Privacy Policy


This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Web Site and Socialots.co.uk the owner and provider of this Web Site.  This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Web Site and any Services or Systems therein.

1.             Definitions and Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:


means collectively the personal information, Payment Information and credentials used by Users to access Material and / or any communications System on the Web Site;


means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Web Site;


means a small text file placed on your computer by Socialots.co.uk when you visit certain parts of this Web Site.  This allows us to identify recurring visitors & enhanc user experience. The cookie Further details are contained in Clause 10 and [Schedule 1] OR [Schedules 1 and 2] of this Policy;


means collectively all information that you submit to the Web Site.  This includes, but is not limited to, Account details and information submitted using any of our Services or Systems;


means Socialots.co.uk and any subdomains


means collectively any online facilities, tools, services or information that Socialots.co.uk makes available through the Web Site either now or in the future;


means any online communications infrastructure that Socialots.co.uk makes available through the Web Site either now or in the future.  This includes, but is not limited to, web-based email, message boards, live chat facilities and email links;

“User” / “Users”

means any third party that accesses the Web Site and is not employed by Socialots.co.uk and acting in the course of their employment; and

“Web Site”

means the website that you are currently using (socialots.co.uk) and any sub-domains of this site (e.g. subdomain.socialots.co.uk) unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

2.             Data Collected

Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected:

2.1           name;

2.2           date of birth;

2.3           gender;

2.4           job title;

2.5           profession;

2.6           contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;

2.7           demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;

2.8           financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;

2.9           IP address (automatically collected);

2.10        web browser type and version (automatically collected);

2.11        operating system (automatically collected);

2.12        a list of URLS starting with a referring site, your activity on this Web Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected); and

2.13        Cookie information (see Clause 10 below).

2.14        any other information you provide

3.             Our Use of Data

3.15        Any personal Data you submit will be retained by Socialots.co.uk for as long as you use the Services and Systems provided on the Web Site – ie whilst your account remains active.  Data that you may submit through any communications System that we may provide may be retained for a longer period of up 36months

3.16        Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 4, your identifiable personal Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This includes our affiliates and / or other partners, unless you explicitly give us permission to do so.

3.17        All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security, see Clause 9 below.

3.18        Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Web Site.  Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

3.18.1   internal record keeping;

3.18.2   improvement of our products / services – customising the website and email content to your preferences;

3.18.3   transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;

3.18.4   contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail.  Such information may be used to customise or update the Web Site.

4.             Third Party Web Sites and Services

Socialots.co.uk may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to, payment handling, delivery of purchased items, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing, web development, server maintenance & hosting.  The providers of such services may have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Web Site. Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that Socialots.co.uk requests.  Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited.  Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties must be processed within the terms of this Policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Please note that Socialots.co.uk cannot be held responsible for third party websites you may visit via a link from this website. It should be noted that these websites will have their own privacy policies. Please check privacy policies and terms & conditions before submitting any personal information.

4.1     DoubleClick DART Cookie

.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.socialots.co.uk.
.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to www.socialots.co.uk and other sites on the Internet.
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include ….
Google Adsense

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on www.socialots.co.uk send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

www.socialots.co.uk has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.socialots.co.uk’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

5.             Changes of Business Ownership and Control

5.19        Socialots.co.uk may, from time to time, expand or reduce its business and this may involve the sale of certain divisions or the transfer of control of certain divisions to other parties.  Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any division so transferred, be transferred along with that division and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was supplied by you.

5.20        In the event that any Data submitted by Users will be transferred in such a manner, you will be notified in advance via a public announcement and informed of the changes. We will not contact you personally.

6.             Controlling Access to your Data

6.21        Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data.  This may include the following:

6.21.5   use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and

6.21.6   sharing Data with third parties.

7.             Your Right to Withhold Information

7.22        You may access certain areas of the Web Site without providing any Data at all.  However, to use all Services and Systems available on the Web Site you may be required to submit Account information or other Data.

7.23        You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies.  For more information see Clause 10 below.

8.             Accessing your own Data

8.24        You may access your Account at any time to view or amend the Data.  You may need to modify or update your Data if your circumstances change.  Additional Data as to your marketing preferences may also be stored and you may change this at any time.

8.25        You have the right to ask for a copy of your personal Data on payment of a small fee. Contact us via “notices AT Socialots.co.uk.com”.

9.             Security

9.26        Data security is of great importance to Socialots.co.uk and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected online.

9.27        Please do not post sensitive personal information in public areas of the site and take time to adjust your profile privacy to suit your requirements.

10.          Cookies

10.27     Socialots.co.uk sets and accesses first-party Cookies on your computer. These Cookies are integral to the services provided by the Web Site to you.

10.28     You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your web browser.  By default, your browser will accept Cookies, however this can be altered.  For further details please consult the help menu in your browser.  Disabling Cookies may prevent you from using the full range of Services available on the Web Site.

10.29     You may delete Cookies, however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Web Site more quickly.

10.30     The Web Site also uses the third-party Cookies. These Cookies are not integral to the services provided by the Web Site to you and may be blocked at your choosing via your internet browser’s privacy settings.  Please ensure that your web browser is up-to-date and consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your browser if you are unsure as to how to adjust your privacy settings. Examples of where third party Cookies are used are in the tracking of advertisements, analytics, displaying of widgets (eg Facebook/Twitter) and social sharing.

10.31   Google Analytics and Personal Information:

Potentially personally-identifying information that is also collected by Gooogle Analytics. The analytics feature we have  implemented is based on Display Advertising (e.g. Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the Doubleclick Campaign Manager integration, or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customer Display Network ads using Ads Settings.

We will not facilitate the merging of personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected from Google Display Advertising features that is based on the DoubleClick cookie unless ITV Competitions has robust notice of, and the user’s prior affirmative (i.e., opt-in) consent to, that merger. At any time, visitors may choose to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking with the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Socialots.co.uk uses the Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting feature to identify trends in the usage of its website which may be published in reports.

You can change your website browser settings to disable or reject cookies; for more information and to learn how to disable them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Please note that disabling or rejecting cookies may impair the functionality of the website and may mean that you are not able to fully use the features of our site and any connected social networks.

11.          Changes to this Policy

Socialots.co.uk reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law.  Any changes will be immediately posted on the Web Site and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Web Site following the alterations.