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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This website is operated by Gazinga Ltd. We take your privacy very seriously therefore we urge you to read this policy very carefully because it contains important information about:

Who we are

Gazinga Ltd ('we' or 'us') (trading as www.gazinga.co.uk) collect, use and are responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data protection Regulations which apply across the European Union (including the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as 'controller' of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.

The personal information we collect and use

  1. a) Personal information you provide to us

We collect the following personal information that you provide to us:

Name,Age, First three or four digits of your postcode, and email address

Some examples of when we collect this information include:

We only collect this info when joing and registering as a member of gazinga.co.uk

  1. b) Personal information you provide about third parties

If you give us information about another person, you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on their behalf and agreed that you:

shall consent on their behalf to the processing of their personal data;
shall receive any data protection notices on their behalf; and
shall consent on their behalf to the transfer of their personal data abroad.

  1. c) Monitoring and recording communications

We may monitor communications such as emails and telephone calls for the following purposes:

To allow us to check that people are not abusing the site or other members

  1. d) Cookies and similar technologies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer or electronic device when you access our website. Similar technologies include web beacons, action tags, local shared objects ('flash cookies') and single-pixel gifs. Such technologies can be used to track users' actions and activities, and to store information about them. We use these cookies and/or similar technologies on this website.

For example we may use cookies to monitor and/or collect the following information:

To see what pages you visit and the length of time on each of these pages, we also use these to get basic geographical location of your general area determined by the first three or four digits of your postcode.

This information helps us to build a profile of our users. Some of this information may be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.

On the first occasion that you use our site we will ask whether you consent to our use of cookies. If you do not, cookies will not be used. Thereafter you can opt-out of using cookies at any time or you can set your browser not to accept cookies and the websites below tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, some of our website features may not function as a result.

For further information on our use of cookies, please see our Website cookie policy.

For further information on cookies generally visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.


How we use your personal information

We collect information about our users for the following purposes:

To identify you and manage the account you hold with us; process your membership enrolment and payment via PayPal; conduct research, statistical analysis and behavioural analysis: carry out member profiling.


Who your information may be shared with

We may share your information with:

Law enforcement agencies in connection with any investigation to help prevent unlawful activity

We will not share you personal information with any other 3rd parties.



We would like to send you information about products, services, offers, competitions and our business which may be of interest to you. Such information could be sent by post, email, telephone, text message or automated call.

We will ask whether you would like us to send you marketing messages on the first occasion that you provide any relevant contact information (i.e. on purchase, signing up to a newsletter, entering a competition etc). If you do opt in to receive such marketing from us you can opt out at any time (see 'What rights do you have?' below for further information). If you have any queries about how to opt out, or if you are receiving messages you do not want you can contact us using the details provided below.


Whether personal information has to be provided by you, and if so why

The provision of the following information is required from you:

Name, age, first three or four digits of your postcode, and interests

This is to enable us to do the following:

Name; this will be published on the website and will be visible to to other members. Photograph: to allow members to "see" that you are a real person.Postcode; to allow us to determine your general location and to able to show other members who may share the same interest or just people in your postcode area.Interests; to enable us to match this to other members and show these to you and other members.

We will inform you at the point of collecting information from you, whether you are required to provide the information to us.


How long your personal information will be kept

We will hold your personal information for the following periods:

Name-this will be maintained on the website as long as you are a member; Age -we take your age at the date of joining and this is updated annually on the anniversary of your joining date, we do not store your birthday;Postcode; we only store the first three or four digits of your postcode to allow us to find other members in your postcode area; Interests- this info is required to allow us to match with other like minded members, this can be updated at any time whilst you are still a member; Email- this is used to confirm your membership, and for payment via PayPal, we may also use your email for promotional and general updates to the site, this can be opted out of any time. Your email is not shown on the website and all info is encrypted. All info will deleted if you close your account and will have to resubmitted if you cancel your membership.

These periods are no longer than necessary in each case.


Reasons we can collect and use your personal information

We rely on the following as the lawful basis on which we collect and use your personal information:


Consequence of our use of your personal information

The consequence to you of our use of your personal information is:

Other members will see the basic info (excluding email) that you completed to be member as you will be able to see theirs. You may be presented with adverts that may match either your Postcode locality or chosen Interest/s or both. The Advertisers cannot see any of your details.


Keeping your information secure

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.