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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers THE SMALLS’ use of personal information that is collected when you provide THE SMALLS with personal information including, but not limited to, when you use the Website, when you register your details via the Website and become a member or when you make User Comments.  Unless otherwise specified, the definitions as set out in THE SMALLS terms and conditions, as set out at www.thesmalls.com/privacy-policy, apply to this Privacy Policy. 

1. Data controller

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA), the data controller is The Smalls Limited, company registration number 05968558 with registered address at 30 City Road, London, EC1Y 2AB, United Kingdom.  We are incorporated in the United Kingdom.

2. Contact us

If, after reading this Privacy Policy, you have any questions or privacy concerns, please send an email to info@thesmalls.com or send a letter to us at THE SMALLS, 81 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY.

3. Storage of your personal information

When you supply any personal information to THE SMALLS, we have legal obligations to you in the way that we use that information.  We must collect the information fairly; that is, we must explain how we will use it, and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else.  When using your personal information, THE SMALLS will act in accordance with current legislation.  THE SMALLS is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely in accordance with the DPA. 

4. The information we collect

The information that we may collect and process from you could be:

4.1 information that you provide by filling in forms on the Website.  This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, subscribing to our Service, or posting material.  We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or a promotion, or when you report a problem with the Website;

4.2 from your User Comments;

4.3 a record of that correspondence that we keep if you contact us;

4.4 from surveys that we ask you to complete and that we use for research purposes, (although you do not have to respond to them); or

4.5 details of your visits to the Website and the resources that you access. 

5. Use of your personal information

5.1 In general, any information you provide to THE SMALLS will be used only within THE SMALLS and our group companies for the purposes of providing the Services. 

5.2 We will use information held about you in the following ways:
5.2.1 to ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or device;
5.2.2 o provide you with information, products or Services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
5.2.3 to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
5.2.4 to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service, when you choose to do so;
5.2.5 to notify you about changes to our Service; and
5.2.6 to pass your personal details to a Bona Fide Purchaser, when you have given us your consent to do so. 

5.3 Your information will never be passed to any third parties for marketing or sales purposes unless you have consented during the registration process or unless we contact you to request and receive your explicit written consent. 

5.4 We may also use your email address to inform you of goods and services similar to those provided by THE SMALLS.  If you do not want us to use your data in this way, please tick the relevant box on your registration form.  You can exercise your right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes at any time by contacting us at support@thesmalls.com.  Otherwise, your information will be disclosed only where we are obliged or permitted by law. 

5.5 If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable Content on the Website, or to THE SMALLS via any other means, THE SMALLS may use whatever information that is available to us about you to stop such behaviour.  This may involve informing relevant third parties such as your employer, ISP and law enforcement agencies about the Content and your behaviour. 

5.6 We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the Services, and remove it in the event that you request us to discontinue your registration. 

6. Security

6.1 We treat the information you provide us as confidential information and we are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.  The information you provide us is stored on secure servers. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential and private. 

6.2 The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers.  By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.  We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

6.3 The transmission of information via the internet can never be completely secure.  We will protect your personal data; however, we do stress that any transmission is at your own risk.

7. IP addresses and cookies

The Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Website and also allows us to improve the Website. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie Policy at www.thesmalls.com/cookie-policy. Member submissions
Any personal information or video Content which you disclose online becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others.  Your account name is displayed to other Users when you upload videos or send messages through the Website and other Users can contact you through User Comments.  Any videos that you submit to the Website may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public. 

8. Links to other websites

The Website may contain links to other websites. Note that once you have used those links to leave the Website, we do not have any control over those other websites.  We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such websites and such websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy.  You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

9. Access to your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information which we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected.  We charge £10 for information requests.  Please address requests to support@thesmalls.com, THE SMALLS, 81 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY.

10. Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page and you should check it every now and again to ensure that you are happy with any changes.  This policy is effective from 22 May 2012.