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Localstars Limited (“we”, “us”, “our”) is the organisation responsible for running the Service. We take your privacy rights very seriously and this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains in simple terms how certain information about you may be processed. This Privacy Policy is incorporated in and subject to our Standard Terms and Conditions for Use which can be accessed on this website. All capitalised expressions used in this Privacy Policy and not otherwise defined shall have the meaning ascribed to them in our Standard Terms and Conditions for Use.

YOUR DATA

“Your Data” means any information about you from which you may be personally identified including your name, address, email address, telephone number, profession, credit card details and any other information from which you can be identified and which you may disclose to us through use of the Service on the website.

WHEN DO WE COLLECT YOUR DATA?

We collect Your Data from you when you:

  • choose to provide Your Data for the purposes of using the Service (including information provided at the time of registering to use the Service and posting material);
  • place an order for advertising material created using the Service;
  • make a complaint or enquiry or provide other feedback to us; or
  • otherwise disclose Your Data to us through the Service or otherwise at any time.

HOW DO WE USE YOU DATA

We use Your Data to:

  • provide the Service;
  • process and complete orders including the administration of payments which you place via the website for advertising material created using the Service;
  • confirm and investigate any transactions or transfers of monies that may occur in respect of any order you make;
  • process and deal with any complaints or enquiries made by you;
  • monitor, develop, run, provide and improve the Service;
  • ensure the Service is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer;
  • notify you about changes to the Service;
  • monitor and investigate any suspected breach by you (or otherwise relating to you) of this Privacy Policy or our Standard Terms and Conditions for Use;
  • (in accordance with your marketing preferences if you are not an existing customer) send you information by email about the Service or similar products or services offered by us;
  • (where you are an existing customer), send you information by email about the Service or similar products or services offered by us;
  • (in accordance with your marketing preferences), pass Your Data to third parties for marketing purposes as set out in section 4 below.
  • You can change your mind and choose to receive or not to receive communications pursuant to paragraphs 3.1.9 and 3.1.10 at any time by using the relevant unsubscribe link which we include in each email.
  • We will not keep Your Data for any longer than is necessary for the purposes set out in paragraph 3.1.

WILL WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES?

We will never sell or pass on Your Data to third parties for marketing purposes without your consent.

We only pass on Your Data to third parties as follows:

  • we may pass Your Data to our employees, agents, subcontractors, partner organisations and the Publisher (including any and all members of the Publisher’s group and its subsidiaries as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006) to help administer the Service, take payments and provide relevant information to you;
  • Your Data may be transferred to a successor company or other organisation in the event of a sale or insolvency administration (but you will be notified and offered the chance to unsubscribe if this occurs);
  • in some cases we may use a technical partner to conduct some processing of Your Data on our behalf, but this is always subject to strict contractual control and in compliance with UK data protection legislation;
  • only if you have given your consent for such purpose, we may pass Your Data to third parties so that they can send you information about similar services and information which may be of interest to you; and
  • in exceptional circumstances we may need to disclose Your Data to the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisers in connection with any alleged criminal offence or suspected breach by you (or otherwise relating to you) of this Privacy Policy or our Standard Terms and Conditions for Use or pursuant to a court order.

In addition, some general statistical information about our user base may be passed on to reputable third parties for research purposes but these details will never include information personally identifying you.

You can change your mind about the passing of Your Data to third parties at any time by updating your marketing preferences – our contact details are set out below in paragraph 7.3.

HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?

We will take all reasonable steps to protect Your Data. All the data collected by us is stored on a secure server. Your browser will encrypt all sensitive information (including payment details) which you input before it is sent to us. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect Your Data, we cannot guarantee the security of Your Data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received Your Data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Please be aware that the Service may link to other websites which may be accessed by you. We are not responsible for the privacy policies, content or security of those linked websites.

We will not transfer Your Data outside of the European Economic Area other than where we have adequate protections in place to protect and continue to control Your Data as are required by data protection laws.

We do not store any credit card numbers entered into our website or payment systems.

USE OF COOKIES

Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We may use cookies to allow us to understand who has seen which pages and advertisements, to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our Service. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, though you do not have to. We do not control the use of cookies by third parties. If you wish to disable cookies then you can do so by readjusting your browser settings although please note that by disabling cookies you may not be able to use all features of the website. For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at www.allaboutcookies.org.

YOUR RIGHTS AND HOW TO CONTACT US

You have the right to request a copy of Your Data. We may make a small charge for this.

You have the right to ask us not to use Your Data for marketing purposes.

If you have any comments or queries or complaints in connection with our Privacy Policy, would like to access Your Data or need to send us updated or corrected information including changing your marketing preferences, please contact us by email at enquiries@localstars.com. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or write to us at Localstars Ltd.4th Floor 35-39 Old Street, London EC1V 9HXUnited Kingdom.

More information about data protection and your rights of privacy can be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.gov.uk.

INFORMATION ABOUT US

We are Localstars Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 06646283. Our registered address is 4th Floor, 35-39 Old Street, London EC1V 9HX, United Kingdom.

We are registered as a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. Our registration number on the register of data controllers maintained by the Information Commissioner is Z2195378.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 27th April 2010.