Privacy Policy

This website is provided by Take a view, a trading name of Lightworx Ltd. We do have to collect your personal data when you submit your entries to the competition, but we take issues of privacy very seriously.

Personal Data

You do not need to supply personal data to view the website. However, please be aware that it is possible that cookies will be used to let us monitor how you are using the site, as these will help us make improvements for the future. This will not be linked to any information that will allow you to be personally identified. Your IP address may also be used to examine usage trends, but, again, this will not allow for any identification.

If you decide to enter the competition, you will need to supply personal data. This will be used as an identifier for the images entered and also for payment purposes. On the entry form there will be a section asking if you wish to receive carefully selected marketing from organisations that may be supporting or helping to organise the competition. If you choose to select this option, then your personal data will be passed to the relevant organisations. Once this information has passed on from Take a view, it will be subject to the Privacy Policy of the organisation concerned and Take a view cannot accept any responsibility for any subsequent breaches of privacy that may occur.

Should you choose to receive selected marketing material, but then change your mind, you can opt out at any time by emailing us.

If you decline the offer of receiving selected marketing, then your information will be used by Take a view as an identifier for the images entered and for payment purposes. Take a view may also use the information to inform you specifically, by email, of the launch of the next year’s competition.

The information you provide to us will be held on our computers and may be accessed by or given to our staff and third parties (some of whom may be located outside the European Economic Area) who act for us to process credit card payments and provide support services on our behalf. We may also pass aggregate information on the usage of our site to third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.

Other than as set out above, we shall not rent, sell or share your Personal Data to or with any person outside Take a view and its parent company, Light & Land Ltd, without your consent.

Internet

Although the website uses a secure and verified payment system, please remember that other methods of Internet communication, such as emails and messages sent via a website, are not secure unless they are encrypted. We cannot take responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond our control.

Hyperlinks

The Take a view site does have links to other organisations. As soon as you leave the Take a view site, you are recommended to check the Privacy Policy of the link before supplying any personal information. Take a view cannot be responsible for the protection of any data supplied to sites other than its own.

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. In this case, the amended version will be published on our website.

Contact

Any queries or requests relating to our use of your information should be emailed to info@take-a-view.co.uk

EU Cookie Law

Our site and Cookies - You are in control!

On 26th May 2012, new laws came into force in the EU that affects most web sites. If Cookies are used in a site, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (UK Regulations) asks that the website user must give consent to the use and placing of Cookies. To consent please click I Agree Now,

Firstly: If you do not want us (and all other sites) to place cookies on your system you can simply switch cookies off in your browser. See the article below on: How to enable and disable cookies using your browser
Note: If you do disable our cookies you may find that certain sections of our website do not work. For example, you may have difficulties logging in or viewing articles or products.

What is a Cookie?:

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term "cookies" in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information, for example, if you click to "remember me" when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won't collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user's general location.

For More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

What Cookies are we using?

  • We use the Add This Component so that you can use Social Networking Links

This is a list of AddThis cookies and what they do:

loc - This is our geolocation cookie, so our publishers know approximately where people sharing information are located
Coyote-2-a0f0083 - This is our load balancer cookie
bt - A behaviour targeting cookie
ana_svc - a real-time service cookie
phpbb3_* and style_cookie - These are set by our support forum software
__utm* - Google analytics tracking
uid/uit - User id and login time tracking
psc - View counter cookie
di/dt - Date tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies
ssh/sshs - Service share history, used for configuring our preferred services.
We may also use this to collect web stats, so that we may improve the website for users and to allow users to link to their favourite social network. We do not associate or attach this to your personal data

  • We use PayPal as our payment service provider. They may serve you Cookies during the transaction.

For more information on PayPal's Cookie Policies follow this link:
https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/Privacy_full&locale.x=en_US#How we use cookies

How to disable behaviorally targeted advertising cookies
If you are concerned about behaviorally targeted advertising cookies (that serve you advertisements based on your use our site and other websites), users based in the European Union can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu and users based in the US can visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ to opt out of these third party cookies.
The above websites are not our sites and we are not responsible for their content.

How to enable/disable cookies using your browser

Google Chrome

  • Click on the "wrench" icon on the browser (usually found top-right corner) to open the tools menu
  • From the tools menu select Options"
  • Click the "Under the Hood" tab from the menu on the left.
  • In the "Privacy" section, select the Content "settings" button
  • To enable cookies: select Allow local data to be "set" option
  • To disable cookies: select "Block all cookies" option
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google:

http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0

  • Click on "Tools" at the top of your browser window and select "Internet Options"
  • In the options window navigate to the "Privacy" tab
  • To enable cookies: Set the slider to "Medium" or below
  • To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on "Tools" at the browser menu and select "Options"
  • Select the Privacy panel
  • To enable cookies: Check "Accept cookies for sites"
  • To disable cookies: Uncheck at "Accept cookies for sites"
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla:

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

Opera

  • Click on "Setting" at the browser menu and select "Settings"
  • Select "Quick Preferences"
  • To enable cookies: check "Enable Cookies"
  • To disable cookies: uncheck "Enable Cookies"
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software:

http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari on OSX

  • Click on "Safari" at the menu bar and select the "Preferences" option
  • Click on "Security"
  • To enable cookies: In the "Accept cookies" section select "Only from site you navigate to"
  • To disable cookies: In the "Accept cookies" section select "Never"
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html

All other browsers

Please look for a "help" function in the browser or contact the browser provider.