We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we

will treat your personal information.

(1) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

(a) Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including

your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number

of page views) and;

(b) Any other information that you choose to send to us.

(2) Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the

browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page

from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the

session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent

cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit and to track your visits over time

to our website.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent

cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry


We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates

statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on

users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports

about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is

available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject

just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by

clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding

selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many


(3) Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy

policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

(c) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

(d) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(e) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business

which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this,

by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing

communications) and;

(f) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be

used to identify any individual user.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties

for the purpose of direct marketing.

(4) Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or

subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to

others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and

(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are

contemplating) selling.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(5) International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the

countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this

privacy policy.

Information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection

laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Areas (EEA).

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

(6) Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or

alteration of your personal information.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee

the security of data sent over the internet.

(7) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

(8) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of

such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).

You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any

time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal

data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of

your personal data for marketing purposes.)

(9) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or

practices of third party websites.

(10) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or


(11) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please

write to us by email at [email protected] or by post to Venus Awards, 21a Knyveton

Road Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom, BH1 3QQ.

(12) Data controller

The data controller responsible for our website is Venus Awards Ltd, registered in England &

Wales, company number 07794190.