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Data & Privacy Policy for Adopt UK Child Ltd.

At Adopt UK Child we recognise that privacy of your personal information is important. Our Privacy Policy applies to you, (anyone who subscribes to this site is a customer). Throughout this Privacy Policy “you” means the customer.

Adopt UK Child have two sections: Section 1 features profiles of children and digital moving clips; Digital moving clips are used to give a better understanding of a child’s development, this section is available to all subscribers.

Section 2 features children that need extra security for this reason you can only access section 2 if you can demonstrate you have a clear up-to-date Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check (Police check). (Not more than 12 months old) A Criminal Record Bureau check that meets Adopt UK Child’s safety and security standard will allow you access to section 2 of Adopt UK Child, (such as no offences against children)

For security purposes we have a high level of systems in place that keep a record of all IP addresses and login details of subscribers viewing our website.

Here is an explanation on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit this site, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell or give away free your personal information to third parties.

Cookies - We use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to log-in to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on Adopt UK Child to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to log-in to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Security - We recognise how important it is to protect and manage the personal and financial information you share with us. We protect that information using secure socket layer (SSL) encryption technology and by limiting employee access on a need-to-know basis. We store data in encrypted form on computers and control access via secure web pages. We employ firewalls and other security technologies to protect our servers from external attack.

Our security systems meet or exceed industry standards and we are constantly monitoring internet developments to ensure our systems evolve as required. We also test our systems regularly to make sure our security mechanisms are up to date.

Additional data collection - Log Files - As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as Bt or Talk Talk), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

This is statistical data about browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual. We may also obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer, which again does not identify any individual. This information is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server which enables the webserver to identify and track the web browser. For more information about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Cookies enable us to improve our service to you, estimate our audience size and usage patterns, store information about your preferences and recognise you when you return to our site.

We use cookies to provide an enhanced experience for our customers and to provide our service to you. Cookies allow us to remember your preferences and personalise the web site, including the personalised welcome message and Trust Rating that you see when you visit the site as a returning customer. Cookies also help us understand what customers like to look at on our site, for example, we use cookies to count the number of visits to particular pages or how many customers complete an application. This information does not allow us to identify any particular customer but helps us to understand our customers’ needs and improve our service to you.

You can set your web browser to refuse cookies (or just to refuse third party cookies), but if you do this you may not be able to enjoy full use of the site and you may not be able to take advantage of certain promotions we may run from time to time. Please note that third parties who advertise on our site may also use cookies, but we do not have access to or control over them.

We want to provide you with the best possible service, so calls to Adopt UK Child may be recorded and/or monitored for quality checks and staff training.

Information we hold - We are the data controller and we will hold the following details about you:

We will keep your personal data strictly confidential and use it for the purpose explained below and elsewhere in this policy. How we use the information about you:

To use our website you have to be strictly over 18 years old.