Last Updated: 27 July 2022
This policy tells you:
We’re strongly committed to keeping you and your family’s information safe. And to do this we design our services with your safety in mind. We also have people to look after your information security and privacy. At the same time, no service can be completely secure – if you have any concerns that your Wintor account or personal information has been put at risk, for example if someone could have found out your password, please get in touch straight away. Where we store your information: Some companies that provide services to us run their services from outside the European Economic Area. We only let that happen if we are satisfied with their levels of security. Keep in mind that when you give us personal information it could be being transferred, stored or processed in a location outside the EEA.
We’ll give details about why we need your personal information and how we’ll use it before you begin, unless it’s obvious.
We might ask for your name and contact details, depending on what you’re doing. This could include information in a creation you share with us such as people’s names that appear in the creation.
Devices are lots of things like:
We automatically collect some technical information from these devices and web browsers even when you’re not signed in to a Wintor account. This might include:
Like if you’ve mentioned us in a Twitter post, we’ll collect your Twitter handle. What if I have a Wintor account? When you register for a Wintor account, or update your details or settings we ask for some personal information, like your email address and age. We also collect information about how you use our services, like the articles you read and the spaces you watch.
When you give us any personal information we’ll let you know how long we’ll hold it for. And always stick to these principles:
We have to have a valid reason to use your personal information. It’s called the “lawful basis for processing”. Sometimes we might ask your permission to do things, like when you subscribe to an email. Other times, when you’d reasonably expect us to use your personal information, we don’t ask your permission, but only when:
We use your information for these types of things:
Personalisation is turned on in your account settings. If you don’t want to receive personalised services you can turn this option off. Even if you have personalisation turned off, we still collect information about how you use Wintor, but it will be anonymous. For example, we’d be able to see that someone looked at a particular space on Wintor but we would not be able to tell that it was you.
We might use your information to contact you about different things, like:
We’ll only contact you when we need to or when you’ve given us permission. We’ll never contact you to ask for your Wintor account password.
Will I be contacted for marketing purposes?
We’ll only send you marketing emails or contact you about Wintor services and your views on issues about Wintor if you’ve agreed to this. Keep in mind, even if you unsubscribe, we may still contact you. Will my personal information be used when the Wintor advertises with other companies? If you have a Wintor account we might use information that we hold about you to show you relevant and “targeted advertising” through other companies’ sites, like Facebook, Google, Snapchat or Twitter for example. This could be showing you a Wintor advertising message where we know you have a Wintor account and have used Wintor services. If you don’t want to see our targeted advertising, you can set ad preferences in your social media companies’ settings. Also, you can visit your Wintor account and turn off personalisation, but it will also turn off all personalised services.
We’ll never sell your personal information. We do share it with others in these ways:
This depends on what information you’re talking about.
You can delete your account. Your account information is immediately deleted. Keep in mind: We keep a record of how you’ve used our services, but this information can’t be linked back to you. We also keep anything you’ve uploaded or commented on.
We might have collected other personal information that you might ask to be deleted that has nothing to do with Wintor account.
Remember, you’re in control of your personal information. You have the right to:
Cookies are bits of data which are stored in your computer or mobile when you visit a website or app. There are also similar pieces of tracking information we collect.
To do a few different things:
A few things on our websites would not work without some cookies. Tech people call these “strictly necessary cookies”. They’re always on when you visit us. But we want to use others like functional, performance and advertising cookies to make your experience more enjoyable. We’ll only use them if you’ve agreed. You can always change your mind. Bear in mind there are some other cookies out there from other companies. These “third-party cookies” might track how you use different websites, including ours. For example, you might get a social media company’s cookie when you see the option to share something. You can turn them off, but not through us.
Some are erased when you close the browser on your website or app. Others stay longer, sometimes forever, and are saved onto your device so that they’re there when you come back.
When you first visit us, we’ll tell you about our cookies and ask you to agree if we can use them. You can always change your mind by going to your settings. Stopping all cookies might mean you can’t access some Wintor services, or that some of them might not work properly for you. Another way to control some tracking is in the settings on your device.
We update this policy sometimes. If we make important changes, like how we use your personal information, we’ll let you know. It might be a notice, an email or a message in your app. If you don’t agree to the changes, then you can always stop using our services, delete your account and stop giving us any more personal information. We’d be sorry to see you go.
Find out more and contact us about your rights.