Terms and Conditions of Use
Blokely is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Blokely reserves the right to change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 13/01/2011.
Following your initial registration, which is subject to a CAPCHA and "opt in" email, we will never email you to request your personal details or invite you to log in or confirm personal details. Beware any such messages as these may be an attempt at "phishing" to access your personal information and log in details for blokely.com.
If you suspect your account has been compromised in any way, log into the site or use the "contact us" functionality on the site or send us a Direct Message on twitter with your email address - we're @blokely.
For regular updates to this service and the privacy, terms and security announcements, please regular check these sections or follow our twitter feed.
Information we collect and may retain
We can confirm that we collect the following information:
- Personal information as is submitted and necessary to complete a reader profile
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to your activities within the site such as; occupation, age and other such ancillary personal data.
- Please note that the list is not exhaustive and may be added to from time to time
What do we do with the information we gather?
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Record keeping, to ensure we are able to provide a high level of service to the subscribers, advertisters and brands that help make this site successful.
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may with your approval periodically send promotional email from ourselves or other approved partners, about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes.
- We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. Blokely may also use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Children and parents:
Blokely.com is not intended for use by children, especially those children under the age of 12. Our content is redacted to reduce and eliminate any obscene language, but themes contained herein may be of an adult nature. You may wish to consider applying web filters to your children's internet usage that would include blokely.com where appropriate. Minors between the ages of 12 and 17 must get the permission of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before making purchases, including subscriptions, on this site.
If your children disclose information about themselves in our public discussion areas, they may get unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should tell them not to do so.
As is standard, we may from time to time; to ensure a continued and consistent user experience, place a cookie on your system. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you interact with or visit a particular area of the site.
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
We use standard analytics software to identify which pages are being used and viewed by you and our readers. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes. We reserve the right to share this information with third parties or causes that subscribe to our service.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Advertisements and Links to third party websites
Our website may contain advertisements or links to other websites of interest. We do not take responsibility for the manner in which you interact with these links/advertisements. Should you use these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over the third party website unless specified in our terms. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
By completing this registration process, you acknowledge that you will be added to our newsletter. You can, of course, unsubscribe from this at any time - by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link within the email.
Blokely.com is an independently owned brand, you are our most valued asset and we make content for you. We may, from time to time, need a bit of extra wonga (to get better) or other carefully vetted third parties might want to pitch their product to you. If they offer us enough cash - every man has his price. You'd be doing us a favour to say "Yes" to this.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us via twitter @blokely.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties outside of the those websites operated and controlled by our parent company, The Wonderful Web Ltd. unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee of £10.00 will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us.
For further information about your rights and our obligations, please refer to the proceeding sites:
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please ensure you amend your profile or contact us as soon as possible where this is not possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Enjoy the content and applications this site provides, your feedback is always most welcome! We do it for you.