The following statement
explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect
1. Statement of intent
From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information
about yourself (eg name and Email address etc) in order to receive
or use services on our website.
By entering your details in the
fields requested, you enable acftv and its service providers to
provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such
personal information, we will treat that information in accordance
with this policy. Our services are designed to give you the information
that you want to receive. The acftv will act in accordance with
current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.
2. Information on visitors
During the course of any visit to acftv, the pages you see, along
with something called a cookie, are downloaded to your computer
(see point 3 for more on this). Most, if not all, websites do this,
like find out whether the computer (and probably its user) has visited
the site before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see,
and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.
Any information that is supplied
by cookies can help us to provide you with a better service and
assists us to analyse the profile of our visitors. For example:
if on a previous visit you went to, say, the education pages, then
we might find this out from your cookie and highlight educational
information on a second visit.
3. What is a cookie?
When you enter a site your computer will automatically be issued
with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer
to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual
user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user
visits their site in order to track traffic flows.
Cookies themselves only record those
areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question,
and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers
to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or
not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course,
means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided
to that user.
NB: Even if you haven't set your
computer to reject cookies you can still browse our site anonymously
until such time as you register for acftv services.
4. Use and storage of your personal
When you supply any personal information to acftv we have legal
obligations towards you in the way we deal with that data. We must
collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we
will use it (see the notices on particular webpages that let you
know why we are requesting the information) and tell you if we want
to pass the information on to anyone else. In general, any information
you provide to the acftv will only be used within the acftv. It
will never be supplied to anyone outside the acftv without first
obtaining your consent, unless we are obliged or permitted by law
to disclose it. Also, if you post or send offensive or inappropriate
content anywhere on or to acftv and acftv considers such behaviour
to be serious and/or repeated, the acftv can use whatever information
that is available to it about you to stop such behaviour. This may
include informing relevant third parties such as your employer,
school or e-mail provider about the content and your behaviour.
We will hold your personal information
on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested,
and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in
the case of a personalised service, you no longer wish to continue
your registration as a personalised user. Where personal information
is held for people who are not yet registered but have taken part
in other acftv services (eg competitions), that information will
be held only as long as necessary to ensure that the service is
run smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied
is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
If you are notified on a acftv site
that your information may be used to allow the acftv to contact
you for "service administration purposes", this means
that the acftv may contact you for a number of purposes related
to the service you have signed up for. For example, we may wish
to provide you with password reminders or notify you that the particular
service has been suspended for maintenance. We will not contact
you for promotional purposes, such as notifying you of improvements
to the service or new services on Acftv unless you specifically
agree to be contacted for such purposes at the time you submit your
information on the site, or at a later time if you sign up specifically
to receive such promotional information.
5. Access to your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information
the acftv holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected.Please address requests
to the Webmaster, acftv (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
6. Users 16 and under
If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission
beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the acftv's
website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us
with personal information.