1.1 Crowdfunder.co.uk, including the services we offer through it, ("Crowdfunder.co.uk") is owned and operated by Crowdfunder Ltd. (formerly KEO PF.it Ltd). For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Crowdfunder Ltd.
2.1 The information we collect on Crowdfunder.co.uk and the way we use that information includes the following:
When creating an account and joining the Crowdfunder.co.uk community, we collect:
Your email address. This is not displayed publicly on Crowdfunder.co.uk. We use this information for the following purposes:
Your name. This is not displayed publicly on the Crowdfunder.co.uk unless you choose to display your name, rather than your username, when you support a Project.
If the project you choose to support is successful in reaching its target funding within the target timescale, then, unless you pledge anonymously, your name (as shown on your bank account) is given to the Project Owner by our payment processors, GoCardless and Stripe, when your funds are taken from your account.
By pledging you agree that your personal details given to the Project Owner may be used as relevant for reward fulfilment (i.e. your name on a wall of fame).
If your details are used for anything else please contact the Project Owner. Please see our Terms and Conditions for the contract between you and the project owner.
Your username. We ask you to provide a username by which you can be identified publicly.
Please note that your username should not feature your last name or contain any other personal information that could be used to identify you (e.g. your address).
If your username with Facebook (or any other third party authentication provider) contains personal information, we recommend you do not use such third party facilities to link to Crowdfunder.co.uk and instead create a Crowdfunder.co.uk account in the standard way.
We reserve the right to reject usernames that are offensive, defamatory or which we otherwise think are unsuitable.
If the project you choose to support is successful in reaching its target funding within the target timescale, then we will provide your username to the Project Owner so that they can contact you to arrange for your reward.
Your postcode. Your postcode will not be disclosed to the public, except in the circumstances noted in the first paragraph below. We use your postcode:
Any personal information you choose to include in your 'My Profile' page (e.g. your photo). We use this information:
If you choose to create a Crowdfunder.co.uk account using Facebook Connect (or any other authentication provider), we are provided with profile and photo data about you through their application programming interface (API).
We use this to create your account, allow you to interact with Crowdfunder.co.uk and in some instances to identify you publicly on Crowdfunder.co.uk. For example, if you choose to support a Project, the photo from your Facebook profile will then be viewable by other users.
By clicking on the authentication providers' link, you are consenting to share this information with us.
As a project owner we collect your phone number, date of birth, postcode, first name and last name. We reserve the right to use this data to send to a third party provider to verify your personal details.
These details are not publicly accessible, your postcode and date of birth are encrypted on our servers.
If you post information during use of Crowdfunder.co.uk, we collect any other personal information you choose to disclose during your use of Crowdfunder.co.uk.
Examples include when you update your profile, list a news item, post a guide, make a comment, upload a photo, share a link, create a Project, send someone a message or otherwise engage in the Crowdfunder.co.uk community.
This information is viewable by other users. We use this information to:
4.1 We share your personal information with selected third parties for the purpose of managing and administering the accounts and services provided to you through Crowdfunder.co.uk.
We may further share and disclose this information with (i) other services that we own and/or operate; and (ii) third party sites that are affiliated to Crowdfunder.co.uk for example energyshare ("Sister Services"), in order to better integrate those services with Crowdfunder.co.uk.
4.2 We do not sell or rent your personal information. We may, however, disclose information about you to the following, for the express purposes set out below:
If you create an account with Crowdfunder.co.uk:
If you post content:
Transfer of business:
6.1 You should avoid sharing any personal information including contact information with any other Crowdfunder.co.uk members. If you intend to share any such information, please exercise the same level of caution as you would dealing with a stranger. Never give any personal information to anyone until you are confident that it is safe to do so. You should in any event only reveal such personal information via secure communications that cannot be viewed by other people. You must treat any personal information that you receive from other Crowdfunder.co.uk members as private, confidential and use it only for the purposes for which the member provides it to you unless that member indicates to you otherwise.
8.1 While on Crowdfunder.co.uk, certain information is automatically logged about how you are using Crowdfunder.co.uk. This information may include the URL of the website which linked you to this site, your IP address and the pages you visit while on Crowdfunder.co.uk.
The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the internet. We keep a record of each user's activity by reference to the IP address of the internet connection(s) they use to access Crowdfunder.co.uk.
If you are concerned that we have blocked an IP address that you use to access Crowdfunder.co.uk in error, please email us at email@example.com.
8.2 We may also store information about you using cookies (files which are sent by us to your computer or other access device) which we can access when you visit our site in future. We do this to recognise you as a user when you return to this website using the same device and web browser.
If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Our cookies will have the file names ESSID.txt, PHPSESSID.txt, __atssc.txt, __atuvc.txt, __utma.txt, __utmb.txt, __utmc.txt, __utmz.txt, _jsuid.txt, _j.txt.
Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
8.3 We use data from Google's Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) with Google Analytics for marketing purposes.
8.4 By using Crowdfunder.co.uk, you are agreeing to the use of the cookies listed above.
10.2 As required by the UK Data Protection laws, we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given to us, to prevent unauthorised access. In particular, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to encrypt your password. SSL encrypts the information you provide as it travels through the Internet. Encryption creates billions of code combinations to protect each transaction made on the website, so your password or information cannot be viewed by anyone else using the internet.
Despite using this technology, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you disclose to us. You accept the inherent risks of providing information and dealing on-line and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.
11.1 You can click the unsubscribe link included in an email or edit your settings by clicking on your username to view your Profile page and selecting "Edit Settings" or to stop receiving e-alerts or newsletters from us.
11.2 You can also edit your settings as described above in 11.1 to:
12.1 You can access and edit information provided in your Profile. You cannot edit any comments you make on Crowdfunder.co.uk.
Your right to see your personal information
12.2 Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to see the personal information that we hold about you, whether collected through your use of Crowdfunder.co.uk or through any communications that you have had with us. You will need to provide us with a written request and pay a small fee.
If you have any queries about your right or wish to make such a request please contact us by email at support@Crowdfunder.co.uk or by post addressed to the Data Protection Officer, 11 Cliff Road, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2NE.
12.3 You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.
You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by choosing certain options on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at the address provided in clause 12.2.
13.1 Your personal information may be transferred to, stored at, or processed at a destination outside the EEA. It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services.
Your continued use of Crowdfunder.co.uk after that period means that you agree to be bound by the modified terms.
Crowdfunder Ltd (formerly KEO PF.it Ltd)is a company incorporated in England and Wales, whose registered office address is:
11 Cliff Road, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2NE
Crowdfunder Ltd's registered company number is 07831511.
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