What information do we collect and why?
We collect two kinds of information about you:
- Personal information such as name, email address and location, if you sign up to our newsletter from the Website, or if you have a Squad profile and you provide information to us when you edit it.
- Non-personal information such as details of visits to our website including IP addresses, traffic data, location data, operating system, browser usage, and the resources that you access. We may also collect demographic information from you such as age, gender, education, interests.
We collect this information in connection with specific activities, such as newsletter requests or profile pages. The information is either needed to fulfil your request or to enable us to provide you with a more personalised service. You don’t have to disclose any of this information to browse the sites.
We use social media to broadcast messages and updates about events and news. On occasion we may reply to comments or questions you make to us on social media platforms. You may also see adverts from us on social media that are tailored to your interests.
Depending on your settings and the privacy policies used by social media and messaging services like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, we may receive non-personally identifying demographic or analytical information from these services that enables us to better understand the reach and effectiveness of our advertising.
Links to Other Web Sites
Our site and communications may include links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from ours. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.
What do we do with the information?
We may use the information we collect about you:
- To display as part of your profile
- To provide a personalised service to you when you visit our website – this could include customising the content and/or layout of our pages for individual users
- Prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website and enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf
- To carry out research on the demographics, interests and behaviour of our users and supporters to help us gain a better understanding of them and to enable us to improve our service. This research may be carried out internally by our employees or we may ask another company to do this work for us
- To communicate with our supporters
We will not share your information with third parties without your consent. If you have a profile, it will be visible to other people or companies.
Sharing your information
We will only share your information if:
- We are legally required to do so, e.g. by a law enforcement agency legitimately exercising a power or if compelled by an order of the Court
- We believe it is necessary to protect or defend our rights, property or the personal safety of our people or visitors to our premises or websites
- We are working with a carefully-selected partner that is carrying out work on our behalf. These partners may include mailing houses, marketing agencies, IT specialists and research firms. The kind of work we may ask them to do includes processing, sending emails and carrying out research or analysis. We will only pass personal data to them if they have signed a contract that requires them to:
– abide by the requirements of the Data Protection Act
– treat your information as carefully as we would
– only use the information for the purposes it was supplied (and not for their own purposes or the purposes of any other organisation)
– allow us to carry out checks to ensure they are doing all these things.
Storing your information
Information is stored by us on computers located in the UK. We may transfer the information to other offices and to other reputable third party organisations as explained above – they may be situated inside or outside the European Economic Area.
We place a great importance on the security of all personally identifiable information associated with our supporters. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal data under our control. For example, only authorised personnel are authorised to access user information. While we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur while it is under our control, we use our best efforts to try to prevent this.
Where you or we have provided a password enabling you to access parts of our websites or use our services, it is your responsibility to keep this password confidential. Please don’t share your password with anyone.
We will keep your information only for as long as we need it to provide you with the services or information you have required, to administer your relationship with us, to comply with the law, or to ensure we do not communicate with people that have asked us not to. When we no longer need information we will always dispose of it securely.
Communicating with you
We may, from time to time, send you our Website’s newsletter which will contain news and updates to the Website. If you have received our newsletter but no longer want to receive it, click the Unsubscribe button in the email.
Many of the services we offer are aimed specifically at children, and to deliver these services efficiently it is necessary for Uus to collect data (such as names, email addresses and locations) and store it on our database. It is our policy not to request subscriptions from children under 13.
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer. Our cookies contain information that we can use to identify you and allow us to operate efficiently when you log in to your profile. The information stored within the cookie is encoded and restricted so only we and our agents are allowed access.
Accessing your Data
If you would like to know what personal data we hold about you, please email us setting out what you would like to know and including evidence of your identity.
If any of the information which we hold about you is incorrect, you can write to us asking us to correct it. When you write to us, you should provide us with enough information to identify you and specify the information that is incorrect and what it should be replaced with.