We may change this policy from time to time, so please check it regularly for any alterations.
We aim to be as clear as possible about how and why we use personal information gathered about you on this website. If your questions are not fully answered by the information below, please contact us – we’re here to help.
2. Why do we collect personal information about you?
- To provide you with relevant content on our website.
- To enhance the user experience on the website
- To keep you informed of forthcoming gigs, interesting music events that you may find of value.
3. How do we collect personal information about you?
We collect information from you in two ways:
- Directly from you. You may sign up for our mailing list for example.
- From what you do on our site. This can show us, for example, which pages you’re visiting most often. We may use this information to personalise the site to better meet your needs.
Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally but are sometimes stored on your browser and your system. The cookies which are used help us improve the service we offer online and allows us to tailor the information provided to you – this will in turn improve your experience on www.wearesoldieron.com.
For further information on cookies, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx.
4.1 Controlling and Deleting Cookies
The ‘help’ function in your browser should tell you how to do this. Visit www.allaboutcookies.org for general information about cookies or how to delete cookies from your computer.
Restricting cookies on the Soldier On website and other websites, can restrict the functionality available to you.
4.3 Cookies set for web analytics
Soldier On uses third party services to gather data on how our fans interact with and use our website – this is done using cookies embedded on our website. Such cookies are used for information such as the number of views each web page has received and the links which are used most frequently.
These cookies are used to identify general visitor behaviour and do not establish personal information of any kind.
4.3.1 Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a service provided by Google Inc. and sets a cookie in order to evaluate a visitor’s use of the Soldier On website.
The cookies used on this website are:
- _utma – Tracks the number of times a visitor has been to the website, when their first visit was and when their last visit occurred
- _utmb – Tracks approximately how long a visitor stays on the website
- _utmc – Tracks approximately how long a visitor stays on the website
- _utmv – Used for segmentation, data experimentation and works hand in hand with the _utmz
- _utmz – Tracks where a visitor came from, for example which search engine, search keyword or link they used
- PHP Session ID – See http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html for more information
The expiry date is currently set at: 1 month.
5. Who sees your personal information?
The personal information we collect through our website will be used by Soldier On only.
Sometimes we’ll share your information with carefully selected third parties outside of Soldier On. We may do this for the following reasons:
To provide you with a service or to protect Soldier On or others. We may share your information with third parties when we believe it is necessary to comply with the law or protect our or another person’s rights, property, or safety. This includes exchanging information with third parties to protect against fraud and reduce payment risks.
We will only deal with third parties that we trust to act in our customers’ best interests and who treat our customers’ information with the same stringent controls that we apply ourselves.
6. Keeping your personal information secure
We know that your privacy is very important to you and that you take the security of your personal information seriously.
We’ve implemented technology and security policies, rules and measures to protect the personal information we have under our control, both on and offline, from improper access, use, alteration, destruction and loss.
Here are some of the ways we protect your personal information:
Access to our online services is protected by something called SSL 128 bit session encryption. Encryption is the process through which sensitive information is scrambled before it is transmitted so that it remains private even if it is intercepted. 128- bit encryption is the strongest encryption currently used commercially. However, unless your Internet browser supports 128-bit encryption you will not be able to take advantage of this level of security.
Off-line, your information is kept securely in our databases. We only allow trusted contractors access to your information, and then only if they need it for a specific authorised task.
We will take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information, but data can never be guaranteed 100% secure. Please note that we will not be liable for any breach of security unless we have been negligent.
7. How you can help keep your personal information secure
As you would expect of us, we will take all reasonable measures to ensure that the personal information you provide through our website is held and managed securely. However, there is a lot that you can do to help keep your personal information safe – not just on our website, but whenever you provide information online.
Here are some simple ways you can improve the security of your information:
1. Use a secure browser
Encryption is the process through which sensitive information is scrambled before it is transmitted so that it remains private even if it is intercepted. 128-bit encryption is the strongest encryption currently available. Be aware that not all browser versions support it.
A cookie is a small text file that is saved to the hard drive of your computer when you use a website. Our website uses both persistent and session cookies. Persistent cookies are cookies that stay on your computer permanently until you ‘manually’ delete them. Session cookies delete themselves automatically when you leave a website and go to another one or shut down your browser. If your browser is set up to reject application session cookies, some applications on our website will not work. Because the Site cookie may contain or refer to some of your personal information we recommend you do not use our website from a publicly available computer.
3. Links to other sites
This website includes links to other sites. We make every effort to provide links to high quality, reputable sites but we’re not responsible for their privacy practices or, site content, or the services they offer.