Info we legally have to have on our website!
TERMS OF WEBSITE USE
INFORMATION ABOUT US
Our site is operated by Melissa Massey of 42 Ambler Road, London, N4 2QU (“we” or “us”). Our email address is .
ACCESSING OUR SITE
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
_In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
_In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
_For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
_To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards which are set out below.
_To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
You also agree:
_Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site
_Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
*any part of our site;
*any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
*any software used in the provision of our site; or
*any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us. You may not reproduce in any format (including on another website) any part of our site (including content, images, designs, look and feel) without our prior written consent.
RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED
Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
OUR SITE CHANGES REGULARLY
We may change the content on our site at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude:
_All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
_Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it (whether by us or a third party), including, without limitation any liability for:
*loss of income or revenue;
*loss of business;
*loss of profits or contracts;
*loss of anticipated savings;
*loss of data;
*loss of goodwill;
*wasted management or office time; and
*for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISIT TO OUR SITE
UPLOADING MATERIAL TO OUR SITE
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out below. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out below.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
_Be accurate (where they state facts).
_Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
_Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
_Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
_Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
_Promote sexually explicit material.
_Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
_Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person
_Be likely to deceive any person.
_Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
_Promote any illegal activity.
_Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
_Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
_Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
_Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
_Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
LINKING TO OUR SITE
You may link to our home page, provided you have obtained our prior written consent and provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to .
LINKS FROM OUR SITE
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
JURISTICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By submitting personal data to us, you agree to us using your data as follows.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Mel Massey at 22-23 Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BU.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process the following data about you:
_Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site (our site). We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion and when you report a problem with our site.
_If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
_We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
_Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
_To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
_To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
_To speed up your searches.
_To recognise you when you return to our site.
_The following types of cookie may be used during your visit to our site:-
*session cookies that are deleted after each visit.
*persistent cookies are valid across visits and, for example, are used to avoid the need to tell us your country of residence at the start of each visit.
*email cookies which are set on your computer by an email from us, but are accessed by our site when you use our site.
third party cookies that are used by our partners, for example, to help us measure site visitors.
The cookies we use are “analytical” cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
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 our site; 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.
USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
_We may use information held about you in the following ways:
_To send you our newsletters from time to time.
_To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
_To provide you with information that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
_To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
_To allow you to participate in interactive features of our site, when you choose to do so.
_To notify you about changes to our offering.
We do not currently intend to share your information with third parties but if we do so in the future, we will first notify you and give you the option to opt out of receiving any communications from such third parties.
We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users. We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
_In the event that 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.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us at .
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on your computer when you visit a web page. Cookies enable a website to tailor information presented to you based on your browsing preferences and statistical data.
Do cookies mean I could get cold calls or junk mail?
We never use the data gathered through cookies to contact you.
This information is only used for analytical purposes, and will be limited to a minimum. This type of cookie does not hold personally identifiable information.
Can cookies harm my computer?
No. Cookies do not harm your computer and cannot carry viruses. Cookies are intended to enhance your experience of a website, rather than obstruct it.
Cookies used by Mel Massey Studio
For the best experience on any website, your PC, laptop, mobile or tablet will need to accept cookies. Without cookies, you will not be able to make a booking, or benefit from certain website features.
Below, we list the websites and domains that generate the cookies used within our website, along with their purpose.
This cookie is generated by our website and holds a small, simple set of basic information about the visitor, including time spent on the site. It is deleted when the browser is closed and does not contain any personal details or anything that could let someone gain access to private and confidential information.
We use Google’s services for tracking and analysing site visits and the popularity of certain sections. We also offer links to Google’s Plus social networking service. A number of cookies are generated by the domains listed above. They are not harmful or a potential security threat and you are not giving personal information away to Google or any other 3rd party by allowing these cookies to be created and for them to send site usage data to google.
We make use of the AddThis social networking tool to make it easy to share content with others across your favourite social networks. We also interact with Facebook and Pinterest to bring content from the presence on those services into the website to improve the experience for our users. Cookies are generated by addthis.com, facebook.com and pinterest.com for these purposes.
How to Disable Cookies
On Your PC
Go to “Tools” and then “Internet Options”
Click on the Privacy tab
Use the slider to change your cookie settings to how you want them. A description of each setting will appear next to each option.
Go to “Tools” and then “Internet Options”
Click on the Privacy icon
Change the history settings to set your browser to reject all cookies, or to tailor your cookie settings to how you want them.
Click on the spanner and select “Settings”, which will open in a new tab
On the left hand side, select “Under the Hood”
Click “Content Settings” under “Privacy”
Choose your preferred option in the cookies menu
On an Apple Mac
Internet Explorer 5 (MacOS X)
Choose Preferences from Explorer menu
Select Receiving Files options
Choose your preferred settings
Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.
Safari 1.0 (MacOS X)
Choose Preferences from Safari menu
Select Security icon
Cookie settings are shown in window
Choose your preferred settings
Go to Opera in the main menu and select Preferences (or press Alt+P to access them directly)
Go to “Settings” and then select “Safari”
Click on “Privacy”, where you will be able to change your cookie settings
Go to “Settings” and then select “Safari”
Click on “Privacy”, where you will be able to change your cookie settings
In the internet browser, open the menu and select “More”
Scroll down to “Privacy”, and then click to accept or reject cookies, or to clear cookie data
All Other Mobile Devices
All Other Mobile Devices Please consult the device owner’s manual.
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