Your privacy on the internet is important to us. As part of ScuttleButt.co.uk (a trading name of NorfolkBroads.com Ltd.) operation, we may gather certain types of information about ScuttleButt.co.uk users, and we would like to explain the types of information we gather, what we do with it and how to correct or change the information.
Information Collected By ScuttleButt.co.uk
ScuttleButt.co.uk collects two types of personally identifying information from users: personal data (such as names and e-mail addresses); and aggregated data (such as information about traffic patterns on ScuttleButt.co.uk, for example how many users log into ScuttleButt.co.uk on a daily basis).
Personal data is collected when users provide personal data to ScuttleButt.co.uk, for example in registering for electronic newsletters or other membership services, in answering surveys, purchasing items from ScuttleButt.co.uk, and registering for contests and other promotional opportunities provided by ScuttleButt.co.uk. Also, we collect the e-mail addresses of users who post messages to message boards and chat areas which may be offered by ScuttleButt.co.uk.
Email address’s may be used for Direct Marketing purposes. At any time you can request to not receive information about our products and services You can unsubscribe at anytime by clicking the link in the bottom of our emails.
Aggregated information, such as which pages users access or visit and information volunteered by users, such as survey information and/or site registrations, is collected through various methods. For example, ScuttleButt.co.uk collects IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that "serve up" Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address, and when you request a page from ScuttleButt.co.uk, our servers log your IP address.
ScuttleButt.co.uk does not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, so although your session will be logged, you will remain anonymous to us. ScuttleButt.co.uk collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to provide aggregate data to advertisers about the volume of use on ScuttleButt.co.uk.
Use of Information Collected by ScuttleButt.co.uk
ScuttleButt.co.uk uses both the personal and aggregated information we collect for multiple purposes. The information is used to improve the content of the Site, to customise the content and/or layout of the Site for each individual user and to notify users about updates to the Site or promotional offers or opportunities that we believe will be of interest to you.
ScuttleButt.co.uk DOES NOT share aggregated information with third parties for both advertising and promotional purposes. ScuttleButt.co.uk does not share personal information with third parties for marketing or promotional purposes. In addition, in the event ScuttleButt.co.uk plans to post any personal information on the Site, ScuttleButt.co.uk will either notify you of this possibility when you provide the information and/or, if possible, when the information is posted. Occasionally, we may post the name of a user (for example a contest winner) on one of our sites. ScuttleButt.co.uk will notify you of this possibility when you provide your information or, if possible, will notify you when the information is posted. ScuttleButt.co.uk does not use third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our sites.
ScuttleButt.co.uk uses a tool that collects your requests for pages and passes elements of them to search engines to assist them in indexing this site.
ScuttleButt.co.uk controls the configuration of the tool and are responsible for any information sent to the search engines.
Children and Privacy
ScuttleButt.co.uk encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online, and to be fully familiar with the sites visited by their children. At various places on ScuttleButt.co.uk, ScuttleButt.co.uk may ask whether users are under the age of 16 for example when requesting personal information from users, or ScuttleButt.co.uk may ask for parental consent.
However, while ScuttleButt.co.uk requests this information or permission, ScuttleButt.co.uk relies on users to be truthful in responding to these questions.
Individuals Under 16
No information should be submitted to or posted on the Site by users under the age of 16 years without the consent of their parent or guardian. ScuttleButt.co.uk does not provide any personally identifying information, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever unless disclosed during collection. Users under the age of 16 are generally asked not to participate in contests or other promotional opportunities.
Individuals 16 Through 18
ScuttleButt.co.uk requests that children under the age of 18 do not submit or post information to the Site without a parent or guardian's consent. ScuttleButt.co.uk may collect information, including personally identifying information, from users between the ages of 14 and 17, and with the permission of their parent or guardian this information may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by ScuttleButt.co.uk and may be shared with prescreened third parties. If a user or their parent or guardian changes their mind with respect to such use, such user, parent or guardian may stop that use - either by e-mail request or by modifying his/her registration information online as described above in "Use of Information Collected by ScuttleButt.co.uk".
Message Boards and Chat
Please remember that information posted to message boards and chat areas becomes public information. Use caution when posting. Users under the age of 18 should be especially careful not to provide any personally identifying information while using chat rooms or message boards.
As set forth in ScuttleButt.co.uk's Terms and Conditions of use, users of chat rooms and message boards must follow acceptable standards of behaviour when posting messages online.
Links to Other Sites
It is important to note that ScuttleButt.co.uk contains links to sites other than ScuttleButt.co.uk, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as ScuttleButt.co.uk.
For instance, if you click on an advertisement on ScuttleButt.co.uk, this will take you away from ScuttleButt.co.uk and to an entirely different site. Other links include links from advertisers, content providers and partners. These sites may send their own cookies to you, and may collect data and make uses of it that ScuttleButt.co.uk would not.
The use of any information or materials that you may access at these external sites is purely voluntary. You should not rely on their contents without independent and thorough review of the accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, timeliness and correct sequencing. These external sites may also refer to specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise. Unless ScuttleButt.co.uk has provided specific authority, such references in no way indicate our endorsement, recommendation or preference.
This section should be read in conjunction with the full Terms of Service.
No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of ScuttleButt.co.uk to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, ScuttleButt.co.uk cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall ScuttleButt.co.uk be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages that result from the use of information or materials on our sites, even if ScuttleButt.co.uk or an authorised representative of ScuttleButt.co.uk, has been advised of the possibility of such damages. This section also should be read in conjunction with the full Terms of Service.
You can send an email to us with any further questions to [email protected]