Here at Project Dirt (“we” or “us”) we’re keen to help people and organisations take forward their green ideas - by providing a networking platform connecting projects/people. By enabling people to share resources and knowledge, Project Dirt is a fun, interactive and value-added place to be. As always, it's important to have a few house rules to make sure Project Dirt works for all involved. As such, please feel free to take a peek at the points made below, which were updated on 30 March 2012, and run you through our commitment to protecting and respecting your privacy.
We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office on the public register of data controllers. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Project Dirt Ltd, 7 Hind Court, 147 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2BU.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
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We will use your email address to communicate with you in the ways set out below. The email address that you use can be changed at any time through adjusting your settings on the Site (accessible via your Profile page).
2.1 Service Emails
Examples of the types of emails you will receive to help you use the Project Dirt Service most effectively ("Service Emails") are shown below:
We will use newsletters to notify you about activity taking place in your area(s) of interest, new features on the Site and services that you might not be using yet and to ask your opinion.
Generally you will receive a newsletter about once every week.
If you decide you no longer want to receive these newsletters you need to change your email preferences. You can do this on your Profile page under “Account Settings” once you are logged in.
2.3 Offers, competitions and services from third party companies
We may give you the option to receive occasional information, offers and services from third party companies that we think you might like by email or by private message on Project Dirt. If you decide you no longer want to receive these communications you can change your email preferences. You can do this in your "Account Settings" once you have logged in (as above), or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address you wish to unsubscribe, or by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each email.
2.4 Emailing through the Project Dirt Service
We do not make your email address directly available to anyone on any screen of the Project Dirt Service. Of course, this doesn't apply if you disclose your email address by posting it on the Site or sending it to another Registered User.
The only legitimate way of making contact with another Registered User or Project Page found on the Project Dirt Service is for a Registered User to enter a message that we will send on their behalf.
We will notify the addressee, using the email address he/she has provided to us that Project Dirt is holding an email for him/her, and the Registered User can collect the email when logged in to the Project Dirt Service. Registered Users may check and (if required) change the email address we hold for them at any time through their "Account Settings".
Sent and received emails may appear in a Registered User's Inbox on the Project Dirt Service for an indefinite period - we do not delete them after any specific period. However, this does not mean that we will retain your email forever, and we may delete emails without notice for any reason.
2.5 Email communications to non-Registered Users
Registered Users of Project Dirt can invite their friends to join the Project Dirt service by email via our automated email service. Project Dirt will store the email addresses provided by the Registered User for invite purposes only. These email addresses will not be stored on our database for longer than required for invite purposes. This data will also not be sold or passed on to a third party. Recipients of these communications can request the removal of their information from our database at any time by contacting Project Dirt (see below for contact details). Please ensure you have the non-registered user's consent to sending them an invite before submitting a request.
The principles we apply are these:
We have in place security measures to protect our customer database and internal access to this database is restricted. However, it remains the responsibility of each Registered User:
Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
You may have your Registration Information removed from the Site at any time. To do so please contact us (see section 7) and we will remove all Your Registration Information from the public area of the Site.
Your Registration Information will be archived and stored for a necessary time period for legal reasons. Users should note that a Registered User’s content may have been copied or stored by other Registered Users and may remain so even after it has been removed from the Site. It may also remain cached and archived by those that have copied it.
You have the right to access a copy of the information that we hold about you, or a description of that information. Please use the email address above to request this. We are entitled by law to charge you a small sum to meet our costs in providing you with this information.