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Data Protection Policy

Southport Business Improvement District (“We” or “us“) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of use] and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting shoppinginbirmingham.com you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act“), the data controller is Retail Birmingham Limited of Suite 103 Cheltenham House, Temple Street, Birmingham B2 5BG.

Information We collect from you

We will collect and process the following data about you:

— Information you give us.  This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our site (“our site“) or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise.  It includes information you provide when you subscribe to receive our latest news and details of our events, search our site, enter a competition, promotion or survey and when you report a problem with our site.  The information you give us may include your name, address, email address and phone number.

—Information we collect about you.  With regard to each of your visits to our site we will automatically collect the following information:

— technical information, including the Internet protocol (“IP“) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;

— information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (“URL“), clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages and page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs).

— Information we receive from other sources.  This is information we receive about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide.  In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data if we intend to share those data internally and combine it with data collected on this site.  We will also have told you for what purpose we will share and combine your data.  We are working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers).  We will notify you when we receive information about you from them and the purposes for which we intend to use that information.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

— Information you give to us.  We will use this information:

  • — to provide you with the information and services that you request from us;
  • — to provide you with information about other services we offer that are similar to those that you have already enquired about;
  • — to notify you about changes to our service;
  • — to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • — Information we collect about you.  We will use this information:
    • — to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
    • — to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
    • — to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
    • — as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
    • — to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
    • — to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about services that may interest you or them.
  • — Information we receive from other sources.  We will combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you.  We will use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

    Disclosure of your information

    You agree that we have the right to share your personal information with:

    — Any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

    — Selected third parties including:

    — business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you;

    — analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.

    We will disclose your personal information to third parties:

    — In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

    — If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Southport Business Improvement District our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.

    Your rights

    You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.  We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.  You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.  You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at info@southportbid.co.uk

    Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

    Access to information

    The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.

    Changes to our privacy policy

    Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.  Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.