This privacy policy covers this website and all sites (together, the Websites) produced by SwO group Ltd.

It is your responsibility to read and understand this privacy policy. By visiting our Website you are agreeing and consenting to the practices described in this privacy policy. If you do not agree to all of this privacy policy and do not wish to be bound by it, you are not authorised to access or otherwise use the Websites, or take part in any of the programmes and offers that we provide.

We are committed to safeguarding your privacy online. We appreciate that you do not want any personal information you provide to us distributed indiscriminately and here we explain how we collect information, what we do with it and what controls you have. This privacy policy may change from time to time so please check back here frequently.

  1. What personal information do we collect from you?

1.1. What is personal information? Personal information is any information that allows someone to identify you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone and mobile numbers, email address, as well as any information about you that is associated with or linked to, or could be linked to, any of the foregoing data.

1.2. Your personal information is collected when you register or fill in a form on a Website, contact SwO magazine, or complete a form in any of our publications which may relate, for example, to subscriptions, competitions, offers and promotions and personal information you provide in online surveys and forums on a voluntary basis. This includes information you provide when you register to use our Website, subscribe to newsletters, place an order or participate in discussion boards on our Website. The information you give us may include your name, address, email, phone number and payment details.

1.3. Personal information that is provided by you will only be used for the purpose for which it is provided, unless you are informed otherwise at the time of giving the information.

1.4. SwO magazine will from time to time collect information from you for the purpose of creating de-personalised data that does not reveal your identity. SwO magazine uses this information to improve our products and occasionally for other internal purposes. This information is only used in de-personalised form and is not connected to any name, address or other personal identifying information.

  1. How is your information processed, stored and kept secure?

2.1. Your personal information is processed in the European Economic Area (EU). When you submit your details in whichever country you are situated you agree to the information being processed in the EU.

2.2. We may also process or transfer your personal information outside the EU. SwO magazine shall take reasonable steps to ensure that any transfer of your personal information to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area, whose laws may provide for a lesser standard of protection for your personal information than that provided under European law, shall have adequate protection (such as model contractual arrangements as approved by the EU).

2.3. The Websites and our servers, wherever they are based, have appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to protect against unauthorised or unlawful use of your personal information as well as the accidental loss, destruction or damage of your personal information whilst under our control.

2.4. However no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

  1. How do we use your personal information?

3.1. SwO magazine processes personal information for the following purposes:

  • providing you with goods and/or services that you have requested and communicating with you about those products and services;
  • monitoring, developing and improving the Websites, our services and your experience;
  • providing a personalised service;
  • conducting market research surveys;
  • market research, community and forums management;
  • running competitions;
  • providing you with information about SwO magazine’s, or our business partners’ products and services where you have provided your consent. You will always be able to opt-out or unsubscribe from these messages;
  • send out email alerts you have agreed to receive. You will always be able to unsubscribe from these messages;
  • processing and dealing with any complaints or enquiries made by you or legally on your behalf;
  • we may also be required to disclose your personal information to authorities who can request this information by law that is binding on SwO magazine, for instance for the prevention and detection of crime, the capture or prosecution of offenders and the assessment or collection of taxes; and
  • other purposes related to any of the above.

3.2. SwO magazine may also contact you about your registration details, to manage any account or subscription you have with us, or to provide customer service, even if you have opted-out of or declined to consent to receiving promotional emails. We may also contact you if we consider that revisions to this privacy policy are sufficiently important to notify you about them.

  1. Do we share your personal information with anyone else?

4.1. We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.

4.2. We may disclose your personal information to partners of SwO magazine who supply services to you on behalf of SwO magazine and who need to process personal information in the provision of such services. When you request goods and services from SwO magazine, you are consenting to the disclosure of your personal information to SwO magazine’s partners who may provide such goods and services under contract and guarantee to our satisfaction that they have sufficiently robust processes in place to ensure the security of your personal information whilst it is in their care.

4.3. We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If all or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets.

4.4. We may disclose depersonalised data (such as aggregated statistics) about the users of our Websites in order to describe our sales, customers, traffic patterns and other site information to prospective partners, advertisers, investors and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

4.5. Under certain circumstances we may occasionally be required by law, court order or governmental authority to disclose certain types of personal information and we reserve the right to comply with any such legally binding request. Examples of the type of situation where this would occur would be:

  • in the administration of justice;
  • where we have to defend ourselves legally;
  • in complying with the mandatory requirements of a government department collecting information; and
  • to protect or defend the rights or property of SwO magazine or users of our services.

4.6. Other than this, SwO magazine will not disclose any of your personal information to any other third parties without your consent.

  1. Are there any age restrictions on supplying personal information to us?

If you are aged [16] or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the Websites. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information. If we become aware that you are under [16] and are attempting to or have submitted personal information via the Websites without your parent/guardian’s permission, we will not accept such information and we will take steps to remove such information from our records. This may involve us having to access and verify your age and other relevant details.

  1. How long will we keep your personal information?

We will hold your personal information on our systems only for as long as is necessary.

  1. Changing your mind about receiving marketing messages.

We give you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information. When you register on one of our sites or respond to one of our communications or offers, we will ask you to make choices about receiving further marketing communications from us. Should you wish to stop receiving marketing communications from us, you will be able to unsubscribe or opt-out, or you can contact us and we will make the changes for you. Our contact details are at the end of this privacy policy. Please remember to include your full name and address in order that we may make the changes that you request.

 

8.How do we use cookies?

8.1. “Cookies” are pieces of information that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you. Cookies are common and won’t do anything to harm your system – they simply store or gather information. They help you to get the most out of your visit to our Websites.

8.2. We may collect information about your computer including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type for system administration as part of our audit trail process. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that. You are not obliged to accept cookies and you can adjust your browser’s setting to prevent it from accepting cookies on your computer – go to www.allaboutcookies.org for instructions on how to disable cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Websites if you do so.

8.3. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Although they can be used to store information which may identify a user’s computer, cookies do not personally identify users and passwords and credit card information are not stored in cookies.

8.4. Our Websites use two main types of cookies:

  • Per-session cookies. We only use these whilst you are visiting our website and they are deleted when you leave. They remember you as you move between pages, for example recording the items you add to an online shopping basket. They also help maintain security.
  • Persistent cookies. These cookies stay on your computer until they expire or are deleted. We set automatic deletion dates so that we don’t keep your information for longer than we need to.

8.5. Our Websites also use cookies, for example, to:

  • Gather customer journey information across our sites and fulfil any of your requests;
  • Gain insight into the nature of our audience so we can tailor our content accordingly;
  • Ensure your privacy when you visit our secure sites;
  • Store login details for our secure sites;
  • Store details of your marketing preferences to improve and enhance your visit to our sites;
  • Evaluate our sites’ advertising and promotional effectiveness – all information is anonymised and we don’t share it with anyone;
  • Provide advertising on our sites and on other sites which are tailored to your interests and preferences;
  • Remember settings you have applied to a Website such as layout, font size, preferences, colours etc;
  • Detect if a service has already been offered to you so that we don’t ask you again.
  1. Social Media.

9.1. Social networking sites, such as Facebook, among others, work with us as trusted third party partners. We also work with application developers who specialise in social media, so that we can connect with your social networks. We provide access to our Websites for third parties and business partners so that we can generate interest in our products and services among members of your social networks and to allow you to share product and service interests with friends in your network.

9.2. We do not control how your personal information is collected, stored or used by such third party sites or to whom it is disclosed. You should review the privacy policies and settings on any social networking site that you subscribe to so that you understand the information they may be sharing. If you do not want your networking sites to share information about you, you must contact that site and determine whether it gives you the opportunity to opt-out of sharing such information. SwO magazine is not responsible for how these third party sites may use information collected from or about you.

  1. Other websites.

10.1. This privacy policy applies only to our Websites. There are links on these Websites to third party websites over which SwO magazine has no control and when you click on advertisements or links you will leave our Websites and go to another site and thereafter it is that third party’s site whose privacy policy will apply.

10.2. SwO magazine accepts no responsibility or liability for any third party practices on third party websites. SwO Magazine advises you to carefully read third party privacy statements prior to the use of any third party website.

  1. Access to personal information and keeping your personal information accurate and up-to-date.

11.1. You are entitled to see the information we hold about you. If you wish to access the personal information held by us, you should contact us in writing using the information provided below.

11.2. If we are legally able, we will provide you with copies of all the personal information we hold about you, on payment of a nominal administration charge of £10. We are also obliged to request that you provide us with identification so that we can be certain that you are entitled to receive the requested data.

11.3. Please help us to keep our records of your personal information up-to-date by notifying us of any changes or corrections to the personal information we hold about you.

11.4. If you are a member of one of our online communities and forums you will be able to directly log in and review some your personal information and amend/delete accordingly.

  1. How to contact us.

If you do not understand or accept this privacy policy or wish to contact us concerning any matter relating to your personal information then please email data-requests@swomagazine.com.  

 

More on cookies

This statement informs users of the cookies policy applicable to this Website, notifying them of the use of cookies during browsing and allowing them to consent to their use. Consent is given when users continue to browse on the website, as indicated by the specific notification given on the first navigation page which discloses the existence of a cookies policy.

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are information that often contains an anonymous, unique identification code that is sent to the browser by a web server and is stored on the hard disk of the user. Later, in the event that subsequent connections to the website are made, these cookies can be read and recognized by the website as they been aggregated during earlier connections. They are primarily used to operate or improve the functioning of the website, as well as provide business and marketing information to the website’s owner.

2. Authorization for the use of cookies on our website

In accordance with the cookies notification that appears on the website’s first navigation page, and for this cookies policy, the user or visitor, agrees that, when browsing the website, they expressly consent to use cookies as described herein, except in the case that they have modified the configuration of their browser to block them. This includes but is not limited to, an understanding that the user is browsing the website when they do any of the following: close the cookies notification on the first navigation page, scroll through the website, click on any element of the website, etc.

3. Types of cookies used on our website

A user browsing the website may encounter cookies inserted by the owner of the website (“proper cookies”) or cookies inserted by different entities collaborating in the promotion of content and the delivery of our services (“direct third-party cookies”).

The website’s cookies are used as detailed below and for the purposes herein described:

A. Technical Cookies:

a. Cookies strictly necessary for the operation of the website: essential to enable website browsing and the functioning of various features. Without these you cannot use search services, shopping comparisons, and other services available on the website.

b. Customization cookies: These are used to facilitate navigation of the website, to record the options you have chosen on the website and provide more personalized features. In some cases we allow advertisers or third parties to place cookies on our website to provide personalized content and services. In any case, the use of our website constitutes acceptance of the use of this type of cookie. If cookies are blocked, we can not guarantee the optimal functioning of the website.

c. Cookies for statistical purposes and to measure traffic: These collect information on the use of the website, the pages you visit and any errors that may occur during navigation. We also use cookies to recognize the source of your visit to our website. These cookies do not collect information that can be used to identify you. All information is collected anonymously and used to help improve the operation of the website. Therefore, our cookies do not contain personal data. In some cases, some of these cookies are managed on our behalf by third parties, but they are not allowed to use them for purposes other than those mentioned above. The use of our website constitutes acceptance of the use of this type of cookie. If they are blocked, we can not guarantee the proper operation of the website. This site uses GOOGLE ANALYTICS for statistical purposes, please read more here on cookie usage https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

B. Cookies for advertising and re-marketing purposes: used to collect user information in order to display advertisements on the website or third party sites.

C. Social Cookies: These cookies allow our website to be shared and allow for “Like” clicks on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google + etc.

The lifespan of the cookies we use may vary. In particular, there are session cookies that are only valid for a single search or browsing session and disappear when the browser is closed; and persistent cookies, which have a variable lifespan. The maximum lifespan of cookies in this second category is 5 years.

4. Management of cookies

Users should be aware that if cookies are not enabled on your device, your website experience may be limited and the use of our services and navigation could be impeded.

4.1. How are cookies disabled/enabled?

There are several ways to manage cookies. By modifying browser settings you can choose to disable cookies or receive a warning before accepting one. Also, users can delete all cookies stored in the cookie folder of their browser. Each browser has different procedures for managing configuration.

Here’s how you can manage cookies on the major browsers. If you want information about managing cookies on your tablet and/or phone, please consult the operating manual or online help services.

· MICROSOFT WINDOWS EXPLORER
· GOOGLE CHROME
· MOZILLA FIREFOX
· APPLE SAFARI

If you want to learn how to manage cookies on other browsers, please consult the operating manual or online help services.

4.2. How can you disable/enable third-party cookies?

Third-party cookies are not installed by us; they are installed by our business partners or other parties when you visit this website. Therefore, we suggest users consult the third-party’s website for information on how they install cookies and how they are managed. Also, we invite users to consult the following website http://www.youronlinechoices.com where you will find useful information about the use of cookies and the measures you can take to protect your Internet privacy.