Introduction Panoramic Earth recognizes that your privacy and the protection of your personal information is important to you. Panoramic Earth takes your privacy seriously, taking every reasonable precaution to safeguard the personal information that you provide. Panoramic Earth complies fully with the Data Protection Act 1998. If you wish to find out more regarding the Data Protection Act please visit http://www.ico.gov.uk
This statement discloses how Panoramic Earth helps to protect your personal information while using the Panoramic Earth website(s).
Collected Data Panoramic Earth collects, store and uses data about you and answers to specific questions asked by sponsors. Panoramic Earth and its clients or sponsors may contact you with offers and information which they feel will be of interest to you through mail, telephone or email. We may also use the personal information you provide for the purposes of: identity verification, credit and risk management, revenue collection, database verification and enhancement. If you would prefer your information not to be used in these ways, please click here.
Sponsors of Panoramic Earth have their own privacy policies and some have their own opt-in statements, it is strongly recommended that you read and understand this information.
Your data together with that of other subscribers may be aggregated at Postcode or other levels for the building of statistical and analytical tables. At no time will your data be individually identifiable in such tables.
Registration Information When you are registering with Panoramic earth, it is not until you click the 'Join' button that your information is transferred. Once you have completed and submitted all your details you have then "completed" the registration confirming you are a valued member of Panoramic Earth .
Panoramic Earth may use other reputable partners to provide its services in connection with the registration. However this will not affect your statutory rights under the Data Protection Act.
Use of personal information We use personal information collected via Panoramicearth.com to:
Provide you with information about the products and services we offer
Provide you with a more personalised service
Conduct market research
Run competitions and promotions
Pass on to selected companies to provide you with other offers and promotions
Help other companies profile and extend their databases
Facilitate communication between yourself and others
General disclosure of personal information
Personally identifiable information We share personally identifiable information with selected third-parties. We also share the information that you have answered in the questionnaires with the relevant client. The clients and third parties use this to profile you, this enables them to send you targeted communications.
Once you register with Panoramic Earth you consent to Panoramic Earth, its clients and selected third parties being able to send you communications via email, post or telephone.
The collection of data by Panoramic Earth through registration on third party sites may lead to your data also being held by that third party site.
The data that you provide to Panoramic Earth is held by both Panoramic Earth and the sponsors, of the questionnaires that you answer. Panoramic Earth holds your data in a central database and this database is only accessed by reference to interest or demographic categories in order to provide you with information about those interests you have selected. The process of supplying you with this information is at all times under the control of Panoramic Earth although specialist third party suppliers may carry out the dispatch.
Security and storage of your personal information Panoramic Earth is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities.
The Internet is not a 100% secure medium for communication and, accordingly, Panoramic earth cannot guarantee the security of any information you send to Panoramic Earth via the Internet. Panoramic Earth is not responsible for any loss or damage you or others may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of such information.
Sponsored Questionnaires and Co-branded sites Every user must agree to the following statement before completing their Panoramic earth registration:
"By registering and entering your details you consent to Panoramic Earth, its clients and third parties sending you information about products and/or services that have been selected based on your stated interests. You also agree to the terms and conditions of the privacy that govern how your information will be processed."
At times it may be appropriate for Panoramic Earth, its clients or sponsors to contact you with offers and information in respect of your interests or to inform you about subjects upon which you have requested information through your mobile phone or other PDA devices.
You give your consent that Panoramic Earth or any third party it provides data to may contact you by post or telephone. Where your telephone number is not provided, Panoramic Earth or a third party may seek to append your telephone number from a third party source. You accept that Panoramic Earth or a selected third party may contact you by phone on our behalf or in partnership with Panoramic Earth with an offer of their own, and may choose not to suppress you against the Telephone Preference Service, whilst you are a member of Panoramic Earth.
Your data may be provided to clients of Panoramic Earth to be appended to information they already hold about you for the purpose of contacting you with information about their products and services. When first contacting you these clients will seek your appropriate consent.
Panoramic Earth may from time to time use third party suppliers to provide all or part of a service to you. Panoramic Earth will only supply such of your personal information as is necessary to enable them to provide the relevant service to you.
You should be aware that such outside service providers might be based in countries outside the European Union whose laws provide for a different standard of protection for your personal data than that provided under English law. In such circumstance Panoramic Earth will have in place contractual arrangements which will require your data to be processed at least to a standard compliant with the Data Protection Act 1988.
Except as provided above, Panoramic Earth will not provide your personal information to any third party without your prior consent, however, under certain circumstances the force of law may require the provision of information to the legal authorities. In order to maintain the integrity of its website and safeguard the interests of its subscribers Panoramic Earth will comply with any such legally binding request.
Managing your personal information You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us.
Use of your responses Panoramic Earth collects data about you, including answers to specific questions asked by Panoramic Earth's sponsors. This information is used to assist Panoramic Earth and third parties in sending you by, email, sms, voice, post or other appropriate means, communications about their products and services, to assist in the providence of a personalised service. The information that Panoramic Earth collects maybe demographic (information about you, such as name, age and address) and lifestyle (information about your interests and purchasing habits).
Deregistration You may at any time deregister from Panoramic Earth by using the following link: unsubscribe. The consequences of deregistration are that your account details will be placed in a suppression file and you will not receive any further communications from Panoramic Earth.
Web Beacons Panoramic Earth web pages, emails and newsletters may contain electronic images known as web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
Panoramic Earth may also employ web beacons from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics and determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns. We prohibit web beacons on our sites from being used by third-parties to collect or access your personal information.
Finally, we may work with other companies that advertise on the Panoramic Earth website to place web beacons on their sites in order to allow us to determine the effectiveness promotional campaigns.
Data Controller The data controller responsible for Panoramic Earth is Panoramic Earth who registration number is Z3379167.