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Privacy and your personal data
It applies to Information collected by us, or provided by you, over our Website or in any other way (such as over the telephone or in an email). It is also intended to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Website. Please take a minute to read and understand the policy.
All your personal Information shall be held and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"). If you want to know what information we collect and hold about you, please write to us at:
Database Manager, The PPA, 35-38 New Bridge Street, Blackfriars, London EC4V 6BW, United Kingdom
The Professional Publishers Association Limited is the data controller of your Information for the purposes of the Act.
What Information do we collect on our Website
When you visit our Website you may provide us with personal information such as name, address, email address and phone number ("Information"). You may provide us with Information in a number of ways:
(a) by supplying us with the Information as listed above, on an individual basis by completing a Contact Us form on our Website, signing up to receive a newsletter or registering for an event; and
(b) by corresponding with us by email, in which case we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
We may also collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type and the geographical location of your computer, for system administration. This is statistical data about browsing actions and patterns and does not identify you as an individual.
How do we use the information that you provide to us?
We use your Information in the following ways:
(a) to ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer or device;
(b) to notify you about changes to our service;
(c) to enable entries to our awards and to register you for events, courses or training;
(d) to conduct promotions or prize draws that you have entered;
(e) to contact you with information about our services that we feel may be of interest to you (you can let us know at any time if you no longer wish to receive these communications by contacting email@example.com or following the instructions contained in the communication);
We may pass your Information to third party organisations if are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions and other agreements or protect the rights, property, or safety of our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Where we store your personal data
We maintain the highest standards of security, however the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. So, whilst we will do our best to protect your Information, we cannot ensure the security of your data during transit to our Website. Any information you submit is sent at your own risk. Once we have received your Information we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.
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