Web Privacy and Data Protection Policy
The following is a general statement respecting the 8beat.com Privacy and
Data Protection policy in regard to information submitted via any 8beat.com
Web site. The principles detailed here will be implemented at each 8beat.com
Web site requesting or inviting Personal Data, detailing the specific purposes
to which such information will be put, and any special circumstances associated
with the use of such information. Where approval is required for the potential
use of Personal Data, such approvals will be explicitly requested. This
policy does not over-ride legislative or voluntary codes of conduct, where
such legislation or code exists, and is applicable to the 8beat.com management
of Personal Data.
8beat.com Is Committed to Privacy and Data Protection Around the World
8beat.com recognises and acknowledges the responsibility and duty of trust
and care that we have to maintain the privacy of Personal Data shared with
us through the WEB, or through any other source.
As a global company in the electronic marketplace we believe that
it is our responsibility to set industry-leading standards in our
approach to the protection of Personal Data.
Around the world, we comply with country-specific legislative requirements.
But we have gone beyond that by implementing a global agreement within
8beat.com that establishes a Code of Practice for the management and handling
of Personal Data throughout the company -- a comprehensive set of rules
establishing a consistently protected environment for Personal Data controlled
by us -- anywhere in the world.
8beat.com Privacy and the Web
Correspond with confidence: Whenever you share any facts about yourself
with 8beat.com, it goes no further than us. It is our commitment to comply
with the following:
Our commitment on Use: When you share personal
information with us, that information will be used only in direct
connection with the purpose for which it was provided. If you ask
for information, make a purchase, send a subscription, that's what
you'll get -- you won't find yourself on a new mailing list or
subject to sales contacts. If we think it would be useful to you
to make additional use of your data, we will specifically ask your
approval. No opt-in, no additional use.
Our commitment on Confidentiality: We will not share
your data with a third party unless we specifically ask your
approval. No opt-in, no transfer. While we may hold or process
your data at various places, at all times the management and
handling rules under our Code of Practice will be applicable to
ensure that these same commitments still apply; the only
exceptions to this being in response to a court order or other
Our commitment on Retention: We won't keep your data
longer than we need to. When its purpose has been fulfilled, it
will be deleted confidentially and totally.
Our commitment on Accuracy: If we need to keep your data
for the long term, we will provide a method for routinely
validating and confirming that the data is accurate and will work
with you to achieve this.
Our commitment on Access: Every time we collect data,
you will find a mail address that you can use to contact us to
check what data we control about you. We will get back to you as
quickly as possible, but we will need to verify that you are the
'Data Subject' before we can release any data. We will endeavor to
respond to you within 10 days.
Our commitment on Security: Your Personal Data will be secure. 8beat.com manages data for major corporations
around the world, and has done so for nearly 40 years. We take pride that
our technology and our security policies keep even the most confidential
personal and commercial data safe with us.
Our commitment to Juniors: We would not normally collect Personal Data on juniors (age 13 or less).
Where we become aware of such data it will be deleted immediately and without
completion of the intended use. Where in exceptional cases data must be
collected on children, such data will be collected and used in compliance
with such local practices and recommendations as may be in force, in addition
to the requirements of the 8beat.com Code of Practice generally. Data on
children will additionally in all circumstances be defined as 'Sensitive
Data' and subject to the additional rules regarding such data.
How We Manage Our Commitment To Privacy and Data
8beat.com operating entities around the world are signatories to the Intercompany
Agreement establishing 8beat.com' Global Code of Practice for Privacy and
Data Protection. The Code of Practice encompasses the scope of the various
diverse yet applicable country-legislation, and draws upon certain industry
voluntary agreements around the world. Compliance with the Code of Practice
is promoted and enforced through an awareness and education programme.
There is an internal complaint resolution procedure aimed at investigating
and resolving any complaints or other problems that may arise from time
to time. The 8beat.com Global Privacy Office provides strategy direction
and guidance on privacy issues within 8beat.com.
8beat.com is also an active participant in industry groups in matters of
Privacy and Data Protection, and an active participant in supporting and
progressing privacy and the protection of Personal Data within the electronic
8beat.com -- a worldwide commitment to Privacy and Data Protection