Privacy Policy

Updated 25th February 2014

The following comprises details of our privacy policy and how we, Toy Testers Ltd ("our"/"us"/"we") of 282 Herbert Avenue, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4HY use any personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act")) that you supply to us.

Please read our Privacy Policy, together with our Information for Parents section, Terms and Conditions of Use, Application to become a Toy Tester and Competition Terms and Conditions, Information about cookies and any specific terms and conditions. For the purposes of the Act the "Data Controller" is Toy Testers Ltd.

  1. We will comply with the Act, so any personal data which you supply to us will be used for the purposes indicated below. Please do not give us information if you do not want it stored. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity from you.
  2. The information which we obtain and hold about you, your company and your child will be used to manage and administer this site, our online shows, for market research purposes, to provide information to our customers and to sell (not including contact details; email address, postal address or telephone number). The information will only be used as stated herein and/or in such other circumstances where there is an obligation to do so, or as the law permits, or where we have your consent.
  3. Our website is registered with The Information Commissioner’s Office (http://www.ico.org.uk/.
  4. The contact information we hold about you is confidential and will only be disclosed outside the users of this website at your request or with your consent, to investigate or prevent fraud or if the law permits it or it is in the public interest. Normally any personal/business details provided by you to us will not be exported outside the EEA. In the event of any information being disclosed outside the EEA, we have strict security procedures in place. All of our mailing lists are opt-in (except where we need to confirm your application to become a Toy Tester and club membership, to liaise with you regarding your child’s application and for any testing reports we require) and the details collected in mailing lists are not shared with any third party. Please note that content you submit to us and your name, age and gender, may be shared with our clients and partners who may be outside the EEA.
  5. We will retain your personal data only for as long as is required and for the purposes for which it was originally given. The personal details are then destroyed unless we are legally obliged to retain the data and/or transmit it to a regulatory or government authority. We may publish information you have sent us on our website, such as your name, age, gender and username. We will not publish or share your contact details. We may also share and sell your data and information you have provided us with to our customers. This does not include your contact details. We are not responsible for our customers and the information they choose to keep about you, how they store your information, what they do with it and how long they store it for. They may publish information you have provided us with. This does not include your contact details.
  6. We would ask that you keep us informed (by email, telephone, or in writing) of any changes in your personal data so that we may have our records up to date at all times.
  7. We will from time to time amend this Privacy Policy and such amendments will be posted on the website. By using this website, you agree to any updates and amendments we make.
  8. Nothing on this website constitutes advice, nor does the transmission, downloading or sending of any information create any contractual relationship. We, to the extent permitted by law, accept no liability or responsibility whatsoever for any loss, damage or death suffered by any user of the information contained on this website. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in our Privacy Policy shall limit our liability for any liability the limitation of which is not permitted by law.
  9. By continuing to use this website you are deemed to accept the above and below terms and conditions, Terms and Conditions of Use, Application to become a Toy Tester and Competition Terms and Conditions, Information about cookies, Information for Parents and any other associated terms and conditions.
  10. Upon payment of a fee and by written request, together with proof of identity to our Data Protection Officer, Gemma Gallagher, you are entitled to a copy of the personal data held about you by us, as provided for under the Data Protection Act. You also have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your information.

Our commitment

We are committed to protecting your online privacy when you visit our website. We do not collect personal information from you unless you volunteer it. We do collect personal information from children, unless volunteered. Children must seek and obtain the permission of a parent or legal guardian before doing so.

Help us to protect your child’s online privacy

Please help us to protect your child’s online privacy by monitoring what they do online. Help them to understand that they should never provide personal information about themselves without asking for a parent or guardian’s permission. If you’re under the age of 16, please ask your parent or guardian to read through this information with you and explain it to you.

Where do we ask for personal information?

We may share aggregated information (for example age, gender, demographic information) and also individual reviews, submissions and names, ages and gender information with our customers, advertisers and anyone else we may want to. We may also share this information for marketing and promotional purposes. We will not share your contact information with anyone.

We ask you to provide your first name and last name so that we can qualify and verify applications so that if we select your child to become a Toy Tester, we can address the product, or products to the relevant person in your household. We may also publish your child’s name and age on our website, where you have given permission.

We ask for your child’s date of birth so that we can ensure (to the best our ability) that your child receives appropriate age related products. We also ask for this information so that we can determine that your child is within the age group or 4-15, and that we can provide our customers with information on the number of people who use our website that are of a specific age and or gender.

We ask that you live in the UK as we do not currently operate outside of the UK.

We ask your child to confirm if they are a boy or a girl in order to provide your child, where possible with gender appropriate products and so that we can provide our customers with research.

We ask for a parent’s email address so that we can obtain permission from you for your child to apply to become a Toy Tester. We also ask for this as a means to contact you to inform you and liaise with you if your child is chosen to become a Toy Tester. We also ask for your email address so that we can inform you of new content on the website.

We ask for a username and password so that children can join our club, log in and complete various activities on our website.

If your child is selected to become a Toy Tester, we will contact you to confirm any questions we may have, to seek further permission from you or where we are required to clarify any further information. We will ask you for your telephone number and postal address in order that we may provide you with a product or products and to have a means of communicating with you through the testing process and any further testing processes that you and your child would like to participate in.

We ask your child if they would like to include a video link to support their application. This should only be submitted if you have given your permission, it does not include your child’s name and any personal identifiable information. Your child must be 13 years of age or older to do so. If this is provided, you do so at yours and your child’s own risk.

All of the above information is voluntary but needs to be accurate and is required in order to apply to become a Toy Tester.

Children must always ask for a parent’s or legal guardian’s permission before providing any information about themselves. If you or your child has provided us with details, which you no longer wish to be stored, please contact us.

Details will be stored by us for the length of time they are required.

If you have or your child has sent us an email, we will store this information only for the time that it takes us to respond. There may be some circumstances where the information provided needs to be retained by us for a longer period of time. For example we may be looking into a query. We may also store information such as your child’s name, for a longer period of time, if they have sent in a message to appear on the website or in our shows.

If you are a business and you have provided your information to us, we will store your information for three years. After this time, we will contact you to ensure your information is up-to-date. Please contact us if you wish this information to be removed or updated. We collect and store personal information in our ToyTesters.TV™ Awards entry forms in order to run our Awards and to enable you to submit your product to our Awards. All of the information we collect is needed for administration purposes and to enable us to contact you should we need to. We may publish your name, company name and your job title in our Awards and on our website. We also collect your personal information in our red carpet registration form. We collect and store this information in order to administer our awards ceremony.
Providing your details is voluntary and is at your own risk.

For information on activities on our website, please read our Terms and Conditions of Use, Application to become a Toy Tester and Competition Terms and Conditions.

Subscribing to receive updates

If you have subscribed to receive updates from us, we will store your email address, any preferences you provide and in order to provide you with ToyTesters.TV™ information and promotions. If your details change, please contact us. You must be 18 years old or older to subscribe to our subscription system. If you wish to unsubscribe from this service please either click on the unsubscribe link at the footer of the email you receive, or contact us.

Third parties

We may give access to our databases to third parties such as our Server Company, website developer(s), marketing assistant, staff, people we hire on a consultancy basis and anyone which are necessary to fulfil our website service and business needs. Otherwise, we will never disclose information to any party, other than stated above and below, unless we are required to do so by law.

What do we do with information collected?

We store information for the purpose of the activity. We also will provide and sell reports to our customers on the number of people who are Toy Testers, Club members, their names, their ages, their gender, their feedback and any associated content submitted by users (not including contact details). We may also publish information on our website such as reviews to include name and age.

Please note that any information collected online is not entirely secure. While we will do everything possible to keep your information secure, we cannot guarantee the security of any data or personal information provided to us online. By providing details to us, you do so at your own risk.

Cookies

ToyTesters.TV™ uses cookies so we can give you the very best experience when you’re using our website. If you choose to continue using our website, without changing your settings, we’ll assume you’re happy for us to use cookies. You can change your settings whenever you want.

How does ToyTesters.TV™ use cookies?

There are two ways we use cookies on our website.

  1. The first is via a third party called Google Analytics. This service provider enables us to track statistics on our website for example number of visits, number of unique users, hits, most popular pages.
    This information may be shared with our customers and partners so that we can provide them with statistics regarding our website usage. It also enables us to compile reports and improve our website. These cookies collect information for us which is anonymous. If you do not wish to be tracked by Google Analytics by all websites that use it, you can visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

    For more information about Google Analytics you can visit: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
  2. ASP.NET technology is used on our website.

    For further information, please see the table below on our cookie usage.
Cookie type
Cookie Name
Reason for using
Google Analytics
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This service provider enables us to track statistics on our website for example number of visits, number of unique users, hits, most popular pages.
This information may be shared with our customers and partners so that we can provide them with statistics regarding our website usage. It also enables us to compile reports and improve our website. These cookies collect information for us which is anonymous.

For more information visit: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Session cookie for online forms
ASP.NET_SessionId
We use ASP.NET technology for our website. ASP.NET uses a cookie when you connect to the application. The cookie expires when you close your browser. It is necessary that this cookie is used on our website for our forms as it stores the session ID of your current session.

For more information about this visit: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899918


Third party cookies

To support our website and brand, sometimes we embed videos and content from other websites such as YouTube and Vimeo. Pages from these websites may use cookies. We do not control these cookies and you should check these websites for further information about them. Please note that once you use content controlled by third parties or you click to their websites, we are not responsible for this functionality and you are subject to their privacy policy and any associated terms and conditions.

Controlling Cookies and how to change your settings

If you decide that you don’t want to receive cookies, you can change your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent. You can also refuse cookies and delete cookies that have already been set. Both of the above statements depend on whether your browser permits this.

To find out how to do this, visit the settings section in your browser or visit the help section in your browser. You can also visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org which contains information on controlling cookies.

If you choose not to accept Cookies, you may not be able to use our website.

Third party websites

We are not responsible for any third party websites that are linked to our website. This includes social networking websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter, agent’s or retailer’s websites, customer websites or any company advertising products and services on our website.

If you have entered one of our competitions via Facebook and Twitter, you must agree to the associated terms and conditions of this competition to be eligible to enter and our associated terms and conditions of use. You must also agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms and conditions published on Twitter and Facebook. Please do not enter if you do not agree to these. We will contact the winner via either Facebook or Twitter. Providing us with your contact details and postal details is at your own risk and we do not accept responsibility for any loss, injury, death or damage associated with doing this and using these social networking channels. We will store your information for the purpose of administering our competition and for proof of sending the prize for one year.

Transferring and or selling our business

We may sell all information we hold about you to another company if we are purchased or transferred, or if our company goes into administration or is made bankrupt.

Disclaimer

All reasonable care has been taken in relation to the accuracy of the information on this website. We do not make any warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of the data on this website and the data within it.

The user of this website understands that we, to the extent permitted by law, disclaim any liability for any damages in connection with the use by users of the website and its contents.

We accept no responsibility or liability of any nature arising from either the content of or the use by any party of this website and any information contained therein. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in our Privacy Policy shall limit our liability for any liability the limitation of which is not permitted by law.

If you have any queries relating to our Privacy Policy, please contact us.