This policy tells you:
Who we are
• What information we might collect from you
• What information we might collect about you from other sources
• How we might use you information
• When we might use your details to contact you
• What information of yours we might share with others
• How long we might keep your information for
• Your rights about the personal information you give us
We are Relaks Radio Limited, the Media & Entertainment group (‘We’). Relaks Radio Limited is a community radio which is self-funded and can be listened to via our mobile phone app on Android or iOS and is also broadcasted live on Facebook, YouTube and other popular social media platforms.
Relaks Radio caters to a diverse community and provides a platform for you to directly communicate with your listeners. Radio is known to be 4 times more powerful than any media platform and is also friendly and easier to understand.
Language is a huge barrier in the transference of important information, and we will endeavor to enable yourselves to overcome this barrier and therefore enable critical information to be communicated in a very simplistic manner to those who otherwise may not be able to understand mainstream news providers such as the BBC and Sky News.
The information we may collect about you will vary depending on how you interact and engage with us. It may include the following:
We may collect and process your name, address, phone number, email address, IP address, user name, password, age, gender and date of birth when you provide them to us, for example, when you:
We will combine the information we collect about you so that we can tailor our communications with you, serve you age appropriate content you find relevant and engaging and serve you relevant adverts, if you have given us consent to do so. You can manage your advertising preferences through our Privacy Manager.
Please visit our FAQs page and refer to our “Relaks radio uses your data” section for more detail on what personal information we collect when you register a Relaks radioPlayer account.
We may collect your name, bank account and sort code, for example, to transfer to you a cash prize you have won in one of our competitions.
We may collect some technical information from your devices (for example, computer, mobile, TV, tablet, speaker or other voice-enabled devices) and web browsers. This might include the IP address and Device ID attached to your device. This enables us to serve you personalised adverts, recommend content and understand when you have made repeated visits to our websites and used our services.
We will not collect your Device ID and will anonymise your IP address if you have not consented to the use of them through our Privacy Manager.
We may collect information about how you have engaged with our services or programmes, such as the types of articles being read and the stations, programmes and podcasts being listened to.
If you call, text, email or otherwise communicate with us, we may collect your name, location and a brief summary of your contribution or opinion. We may use your phone number to invite you for further discussion about a topic on one of our shows. Please note, some of this information may include sensitive information (e.g. political opinion, trade union) when you provide that information to us as set out in section h. below.
When you register a Relaks radioPlayer account, we ask what country you’re in so we can comply with the relevant copyright rules according to the country you are in. We also ask for your postcode so we can serve you localised content, such as news and weather.
We will only collect information regarding your geographic location based on your full IP address and the GPS of your mobile device, if you have consented through our Privacy Manager.
If you have not consented to the use of your full IP address, our ad serving systems may still make estimations on your general local area when you listen to podcasts in Relaks radioPlayer (for example, the country, town or county you are likely to be in) using your anonymised IP address and serve you podcast adverts based on those estimations. We will not be able to identify your precise location through an anonymised IP address.
To monitor and understand what people are saying about Relaks radio and our brands on social media, we collect information about comments or other information you may have made publicly available about us. For example, comments made on social media platforms such as Twitter or Facebook. If you use your social media accounts to directly engage us (such as including one of our Twitter handles in a public message or direct messaging us), we may also use your username or Twitter handle in order to correspond with you and to track interactions we have had with our listeners on social media.
We will only collect sensitive personal information (also known as ‘special category personal data’) from you if you provide us with it. Sensitive personal information includes information about your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, sex life or sexual orientation.
For example, you may provide us your political opinions to discuss on one of our shows or submit other sensitive personal information if you choose to participate in our surveys.
Please do not submit such sensitive information if you do not wish us to process it.
We may obtain additional information about you from trusted third parties and public sources:
Information provided to us in this way may include details about your demographics, interests and other classifications such as gender, age bracket, social grade or hobbies according to your browsing interests. We then use this information to place you in particular groups or segments with other users with similar information (a process known as ‘profiling’ or ‘segmenting’) and may combine this information with other information we hold about you (such as general information, device information and usage information described in section 3 above) or information we have collected when you signed up as a VIP, so that we can deliver advertising that is relevant based on your interests. For example, if you have been clicking on articles about pop music and listening to our radio stations which play primarily pop music, we may combine this information to learn you have an interest in pop music and, as a result, you may be shown more adverts for live pop music events. You can manage personalised advertising settings through our Privacy Manager.
We have to have a valid reason to use your personal information. This is called a “lawful basis for processing”. We process personal information under the following legal bases:
We use your personal information where you have given us your consent. We rely on your consent for the following:
When we process personal information based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time and we will cease to process data after consent is withdrawn.
We may process your personal information when we need to fulfil a contract with you. For example, when you enter a competition on our website and provide us with personal information, we will need to use this personal information to contact you should you win.
We process your personal information when we have a legitimate interest to do so, provided that our interests are not overridden by your data protection rights.
Our legitimate interests include where we use your personal information to:
We may process your personal information to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations for example, preventing, investigating and detecting crime, fraud or anti-social behaviour and complying with law enforcement agencies.
If you enter a competition we may, if you have agreed, disclose your information to the competition sponsors. If you are a prize winner, we will give your information to the sponsors and share your information with the parties who assist us in providing prizes to the winners.
We may carry out research or analysis, which contains your personal information, via our websites, and share aggregated responses to questions with our partner organisations.
We may share your personal information with our external third-party service providers. These include accountants, auditors, lawyers, other professional advisors, IT systems, support and hosting service providers, printing, market research and analysis service providers, website analytics, technical engineers, data storage, cloud providers, outsourced service providers and other similar third-party vendors that assist us in carrying out business activities.
We may need to share your personal information with Government bodies, law enforcement agencies or other regulatory bodies agencies where we are required to do so or where necessary to enforce our rights.
If you have consented to the placement of non-essential cookies when visiting our websites and using our apps, we will share the personal information we collect via such cookies with third parties such as:
When we share your personal information in this way, we ask the recipients to only use your information where necessary in order to choose whether to use our OBA services. However, we cannot control the use these advertisers and agencies will make of your personal information once it is received. For further information about how they may use your personal information, we’d recommend reviewing the privacy information provided by the third parties you have given your consent via the Privacy Manager for us to share your data with.
In addition, if you have registered with Relaks radioPlayer via one of our apps or websites, your user ID will be shared and matched with our insight tools to inform more relevant targeting of audio, video and display advertisements. This includes Nielsen Marketing Cloud, a data management platform which is used to select relevant advertising based on your online behaviour.
You can give and withdraw consent and control which third parties will receive your personal information for OBA purposes via our Privacy Manager.
You can access our services through voice-enabled devices, such as an Amazon Alexa or other smart speakers. You will be able to link your smart speaker account with your Relaks radioPlayer account. Once linked, and provided you have agreed to receive personalised advertising from us (as explained above), you may also receive such advertising via our audio streams when you select them on your smart speaker. The company that provides your smart speaker service shares with us an identifier (being a string of characters) with us to enable us to do this, but does not share any other personal data of yours with us and we do not share information we hold about you with your Smart Speaker providers.
You can choose not to receive personalised adverts at any time by turning this option off in your Privacy Manager.
We hold personal information for different purposes and the length of time we keep your information will vary depending on the services or products we are providing. We will only keep your data for a reasonable period of time, which is based on the purpose for which we are using your data. Once that purpose has been fulfilled, we will securely delete that data or anonymise your information (so that we, or anyone else, can no longer tell that data relates to you) unless we are required to retain the data longer for legal, tax or accounting reasons.
To determine the period we store personal information, we always stick to these principles:
The table below sets out in more detail the periods for which we hold certain types of personal information.
|Type of personal information||How long we keep it for|
|Personal information that allows you to stay logged into the website||1 year|
|Personal information that allows you to stay logged into the app||Until the app is updated or uninstalled|
|Personal information that relates to your activity whilst in the app||4 years|
|Personal information kept on our customer relationship manager database (including personal data related to competitions, ticketing, bingo and dating).||3 years|
Personal information which you supply to us is generally stored and kept inside the UK.
However, due to the nature of our business and the technologies required, your personal information may be transferred to certain third-party service providers in countries outside the UK. These countries (including the United States) may not have the same data protection laws and may offer a lower level of protection.
If we do need to transfer your personal information in this way we take steps to ensure your level of privacy including data minimisation, anonymising or pseudonymising data, encryption, undertaking due diligence on the recipients and putting in place contractual obligations on them to take care of your data, for example by using approved model clauses. Please contact us for further information on international transfers.
When you first visit our site or download our apps or after you have deleted our cookies from your device, you will be presented with the Privacy Manager pop up. You can also find the Privacy Manager link at the bottom of all our brand webpages or in the “settings” on our apps, including Relaks radioPlayer. You can change your cookie preferences in Privacy Manager at any time.
Data Protection laws give you certain rights in respect of your personal information. Please contact us using the contact details below if you wish to exercise any of your data rights.
You have the following rights:
The right to have your personal information corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete. You can also correct personal information yourself if you have registered with us via an account on one or more of our websites.
The right of erasure (also known as the ‘right to be forgotten’) allows you to request the deletion or removal of your personal information where there is no compelling reason for us to continue processing it. This right is not absolute, and there are circumstances where we may need to continue processing your data despite a request for erasure.
You have the right to object to certain types of processing of your personal information. This includes the right to object to direct marketing. You can exercise your right to opt-out of further direct marketing when you receive such communications from us (via the ‘unsubscribe’ option we include in each email or you can contact us directly.
You have the right to receive certain personal information from us in a commonly used electronic format (such as an excel file) so that this personal information can be used in a different service.
You have the right to restrict or ‘block’ the use of your information in certain circumstances such as when you think your data rights outweigh our legitimate interests in the processing. When you exercise this right, we can still store your information but cannot undertake further processing.
If you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal information with your consent up to that point is unlawful).
If you wish to submit a request in relation to any of your rights above, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note you may be asked to supply us with proof of identity and other additional information before we will be able to provide you with a response. We aim to respond within one month of receiving your request or identifying information (if required), and we will let you know if we anticipate your request taking any longer.
While we usually act on requests, we can refuse to do so (or may charge a reasonable fee to cover our administrative expenses) where you make baseless, excessive or repeated requests or ask us for further copies of information we have already provided.
If you do have any concerns, we would like you to give us the opportunity to know about them so we would encourage you to contact us first so we can help you. For a query or complaint, please email email@example.com or write to our Data Protection Officer at : firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not think we are handling your personal information adequately, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK privacy regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office. Further information, including contact details, please visit www. relaksradio.net