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To bring our website inline to the recent GDPR changes, which is coming into effect from the 25th of May we have created a brand new Privacy Policy, but to make it easier for a normal human being to understand we have broken the policy into separate sections and made the policy less wordy and more human friendly, though some words we have had to keep due to law reasons.

Privacy Policy 

Introduced: 25/05/2018                           Updated: 27/06/2018 

Privacy Policy

1: Site List

 Brixgrog Network (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the Brixgrog Network website (the “Service”). 

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. 

We use your data to provide and improve the Service . By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from  https://brixgrog.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/ 

Please read the following privacy policy carefully as this is for your use of all of our sites. This policy applies to all of the following sites which are owned by the Brixgrog Network and therefore where we use the terms sites. websites or services indicates we are talking about the below websites/ domain and/ or services. 

  • brixgrog.co.uk
  • brixgrog.uk
  • support.brixgrog.co.uk
  • gayejohnston-writer.com
  • auth.brixgrog.co.uk
  • forums.brixgrog.co.uk
  • ocean.brixgrog.co.uk
  • pruyaven.brixgrog.co.uk
  • oceandiscordbot.com
  • costographyconnect.co.uk
  • costographyconnect.uk
  • dayleandrewsmith.com

 Effective date: May 28, 2018 

Brixgrog Network (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://brixgrog.co.uk website (the “Service”). 

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. 

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://brixgrog.co.uk 

2: Definitions

  • Service 
  • Service is any of the websites and/ services listed in section 1 of this Privacy Notice which is operated by Brixgrog Network 
  • Personal Data 
  • Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession). 
  • Usage Data 
  • Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit). 
  • Cookies 
  • Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your device (computer or mobile device). 
  • Data Controller 
  • Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed. 
  • For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Data. 
  • Data Processors (or Service Providers) 
  • Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. 
  • We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively. 
  • Data Subject (or User) 
  • Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data. 

3: Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you. This may include, but is not limited to: 

  • Registering on the site. 
  • When you buy a product. 
  • Subscribing to a mailing list 

4: Types of Data Collected

4a: Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: 

  • Email address 
  • First name and last name 
  • Phone number 
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City 
  • Date of Birth 
  • Payment information.
  • Cookies and Usage Data 

4b: Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. 

4C: Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information. 

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service. 

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service. 

Examples of Cookies we use: 

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service. 
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings. 
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes. 

For Further infomation please see our Cookie Policy by clicking here.

5: Use of Data

Brixgrog Network uses the collected data for various purposes which may include but is not limted to: 

  • To provide and maintain our Service 
  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested. 
  • To notify you about changes to our Service 
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so 
  • To provide customer support 
  • To quickly process your transactions. 
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service 
  • To monitor the usage of our Service 
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues 
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products. 
  • To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries).

6: Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), Brixgrog Network legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it. 

Brixgrog Network may process your Personal Data because: 

  • We need to perform a contract with you 
  • process your transactions. 
  • You have given us permission to do so 
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights 
  • To comply with the law 

7: Retention of Data

Brixgrog Network will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies. 

Brixgrog Network will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods. 

8: Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. 

If you are located outside United Kingdom and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United Kingdom and process it there. 

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer. 

Brixgrog Network will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information. 

9: Disclosure Of Data

9a: Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, Brixgrog Network may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency). 

9b: Legal Requirements

Brixgrog Network may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: 

  • To comply with a legal obligation 
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Brixgrog Network 
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service 
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public 
  • To protect against legal liability 

10: Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Below are ways we protect your personal data. 

  • Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible and we use regular Malware Scanning. 
  • Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. 
  • We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. 
  • All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers. 

11: Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Brixgrog Network aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. 

If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us. 

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights: 

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you. 
  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete. 
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data. 
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information. 
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format. 
  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Brixgrog Network relied on your consent to process your personal information. 

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. 

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA). 

12: Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. 

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. 

13: Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. 

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services. 

14: Our Policy Regarding Children under 13 years of age

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”). 

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children under the age of 13, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers. 

15: Our Policy Regarding Children over the age of 13 years but under 18 years of age.

Our Service does allow anyone over 13 years of age (14 years old or older) to sign up to an account. When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 18 we think parents need to be in control, we ask anyone under the age of 18 to get their parents’ consent before joining. 

If we find that anyone under the age of 18 has an account with us (Brixgrog Network) without parents’ consent then we will suspend the account and take further action if needed, E.G removal of data of our servers. 

16: How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honour Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. 

Does our site allow third-party behavioural tracking? 

It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioural tracking 

17: Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise, transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. 

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. 

18: Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites. 

Please note we have implanted a system which will warn users when a user goes to a third party site. 

19: 3rd Party advertising (Google Adsense).

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en 

19A: We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy. 

We have implemented the following: 

  • Remarketing with Google AdSense
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform Integration

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website. 

19B: Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on. 

20: Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page and we will post a notifcation on our home page. 

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy. 

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. 

21: Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us: 

Version 3.2 September 2018