tellymix

Privacy and Cookies Policy

Last revised: 26th May 2012

This policy explains in detail how TellyMix (hereinafter “tellymix”, “us”, “we”, “our”) use any information collected during any visit by you (hereinafter “your”, “visitor”, “user”)

Sites covered by this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to all TellyMix websites and domains, namely tellymix.co.uk, tellymix.com and tellymixcdn.com.

Automatically collected information

Our web server automatically logs information when you visit any of our websites. This information includes, but is not limited to: Your IP, Hostname, Browser and Operating system information, Plug-in information, referrer and the pages you visit. None of the information we automatically collect identifies you personally. This information is kept for up to one month on our server. The information is then processed and analysed to produce website statistics. We use these statistics to enhance your browsing experience by creating pages tuned to specific browsers and operating systems. We may also use the information collected to administer and troubleshoot technical problems.

Personal information

All personal information we collect is kept securely and is not shared, sold or otherwise passed on to any person or company outside of the TellyMix management. We only collect personal information which you wilfully supply. We only ask you for the information we require to process your request. Once this information has been used it is deleted. This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We ask you to provide a name and email address when contacting us, this information is essential for a reply from us. We do not keep personal information collected in this manner, once used it is deleted.

Query logging

We do not monitor, view, share, store or in any other way make available queries you may enter into forms on our websites unless it is needed explicitly for the service in question (e.g. contact forms). Search queries you may run are not logged or stored by us however third party search services such as Google may log such queries.

IP identification

An IP is the numeric address of a computer connected to the internet; also called internet address. Some of our web applications use IP addresses to identify users and supply them with their personal settings. For this reason an encrypted version of your IP address may be stored in a database for future requests and processing. We may also encrypt, log, store IP addresses in order to prevent multiple voting in polls, surveys or in order to prevent damage to server resources. When your IP is stored using any of our applications it is encrypted and anonymised using a one-way hash function.

Cookies

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer

What are they used for?

Cookies allow us to permanently store information about your visit to enable a better experience when you return in the future and browse other pages. For example, a cookie may store the contents of your shopping basket or whether you’ve disabled the mobile website.

Generally cookies are used to enable the website to function correctly, by storing where you are in a particular transaction or part of the site, so that the next page you visit can be tailored to your needs.

However they are also used for other purposes like performance analysis, website statistics and advertising targeting.

Here is a breakdown of the common classifications of cookies we use and how we use them.

Strictly necessary

These cookies are essential to enable the website to function, for you to navigate. Without these you will not be able to use the site.

Our website uses the WordPress blogging platform, which may set cookies in order to require the website to work. Without these cookies, the site would not be able to process your requests, for example, posting comments.

Functional cookies

These cookies tailor the website to you by storing certain preferences. TellyMix will store a cookie on your computer or device if you switch between the mobile and desktop versions of our website.

Performance cookies

These cookies are used to improve our website for you, by allowing us to view detailed statistics and analytics, for example which articles are the most read.

In particular, TellyMix makes use of Google Analytics which sets a range of Performance Cookies. You can find out information about these and opt out below:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Advertising cookies

These cookies are used to decide which types of adverts to display. We use adverts on the site to allow you to browse it for free, whilst also paying the ever increasing hosting bills.

TellyMix uses third party ad companies to display advertisements on our websites. These outside companies use cookies and other information gathering methods to deliver targeted ads to you. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our websites. Google adsense will place and use the doubleclick DART cookie when serving adverts. This cookie enables Google to serve adverts to you based your visits to our website(s) and other website(s) on the internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

These outside companies may also use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org and http://www.aboutads.info/choices.

Furthermore, we partner with ValueClick to serve ads and/or collect certain information when you visit our website. ValueClick may use cookies or web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information during your visit to this website in order to help show advertisements on other websites likely to be more interesting to you. To learn more about this “behavioral advertising” practice or to opt-out of this use of your anonymous information, you can visit http://valueclickmedia.com/webuser_privacy.shtml.

TellyMix accepts no responsibility for any third party advertisements that may appear on our websites or how they may collect and use your information. When clicking on an advert you are longer protected by this privacy policy (see: external links below).

Managing cookies

Your browsing software will allow you to change how our website and others set and use cookies, from blocking them entirely to allowing only certain types or websites to use cookies

Naturally, disabling certain cookies may cause certain parts of the website to stop functioning.

None the less, find out how to change the cookie settings in your browser below…

Internet Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Safari
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html

Google Chrome
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Firefox
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Opera
http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari, iPhone, iPad
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677

Android
http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022

Blackberry
http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp

Windows Phone
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx

Flash cookies

Cookies may also be set using Flash.

To find out and change the settings of these, follow the link below
http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html

External links

TellyMix is in no way responsible for the content, security or privacy policy of websites outside of this website Once you leave a TellyMix website you will be subject to that sites privacy policy.

Policy changes

TellyMix reserves the right to revise and make changes to this policy at any time. The up to date version will be available from www.tellymix.co.uk

Contact information

You can contact us by email in regards to this privacy policy from this contact form