Commotion is a division and trading name of The Press Association Limited (“PA”). PA is the owner of this Website and is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. PA’s registered address is 292 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V 1AE.
PA is part of PA Group Limited (company number 4197) (“PA Group”) which consists of any company which is more than 50% owned or controlled by PA Group from time to time.
What personal information do we collect and why?
We may collect personal information from you (such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, bank account details) when you complete registration or enquiry forms or send emails to us or provide your details to us in some other way either online or offline. Please do not submit your personal information to us if you do not wish us to collect it.
We, and our third party partners, collect information about your use of this Website, including advertisements delivered to you and your general internet usage, in order to deliver a better service to you. This information is collected using cookies, tracking tags and other methods, and may include your IP address. More details, including information on how to opt-out of this processing, are set out in sections 6 and 7 below.
Use of your personal information
We may use your personal information to:
carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
reply to any enquiry you make of PA or any PA Group company; or
notify you of a change to our service.
We may also use the information you provide for our own internal statistical purposes and to analyse and improve our products and services.
We may give your personal information to other companies within the PA Group, for the purposes of providing products and services you have requested from us and so that those group companies can provide you with information relating to products and services we think may interest you, by letter, email or on your mobile device.
If you do not wish to receive this promotional material, you may opt-out by: (i) notifying your usual PA Group contact; or (ii) sending an e-mail or writing to The Data Protection Officer, Legal Department, Press Association Limited, 292 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1AE telling us you do not wish to receive further promotional material; or (iii) using the “unsubscribe” process described in the promotional material (where applicable).
Disclosure of personal information to third parties
We will not disclose any personal information you provide to us to any third party organisation outside the PA Group of companies, unless:
we are running a joint event with a third party company, in which case that company will have access to your personal information in order to provide you with information relating to products and services it considers may interest you, by letter, email or on your mobile device. If you do not wish to receive this promotional material, you may opt-out by: (i) notifying the relevant third party company; or (ii) sending an e-mail or writing to telling us you do not wish to receive further promotional material;
we need to do so to provide you with the products or services you select;
we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it;
we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
a PA Group company or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it may be one of the transferred assets; or
to protect the rights, property, or safety of any PA Group company, its customers, employees, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Third party cookies, action tags
We may use the services of third parties (such as Google Analytics and SalesForce) to analyse the way in which users interact with this Website (for example, search patterns) and to deliver the advertisements you see on this Website.
These third parties may generate their own cookies in your browser software and use action tags and other methods to collect and compile information about the advertisements you have seen and “clickstream” data (e.g. behavioural data, IP addresses, log files, and other traffic data) relating to your online browsing.
These cookies cannot be used to identify an individual. They can only be used for statistical purposes, for example, in providing you with advertisements that are more relevant to your interests.
Some of the information gleaned from third party cookies and action tags will be aggregated with other anonymous information for statistical purposes.
We don’t have access to these cookies. We only allow them to be served. However, we may use the statistical information provided to us by our partners arising from these third party cookies, for example, to improve the targeting of advertisements to users of the Website.
The third parties that generate these cookies and action tags have their own privacy policies describing how they use the information that they collect.
If you would like to disable third party cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate an “opt-out” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your computer. Visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website at www.networkadvertising.org for information on how to obtain an “opt-out cookie”.
Links to other websites
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers or in secure filing systems.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to us via the internet; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
How to contact us
If you have any queries with regard to our data processing practices or you wish to correct or update or request a copy of any of the personal details we hold about you, please contact your usual PA Group contact or send us an email or write to us at: The Data Protection Officer, Legal Department, Press Association Limited, 292 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1AE.
Any request for a copy of information may be subject to a fee (currently £10) to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.