Terms and Conditions
Information and contact details
www.my-finds.co.uk (the Website) is a website operated by MyFinds Ltd (MyFinds). MyFinds is a private limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 11054056 and its registered office address is at 7a Lower Brook Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, United Kingdom, SY11 2HG.
To contact MyFinds, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other applicable terms
MyFinds may update and change the Website from time to time for any reason whatsoever. MyFinds will use reasonable endeavours to give you advanced notice of any major changes to the Website.
Access to the website
The Website is made available to you free of charge.
MyFinds does not guarantee that the Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. MyFinds may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Website for any reason whatsoever at any time. MyFinds will use its reasonable endeavours to give you advanced notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
The Website is primarily intended for use by residents located within the United Kingdom. MyFinds does not warrant, represent or guarantee that any content available on or through the Website is appropriate for use in other locations.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of MyFinds’ security procedures, you must treat such information as strictly confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify MyFinds.
Use of the website
MyFinds is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website, 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 may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Website for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others to content posted on the Website.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text without MyFinds’ prior written consent. MyFinds’ status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the Website must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on the Website for any commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from MyFinds or its licensors.
Non-reliance on content
The content on the Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain independent professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the Website.
MyFinds makes no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Website is accurate, complete, and up to date or fit for any particular use or purpose. Notwithstanding the foregoing, all express and implied representations, warranties or guarantees as to the content on the Website are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded.
Links and third party websites
Where the Website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by MyFinds of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
MyFinds has no control over the contents of those websites or resources.
The Website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the Website, including:
The information and materials uploaded by other users of the Website have not been verified or approved by MyFinds. The views expressed by other users on the Website do not represent MyFinds’ views or values.
Under no circumstances should you rely on the content generated by other users of the Website. Again, you must obtain independent professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the Website.
If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please notify MyFinds immediately.
MyFinds’ liabilities to you are excluded and limited
MyFinds does not exclude or limit in any way its liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by MyFinds’ negligence or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
Please note that MyFinds only provides access to the Website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Website for any commercial or business purposes and therefore you acknowledge and agree that MyFinds has no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
MyFinds will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with: (i) your use of, or inability to use, the Website; or (ii) your use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Website. In addition, all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to the Website or any content on it are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Uploading content to the website
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to the Website, or to make contact with other users of the Website, you must comply with the content standards set out in the Acceptable Use Policy.
You warrant that any such contribution complies with those standards, and you will be liable to MyFinds and indemnify MyFinds for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage MyFinds suffers as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You warrant that you are the proprietor of all intellectual property rights (including copyright) in such contributions, and you will be liable to MyFinds and indemnify MyFinds for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage MyFinds suffers as a result of your breach of warranty.
Although you will retain all of your ownership rights in your content, by uploading content to the Website you hereby grant:
MyFinds also has the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
MyFinds has the right to remove any posting you make on, or any content you upload to, the Website if, in its opinion, your post or upload does not comply with the content standards set out in the Acceptable Use Policy.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
Security, bugs and viruses
MyFinds does not guarantee that the Website is or will remain secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access the Website. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse or damage the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. You must not attack the Website 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 and/or other equivalent laws and regulations throughout the world. MyFinds will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease immediately.
Linking to the website
You may link to the Website’s home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage MyFinds’ reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link to the Website:
MyFinds reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
The Website must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of the Website other than the home page.
The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in the Acceptable Use Policy.
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on the Website other than that set out above, please contact MyFinds.
PART 2 - ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
This Acceptable Use Policy sets out the content standards that apply when you upload content to the Website, make contact with other users on the Website, link to the Website, or interact with the Website or any other person on the Website in any other way.
MyFinds’ mission statement is as follows:
“MyFinds is an invaluable research tool for metal detectorists. With everything from a personal interactive map and finds database, to a thriving social hub. Users can share knowledge and wisdom to their hearts’ content. An array of bespoke features helps users better understand not only their finds but their permissions too!”
You agree to use the Website and to interact with other users on the Website in a fair and reasonable manner in order to help MyFinds to achieve its mission statement.
You may use the Website only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Website:
You also agree:
- any part of the Website;
- any equipment or network on which the Website is stored;
- any software used in the provision of the Website; or
- any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
MyFinds may from time to time provide interactive services on the Website, including:
You agree to use the Website’s features for their intended purposes to interact with other users of the Website in a fair and friendly manner and not for any other improper or inappropriate purposes.
Where MyFinds provides any such interactive services, it will provide clear information to you about the kind of interactive services being offered, if they are moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
MyFinds will use its reasonable endeavours to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive services provided on the Website, and will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant interactive service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, MyFinds is under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive services it provides on the Website, and MyFinds expressly excludes its liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive services by a user in contravention of the content standards, whether the relevant interactive service is moderated or not.
The use of any interactive services on the Website by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. MyFinds advises parents and guardians who permit their children to use interactive services that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not fool proof. Minors who are using any interactive services should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
Where MyFinds moderates interactive services, it will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
If you have any concerns as to any other user’s use of any interactive services, you should contact MyFinds immediately.
These content standards:
MyFinds will determine, in its absolute discretion, whether your contribution breaches the content standards.
Any contribution you make to the Website must:
Any contribution you make to the Website must not:
Breach of this acceptable use policy
When MyFinds considers that a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy has occurred, it may take such action as it deems appropriate.
MyFinds excludes all liability to you for all action it may take in response to breaches of this Acceptable Use Policy. The actions MyFinds may take are not limited to those described above, and it may take any other action it reasonably deems appropriate.
Administrators’ and moderators’ obligations and rights
You acknowledge and agree that you will be liable to MyFinds and indemnify MyFinds for any breach of your obligations under this Acceptable Use Policy to administer and moderate any forums, threads, chats, discussions or other similar groups that you create using the Website’s interactive features. This means that you will be responsible for any loss or damage MyFinds suffers as a result of your breach of these obligations.
MyFinds is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
MyFinds is the controller of and is responsible for your personal data.
Questions and complaints
Please note that you have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). However, MyFinds would appreciate the opportunity to assist you with any questions or complaints that you might have regarding the handling of your personal data in the first instance and in such circumstances you may email email@example.com
Information collected about you
MyFinds will collect and process the following data about you:
- technical information, including the internet protocol address used to connect your computer to the internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; and
- information about your visit to the Website, including what webpages you have viewed and what interactions you have had with the Website.
Please note, in particular, that:
Uses of information collected about you
MyFinds uses information held about you in the following ways:
- to notify you about changes to the Website and its functionality; and
- to ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- to administer the Website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- to improve the Website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- to allow you to participate in interactive services on the Website, when you choose to do so;
- as part of MyFinds efforts to keep the Website safe and secure;
- to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising MyFinds serves to you and other users, and to deliver relevant advertising to you; and
- to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of the Website about goods or services that may interest you or them.
Disclosure of information collected about you
You agree that MyFinds has the right to share your personal information with:
- business partners;
- advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and other users. MyFinds does not disclose information about identifiable individuals to its advertisers, but will provide them with aggregate information about the Website’s users (for example, MyFinds may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). MyFinds may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in a particular postcode). MyFinds may make use of the personal data it has collected from you in order to enable it to comply with its advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisements to that target audience; and
- analytics and search engine providers that assist MyFinds in the improvement and optimisation of the Website.
MyFinds will disclose your personal information to third parties:
MyFinds will not disclose any find locations which you make known to it without your prior permission, unless required to do so by law.
Storage of information collected about you
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although MyFinds will use its reasonable endeavours to protect your personal data, it cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website, and therefore any such transmission is at your own risk. Once MyFinds has received your information, it will use adequate procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Retention of information
MyFinds will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes MyFinds collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, MyFinds considers the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which MyFinds processes your personal data and whether MyFinds can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
Your legal rights
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. You have the right to:
- Request access to your personal data. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data MyFinds holds about you and to check that MyFinds is lawfully processing it.
- Request correctionof the personal data that MyFinds holds about you.
- Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask MyFinds to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for MyFinds continuing to process it.
- Object to processing of your personal data where MyFinds is relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where MyFinds is processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, MyFinds may demonstrate that it has compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
- Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask MyFinds to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios:
- (a) if you want MyFinds to establish the data’s accuracy;
- (b) where MyFinds’ use of the data is unlawful but you do not want MyFinds to erase it;
- (c) where you need MyFinds to hold the data even if it no longer requires it as you need it to establish,exercise or defend legal claims; or
- (d) you have objected to MyFinds’ use of your data but it needs to verify whether it has overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
- Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party.
- Withdraw consent at any time where MyFinds is relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, MyFinds may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of MyFinds partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites will have their own privacy policies and that MyFinds does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Accessing personal data
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or exercise any of the other rights in relation to your personal data set out above). However, MyFinds may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, MyFinds may refuse to comply with your requests in these circumstances.
MyFinds may need to request specific information from you to help it confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. MyFinds may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
MyFinds tries to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take MyFinds longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, MyFinds will notify you and keep you updated.
Details of cookies
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that MyFinds stores on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
MyFinds uses the following cookies:
You can find more information about the individual cookies MyFinds uses and the purposes for which they are used in the table below:
|Cookie||Purpose||Time of Expiration|
|bp-activity-oldestpage||This cookie remembers what page of activity the “load more” is on.||End of session.|
|PHPSESSID||This cookie is used to identify your unique session on the Website.||End of session.|
|Wp-settings-time||This cookie is used to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main Website interface.||One year or persistent.|
|Wordpress_||This cookie is a Wordpress cookie and is used for a logged in Website user.||End of session.|
|Wordpress_test_cookie||This cookie is a Wordpress cookie and is used for a logged in Website user.||End of session.|
|Wordpress_logged_in_||This cookie is a Wordpress cookie and is used for a logged in Website user.||End of session.|
|_drip_client_||This cookie is used by a third party plugin.||Two years or persistent.|
Third party cookies
The use of such advertising cookies enables third parties to serve ads to you based on your visit to the Website and other third party websites.
You may opt out of personalised third party advertising by using the hyperlinks set out in the “managing and turning off cookies” section below. However, for more information about third party cookies and how to manage and disable them, please visit AboutAds.
Managing and turning off cookies
You can manage the cookies stored on your computer, or turn them off completely, through your website browser settings. However, please be aware that deactivating cookies may affect your browsing experience or even prevent you from using the Website.
Modern website browsers allow you to change your cookie settings to give you control over whether or not cookies can be set. For more information, please visit the applicable help section for the website browser that you use.
This document was lasted updated on 24/5/2018. MyFinds Ltd 2018 ©.