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Privacy policy


Where this privacy policy applies - The principal activity of ACO Media Limited (hereinafter called ACOML) is owning Wedding Venues & Services magazine and operating the website www.weddingvenues.co.uk (hereinafter called weddingvenues.co.uk). Protecting your privacy and your personal data is an important aspect of the way we create, organise and implement our activities. This privacy policy only applies to ACOML's site www.weddingvenues.co.uk. It does not apply to sites or pages that are linked to weddingvenues.co.uk but provided by other providers. You will generally be able to tell whether this privacy policy applies as there will be a link to this privacy policy on that page of the site. By your use of weddingvenues.co.uk and/or the submission of personal information to us, you consent to the use of your personal information on and subject to the terms of this privacy policy.

In particular, Discussion Groups, Funmail and Free Email features are provided by business partners of ACOML and are subject to the privacy policies found on those pages and sites. Any information which you choose to provide on a co-branded page or site or on any other site will be subject to the privacy policy that applies to that page or site. You should carefully read the privacy policies of those sites and pages.

ACOML may from time to time invite you to provide personal information in order to provide you with services (such as email newsletters and competitions) and to enable you to order goods. In order to deliver such services or goods, ACOML will need to process and store your personal information and may need to transfer it to affiliates and service providers for processing inside the European Economic Area. By submitting your personal information, you consent to such processing and transfers in connection with such orders, offers or services and for any other purposes to which you consent at the time you provide the information.

ACOML and our sponsors and promoters may use your details to let you know about other products and services which we think would be of interest to you. Occasionally, we may also pass your details to selected companies. This will only be done with your permission so we advise you to check the tick boxes on the relevant form carefully. ACOML is registered as a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998. ACO Media Limited, Sycamore House, Old Solesbridge Lane, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 5ST.

Information we collect about weddingvenues.co.uk
Registration Information
You can access weddingvenues.co.uk and browse through certain parts of g without disclosing personal information. However, if you wish to use certain services offered on weddingvenues.co.uk or obtain certain information made available by weddingvenues.co.uk, you may be asked for information such as your name, email address, residential address and postcode. If you choose not to provide the information that is requested, you may not be able to use the service which is being offered or obtain the information you seek. ACOML may also collect information that you provide as part of registrations, orders, surveys, contests and promotions and other communications with us. ACOML will collect your personal information only with your knowledge and your consent.

Cookies
ACOML uses cookies in order to track your visit to weddingvenues.co.uk. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many websites use them to provide useful features for their customers. Weddingvenues.co.uk may associate the information stored in a user's cookie with other personal data and information that the user has provided to ACOML.

In addition weddingvenues.co.uk also embeds cookies from a number of third parties in the site to monitor usage and to help improve the service provided to its customers.

An independent measurement company, gathers anonymous data regarding the visitors to the site on weddingvenues.co.uk's behalf to provide non-personal statistical information about visits to pages on the site, data on visitors' browser type and other general information.

An independent advertisement delivery company gathers anonymous data regarding the visitors to the site on weddingvenues.co.uk's behalf to provide non-personal statistical information about the number and type of adverts served on the site.

Survey.com use cookies on the site to track the number of surveys running on the site and to limit the number of times a user will be presented with a customer research questionnaire.

Advertisers and business partners that you access through weddingvenues.co.uk may also send you cookies. ACOML does not control these cookies

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Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you'd prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies (details can be found at www.aboutcookies.org). You should be aware that areas of certain websites (including weddingvenues.co.uk) do not operate properly if you refuse to accept cookies.

How your information is used
The personal information that you disclose to ACOML may be used to provide you with goods, services and features and to communicate with you. Such information may also be used for verification purposes, fulfilling orders, prizes, tracking compliance with the terms and conditions of use for weddingvenues.co.uk, http://www.weddingvenues.co.uk/aboutus/termsandconditions/ compliance with applicable laws and the performance of legal obligations.

ACOML uses the information obtained from cookies for several purposes. The cookies enable us to understand your own personal preferences and tailor your experience on weddingvenues.co.uk by using those preferences. ACOML also uses cookies to track user trends and patterns. The information which ACOML receives from cookies enables us to modify and improve weddingvenues.co.uk to meet the needs of our users, including yourself.

When users provide weddingvenues.co.uk with registration information such as name, email address and postal address, this data can be matched with cookie data, if cookies have been set to be received. This means ACOML is able to match an identifiable user with specific usage of weddingvenues.co.uk. This information would be used by ACOML only.

ACOML logs IP addresses for purposes of site administration and collecting aggregate information about the visitors to weddingvenues.co.uk.

Who we share information with
Generally, any personal information which you provide to ACOML on or through weddingvenues.co.uk will be collected and used by ACOML only. Where goods or services are offered on weddingvenues.co.uk (such as the Discussion Groups Free Email, Funmail and Chat features) by a business partner ACOML does not control the use of your personal information that you may share with those business partners. That information will be subject to their privacy policies.

Third parties may also need to process personal information about you when providing services to us and we may share any necessary data with them to enable them to do so. These third parties may be located in countries outside the European Union where an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects exists.

In particular, any information that you submit when ordering goods or services on or through weddingvenues.co.uk, such as your address and credit card information, is shared with companies that are processing your orders and providing or shipping the goods and services. If you have entered competitions on weddingvenues.co.uk your name and address details will be passed to any competition sponsor or supplier of the prize for the purposes of sending you your prize only.

ACOML follows strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal information so as to prevent unauthorised access by third parties. ACOML also requires those parties to whom ACOML transfers personal information to comply with the same. If you have any queries about ACOML privacy policy or any queries about the protection of personal information ACOML holds about you, please write to: ACO Media Limited, Sycamore House, Old Solesbridge Lane, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 5ST.

ACOML will only use your personal information for purposes for which you have consented and will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without such consent. In order to protect your privacy, ACOML is registered in accordance with and seeks to comply with the UK Data Protection Act 1998.

Except as specifically provided in this policy, ACOML will not disclose your individual, identifiable personal information without your prior consent except as may be permitted or required by any applicable law or legal process or to protect its officers, directors and employees, other users of weddingvenues.co.uk or the public.

ACOML does, however, share aggregate statistics, information and data about the users of weddingvenues.co.uk where no individual person can be identified with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, content providers and other third parties. Some services which are provided through or in connection with weddingvenues.co.uk may display your IP address. Please review the terms and conditions of use and the privacy policy for each service that you use on or in connection with weddingvenues.co.uk and only use those services that disclose the information you are willing to share.

Security
ACOML has implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect personal information under its control from unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss or destruction or damage. However, ACOML cannot guarantee or insure the security of any information that is transmitted over the Internet or that loss, misuse or alteration of data so transmitted will not occur.

The personal information which you provide to ACOML is stored in secure database servers. The security of your personal information is also your responsibility. We recommend that you do not provide any passwords to anyone. Nor does ACOML believe that you should provide any personal information while you are using the Internet if you are not comfortable in doing so. ACOML will never ask you for any of your passwords or any other personal information in an unsolicited telephone call. Opting out l You will be given the opportunity to opt out of receiving email communications and of having your personal information stored in the weddingvenues.co.uk registration process.

Changing and deleting your personal information
You can find out what personal information ACOML has about you by sending an email to info@weddingvenues.co.uk. Upon request, ACOML will provide you with a copy of the personal information which is kept about you.

You are entitled to change, update, amend and delete any personal information that ACOML has about you. Please keep in mind that this may mean you are unable to access and use certain services and information provided on weddingvenues.co.uk.

In the event that you have provided personal information that has been shared with one of our business partners, you will need to contact that business partner in order to make changes to your personal information.

How to contact us
If you have any questions about our privacy policy or the practices of Wedding Venues & Services, please contact us at: ACO Media Limited, Sycamore House, Old Solesbridge Lane, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 5ST or by email at info@weddingvenues.co.uk

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