THE LEGAL BASES FOR USING YOUR INFORMATION
We base our use of your information on our Legitimate interests – We may use your personal information for our legitimate interests. For example, we rely on our legitimate interest to analyse and improve our services and the content on the Website, to send you notifications about updates or information about Penny Radio or to use your personal information for administrative, fraud detection or legal purposes.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment or subscribing to a newsletter.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience on the Website.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters or updates. Each notification will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure advertising on the Website;
- To detect, protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity;
- For other legal purposes.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Penny Radio does not and will not sell personal information about our listeners and Website visitors. We only disclose your data as described in this Statement. We may share information with the following types of third parties.
When legally required, strictly necessary for the performance of the services or to protect our rights, or the rights of our affiliates or users, we may disclose your personal information to law enforcement authorities, investigative organisations, our affiliates or in legal proceedings.
Sale or Merger
We may share your personal information in the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganisation proceeding brought by or against us.. Of course, we shall notify you and inform you of your rights.
Third-Party Service Providers
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies, which you are encouraged to read. We may also share your information with third-parties when you explicitly authorise us to share your information.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
SECURITY, STORAGE AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Penny Radio is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. However, while we take reasonable precautions to guard the personal information we collect, no security system is impenetrable. While no service is completely secure, Penny Radio takes precautionary measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. For example, we store the personal data you provide (currently only email addresses) on our end, which provides limited opportunity for unauthorised access and the Website is hosted and built using well-known trusted providers (Siteground and Word Press respectively) that offer the latest industry-standard security to their users. Additionally, security plugins are utilised where necessary.
Storage and Transfer
Personal data collected by Penny Radio may be stored and processed in your region, or in any other country where Penny Radio or its third-party service providers are located or maintain facilities. Penny Radio does not currently knowingly transfer personal information outside of the United Kingdom, although its third-party service providers may do and you should familiarise yourself with their policies where this is the case. If in the future, Penny Radio does transfer personal information outside of the United Kingdom, we will ensure that adequate mechanisms are in place to protect personal information when it is transferred internationally. Your email address is only stored at our end and is not made available or transferred to any other third-party.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly unless you make it so.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
Penny Radio may at various times participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website may post customised links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilises cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
Newsletters and Post Notifications
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter and post notifications, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We want you to be in control of how your personal information is used by us. Subject to local law, you can do this in the following ways:
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at email@example.com to be removed from our mailing list. Where we process your personal information based on our legitimate interest and no opt-out mechanism is available to you, you may exercise your right to object by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to email@example.com.
Amend – You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase, block, restrict or forget your personal data, or object to particular ways in which we are using your personal information. To do so, please submit a request to email@example.com.
Transfer – In certain situations, you can also ask us to send the personal information you have given us to a third-party.
Where we are using your personal information on the basis of your consent, you are entitled to withdraw that consent at any time. Moreover, where we process your personal information based on legitimate interest or the public interest, you have the right to object at any time to that use of your personal information.
We rely on you to ensure that your personal information is complete, accurate and up to date. Please do inform us promptly of any changes to or inaccuracies in your personal information by contacting us.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
The Website is for informational purposes only. It contains financial information and does NOT provide financial advice. Neither I (James Whittington) nor the Website can be held responsible for the consequences if you pursue a course of action that is unsuitable for you and your circumstances. If you are unsure of the most suitable course of action for you, regarding your personal financial situation, I highly suggest getting in touch with an independent financial adviser (you can find one at www.unbiased.co.uk).
Last updated: December 17 2019