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Privacy Policy

chatmagazine.co.uk ("Site") is published by IPC Media Limited ("IPC"). For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"), the Data Controller (registration number Z6396322) is IPC of Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SU.

Data Media & Research Ltd ("DMR") is a supplier engaged by IPC to provide a selection process for winners in competitions entered on the Site and the provision of prizes. Personal Data may be processed by IPC, in its capacity as Data Controller, and by DMR in its capacity as Data Processor (The terms Personal Data, Data Controller and Data Processor have the meaning as set out in the Act).

Use of personal information

IPC Media Limited will use the information provided by you in the course of entering a competition to process your entry. We use your information to:

  • Provide you with information about the products and services of Chat Magazine and other IPC Media companies and sites, along with 3rd party communications from selected IPC Media partners
  • Communicate prize and competition information from chatmagazine.co.uk
  • Provide you with a more personalised service
  • Run competitions and promotions
  • Provide third party offers which may include premium rate SMS and telephone charges. Check terms for details and obtain permission from the bill payer before using these services.

It is possible that IPC Media could merge or be acquired by another business. If this happens, we may share the information that relates to you. You will be sent notice of such an event.

When you enter our competitions we will display a series of offers, requests and/or survey questions from carefully selected 3rd parties. By opting into offers and/or requests you are agreeing to receive further information as set out in the partner's Terms & Conditions shown.

Registration, information collection and information control

We collect personal information from you through the use of enquiry and registration forms and each time you e-mail us your details.

We also collect information automatically about your visit to our site. This information, which includes demographic data and browsing patterns, is collected via the use of cookies (see below) and session file information.

You must agree with this privacy policy in order to use the comps.chatmagazine.co.uk website.

Site members can unsubscribe at any time through unsubscribe links on the comps.chatmagazine.co.uk site and in all email communications from IPC Media, Chat Magazine competitions and IPC selected partners.

Similarly if you do not want us to send you information as described in this privacy policy where relevant, you should tick the "opt out" permission boxes on the update details page of the site and we will refrain from sending you such materials.

Use of cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org.

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To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

IPC also place cookies directly on your computer using this site. For more information visit http://www.ipcmedia.com/privacy#cookies

Other

Please note that clicking on to links and banner advertisements may result in you being transferred to another website, where data privacy practices may be different to that of IPC Media Limited. Visitors should consult the other websites privacy policies as we are not responsible for, and have no control over, information that is submitted to or collected by these third parties.

This privacy policy may be changed by IPC Media Limited at any time. The revised policy will be posted to this page so that you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. IPC Media Limited will ensure that your personal information is treated with the utmost respect and in accordance with Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to processing of personal data and free movement of such data.

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