BTFNews.com website (hereafter referred to as the ‘Website’) respects the privacy of all parties viewing and otherwise making use of the Website, hereafter referred to as the ‘Visitors’, and is committed to protecting their privacy.
From time to time, and only with their prior consent, the Website collects and uses ‘Personal Data’ (defined hereunder) relating to its Visitors in order to provide them with the services provided by the Website and only for any purpose which has been expressly stated hereunder.
Collection of Personal Data
The Website does not collect any Personal Data when Visitors simply browse the Website. However, the Website does require that Visitors supply some Personal Data when using additional or advanced services provided on the Website after the registration. On these occasions the Website will ask Visitors for their respective consent prior to the collection and use of the Visitors’ Personal Data. Upon registration or at other times the Website may ask Visitors to submit their login e-mail address and password.
Visitors are under no obligation to provide their Personal Data or to permit their Personal Data to be collected by the Website. However, the Website may not be able to provide the Visitors not consenting to the collection their Personal Data with all services offered by the Website.
Although Visitors may have consented to the Website our using their respective Personal Data, they are entitled to subsequently revoke their respective consent by providing the Website with compelling legitimate reasons.
The Right of Access
Visitors are entitled to request that the Controller (defined hereunder) provides them with written information on which of their respective Personal Data it has collected and/or used. A request can be made by submitting a request in writing to the Controller (defined hereunder).
The Website undertakes to make all reasonable efforts to keep the Personal Data collected updated. However Visitors are invited to inform the Website of any changes to their Personal Data which is held by the Website.
Visitors who consider that any of their respective Personal Data is inaccurate, may request the Controller in writing to correct the data. Visitors also have the right to request the Controller to block or delete their respective Personal Data if it has been processed unlawfully.
Purposes for the collection and use of Personal Data
The Personal Data collected by the Website shall be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act (Chapter 440 of the Laws of Malta) and subsidiary legislation enacted there under and solely processed for the purposes of:
- 1. Communicating with the Visitors;
- 2. Sending Visitors forgotten password to their respective personal account;
- 3. Sending Visitors information which the Website thinks they will find useful, including information on products, services information and commercial / advertising materials on offer by the Website / advertising materials on offer by third parties the Website cooperate with;
- 4. Providing any advanced services which are possibility to configure website to some extent;
- 5. Improving the content offered by the Website;
- 6. Providing Visitors with personalised Website content and/or layout.
Disclosure of Personal Data to third parties
The Website does not sell, trade or rent or otherwise disclose Personal Data appertaining to Visitors to any third party without their prior respective consent. However Personal Data would be disclosed to third parties in the eventuality of a sale of the Website.
The above is without prejudice to any legal obligation incumbent on the Website to disclose Visitors’ Personal Data to third parties.
The above is also without prejudice to disclosures which are absolutely necessary as part of one or more of the Purposes for collecting and using Personal Data. In this case the Website shall seek the prior express consent of the Visitors concerned.
The Website reserves the right to provide statistics about Visitors, sales, traffic, and other statistical information relating to the Website to third parties, however, without identifying any particular Visitor.
In order to better administer the Website and to collect broad demographic information of Visitors for aggregate use, the Website automatically logs the IP address of all Visitors and the pages viewed by each Visitor respectively.
The Website and the Controller have adopted various measures, both technical and organizational, to help protect against the destruction, loss, misuse and alteration of Personal Data which has been collected and used. Notwithstanding these efforts, the Website cannot guarantee that such event will not occur.
The period for which Personal Data is kept
The Personal Data is kept only for the time period required to meet the purposes for which it was collected. In case of user account inactivity for 3 years all collected user Personal Data will be deleted.
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