Privacy & Cookie Policy

Introduction

This website is made available to you by Birmingham Events Ltd (“Birmingham Events”, “we”, “our” or “us”) (the “Website”). This privacy policy outlines how we may use your personal information and forms part of the Terms of Use of the Websites.

“Personal information” refers to any information which refers to you personally such as your name, e-mail address, contact numbers and postal address. Please read this privacy policy to understand how we use your personal information after it has been collected by us.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page so please visit this Privacy Policy regularly.

When do we collect data?

We may collect personal information from you when you do the following through our Websites:

  • submit a nomination or vote;
  • order tickets, products or services from us;
  • register as a user on one or more of our Websites;
  • provide content through our online communities;
  • register to receive our newsletters; and
  • contact us with a question or complaint.

We also collect certain information automatically about visitors to our Websites, as described in the section headed “Cookies” below.

What personal information do we collect from you?

The personal information we may collect from you includes your:

  • name;
  • postal address;
  • phone number (land line, mobile and fax);
  • credit or debit card details; and
  • email address.
  • Social media handles (twitter, facebook, Instagram etc)

What do we do with your personal information?

When you give us any personal information as indicated above, we use your personal information to:

  • enable you to use any services that we may from time to time provide through the Websites;
  • enable you to become a registered user on one or more of our Websites;
  • process your transaction, nomination, vote or subscription and correspond with you accordingly;
  • provide you, in accordance with your communications preferences, with information about our events and services, our latest news or special offers which may be of interest to you;
  • track activity on our Websites for market research purposes so that we can improve the usefulness and content of the Websites but, in carrying out such activity, we use the personal information in aggregate and on an anonymous basis;
  • stop you posting or sending offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on our Websites or where you otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the Websites. This may involve informing relevant third parties such as your employer, e-mail/Internet provider and law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour; and
  • for Website administration (including enabling us to respond to any comments on the Websites or feedback you may give us).

To who do we pass your personal information?

We may share personal information collected via the Websites within our organisation and with our sponsors.  We may also disclose personal information to government bodies and law enforcement agencies, successors in title to our business and suppliers we engage to process data on our behalf.

International transfers of personal information

In relation to the above uses of your personal information and the above sharing arrangements, your personal information may be transferred to, and stored and processed in, one or more countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), including countries which do not provide equivalent protection for personal information as the DPA. In these circumstances, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is adequately protected in accordance with the requirements of the DPA.

Cookies

  • Cookies are widely used tiny pieces of software (files) that are installed on a computer or mobile device when an individual visits a website.
  • Windows Explorer, which is one of the main internet browsers, will usually store these files in a folder called ‘cookies’ in ‘documents and permissions’ on computers running Microsoft Windows.
  • Cookies allow websites to recognise that a user on an individual computer has previously visited the site. The cookies save some information about that user for when they access the site again in the future.

By using and browsing our website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy.

you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the ‘help’ menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

What types of cookies are there?

Broadly, there are 4 types of cookie:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are essential to make a website work and enable features that users have specifically asked for. These types of cookies are commonly used with shopping baskets or e-billing. Without use of cookies, these features of the website could not operate.
  • Performance cookies. These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as ‘Google Analytics’.
  • Functionality cookies. These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
  • Targeting or Advertising cookies. These cookies are similar to performance cookies, in that they collect information about users’ behaviour. However, this information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services to users on the basis of the behavioural information collected.

How we use cookies

Cookie

Purpose

Google Maps:  SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF

Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.

PHPSESSID

This cookie is a reference to a unique session ID set by our website code (PHP) for a current browsing session. No personal data is stored in it. The session is ended when a user’s browser is closed.

 

Google Analytics: __utma / __utmb / __utmc / __utmz

Google Analytics to give us statistical data on the performance of our website. These cookies is placed by Google Analytics.

 

When you visit our website, you may notice some cookies that are collecting information for other websites. For example, if you visit a page that has video content, cookies from YouTube may be served. We do not control the setting of these cookies and we recommend you visit those third party websites for more information.

Please find a list of some third party cookies you may find present on our website and links to their specific cookie information:

Managing Cookies

Amending your cookie settings is straightforward, amending your settings is different in different browsers, we’ve included instructions on amending your settings in the most popular browsers below.

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

Internet Explorer:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Safari:http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=search&product=&q=manage%20cookies&src=support_site.kbase.search.searchresults

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

Linking to other websites

The Websites contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by our sponsors and third parties. These websites have their own privacy policies and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

Your right to see your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold on you and to have any errors in that information corrected. We may charge a small fee for such requests where this is permitted under applicable law You also have the right to ask us to stop processing your personal information on compelling legitimated grounds. You can exercise these rights by contacting us using the details provided below.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy at any time, please contact us using the following details:

Call us: 0121 667 3945

Email us: info@birminghamawards.co.uk

Write to us: Birmingham Events Ltd, 6a Olton Wharf, Richmond Road, Solihull, Birmingham. B92 7RN

Policy Changes

If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post the updated Privacy Policy on our Website so that you are always aware of what personal information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. The updated Privacy Policy will take effect as soon as it is posted on our Website. This Policy was last updated in March 2018.