We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information here at VCS Radio Cardiff.
The European Parliament adopted the GDPR in April 2016, replacing a the previous data protection directive from 1995. It carries provisions that require businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. The GDPR also regulates the exportation of personal data outside the EU.Read more What information do we collect?We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

– Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views)

– Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including name, company name, postal address, website, telephone number, email

– Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters, competitions, events  (including name, company name, postal address, website, telephone number, email etc)

–  any other information that you choose to give us e.g. via our contact page  or via the phone

Cookies

In brief, VCS Radio Cardiff will use cookies to:

– Improve overall experience of your visit to the Radio Cardiff Website

– Understand how many users we have and how frequently users visit our websites;

– Remember your site preferences and location so that you don’t have to resubmit the same information every time you visit our websites;

– Increase our website speed;

– Show you adverts that we think you may be interested in;;

– Limit the number of times you see the same advertisement;

– Track who has viewed or listened to an advert so that we can measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns;

– Enable third parties to collect anonymised information which provides analysis of how many people are using our websites and how they are using them;

– Store details of your preferred media player (using flash cookies) – some content may not work if these are disabled.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies may/will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

– Administer the website

– Improve your browsing experience by personalising the website

– Send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications

– Send you email or postal notifications which you have specifically requested

– Send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications by using the unsubscribe link on email or by contacting us by phone)

– Provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user

– Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website

– Keep track of communication with you and how you interact with our marketing by logging this on our database

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to our employees or to third party companies necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

– To the extent that we are required to do so by law;

– In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

– In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our servers. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. At no point in time we will ever ask you for your password.

Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. To do so, please contact the webmaster through our contact us page.

You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)

– Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. VCS Radio Cardiff is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

– Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected, updated or deleted.

– Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to our webmaster via email

– Data controller

The webmaster is responsible for our data control

This privacy policy was last updated on 21.5.2018 in line with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016