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Privacy policy

The operator of this site, Gigulate Ltd., takes your privacy very seriously. Here, we explain what information we get from you, and what information we use.

This was last updated 14 March 2009.

Data Protection Act 1998 (UK)

Gigulate is hosted in the UK, and run by Gigulate Ltd. Gigulate Ltd is registered in the UK under the Data Protection Act 1998. Our registration number is Z1084808. Our Data Controller is Ben Perreau, who you can contact at humans@gigulate.com.

Webservers and automatically-captured information

Gigulate Ltd runs gigulate.com. This website automatically collects information about which pages are visited, browsers used, the domain name (e.g., aol.com) of visitors, and information about where the user has come from. We use this to dynamically write the site so that it's relevant to you, and we also use it for internal review and for traffic audits. We use Google Analytics to assist us, who have a separate privacy policy: no personally-identifiable information is kept by Google Analytics.

Cookies

To help your surfing experience, this site uses cookies. Cookies are small files which help identify you to us when you ask for pages from our site.

In our cookie we keep your userid, username, e-mail address, password, plus your session id, player preferences, and time of your last visit. Google Analytics also stores information here to assist in its analysis.

If you do not accept cookies, you can still use the site, though access to areas requiring registration won't work.

Email addresses and personal details

To passively use our site, we do not need your e-mail address.

Gigulate registrations are protected by a username and password, which is activated through e-mail. Gigulate email services (like news or concert alerts) are activated through email. To use any of these services, you must supply us with a valid e-mail address.

We may use the e-mail address you have given us to e-mail you information regarding your account and new services by Gigulate. To unsubscribe from these messages, please amend your account settings.

Gigulate discussion services store your IP address next to each posting you make, for our review only.

We do not give any of your information to any third party without your consent.

When giving us feedback, in order for us to give you a reply we need your e-mail address. (and we also ask your name). Both of these pieces of information are not required. You should also know that your full e-mail address will not be seen by Gigulate staff: only the site administrator has access.

Email lists, unsubscribing, and measures against spam

Gigulate never sends spam.

Our regular email alerts, discussion registrations and postings all require a valid email address. You will be asked to check your email address and click on a URL we send you, to ensure you're posting from a valid email address and that you have access to that email address. This is called confirmed opt-in, and universally recognised as best practice.

We want to make it easy to unsubscribe from our email alerts. Every one contains an unsubscribe link at the bottom, and a further unsubscribe link in the List-Unsubscribe header, conforming with RFC2369.

To protect the health and reputation of our service, and ensure that all user details are correct, we monitor and agressively remove bouncing email addresses. If your email address bounces, your subscriptions to our email alerts, or discussion membership, may cease without warning or notification.

While a UK company, we abide by the principles of the US 'CAN-SPAM' laws, and comply fully with the EU Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC. We do not give any of your information to any third party without your consent.

Release of personal details

By posting messages which could be considered as defamatory or libellous under English or European law, you are putting both yourselves and this website at risk. We reserve the right to release all available details to aid identification in case of legal action. We will not disclose them at any other time, and you will be notified if we wish to release them, and given every reasonable opportunity to settle the matter without recourse to release of information.

YOU CANNOT USE THIS SITE TO POST LIBELLOUS, DEFAMATORY OR OTHERWISE ILLEGAL POSTINGS.

Advertising

Our advertising is supplied by Google AdSense. Google AdSense uses some third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit this website.

These companies may use your visiting behaviour on this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. For more information, see Google's privacy policy.

Information held, and EU regulations

This website is hosted in the UK by Amazon. Limited information (never any passwords) may be transferred on registration via email to Google's email servers, held in the US, but regularly deleted. Email to humans@gigulate.com is held on Google; other @gigulate.com addresses forward to email addresses held on a variety of systems.

Agreement

By using this site, you signify your assent to this policy, and also to our copyright restrictions. If you do not agree, please do not use the site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes.

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