Starztv.co.uk Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was updated on 9 January 2015 and is effective as of that date.

We care about your information and appreciate and value the trust you place in us to handle your information fairly and carefully. This Privacy Policy applies to the Sony Pictures Entertainment web sites and online features that link to this Privacy Policy (each a “Site”). The Sites are offered by CSC Media Group Limited, Sony Pictures Europe House, 25 Golden Square, London W1R 9LU and their subsidiaries or affiliated companies, including Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Entertainment Networks (UK) Limited and Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd. (collectively, "we," "us," and "our"). By visiting and using a Site, you are consenting to us gathering and processing Your Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy describes:

  1. The key points you need to know about how we gather and use Your Information
  2. What information do we gather about you?
  3. How do we use cookies and web beacons?
  4. How do we treat children's personal information?
  5. How do we use Your Information?
  6. How do we share Your Information?
  7. Links to other websites and services and our content on other websites
  8. Your consent to international transfers of Your Information
  9. Your rights: accessing and amending Your Information
  10. What steps do we take to keep Your Information secure?
  11. How can we make changes to our Privacy Policy?

1. The key points you need to know about how we gather and use Your Information

2. What information do we gather about you?

Information You Provide

We may collect personal data, including your name, email or street address, data of birth, telephone number, your preferences and interests, or other information you provide to us or grant us access to (“Personal Data”) when you register for newsletter, communicate with us, or take part in interactive games, features or competitions. We may also collect any photographs, video images or other user generated content that you may upload to the Site (“User-Generated Content” or “UGC”).

Automatic Information Collection

We may use a variety of technologies that collect and provide information about how the Site is accessed and used as well as demographic information about the users of the Site which we may obtain from third parties such as Google (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may consist of your internet browser type, operating system, the webpages you viewed, the time you viewed them, demographic information about you (such as your age, gender and interest areas, where available) and what webpages you looked at before viewing the current page so that we get a better idea of how our users interact with our Sites and can then tailor and improve them accordingly. Usage Information generally can't be linked to you individually, but if we can link it to you then we treat it as Your Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We also automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device (collectively, “Device”) you use to access the Site. A unique identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access a web site or its servers, and our computers identify your Device by this number (“Device Identifier”). Some mobile service providers may also provide us with the physical location of the Device used to access the Site.

Third Party Interactive Features

You may participate in a third party feature on our Site, such as through: a login to the Site using Facebook Connect; participation in a game or other feature where your score is posted on a social media site; or an interaction with a “like” or a “share” button for a feature on our Site. You may also engage in activities on third party sites, such as participation in a Facebook application where you allow us to have access to your Personal Data. In addition, we may receive Personal Data about you if other users of a third party web site give us access to their profiles and you are one of their “connections” or similar features. The Personal Data that we obtain through these activities is subject to this Privacy Policy. The information obtained by the third party is not subject to this Privacy Policy, and instead is governed by any terms applicable to your relationship with such third party.

3. How do we use cookies and web beacons?

By using the Site, you consent to our cookies. Cookies are files that web servers place on your Device. The use of cookies on the Site allows you to enjoy more seamless visits and more accurately measures your behaviour on the Site. There are two types of cookies that we may use: session and persistent.

Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your Device when you close the browser software. Persistent cookies remain on your Device after the browser has been closed. The cookies used on the Site do not identify you personally. They merely recognize your browser, unless you choose to identify yourself voluntarily. You may choose to identify yourself for any one of the following reasons: by asking the browser to remember your username and password, by responding to a promotional offer, or by personalizing a web page or requesting more information on a product or service.

Web beacons (also known as clear gifs) are used in combination with cookies to help Site operators understand how you interact with their websites. A web beacon is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a site or in an email. The use of a clear gif allows the Site to measure your actions in opening the page that contains the clear gif.

SPE may use cookies and web beacons for a number of purposes, including to:

Controlling Our Use of Cookies

Third Party Cookies on SPE

For analytics services, we may use Omniture, a web analysis service provided by Adobe. To opt out of Omniture’s cookie tracking see http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/product#optout

This Site may also use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files that are stored on your Device and allow an analysis of your use of the Site. If Google Analytics are used, the information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including the IP address) will be transferred to and stored on a server of Google in the US. Google will use such information, to analse your use of the Site, to create reports about the web site activities for SPE and to provide further services associated with the use of the Site and the internet. Furthermore, Google may transfer such information to third parties, to the extent legally required or if such third parties process the data on behalf of Google. In no event will Google associate your IP address with other information of Google.

You may prevent the installation of cookies through your browser settings; please note, however, that in this case not all functionalities of the Site may be available to you. By using this Site, you consent to the processing of your information collected by Google as described above and for the purposes described above.

Google Analytics can be disabled through this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

4. How do we treat children's personal information?

We do not knowingly collect information including Personal Data from minors under than 18 years old. Only users 18 and over are permitted to use and register to use this Site.

5. How do we use Your Information?

We will use Personal Data collected through the Sites to: (1) allow you to participate in the features we offer on the Site; (2) process your registration and/or upload your UGC; (3) provide you with information that you request or agree to receive; (4) improve the Site and for internal business purposes; (5) contact you with regard to your use of the Site, and any changes to our policies; (6) tailor content, advertisements and offers we serve you; and (7) fulfil other purposes disclosed at the time you provide your Personal Data or otherwise with your consent.

6. How do we share Your Information?

We may share Personal Data with the following parties:

When You Agree To Have Your Personal Information Shared

While on our Site, you may have the opportunity to opt-in to receive information and/or marketing offers from someone else or to otherwise consent to the sharing of your Personal Data with a third party. If you agree to have your Personal Data shared, your Personal Data will be disclosed to the third party and the Personal Data you disclose will be subject to the privacy policy and business practices of that third party. You also may specifically request, sometimes through your use of an interactive feature, a widget or an application, that we share your Personal Data with a third party and we will typically do so under those circumstances. In addition, if you choose to register for a promotion, such as a competition, prize draw or contest, your Personal Data may be disclosed to third parties for purposes of the administration of such promotion.

Personal Data That You Disclose Publicly on the Site

You may submit UGC to the Site. Any such UGC will be disclosed publicly. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party uses of any UGC after it is displayed on the Site.

Third Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf

We may engage third parties to perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting or operating our Site, sending e-mail communications, and data analysis. We may share Personal Data with third parties in order for them to provide content or otherwise perform services for us, and we will require such parties to maintain appropriate security to protect such data from unauthorised access or processing.

Affiliate Sharing and Business Transfers

We may share your Personal Data with other entities affiliated with us for internal reasons, primarily for business and operational purposes. SPE or any of its assets, including the Site, may be sold, or other transactions may occur in which your Personal Data is one of the business assets of the transaction. In such case, your Personal Data may be transferred.

Legal Protections and Other Disclosures

We may transfer and disclose information, including your Personal Data, Usage Information and Device Identifier (including IP address), to third parties: to comply with a legal obligation; when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce the Site's Terms of Use or other applicable policies; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of third parties, visitors to this Site or the public. Pursuant to valid requests by law enforcement agencies, we may also use Device Identifiers to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with copyright owners, Internet service providers, wireless service providers or law enforcement agencies, in our discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.

7. Links to other websites and services and our content on other websites

The Site may contain links that will direct you to other websites or services that are operated and controlled by third parties. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use our logo(s) as part of a co-branding agreement. We have no control over these third parties, and your use of their websites and features are subject to their privacy policies. SPE is not responsible for the privacy practices or business practices of any third party web site. In addition, SPE may place our widgets or other features on certain third party web sites. When we do so, any Personal Data that we obtain about you will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Security; Monitoring

To help protect you and others, we monitor use of our website, and we use the information we collect, including personally identifiable information, to identify fraudulent activities and transactions; prevent abuse of and investigate and/or seek prosecution for any potential threats to or misuse of our website; ensure compliance with the applicable terms of service and this Privacy Policy; investigate violations of or enforce these agreements; and otherwise to protect the rights and property of SPE, its partners, and customers. Monitoring may result in the collection, recording, and analysis of online activity or communications through our website. If you do not consent to these conditions, you must discontinue your use of our website.

8. Your consent to international transfers of Your Information

The Site is hosted and operated in the United Kingdom. Your Personal Data may be transferred to and processed in the United States where the privacy laws may not provide an equivalent level of protection to those in your home country. By using the Site, and providing us with any information, you consent to the transfer of your information to, and its processing in, the United States.

9. Your rights: accessing and amending Your Information

You have the right to access your Personal Data held by us and, if necessary, have it amended or deleted. You can also request not to receive email communications and/or other marketing information from us. For more details please contact our data protection team by email at SonyPrivacy@spe.sony.com or write to us at:

CSC Media Group Limited
Sony Pictures Europe House
25 Golden Square, London W1R 9LU

10. What steps do we take to keep Your Information secure?

Except to the extent limited by applicable law, we reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time, by prominently posting notice of the amendment on this Site. The changes will become effective fourteen days after posting and will apply to any Personal Data you provide to us after that date. If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy that materially impact the way that we collect, process or store your Personal Data, we will, to the extent that we have your email address, notify you by email. You will be given the choice at that time to consent to the use of your Personal Data in such manner.

11. How can we make changes to our Privacy Policy?

Except to the extent limited by applicable law, we reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time, by prominently posting notice of the amendment on this Site. The changes will become effective fourteen days after posting and will apply to all Your Information. If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy that materially impact the way that we collect, process or store your Personal Data, we will, to the extent that we have your email address, notify you by email.

Effective Date: This Privacy Policy was updated on 9 January 2015 and is effective as of that date.