The Data Protection Act
Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. We have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We do not pass on your details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so.
Collection and use of personal information
We collect two kinds of information from visitors to this site: Personal details in connection with your sign up, competition entries and site usage information from session cookies and log files.
A user does not have to register to use the PlayTalkRead website, but a user must register if they wish to receive news and updates about PlayTalkRead via email and mobile, and enter a competition.
This information is stored securely on our database until such time as a user chooses to unsubscribe from receiving further information. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletters and other updates may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe option on any email communication received.
We provide you with the ability to access, correct or change certain information in your member profile at any time, including contact information or other information you have provided to us.
Cookies in use on this site
Our cookies help us:
Make our website work as you'd expect
Save you having to login every time you visit the site
Remember your settings during and between visits
Improve the speed/security of the site
Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
Continuously improve our website for you
Collect any personally identifiable information
Pass data to advertising networks
Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
Pay sales commissions
Determining if you are logged in or not
Remembering your search settings
Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site
Social website cookies:
So you can easily like or share our content on the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest and Google+ we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Visitor statistics cookies:
Turning cookies off:
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
Third party intermediaries
We use an outside contractor to manage our user database. This company does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
We partner with other third parties to provide specific services, for example database development, push mobile technology and hosting. When the user signs up for these particular services, we share names, or other contact information including mobile number and full contact information with the third party service providers so that the third party can supply these services. These third parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.
Surveys and competitions
From time to time our site requests information from users via surveys or competitions. Participation in these surveys or competitions is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as postal code). Contact information will not be shared with any third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users' personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
Correcting/updating/deleting/deactivating personal information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as postal code, phone, email or postal address), we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users' personally identifiable information. Individuals registering for news and information from the Scottish Government have the right to make a subject access request for their personal data processed by the Scottish Government for those purposes.
Users under 18:
If you are under 18, please ensure that you obtain your parent/guardian’s consent beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the website. Users without such consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
Notification of changes: