Site Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

At UseYourLocal, we are committed to protecting your personal information that you share with us through our UseYourLocal site.

This statement sets forth our privacy policy regarding information you provide to us through the use of our UseYourLocal site. This statement also provides you with information on how to prevent your personal information from being collected or shared when you visit our web site, respond to our web-based promotions or send us an e-mail. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the site as access to the site is subject to these Terms and Conditions. Be accessing this site you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions do not use this site.

Location and Jurisdiction

This site is controlled and operated by UseYourLocal Limited from its offices in the UK.  This site is intended only for residents in the UK of legal drinking age only.  DO NOT USE this site if you are not a resident in the UK and not of legal drinking age.  UseYourLocal Limited makes no representation that material in the site is appropriate or available for use in other locations.  Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws if, and to the extent that local laws are applicable.  

These terms and conditions and anything in this site shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales.  

Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.  You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

The information we gather

We collect information about you through two principal means: through technology (for example IP addresses and cookies) and through your voluntary submission of information (e.g. on registration and when you send and receive parcels).

Non-personally identifiable information

Using technology, our sites can collect information about the type of browser you are using, your operating system and your IP address information using technology. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer and is recognised by web technology whenever you are surfing the internet. Please read our Cookie section for more information. None of this information is considered personally identifiable information. As technology evolves, additional methods of information gathering may be used such as 'pixel tags' (also known as 'web beacons' and 'clear gifs').

We also use cookies and other technologies to collect the above non-personally identifiable information for a variety of purposes, such as to improve the design and content of our website and to enable us to provide a more personalised experience when you browse the internet. Most industry-standard web browsers have an option that allows you to turn off all cookies or have your computer inform you each time that a request to place a cookie is being made. If you turn cookies off (or refuse to accept a request to place a cookie), you may not have access to some features on our web sites and some of our services, such as being automatically recognised, may not function properly.

We may provide aggregate non-personally identifiable information to third parties (such as marketers, ad server companies and advertisers) that make use of general customer data. We may also share that information with concessionaires and other third parties.

UseYourLocal is not liable for information that is inaccurate due to technical defects in software used on our web sites, whether induced by our systems or by software provided by third parties.

Personally identifiable information

As a non-registered user you can browse our web sites without being required to divulge any personally identifiable information to us. To have access to the full functionality of our site, including sending and receiving parcels, sharing your personal profile details with other users, receiving updates from UseYourLocal or participating outlets (i.e. pubs) registered with UseYourLocal, you will need to register with us. As part of the registration process you will be required to provide certain personally identifiable information such as your name, e-mail address, date of birth and postal address (if sending and receiving parcels). We will hold this information in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.

UseYourLocal will not trade, sell or share such personally identifiable information for use by any third parties unless we have informed you, been authorised by you or are required by law to do so. In addition, such personally identifiable information shall not be disclosed to third parties unless we have informed you, been authorised by you or are required by law to do so.

By tailoring your personal profile in our site you can control whether other users can see your personal profile (which you can control the content of), whether you would like to receive e-mail communications (e.g. promotions, offers, information updates) from your local or favourite pub(s) that are participating in the scheme, and whether you would like to receive details or offers from UseYourLocal or our other partners that we think you would be interested in.

When corresponding with you via e-mail, we may use a variety of technologies, such as 'clear gifs' or 'web beacons', to let us know, among other things, whether you received and opened our e-mail. The clear gif included in the e-mail may establish a cookie on your system that further allows us to tailor information to fit your personal interests. Please read our Cookie section for more information.

Should you pay us a fee (if any) for using the UseYourLocal service and pay be credit card, your credit card number will be kept secure and confidential and will not be shared with third parties that are not involved with the transaction.

How we use the information gathered

We use the information that you share with us for these purposes:

1.to provide the products, services or benefits you request;
2.to improve the content of our site and enhance your experience;
3.to ensure proper billing (if any); and
4.for marketing and promotional purposes, including to provide you with information about products and services offered by UseYourLocal and third parties (where you have consented to receive such communications).

How do I tell UseYourLocal that I don't want to be contacted or to change my personally identifiable information?

When you register with UseYourLocal, you will have the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us or third parties that offer services we think would be of interest to you. If you choose to receive such communications, you will always have the option of removing your name from our e-mail mailing list(s) so that you will not receive further e-mail promotional communications from us. In order to ensure immediate removal from any list, it is best to follow the specific instructions outlined within the communications you receive from us. If you are unable to complete the process indicated in such communications, get in touch with us immediately via the contact page on our site.

On your personal profile page within our site, you will always have the opportunity to tailor your personal profile, including choosing whether other users will be able to view your profile (the content of which you can control) and whether or not you wish to receive updates from your local or favourite pub(s).

We, however, reserve the right to send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service and our site, or send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.

Links and third parties

Our site may provide links (that we have posted) to resources that we believe may be useful. Our site will also contain links which users have posted and over which we have no control. These links will lead you to web sites operated by third parties that operate under different privacy policies. We encourage you to review those privacy policies, as we have no control over information you may submit to those third parties.

Our web sites may use third parties, such as ad server companies, to present or serve advertisements that you may see on our web site. Our web sites may also include advertisements placed by third parties. Our privacy policy does not cover any information collected by those third parties nor does it cover how they may use such information.

Our site must not be framed in any other website.  You may not create a link to any part of our site.

How Do We Protect Your Information?

Security for all personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct usage of information, we monitor and adjust our physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that data transmitted over the internet will always be secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products and services and you do so at your own risk. Upon receipt of your transmission, we strive to ensure the security of that information in our systems.

What about children under the age of 18?

Our web site is not targeted at children (minors under eighteen years of age) and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. Our site does not and is not intended to promote the sale of alcohol. If we receive notice or believe that someone under the legal purchase age has provided us with personal information we will make every reasonable effort to remove such personal information from our files.

Updates

UseYourLocal reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this policy at any time. Visitors are encouraged to review this policy from time to time to stay abreast of any changes. Your continued use of our web sites following the posting of any changes to this policy means you accept those changes.

Uploaded data

Registered users and visitors to the UseYourLocal.com web site will have the opportunity to post comments, opinions, reviews and the like through some of the functionality contained with our web site.  We appreciate hearing from you. Please be aware that by submitting content to UseYourLocal.com by electronic mail, posting on this Website or otherwise, questions, comments, or the like contained in any submissions including any pub reviews through ScoreYourLocal (collectively, “Submissions”), you grant to UseYourLocal (and other site users) a non exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, transferrable, and fully sublicenseable licence so it may use such rights at its absolute discretion, including, but not limited to, sharing Submissions with brand owners and/or Participating Outlets on an anonymous basis and using, reproducing, modifying, adapting, translating, distributing, publishing, selling, creating derivative works from and publicly displaying and performing such Submissions throughout the world in any media, now known or hereafter devised. 

You shall be solely responsible for your own Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorise Useyourlocal to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the Submissions in the manner contemplated by the site and these Terms of Use; and (ii) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the Submission to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the Submissions in the manner contemplated by the site and these Terms of Use.


Commentary and other materials posted on the site are not intended to amount to advice onw hcih reliance should be placed.  We disclaim liability and responsibility arising from reliance placed on any materials.  

Use Your Local does not edit or control the Submissions posted on the Site other than to remove any potentially libellous or defamatory statements where brought to UseYourLocal's attention. The information originating from third parties constitutes an expression of the personal opinion of those third parties only. We cannot guarantee and will not be liable for the content and accuracy of such Submissions. UseYourLocal is not responsible and shall not be liable for such Submissions. Although UseYourLocal has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the Submissions to UseYourLocal.com, UseYourLocal reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit without notice any Submissions or other content posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason. If you are concerned over the accuracy or content of any of these pages please let us know about it immediately and where appropriate we will take action to correct or remove it from this site. UseYourLocal reserves the right to terminate any consumer’s or Participating Outlet’s registered account at any time.

By adding Submissions, you expressly agree not to publish through the Site any of the following:

(a)any Submission that is false, unlawful, misleading, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
(b)content that is patently offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
(c)content that would constitute, encourage, promote or provide instructions for a conduct of an illegal activity, criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, violate the rights of any party in any country in the world, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
(d)content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. In particular, content that promotes an illegal or unauthorised copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
(e)content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity, including Use Your Local;
(f)unsolicited promotions, mass mailings or “spamming”, transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," political campaigning, advertising, contests, raffles, or solicitations;
(g)content containing commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent;
(h)private information of any third party, including, without limitation, surname (family name) addresses, phone numbers, email addresses;
(i)viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files;
(j)content that is unrelated to the topic of the web site area(s) in which such content is posted; or
(k)content or links to content that, in the sole judgment of UseYourLocal, may expose UseYourLocal or its affiliates or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
(l)content that is unrelated to the topic of the web site area(s) in which such content is posted;
(m)content or links to content that, in the sole judgment of UseYourLocal, (a) violates the previous subsections, (b) is objectionable, (c) which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or (d) which may expose UseYourLocal or its affiliates or its users to any harm or liability of any type;
(n) content that could promote excessive, irresponsible or underage consumption of alcohol. 

Viruses

Our site is not guaranteed to be free from any so-called computer viruses and you access our site completely at your own risk. We recommend that you check for any such viruses before downloading anything to your computer.


Copyright and Trade Marks

This site contains material which is owned by UseYourLocal Limited or its licensors  and is protected by international copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property laws. No permission is given by us in respect of the reproduction or use for commercial purposes of any brand names, product names, designs and other materials shown in which intellectual property rights subsist. You are only entitled to copy electronically and print hard copy portions of the website for the sole purpose of viewing and purchasing services from UseYourLocal.

Questions or Comments?

If you have any further questions or comments , please contact us through the "contact" section on our home page, www.useyoulocal.com

This privacy policy was last modified on 8th May 2013