We are committed to:
Any changes to this policy will be posted here.
Please also refer to the Terms and Conditions
of this web site. BTlinks.com is part of
BTlinks.com and when we refer to "we" in
this policy we mean the activities of the BTlinks.com Group.
- protecting the personal information you
- telling you how we use the information we
gather about you
- getting your consent to our disclosure of
your personal information.
WHY WE COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM YOU?
- We want to offer you a service which you
want to use. We may use information about
you to help us customise our site to improve
its usefulness to you. It can also help us
to choose services we think will interest
- Information about you helps us sell space
to advertisers of products and services relevant
to you so that we can continue to fund the
site through advertising and you can continue
to use the site for free.
- In addition to the services we provide on
this web site we want to offer you goods and
services provided by us and others (with your
consent) which are of interest to you.
- We compile anonymous records of user trends
which we may make use of ourselves, or pass
to our associated companies or to unconnected
- We may collect information from you when
you fill in an online registration form for
any of our web site services, (e.g., chat
areas, forums, shopping, advisory services,
competitions etc.). We may also collect information
you give us over the telephone or in written
or other communications. The type of information
we will collect includes, for example, your
name, mailing address, email address, telephone
numbers, gender, preferences and, where relevant,
financial, credit card or bank details.
- We collect information about your use of
our sites' web site services through "cookies".
Cookies are blocks of text placed in files
on your computer's hard drive when you visit
a website which contain information to identify
you. A cookie does not contain any personal
information you have provided us with, except
your user name or email address, unless the
cookie is attached to personal information
collected another way, such as by means of
your online registration form.
- Where it is lawful and necessary, we may
monitor emails you send and receive.
HOW WE ENSURE PRIVACY IS MAINTAINED
- We will not make use of your personal information
for direct marketing activities, or supply
this information to third parties for their
direct marketing activities without your consent.
When you give us any personal information
we may want to use you will be given an opportunity
to refuse consent for various uses of your
- If having given your consent you subsequently
decide you no longer wish to receive direct
marketing or information from us or our associated
companies or no longer want us to pass your
information to third parties, please notify
us by email.
DISCLOSING YOUR INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
- We endeavour to ensure that your data is
stored securely and to prevent unauthorised
access. We have security measures in place
to protect your information which we monitor
regularly. Unfortunately, despite our measures,
because of the nature of the Internet, we
cannot guarantee that your information will
remain at all times 100% secure. The continuing
efforts of hackers to defeat even the newest
of security systems means that we can never
make this promise.
- Please be aware that if you disclose information
on chat areas, forums or other public services
it may be possible for other people to use
this information. We are not responsible for
the disclosure of any information you post
in this way.
- Our policy is to comply with the Data Protection
Act 1998 and the Regulation of Investigatory
Powers Act 2000 and all other legislation
which governs the maintenance of privacy in
- Our web sites provide a number of links
to web sites not operated by us or by companies
associated with us. We take no responsibility
for the use of any information about you which
is collected as a result of your use of these
extend to any web site operated by anybody
other than us.
DOUBLECLICK AD SERVING TECHNOLOGY
- The personal information you give us is
only disclosed to other businesses if we have
your permission. In particular, even where
we have your consent we will only disclose
your financial, credit card or bank details
to our agents and/or third party suppliers
of products or services on a need to know
basis including, for example, in relation
to the fulfilment of any e-commerce transactions.
- We may disclose details about use of our
web sites to other businesses e.g. to demonstrate
patterns of use to advertisers and other business
partners. The information we pass on will
not include any personal information by which
you may be identified.
- We may forward your personal details to
the Police or another regulatory body if we
are asked to do so or wish to do so in order
to comply with the law or in relation to any
suspected misuse by you of our web site or
any of our web site services.
- We endeavour to prevent unauthorised disclosures
of your personal information by other people,
but we are not responsible for any unauthorised
disclosures or other breaches of security
or for the actions of others if the information
was passed to them with your authority or
with the authority of anybody other than us
or our associated companies.
- We use ad serving technology to display
the ads on our web pages. We use the cookie
feature of this technology to anonymously
manage and report on the effectiveness of
the ads that you see. No personal data such
as your name, address or email address are
used during this process.