Privacy

At themummysphere.co.uk (the “Site”), we take your privacy very seriously. This document (the “Policy”) sets out what personal data we collect about you, how we collect it and how we will use it.

The Site is operated by Hornblow Communications Limited (“our”, “us” and “we”) which is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 7951504 with our registered office and postal address at 12 Damson Way, St Albans, AL4 9XU. If you have any questions about this Policy or the Site, please contact us at kirsty@hornblowcomms.com.

PLEASE REFER TO THE “COOKIES” SECTION BELOW TO SEE HOW THE SITE USES COOKIES.

NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF DATA

By visiting the Site you accept this Policy and consent to the collection and use of your personal data by us for the purposes outlined in this Policy and for any other purpose reasonably necessary for the provision or proper administration of the Site and the business of Hornblow Communications Limited. If you do not accept the practices set out in this Policy you should not use the Site.

Our business may change over time and we may offer different services or information: as a result, this Policy may change to reflect that or to reflect changes to the law. Please visit this page regularly to ensure that you are familiar with the current version of the Policy. Use of the Site following any modifications to the Policy will be conclusively deemed as your acceptance of any changes that have been made, in relation to any personal data collected before or after the change.

The Site may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Policy: these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their own privacy policy. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites.

WHAT DATA IS BEING COLLECTED?

If you are only visiting the public areas of the Site, we do not collect any personal data about you but we may automatically collect information about your visits, such as browsing patterns. This information is only used in aggregate form to analyse, manage and develop the Site and the information is not linked to any individual.

We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by users of the Site. If you choose to fill out any surveys, enter a competition or promotion, apply for an offer or sign up for our newsletter, you will be asked to supply some information about yourself, including your name and email address. We may also collect additional information that you provide when giving us feedback.

If you enter a competition you should read the terms and conditions of that promotion which will confirm how we will use any personal data submitted as part of the entry to the competition. By entering a competition or applying for an offer you give permission for us to pass your details to any third party sponsor of the competition or offer so they may contact you in the event that you win the competition or qualify for the offer and to contact you about further special offers or promotions.

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION COLLECTED

We collect data for a number of reasons, primarily to enable us to improve the Site and offer relevant activities, events, products and services that may be of interest to you. We will use your data to send you offers and news about themummysphere.co.uk and about our products and services or those of other carefully selected companies which we think may be of interest to you.

You may ‘opt in’ to receive regular email newsletters that contain information we believe to be of value to you, specifically activities, events, services and products and special discounts and offers relating to the same. All newsletters will contain a link to enable you to opt out of further newsletters from us. If you do opt out, we will nevertheless retain your records in order to comply with your “opt out” request and we will continue to use your personal data in accordance with this Policy unless you request otherwise.

We collect aggregate user information (so that no individual users are identified) to sell advertising on the Site to advertisers and to monitor customer traffic patterns such as the number of users to the Site, the pages visited and the length of visit which enables us to improve the service we provide. In addition, we collect information from users who click on advertisements to measure interest and inform advertisers as to how many users have seen or clicked on their ads. Only aggregate statistics about the number of users and their traffic patterns will be given to advertisers.

From time to time, we will use third party suppliers to provide part of our service to you. We may also use and disclose information in aggregate for marketing and strategic development purposes and aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

In some circumstances outside service providers may be based in countries outside the European Economic Area whose laws provide for a different standard of protection for your personal data than that provided under UK law.

We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or (3) investigating fraud or criminal activities which have already taken place.

We use appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security measures to try to prevent that personal data from being accessed by unauthorised persons and to ensure that you may input personal data safely.

Other than as explained in this Policy, we will not pass on your individual user details to third parties without asking for explicit permission.

YOUR RIGHTS

All newsletters from themummysphere.co.uk will contain a link to enable you to opt out of further correspondence from us. If you do not wish to receive further information from themummysphere.co.uk you must opt out or ‘unsubscribe’, or otherwise email with your request to kirsty@hornblowcomms.com.

If you do opt out, we do need to retain your records in order to comply with your “opt out” request.

COOKIES

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is placed on your computer by a website. You can find out more about the way cookies work on www.cookiecentral.com

We use “analytical” cookies on the Site: they allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the Site for its users.

We use ad servers (such as AdSense) to serve advertisements on the Site. Ad servers use cookies to help target relevant ads to users.

Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser. Instructions can also be found here.