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The Beach Privacy Policy

GENERAL
This Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. Whenever you use this site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of such personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Anglian Radio Ltd of Radio House, Orion Court, Great Blackenham, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 0LW.

WAYS THAT WE COLLECT INFORMATION
Some areas of the site allow you to actively submit information in order for you to benefit from specific features (such as our online poll or to contact the studio). You will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.

Some of this information may be personal (information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your name, email address, phone number etc.).

We only collect such information when you choose to supply it to us.

Information is also gathered without you actively providing it, through the use of various technologies and methods such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and cookies. These methods do not collect or store personal information.

An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), so you can access the Internet. It is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user's computer).

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Athough we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We use information held about you in the following ways:
  • to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to improve the content of our website;
  • to customise the site to your preferences;
  • to communicate information to you (if you have requested it);
  • for internal marketing and research purposes
COOKIES
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computer and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.

Cookies record information about your online preferences. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website features. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

If you have set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse our website anonymously.

How to find and control your cookies
If you're using Netscape 6.0:
On your Task Bar, click:
Edit, then
Preferences
Click on Advanced
Click on Cookies

If you're using Internet Explorer 6.0:
Choose Tools, then
Internet Options
Click the Privacy Tab
Click on Custom Level
Click on the 'Advanced' button
Check the 'override automatic cookie handing' box and select Accept, Block or Prompt for action as appropriate.

If you're using Internet Explorer 5.0 or 5.5:
Choose Tools, then
Internet Options
Click the Security tab
Click on Custom Level
Scroll down to the sixth option to see how cookies are handled by IE5 and change to Accept, Disable, or Prompt for action as appropriate.

If you're using Internet Explorer 4.0:
Choose View, then
Internet Options
Click the Advanced tab
Scroll down to the yellow exclamation icon under Security and choose one of the three options to regulate your use of cookies.
If you're using Internet Explorer 3.0:
You can View, Options, Advanced, then click on the button that says Warn before Accepting Cookies.

If you're using Netscape Communicator 4.0:
On your Task Bar, click:
Edit, then
Preferences
Click on Advanced
Set your options in the box that says Cookies.


MONITORING OF EMAIL
We may monitor e-mail communications. Any such monitoring will take place in accordance with the law.

WEB STATISTICS
We use log files generated by our web servers to analyse site usage and statistics but the files do not identify any personal information. Log file analysis helps us to understand usage patterns on our website and to make improvements to our service.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We do not disclose any information you provide via the site to any third parties or other government departments except where:

Such disclosures are necessary to fulfil our service obligations to you in which case we will require such third parties to agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
Required by applicable laws, courts orders, or government regulations (for example to prevent or detect crime). You give us permission to do so.

ACCESS TO AND CORRECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will take all reasonable steps in accordance with our legal obligations to update or correct personally identifiable information in our possession that you submit via this site.

You have a right to ask to see details of any personal information that we hold about you. If you wish to do so please contact our Data Protection Officer at:
Anglian Radio Ltd
Radio House
Orion Court
Great Blakenham
Ipswich
Suffolk IP6 0LW

SECURITY
We have a legal duty to protect the confidentiality of personal information. We take all reasonable steps to protect any information you submit via our website, both online and offline, in accordance with legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998.

We take all appropriate steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information for loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We operate strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
This site contains links and references to other websites. Please be aware that this Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites and we encourage you to read the Privacy Policy of every website you visit.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY
We will post details of any changes to our Privacy Policy on the website to help ensure you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and in what circumstances, if any, we share it with other parties.

This Privacy Policy was last updated November 2006.