Privacy Policy

Background

Who we are

This page contains information about our privacy policy. Our website address is: https://thisissonnet.co.uk. and we are primarily an internet radio provider, broadcasting online 24 hours a day.

Our RADIOPLAYER is a standalone mini site. RADIOPLAYER is a subdomain of the main site which allows users to browse the main site and/or other sites, while keeping the radio stations audio playing in the background. Radio.co provides the audio stream (www.radio.co)

Listeners can access the music played using this and interact with other site members in the Listeners Lounge via a chat feature. To access the chat room, listeners must register for the Listener Club.

The station has a volunteer team who broadcast shows live. At other times our ‘auto DJ’ system plays music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect personal information about you if you choose to register as a user of the site, or choose to subscribe to our newsletter (which is only available for subscription by registered, logged in users)

This collected personal information consists of:
1. the first name & last name you supply
2. a nickname
3. the email address you supply
4. a cover image (if you choose to provide one)
5. a profile picture (if you choose to provide one)
6. links to your personal social media profiles (if you choose to provide them)

Registered user information is retained in the website’s database indefinitely. Users have full control over this information and how it can be used / shared on thisissonnet.co.uk. You can control data settings in the user menu. You can request to see information we hold about you which can be exported or removed upon users request. Upon unsubscribing from the newsletter, user data will be permanently deleted from the site database.

We ask you to provide this information to access chat windows, reply to posts with a comment, receive emails or have access privileges to create content on the site.

Requests or mentions on air.

The data you supply us with for the purpose of requests or dedications on air may be kept permanently as part of recorded shows. It is your responsibility to ensure that this information is used with your express permission on the understanding that it cannot be removed. Asking for a request, dedication or mention shows that we have your permission to use this information.

Listener Club Membership & The Chat Room Feature

Our chat features and member lists shown on site use a username system. For your safety and security upon choosing a username, it should not reveal sensitive data about you, such as your real name. You can choose to hide your data from other members in the directory by opting out of appearing in the members list. Your cover image and profile picture may also contain sensitive data that can identify you. Any images you use are your choice, but you must be aware that it is your choice to use an image of yourself or another identifiable person or persons, if you choose to do so.

If you take part in any chat sessions your username will be shown. This cannot be opted out of. Messages posted will expire and be deleted after 260 minutes.

Sonnet Radio administrators have access to the details you provide or messages you post in the chatroom. We can amend or remove this data at anytime if it is misleading, offensive or breaches any UK law.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website could potentially download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

The site uses a contact form to enable you to contact us. This information includes:

1. The name you supply
2. The email address you supply

Users must give consent to Sonnet Radio processing and storing personal data for any reply.

Cookies

If you are able to leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect personal data, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking data, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content. External website will have their own privacy policy in use.

Newsletter

It is your choice whether to subscribe to our newsletter service. The information we ask you to provide is:

1. the first name & last name you supply
2. the email address you supply

You can choose to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. If users unsubscribe they will receive no further newsletters (unless users re-subscribe). Data provided will be deleted after 3 months.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

We do not sell or share personal data with companies, organisations or individuals unless it is with regard to analytics. IP addresses are recorded, and shared, with analytics organisations. The service we use currently is Google and their privacy policy available on their website.

How long we retain your data

Comments and related metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Newsletter information will be held for as long as users are subscribed and removed no more than 3 months after the date you unsubscribe.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Comments and registrations will be checked by an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

If you need to contact us please use the contact form Contact Sonnet Radio

Additional information about our privacy policy.

How we protect your data

Data will be stored securely in line with our privacy policy. Data can only be accessed by site administrators.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Administrators have received GDPR Training and we will inform you if any of your data has been accessed by unauthorised means

Other Links – Cookie Policy

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