Privacy Policy

Grad Diary Privacy Policy 

At Grad Diary we take your right to privacy very seriously. Please read on for more details about our Privacy Policy.

About Us

Grad Diary is a trading name of, and this website is operated by Pickastudentsbrain Limited, a company incorporated in England under number 06885209 with registered office at Hathaway House, Popes Drive, Finchley, London N3 1QF, UK (‘the Company, ‘Grad Diary’, ‘our’, ‘we’ or ‘us’).

Pickastudentsbrain Limited is registered to collect and process data under the UK Data Protection Act 1998. We will deal with any personal information that you provide to us when you use our website in accordance with the provisions of UK data protection laws.

Collection of Information

Grad Diary collects the personal details you submit to us when you use the site and complete the registration and order forms (such as your debit or credit card or other payment information, your name, postal address, e-mail address and telephone numbers), together with information we learn about you from your visits to our website and the use of our service.

If you register on our website, then we may collect information about you and/or your buying behaviour, and if you send us personal correspondence such as emails or letters, then we may collect this information into a file specific to you.

When you visit our website, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. This information may include, but is not limited to, your computer’s Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, the web page you were visiting before you came to our website and information you search for on our website. Like many websites, we also use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We may use “persistent cookies” to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to our website; and we use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of our website, to enable us to understand better how you interact with our website and to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on our website. If you change its options, you can instruct your web browser to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, if you instruct your web browser not to accept cookies, you may not be able to use all the various parts of our website or all of the functions on our website.

Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Information

We will use, store and/or otherwise process any personal information which relates to and identifies you to enable us to provide the services which can be booked through our website and to personalise the service that we provide to you and your use of our website, and for the purpose for which you provided it (e.g. responding to your enquiry). 

We may use your contact details to communicate with you and to send you offers about our and other companies’ services which we think may be of interest to you. 

You agree that we may pass your contact details (e-mail address and mobile phone number) to selected partner companies to enable them to offer you services that we think may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to do this, please e-mail us at privacy@graddiary.co.uk. 

We may send your information to other people (including those based outside the UK, which may have less strict rules about processing your personal information) if that is a necessary part of the reason you sent it to us or if we believe the law requires it. 

We will not share your details with third parties, except as set out in this privacy policy or as required by law.

We will keep your personal information for so long as we need it for the purposes of providing services to you.

If at any time you would like us to remove your personal information, or change it because it is incorrect, please contact us at privacy@graddiary.co.uk. 

You may submit feedback to us and if you choose to do so we may use such feedback as if it were our property, including using it for marketing purposes. We may contact you for further information on your feedback.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information from them. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected on this website.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy from time to time. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect from them, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose this information to third parties.

If at any time we decide that we wish to use personally identifiable information collected from users of our website in a manner that differs from that stated at the time this information was collected, we will notify such users by means of an email. Users of our website will then have a choice as to whether or not to consent to our using their personal information in accordance with our updated privacy policy.

Cookies

We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information.We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html

phpBB: Our websites runs the popular phpBB Forum and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with phpBB, and whether you have logged into phpBB (and, as such Grad Diary). We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken.

WordPress: Our websites runs the popular WordPress CMS and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with WordPress, and whether you have logged into our blog. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Twitter and Facebook. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

Further information on data protection and personal privacy

For further information from us on data protection and privacy contact: The Data Protection Manager, Grad Diary, Hathaway House, Popes Drive, Finchley, London N3 1QF, UK

Email: data@graddiary.co.uk

Information on the Data Protection Act 1998 is also on the website of The Information Commissioner’s Office at http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Use of this website is subject to our Terms and Conditions http://www.graddiary.com/terms/

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