Quotables is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Quotables will seek to comply with all laws and regulations relating to the protection of personal data including the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Data Protection Act"). Further details on the Data Protection Act can be found on the Information Commissioner's website.
Quotables may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 2010.
1. What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- (a) Personal Information: When you register as a Member with Quotables you will be asked to provide your E-mail address, a username and a password. This is to set up your Member account with Quotables, which in turn allows you to upload, verify and rate Quotations on the Site.
- (b) Users' Internet Protocol (IP) addresses: These are automatically logged by our web server and are used by us and our partners to analyse activity on the Site at an aggregate level (number of visits and geographic optimisation etc). They are not cross-referenced with any other information such that an individual person could be identified.
2. What we do with the information we gather
We use the details you provide when you sign up as a Member to:
- (a) enable us to carry out basic profiling purposes (whether undertaken by Quotables or by third parties on our behalf);
- (b) let you know about other goods and services in which you may be interested; and
- (c) inform you about changes and improvements to the Site.
There are opportunities on the Site to receive e-mail communications alerting you to news and offers. You may choose not to receive these.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to users’ needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Site, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or disable cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to disable cookies if you prefer. Disabling cookies however may mean that some functionality may be affected. For further directions on how to disable cookies please click here or here.
5. Links to other websites
The Site may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
6. Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. We may contact you to tell you about Quotables events or news. We will not use your personal information in any other way without your prior consent.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.