth. We do not collect personally identifiable information about you except when you specifically provide such information to us on a voluntary basis.
Our site uses “cookies” and other tracking technologies. Cookies enable us to serve secure pages to our users without asking them to sign in repeatedly. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. If a user’s system is idle for a defined time, the cookie will expire, forcing the user to sign in again to continue their session. This prevents unauthorised access to the user’s information while they are away from their computer.
You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the Site.
You may choose to invite friends to join IWConnected.com by sending invitation emails via our invite feature. IWconnected.com stores the email addresses you provide so that the respondents may be added to your social network, and also to send reminders of the invitations. IWConnected.com does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. Recipients of invitations may contact IWConnected.com to request removal of their information from our database.
IWConnected.com only uses your personal information for the original purposes it was given. Your personal information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without your approval at the time of collection.
IWConnected.com will not disclose, use, give or sell any personal information to third parties for any purposes unless required to do so by law.
We may transfer personally identifiable information as an asset in connection with a proposed or actual merger or sale (including any transfers made as part of an insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of our business or as part of a corporate reorganisation, stock sale or other change in control.
IWConnected.com may disclose contact information in special cases where we have a duty to disclose or we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions of use or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or anyone who could be harmed by such activities.
WE ARE NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT IN THE FORUMS OR ANY OTHER PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE AREA OF THE SITE.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.
We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved. Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; and transmission is at your own risk.
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personal information for many of our services. You may modify or remove any of your personal information at any time by logging into your account and accessing features such as “settings”.
The Data Protection legislation gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the legislation. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
If you no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may opt-out of receiving these communications by accessing features such as “settings.”
We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 18 or older, you are not authorised to use the Site. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.