1. Information collection and use
From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address etc) in order to receive or use services at mobi101. Such services include newsletters, competitions, "Alert Email", live chats, message boards and mobi101 membership.
By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable mobi101 and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. Our services are designed to give you the information that you want to receive. mobi101 will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.
2. Information on visitors
Any information that is supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with a better service and assists us to analyse the profile of our visitors. For example: if on a previous visit you went to the mobile wallpaper section, then we might find this out from your cookie and highlight wallpapers on a second visit.
3. What is a cookie?
When you enter a site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows. Cookies themselves only record those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user.
NB: Even if you haven't set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse our site anonymously until such time as you register for mobi101 services.
4. Use and storage of your personal information
When you supply any personal information to mobi101 (e.g. for competitions, mobi101 Community services or mobi101 membership) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we deal with that data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else. In general, any information you provide to mobi101 will only be used within mobi101 and by its service providers. It will never be supplied to anyone outside mobi101 without first obtaining your consent, unless we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it. Also, if you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on or to mobi101 or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on mobi101, and mobi101 considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, mobi101 can use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop such behaviour. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or e-mail provider about the content and your behaviour.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of you no longer wish to continue your status as a mobi101 member. For safety reasons, however, mobi101 may store messaging transcript data (including message content, member names, times and dates) arising from the use of mobi101 Community services for a period of six months. Where personal information is held for people who are not yet registered but have taken part in other mobi101 services (eg competitions), that information will be held only as long as necessary to ensure that the service is run smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
If you are notified on mobi101 that your information may be used to allow mobi101 to contact you for "service administration purposes", this means that mobi101 may contact you for a number of purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that a particular service has been improved or suspended.
5. Access to your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information mobi101 holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (There is a small charge for such administration requests.) Please address requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Users 16 and under
If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to mobi101's website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information