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YellowHawk Ltd Privacy Policy

Because your privacy is important to us, YellowHawk Ltd ("YellowHawk"), which own the GadgetSpeak site, operates by these principles:

This policy is effective from the 26th May 2011

BY ACCESSING THE GADGETSPEAK WORLD WIDE WEB PAGES (THESE "The Site"), YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY POLICY (THIS "POLICY") AS STATED BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS POLICY, PLEASE DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.

Modification of Site

YellowHawk may change this Policy, or change, modify or withdraw access to, or the content on this Site, at any time, with or without notice, so you should recheck this Policy prior to each visit to or use of this Site. YellowHawk has posted above the effective date of this version of this Policy above for your reference.

Applicability

This Policy is applicable to this Site and not to any other site on the World Wide Web.

Information Collection

GadgetSpeak is primarily a membership only site, individuals complete a registration process to become a member ("Member"). A number of the features of the site are only available to Members.

Registration involves providing a valid email address. No other personal information is required in order to obtain a membership account.

Members may also be encouraged at certain times to provide additional voluntary personal information about themselves.

Some features of The Site may require you to provide additional personal information. For example in order to invite a friend, we ask that you have provided your own name so we can identify you to your friend.

  • to tell other members of the site about yourself and your interests to help us build a cooperative community.
  • to create marketing profiles
  • to to assist strategic development
  • to monitor usage of the site
  • to provide you a personalized service.

This privacy policy applies to our processing of such additional information as well.

Information gathered on The Site may be shared with our Partners in aggregate form so as not to reveal our Members' identities. We do not share this information with other companies, excluding suppliers contracted to provide services that involve processing data on our behalf except with the Members express permission.

Providing The Site with personal information does not result in you receiving offers and communication, unless you elect to "opt-in" to receive such information.

The Site uses "cookies", which are small text files placed on your computer. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

If you'd like to know more about cookies and their use generally then please read this Wikipedia article.

We make use of the following cookies on this site:

CookieName(s)TypePurposeMore information
Session CookieRed60urnesession Exists only for a single session and distinguishes your visit from all the other people currently visiting GadgetSpeak. A simple random number (session ID) is stored in the cookie. This does not identify any private information about you and will 'expire' 30 minutes after your last page view on the site. Visit the Whitebeam web-site
Login cookiewhitebeamCLpersistent Placed onto your computer when you log in only if you check the "remember me" checkbox. This cookie allows our servers to remember you and to avoid you having to login in on your next visit.
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Analytics are use by very many sites including the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) itself.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Information Transfer

Members of The Site may elect to share some of their personal information with other Members on the site by using public profiles ("Profiles"). By making your Profile public, you agree that we may transfer the information thereon across international borders by making it available on The Site to other Members.

YellowHawk may transfer ownership of the GadgetSpeak site, brand and/or database to a third party at any time. Should this happen then part of the conditions of using this site is that you agree to the transfer of your membership information to that third party.

Discussion Forums and BLOGs

The Site makes discussion forums and personal Blog space available to Members. Please remember that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information and as such is available to all other Members. Please exercise caution when disclosing personal information in public forums.

Security

YellowHawk have taken appropriate reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized access to and improper use of your personal information. The Site membership database is stored on servers located in the UK, and accessible only by an administrator-issued password.

Accuracy of collected data

The Site offers users the ability to change the information collected during registration at any time and as often as necessary. Additionally, the administrators of The Site may on their own initiative, or at your request, replenish, rectify or erase any incomplete, inaccurate or outdated personal data. If you have any questions or requests concerning your personal information, please contact us using our contact page at http://www.gadgetspeak.com/content/contact.rhtm

Minors

If you are under the age of 18, you may not submit any personal information to The Site or subscribe to any fee-based service without the consent of your parent or legal guardian.