Darc Productions Limited maintains high standards for the protection of
privacy over the Internet and therefore the purpose of this statement is to
explain the types of information obtained about visitors and members
(collectively known as and herein after referred to as "users") of this site
www.darc-productions.co.uk (herein after referred to as the "Site"), how the
information is obtained, how it is used, and how users can restrict its use or
The only information Darc Productions Limited obtains about individual
users of the Site is information supplied voluntarily by the user. This means
that you can visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any
information about yourself.
To gauge the effectiveness of the Site, we do collect some non-individually-identifiable generic
information about our users. Our web server
automatically recognizes a user's domain name, the web page from which a
user enters the Site, which pages a user visits on the Site, sometimes how
much time a user spends on each page, but not the user's e-mail address
unless voluntarily supplied. This information does not reveal a user's identity.
We aggregate this information and use it to evaluate and improve the Site.
The Site may use "cookies" to improve our level of service to users. Cookies
are lines of text that are transmitted to your web browser when you click on a
site. Your browser stores the information on your hard drive and when you
return to that site later, the cookie is transmitted back to the server that
originally sent it to you.
Cookies provide a way for a server to recall a previous request or previous
registration, or to keep track of a transaction as it progresses, so that
information does not have to be repeated. To be notified when you are about
receive a cookie you can configure your browser to alert you when a site is
attempting to send you a cookie and at that time you will have the option of
refusing the cookie. You can check your hard drive for cookie files, on the
"cookies.txt" file on your PC's hard drive or under "magic cookies" on a
You can choose to provide individually-identifiable information through the
Site in a number of ways - by ordering a service from us, sending us e-mail,
registering to receive news or Site update information, or entering a contest.
When visitors supply information about themselves for a specific purpose,
Darc Productions Limited uses the information for that purpose. In addition,
when users order services, or request information about our services from
the Site, we may use the individually-identifiable information to evaluate your
service needs and contact you regarding additional services you may find
We collect e-mail addresses (where possible) of users of the Site that provide
us with their e-mail address. We also collect the e-mail addresses of those
who post messages to our notice board, forum & classifieds, of those who
communicate with us via e-mail, of those who make postings to our chat
areas and from information volunteered by the user, such as survey
information and/or Site registrations.
The information collected is primarily for security purposes as well as to
notify users about updates to the Site and to contact users for marketing
purposes; this may also include commercial messages as part of the e-mail.
When commercial messages are part of the e-mail (or the entire e-mail), it will
be designated "Advertisement" or "Commercial Message."
When you enter a contest or other promotional feature, we may ask for your
name, address, and e-mail address so we can administer the contest and
Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online may receive
telephone contact from us with information regarding their Site membership.
placed on the Site are done so on a secure online form. That means your
encrypted credit card number is safe in transit to a secure database.
From time to time, we make our user e-mail list available to other reputable
organizations whose products or services we think you might find useful.
However, we do not sell individually-identifiable information obtained on-line
about our users to anyone unless this information forms part of a transferral
of rights to and interest in the Site to a Third Party.
If you do not want us to share your e-mail address with other companies or
organizations, and/or you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future,
please let us know by sending e-mail to the
with your specific request.
If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic
mailings from us with information on new products, services or upcoming
events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by
sending e-mail to the above e-mail address and provide us with your exact
name and address - your name will then be removed from our mailing list.
Darc Productions Limited is committed to safeguarding customer privacy on
the Site and therefore you can feel confident that your individually-identifiable
information will be protected when you access our webpages or order
services from us over the Internet. However, the Site does contain links to
other sites and as such, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy
practices employed by other sites.
The Site may disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in
the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts
of the law or comply with legal process served on Darc Productions Limited,
its employees, agents, representitives or assignees, or the Site; (b) protect
and defend the rights or property of Darc Productions Limited, its employees,
agents, representitives or assignees, the Site or the users of the
Site, and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of
employees, agents, representitives, or assignees of Darc Productions
Limited, users of the Site or the public.
By using the Site you consent to the collection and use of this information by
post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what
information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we
September 19, 2001