When you enter this website, we collect your browser information (which typically includes browser type, version, host operating system and browser language) and IP address. This information is gathered for all visitors. In general, you can browse this website without giving us any additional information. However, to enjoy the benefits of a number of the services offered on this website, they can only be made available if we have certain information about you. To access these services, you will, from time to time, be asked to submit personal information about yourself. In order to provide you with an account at Coveroid that allows you to store your preferences and which includes other benefits and conveniences of our service, we need to collect information from you when you register such as your screen name and password, gender, date of birth, email address, mobile phone information, location (by country) and local time zone. You will also be asked about your desire to receive a number of optional services that include newsletters, competitions, alerts, SMS text messages, live chats, message boards and other benefits of Coveroid membership. You may view and make adjustments to your user preferences at any time by logging into Coveroid and selecting "My Account".
Should you choose to include additional personal information to be displayed on your user profile on our website we will necessarily process these details. Voluntarily submitted profile details means we may also collect from you information such as:
- more detailed contact information (including hometown and/or a picture of yourself);
- information regarding your personal or professional interests;
- your likes and dislikes; and
- information regarding your experiences with our services.
If you choose to submit information about your religious or philosophical beliefs, your health, sexual life, racial or ethnic background, criminal history or trade union membership Coveroid would necessarily have to process those details in operating your account and profile and your submission would be your explicit consent for us to do so.
You will have the opportunity to make your user profile information visible (public) or invisible (private/hidden). By default, profile information is set to visible. You can change your profile to invisible (and vice-versa) at any time by going to "My Account" selecting the link for "Edit Profile" and then making the selection under "Public Profile Status".
If you make any postings to public areas, such as forums, guestbook, or by providing content, then this information will be stored on our databases for public viewing, and in such case any personally identifiable information you submit will be publicly available and can be read, collected and used by other users, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages.
By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Coveroid and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy.
More information can be obtained on cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html which is run by the Interactive Advertising Bureau.
When you supply any personal information to Coveroid (e.g. for competitions, Coveroid Community services or Coveroid membership) we may have legal obligations towards you based upon privacy laws and regulations in the way we deal with that data. We will collect the information fairly, that is, we will explain how we will use it and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else.
The information you provide to Coveroid will be used for the following reasons:
- to ensure that content from our site is presented to you in the most effective manner and to personalise your visit to our site;
- to enable us to continuously enhance the Coveroid service, to serve advertising, and to provide to you information, products or services which we feel may be of interest to you – which also helps keep our service free;
- to occasionally carry out market research including internal analytical research which will enable us to constantly improve your experience on Coveroid;
- to carry out our obligations arising from any agreements that may have been entered into between you and us;
- to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and
- to notify you about changes to or other information about our service.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service(s) you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of you no longer wish to continue your status as a Coveroid member. In some circumstances it may be necessary to retain your personal information to deal with any disputes. Accordingly, Coveroid may store messaging transcript data (including message content, member names, times and dates) arising from the use of Coveroid Community services for a period necessary to fulfil such purpose. Where personal information is held for people who are not yet registered but have taken part in other Coveroid services (e.g. competitions), that information will be held only as long as necessary to ensure that the service is run smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Your personal data will be stored on our backup system, which is kept in case of loss of data. It may be that where data is lost, the personal data held on you as part of our backup system is used to restore your account to its status before the loss of data. All personal data (including communication data) stored on the backup system shall be held in accordance with the Data Retention Directive.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Athough we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. Coveroid may contact you for a number of purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that a particular service has been improved or suspended. The only way you can opt out of receiving these types of administration communications would be to close your registration, which can be accomplished by following the link indicated "To close your Coveroid account" in the "My Account" area.
We will not pass on your personal information to third parties except in accordance with this policy and our Terms and Conditions, where there is a proposed sale or restructuring of Coveroid Ltd. or where we are required by law to disclose that information. We do not share, sell, rent or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their promotional purposes. Your personally identifiable information will never be supplied to anyone outside Coveroid without first obtaining your consent, except where we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it without obtaining your consent in advance, or where there is a proposed or consummated sale or restructuring of Coveroid Ltd. Accordingly, we reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our web site. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Coveroid service or using the Coveroid name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies. We employ service providers and other companies and individuals to perform functions and provide services on our behalf who may have access to your member information needed to perform their functions and also to provide you with the services that you have requested, but may not use it for any other purpose. Such service providers may include credit card transaction processors, communication platform providers, and hosting services providers, and the information that could be provided to these service providers may include names, credit card numbers, email addresses and mobile phone numbers. Such service providers will be subject to appropriate contractual arrangements and security obligations as required by law. Coveroid may also provide aggregate (but not personally identifiable) statistics about our members, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors. In addition, Coveroid will make your personal information available to its US parent company IDT Internet Mobile Group for the purposes of group management, statistical analysis, product development and content moderation, provided that it will not use your personal information for promotional purposes.
Coveroid has a "Share with Friends" feature that allows you to send email messages to your friends that contain links to content at Coveroid. In order to use this feature, you will need to enter the third party's email address. Coveroid will only use this third party email address for transmitting the email message and Coveroid does not thereafter retain these email addresses.
We would like to provide you with information via email about new products, promotions, special offers and other information which we think you may find interesting. We fully appreciate that “spam” has become a problem in recent years and this is why we make sure you have the power to choose whether or not you want to receive such mailings. We will give you the option of opting in to receive any such marketing mailings when you register for Coveroid, or afterwards via an email message or web page screen. If you choose to opt in, you may at any time afterwards change this preference by logging into your account and accessing your "My Account" preferences, and select that you want to opt out of receiving specific mailings. You may also contact our data protection compliance officer whose contact information is listed at the bottom of this policy.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
If you are under the age of 13, you are not permitted to register as a user of the Coveroid website.A Note for Parents Concerning Privacy
Our web site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Coveroid seeks to encourage children to consult with their parents before submitting their data. However, Coveroid believes that parents should supervise their children's online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a safe online environment for children to work within. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing personal information without parental permission. For additional information about parental control tools, please consult the "Consumer Assistance" page of the Direct Marketing Association home page which can be found at www.the-dma.org.