Privacy Policy

Created: February 2014

Revision: February 2014

At Fifty Shades of Pink we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors.
This website is owned and operated by Fifty Shades of Pink and will be referred to as “We”, “our” and “us” in this Internet Privacy Policy. By using this site, you agree to the Internet Privacy Policy of this website including all forums (“the website”), which is set out on this website page. The Internet Privacy Policy relates to the collection and use of personal information you may supply to us through your conduct on the website.
This policy applies to our site only. If a user leaves our site via a link or otherwise, the user will be subject to the Privacy Policy of that website provider. We have no control over the Privacy Policy or Terms of Use for external websites and users should check their policies before continuing to access the site.
1. Information we collect
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
1.1 information about the user’s computer and about their visits to and use of this website and forums (including but not limited to an IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation). We gather this information via the use of cookies (please see section 2 below).
1.2 Information provided voluntarily by the user in any event that includes registering for the forum and/or communicating with us via the “contact form” on our website.
1.3 Should users voluntarily subscribe to particular forums, we may use their email address to send specified notifications as and when requested.
1.4 All posts that are posted on our forums with all its content.

2. The Use of cookies
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use (both) “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. (Session cookies will be deleted from the user’s computer when they close their browser) (Persistent cookies will remain stored on the user’s computer until deleted or until they reach a specified expiry date, depending on each proffered and used web browser).
We will use the session cookies to keep track of the users whilst they navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise a user when a user visits and to keep track of that user’s preferences in relation to their use of our website.
Please note that the information gathered via cookies, will and can’t disclose any personal information, but statistical information only.
We also use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information and is only accessible by Google and Fifty Shades of Pink staff and web moderators. Google’s Privacy Policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

Users can adjust the settings on their computer to decline any cookies. These settings vary for each web browser. Should the user not be familiar on how to access or use these settings; they should get in contact with their web browser.
Our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control and we are not held liable on behalf of the advertisers. Such cookies (if used), would be downloaded once the user clicks on advertisements on our website.
3. Use of personal information
Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy or in relevant parts of the website as follows:
3.1 administer the website;
3.2 improve users’ browsing experience by personalizing the website;
3.3 enable users’ use of the services available on the website;
3.4 send users goods purchased via the website, and supply to users services purchased via the website (when applicable);
3.5 send statements and invoices and collect payments (where applicable);
3.6 send general communications (when and where applicable) *;
3.7 send email notifications for posts which have specifically been requested by the user (subscriptions);
3.8 To provide any type of information to a user that was specifically requested by the user (at our discretion);
3.9 To inform of any changes to our website, services, products and new topics or forums available for discussion *
3.10 deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about a user relating to the website;
3.11 keep the website secure and prevent fraud;
3.12 verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the website;
3.13 The information provided with our registration process is used to create a profile for the user. Such information will be used and may be visible on the website to all website visitors.
* Should a user request to opt-out of any of the specified notifications, the contact form on our website should be used to inform us of the request. By accepting our Privacy Policy, the user provides consent to receive such notifications until such time a request is received to cease such notifications.

4. Storing and transferring personal data
Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
Should you visit the site from a country other than the country in which our servers are located, your communications with us may result in the transfer of information across international borders.
By agreeing to the Privacy Policy, the user acknowledges that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet from the server.
In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others and will carry no liability for such actions.

5. Security of your stored personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of any personal information.
We will store all the personal information a user provides on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) external server. However, we can’t be held liable should the server be hacked, crash, etc and such personal information is therefore compromised as a result thereof.
The user is responsible for keeping their password (and other login details) confidential. We will not ask the user for their password (except when they log in to the website) and for a user’s username when they have lost their password, in order for us to reset the password should the user request it.

6. Disclosing of personal information
We may disclose any or some personal information to (any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.
In addition, we may disclose the personal information:
6.1 To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
6.2 In connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
6.3 In order to establish exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
6.4 To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling;
6.5 to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
6.6 Should the user disclose any information of any type and context, whether about themselves and/or any other individual with or without consent from such individual or entity, they do so entirely at their own risk and will be held liable when and where necessary in any third party legal action.
Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, we will not provide any personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without the consent of the user.

7. Policy amendments
We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting a new version on our website. It remains a user‘s responsibility to check occasionally to ensure they are familiar with any changes made and agree thereto (We may also notify users of changes to our Privacy Policy by email).

8. Third party website links
The website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the Privacy Policies or practices of third party websites. Users utilize any and all third party links entirely at their own risk.

9. Posts containing information about third parties
We are not liable in the event a user posts (makes public) identifying information about any third parties, which may include businesses or individuals, without that third party’s consent. Users that post any content or statements about any specific individual and/or entity without consent from that individual and/or entity, will be held liable in the event such an entity or individual takes any further legal steps, including copyright infringements.

10. User rights
Users may instruct us to cease subscription to our forum(s) in its entirety or part thereof. Should the user wish to cease/delete their account, the contact form on our website should be used for both these purposes.

11. Social media platforms
Communication, sharing, engagements and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners may participate on, are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the Privacy Policy held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are strongly advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details.
This website including the forum, may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from the website and/or forum to the chosen social media platform. Users/visitors are advised before using the social share buttons that they are doing so at their own risk and discretion. Users/visitors are also advised that any other visitors (registered or not) may share or copy any content from the website and/or forum to a social media platform, without the consent of the relevant author of such content.
Fifty Shades of Pink may use posted content (not personal information) to share on our social network pages. When we share a post on one of our social network platforms, it may also reveal the authors’ username. By accepting our Privacy Policy, you agree and provide permission for possible social sharing of your posts.

12. Contact us
Users should please make use of the contact form on our website should they want to make contact with us regarding this Privacy Policy. (www.fiftyshadesofpink.net/contact-us/)