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PRIVACY POLICY & COPYRIGHT

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Privacy Information

Registration at StudentBooks.com requires you to enter certain details. The following text outlines what information we may collect from you in future and why.

We adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998. See www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

We are extremely concerned to protect your privacy and confidentiality. We understand that all users of our site are concerned to know that their data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them, and will not fall into the hands of a third party. Our policy is both specific and strict. If you think our policy falls short of your expectations or that we are failing to abide by our policy, do please tell us.

Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any personally identifiable information collected at this site. In the unlikely event that this policy should change in the future, then we shall provide notification in advance, and the opportunity for all users to indicate whether or not they would prefer that we do not provide the information to third parties as proposed.

We do not market to children and state in our terms and conditions. Such child members who stumble upon the website could possibly visit other parts of the site and will be subject to whatever on site marketing they find, wherever they visit.

Please note that all reference to billing and charges are for advertisers and premium users only. Registration on the website is free and it is free to post messages in all forums unless stated otherwise.

Here is a list of the information we collect, and why it is necessary to collect it:

- Basic identification and contact information, such as your name and contact details, college and degree.

This information is used:

- to provide you with the services which you request;

- to maintain our accounts;

- for billing (should the services you request be pay for services);

- to enable us to answer your enquiries;

- for verifying your identity for security purposes;

- for marketing our services and products;

- to help make our web site as useful to you as possible;

- information which does not identify any individual may be used in a general way by us or third parties, to provide class information, for example relating to demographics or usage of a particular page or service.

- Financial information, including credit card details (not relevant for most users)

This information is used to obtain payment for goods and services you have ordered from us. This information is never actually received by us. The page where this information is given by you is controlled by our contract merchant service provider. Such information is automatically encrypted, and later decrypted for use. It never touches our system. This is only relevant if you purchase 'pay for' services from us.

- Your site personal profile / registration

No contact details are ever exported outside the StudentBooks.com / MATPAC Ltd. group of companies. Information which does not identify any individual may be used in a general way by us or third parties, to provide class information, for example relating to demographics or usage of a particular page or service. Some of this information is classified as sensitive information by the UK Data Protection Act 1998.

We make the assumption that in giving this information to us, you consent to our holding it for the duration of your membership / until you request us to cease your membership.

Please be aware that you will have a personal and public profile. Please do not enter information that you would not wish other visitors to StudentBooks.com to read.

- Information volunteered by you

for a particular purpose, for example a personal profile, survey, job application form, or contest. This information will be used exclusively for the purpose for which you have provided it. Information is disclosed to third parties only where the third party concerned qualifies in whatever way the web site page requires.

We will make absolutely clear on the face of the page, any intention to publicise the name of a winner.

You also acknowledge that all of your comments posted on the discussion forums can be read by anyone with internet access who navigates to the website, even visitors who haven't registered with us. Terms and phrases you use in your posts may appear on search engine listings. Once you submit comments on the forum you agree that you are giving up rights to these comments and passing rights to the website. Therefore, we may not alsways be able to remove comments you submit. This would only be the case if discussion has built around your messages and deleting your contribution may render the discussion useless or difficult to understand.

We may from time to time use the contributions that community members make within the forums to form part of articles/stories within magazines and other websites we manage. This includes but is not limited to online polls and questionnaires.

- Affiliate information

This is information given to us in the course of your business and ours as you have applied to join our affiliate scheme. Such information is retained for business use only. We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of the information and of the terms of our relationship. This information is used :

- to maintain our accounts and affiliate records;

- for billing;

- to enable us to answer your enquiries;

- for verifying your identity for security purposes;

- to send you news about the services to which you have signed up;

- to tell you about other of our services.

- Business information

This is information given to us in the course of your business and ours, such as in relation to your application to partner with us or advertise with us. Such information is retained for business use only. We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of the information and of the terms of our relationship. It is not used for any other purpose. We expect you and any partner to reciprocate this policy.

- Disclosure to Government

and their agencies. We are subject to the law like everyone else. We may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order.

- Information request

At any time you may review or update the personally identifiable information that we hold about you, by contacting us at the address below. To better safeguard your information, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your information.

Our privacy policy has been developed to comply with the UK data protection act. If you have any question regarding the confidentiality policy, please contact us at:

 

 

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