We are committed to protecting the privacy of those using our site and the confidentiality of the personal information which our visitors provide us. Your personal information is safe with us and we will never sell personal information or share personal information with unrelated third parties, associated companies or affiliates for anything other than the fulfilment of a prize if you win without your affirmative consent. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679; our servers are protected using HTTPS and SSL technology and are fully encrypted to a high standard, so whilst your data is in our care we know it's as secure as it can be.
Account information - If you decide to create an account with us, we’ll ask you to provide us with some specific information:
- Basic personal details – your name;
- Personal contact details – your email address;
- Log in details – such as username and password;
- Your location– which country you live in.
We will use this information to notify you if you win a competition and send you regular competitions newsletters if you’ve consented to our marketing options.
You can only create an account if you are over 18 years of age and we will automatically delete your account and remove associated data once your account has been inactive for a period of 6 months.
If you have any concern in relation to any of our Competitions, please email email@example.com or write to our DPO:
- Data Protection Officer,
Simply Media Group Limited,
Atticus House, The Windmills
Alton, Hampshire, GU341EF, UK
The Cookies we use:-
For our sites that offer personalised advertising, we ask for your consent for the use of advertising cookies via a pop up on the website. Please note, if you decide not to consent to personalised advertising you will still see the same number of ads but they may be less relevant to you. You may continue to see “contextual” ads that are not targeted based on your personal information.
We will store this consent for a maximum period of 12 months before asking for your consent choices again. If your account becomes inactive for a period of 6 months, we will automatically delete your account and with it, your consent choices. We use third-party cookies for the purpose of programmatic advertising. This is where we sell digital advertising space through the use of automated technology via our select partners.
Session cookies (PHPSESSID)
As websites have no memory, session cookies help us remember things from page to page and allow us to manage how the site works when you’re on it, controlling things such what sweepstake have you entered already today etc. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
Log in/Registration cookies (PHPSESSID)
Much like session cookies, these login cookies, or SSID cookies help us remember things from page to page. In this instance, we’re remembering whether you’ve already logged in or not. Without these, you’d have to log in to every new page (which wouldn’t be fun right!).
Google Analytics cookies (OX_plg, _ga)
We use the Google Analytics suite to know what’s happening on our websites. How many people are visiting us, when, how often, what do they look at etc. This helps us monitor what’s popular and what’s not and make sure we’re delivering you prizes that you want to win.
Firstly, all your account consent preferences, excluding affirmative consent for the use of advertising, are contained in you’re My Account page and you can make changes to these at any time. If you want to make changes to your decision regards affirmative consent for the use of advertising cookies, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to know more about what data we hold on you, what we do with it and how you can ask for this data to be deleted, please contact our Data Protection Officer at email@example.com
Additionally, browsers are changing all the time, so to get the most up to date information about managing your cookies in your browser visit www.youronlinechoices.com or www.aboutcookies.org (this will open in a new window - please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites).
If you click on a link or ad that takes you to another site
Our External Email Services
Marketing to children under 16
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16 for marketing purposes.
If you’re visiting our site from outside the UK
Please be aware that our servers are in the EEA and when you submit your details you agree to the data being transferred to the EEA and processed under the terms of the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
For more information, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How long we retain your personal information
We retain your personal information for as long as your account is active and therefore open; this allows you to continue accessing our website and enter competitions and sweepstakes.
If you become inactive, we may delete elements of the information associated with your account. This will take place after your account has been inactive for 6 months.
There may be some information held in aggregate (such as web activity logs) that will not be deleted.
This is all to ensure that we do not retain your information for any longer than is necessary.
Last updated 16th August 2020 v1.2