1. Introduction and General Terms
In order to provide you with the full range of services, we are sometimes required to collect information about you.
- what information we may collect about you;
- how will we use information we collect about you;
- when we may use your details to contact you;
- whether we will disclose your details to anyone else;
- your choices regarding the personal information you have provided to us;
The website jewelleryweek.com contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit or are collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
2. What information will we collect about me?
When you sign up to participate in or receive a service from the jewelleryweek.com website, such as forums, user profiles, newsletters, live chats, message boards or register with jewelleryweek.com, we may ask for personal information about you. This can consist of information such as your name, e mail address, postal address, telephone or mobile number or date of birth. Different webpages may ask for different personal information.
By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable jewelleryweek.com and its service providers to provide you with the services you select.
Please note that sometimes on particular webpages we will require you to provide additional personal information, and sometimes sensitive personal information. When we do this we will specify further on these webpages why we are collecting your information and how we will use it.
We also use your IP address to determine whether you are accessing the services from the UK or not.
3. How will you use the information they collect about me?
jewelleryweek.com and any associated companies or third parties will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:
- for “service administration purposes”, which means that we may contact you for reasons related to the service you have signed up for, as set out in paragraph 4 below (e.g. to provide you with password reminders or to notify you that a particular service has been suspended for maintenance);
- to contact you about a submission you have made to the websites, including any content you provide.
- to personalise the way the content is presented to you (e.g. if we notice that the first thing you look at every day is a particular discussion within our forum, then we may present this information or a link to it on your homepage);
- IP addresses are used to identify the location of users, the number of visits from different countries and also to block disruptive use; and
- to provide us with research material and case studies for our activity.
- to analyse your material, data to provide research data for our activity
- to analyse and improve the services offered on our website e.g. to provide you with the most user-friendly navigation experience.
Where we propose using your personal information for any other uses we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for your use other than as listed above.
4. When will you contact me?
We may contact you:
- in relation to the functioning of any service you have signed up for in order to ensure that we can deliver the services to you;
- where you have opted to receive further correspondence or are prepared to discuss specific contribution in more detail;
- in relation to any contribution you have made to the website jewelleryweek.com, e.g. on the message boards, forums;
- to invite you to participate in surveys, research groups, activities about the causes stated on our website (participation is always voluntary); and
- for research and journalistic purposes where you have specifically agreed to this (see paragraph 5 below)
5. Will jewelleryweek.com and any associated companies or third parties share my personal information with anyone else?
We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies) or as described in paragraph 7 below. Generally, we will only use your information for research purposes. However, sometimes we use third parties to process, analyse, interpret and assess your information. We will require these third parties to comply strictly with its instructions and we will require that they do not use your personal information for their own business purposes.
6. Offensive or inappropriate content on the jewelleryweek.com website
If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to the jewelleryweek.com website, or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the jewelleryweek.com website, we may use your personal information to stop such behaviour.
Where the jewelleryweek.com team reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of any of the laws of England or Wales (e.g. because content you have posted may be defamatory), we may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, school, e-mail/Internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.
7. What if I am a user aged 16 or under?
If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to jewelleryweek.com website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
8. How long will you keep my personal information?
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant service, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with the jewelleryweek.com website retention schedule (this is a database that defines which documents should be kept and for how long). In the case that you wish to cancel your registration as a jewelleryweek.com website member, once an account is deleted a red flag goes on the database and, while people cannot use the personal information, it stays on the system for a period of one year for administration purposes before being deleted automatically.
Where you contribute to the jewelleryweek.com website, we will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted. Other projects (e.g. case studies, key contributors interviews and testimonies) are likely to have a longer, or even permanent, duration.
9. Can I find out what personal information you hold about me?
Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge £5 for information requests and will require you to prove your identity with 2 pieces of approved photographic identification). We will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete personal information about you on our files.
11. Cookies Policy – Information we collect from you
a. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a “device”) browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track on-line traffic flows.
Cookies record information about your on-line preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the jewelleryweek.com features. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
c. Cookies and how to reject cookies?
A list of the main cookies that jewelleryweek.com sets (and what each is used for) together with ways to minimise the number of cookies you receive can be found at the ‘jewelleryweek.com’ website’s Cookie List and How To Reject Cookies.