Bin Weevils is the place in cyberspace where kids can play games, enter competitions, win prizes, chat to friends and watch favourite cartoons. Bin Weevils believes in the power of kids and we urge both them and their parents to use and enjoy our site. Whilst we encourage the interactive nature of online media, we strive to educate parents and kids about how to appropriately safeguard their privacy when travelling on the web. Our information collection practices are described below. We urge kids to check with their parents before entering any information on any website and we urge parents to discuss with their kids restrictions regarding the online release of personal information to anyone they don’t know.

What Information Is Collected?

At Bin Weevils Limited, we are committed to providing a fun, entertaining, and safe website for people of all ages all over the world. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected on the Bin Weevils website. We ensure that our privacy policy and our information practices adhere to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and applicable European Union Data Protection legislation.
The data controller for the purposes of UK data protection legislation is Bin Weevils Limited (“we” or “us” or “our”). The ways we collect user’s (“you” or “your” or “user”) personal information and how we use it on the site are as follows:

1. Registration and activation

To log into the site, we do not require any personally identifiable information, all we ask is for the user to provide a username and password to get into the site. Users will then have restricted access to an social features on the site, they will not be able to chat to other people, use the message board nor add other users to their friends list or be able to win prizes through competitions. In order to take part and access these features of the site, users are asked to activate their account. During the activation process, we only ask kids to submit their age, gender and parental email address if the child is under 13, where we will then send an activation email to the parent. Those children aged 13 or over are able to put in their own email address. Activated users can cancel their account at any time. To cancel, please contact us using the form in the contact us section of this website.

All such personal information collected during the account activation process is used only for the purpose of providing kids with full access to the sites social features. It is not our policy to use such information for general marketing purposes or to share such information with third parties (except in relation to competitions as set out below or where we are required to do so by law or in the context of a business transfer). Should our policy on this change, we will let you know and give you the choice to be included.

We do not obtain or require disclosure of sensitive personal data (such as ethnic origin or religion) but if you choose to provide us with such sensitive personal data, we may assume such sensitive personal data is provided with your express consent for processing by us for the purposes for which such personal data was provided by you unless otherwise notified by you to us in writing using the contact us using the form in the contact us section of this website.

2. Orders/Membership

If you purchase a product or service from Bin Weevils, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on your order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email address, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card information and expiration date).

3. Agents/Service Providers

We use other third parties such as a shipping company to fulfil orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. We use email and the telephone to assist you if you have questions while using our site or regarding your order. When you sign up for Click and Buy or PayPal, we will share your email address, country of residence, and Bin Weevils Account ID as necessary for the third party to provide that service.

These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for promotional purposes.

4. Competitions

We offer the opportunity for those kids who have activated their account to enter competitions on-line. In order to run competitions and send out prizes, we will contact the person using the email address provided during the activation process. At this point, it may be necessary to gather more information in order to fuflil the prize delivery,his can include name, address and telephone number. As a matter of policy, we keep such information only for the purposes of administering the competition and do not disclose such information to third parties except where necessary to fulfil the prizes (e.g. it may be shared with fulfilment houses for processing purposes). We may from time to time offer competitions sponsored by third party businesses and may share entrant information with such businesses in order to fulfil the competition only. We will provide potential entrants with the opportunity to opt-in to such third party sponsored competitions. Once a competition is finished, we will delete any additional personal information collected.

5. Electronic Cards

We may give kids the option to send “electronic cards” to their friends. We do not collect our visitors’ full names, but we do collect email addresses during this process in order to inform the user that their e-card has been read. We also ask users to submit their friends’ email addresses so we can send them these e-cards. We think it would be disproportionate to inform user’s friend(s) about our privacy policy and how we will be using their personal data beforehand because it would spoil the surprise of receiving the friend’s electronic card. However, we can reassure users that this data is not transferred to a third party or used for marketing purposes and it is not kept for any longer than is necessary.

6. Feedback

We provide kids with the opportunity to email us with their opinions and comments. We request no personally identifiable information unless the kid indicates that he or she wants us to reply. In these circumstances, we ask for a first name and email address. This information is used solely by us in order to give requested feedback and is then deleted from our system periodically.

7. Cookies and Log Data

Cookies are information files that your web browser places on the hard drive of your computer when you visit certain websites. We are able to access only the cookies that our Site places on your computer and we are only able to determine the type of computer operating system and browser that you are using. Cookies cannot damage user files, nor can they read information from a user’s hard drive. Cookies allow websites to “remember” users activities on a website as well as users visits to a website. At binweevils.com, cookies are used to determine the number of unique visitors to our Site over a given period. We do not store any personal information in the cookies nor do we link or combine information collected through cookies to any personal information submitted by users when participating in our activities. We collect this information in order to improve access to our content based on our visitors’ browsers and operating system types to make our content available to as many kids as possible. You can, of course, disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser.

Log data collected on web servers within our control also supplies us with non-personally identifiable information about the number of visits to different pages on our Site. We use this information only for improving our Site. We do not link the “log data” collected to personally identifiable information submitted by users when participating in our activities.

The information collected through cookies and log data may be passed to our Research Department or to third party advertisers or business partners.

If you do not wish us to use cookies for the purposes explained above, please inform us in writing using the contact us using the form in the contact us section of this website

8. Transfer of Personal Data

We may also transfer your personal data collected to any country, including countries outside the European Economic Area, for any of the purposes described above. Your provision of personal data to us through use of this Site is understood by us to constitute consent to such transfer unless you inform us of your wish not to transfer your personal data in this manner by contacting us using the form in the contact us section of this website.

9. Monitoring of Communications

We may record or monitor your telephone conversations and email correspondence with our staff for security, compliance with the law, training purposes and to maintain and improve the quality of our services.

10. Security

We have taken steps to ensure that all personally identifiable information that we collect is secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers as well as electronic security systems and password protections, which guard against unauthorised access.

11. Agents

The personally identifiable information provided to binweevils.com may be transferred, disclosed or shared with third parties who may be engaged by us as data processors to specifically to handle and deliver certain activities (e.g. message boards, competitions, e-cards, advisory board, communities) and perform other technical and processing functions, such as sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from registration lists, programming, providing services to our users, or otherwise operating our Site. They have access to personal information needed to perform their processing functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

12. Third party websites

We provide a “bumper page” when linking from our Site to an advertiser’s site, which lets kids know they are going to an advertiser’s site and reminds them not to give out information online without getting permission from their parents. Kids and their parents should be aware that other sites have different policies on collection of information to us, so it is important to check their Privacy Policies before submitting any personally identifiable information.

13. Business Transfers

In the event that all or substantially all of our assets are transferred or sold to another business, you agree that we may transfer any of your personally identifiable information to the acquiring business.

14. Questions/Concerns?

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our privacy policy and/or practices, please contact us using the form in the contact us section of this website.

Alternatively you can write to:

Standards and Practices
Bin Weevils Limited
The Clockhouse
220 Latimer Road
LONDON
W10 6QY