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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to Future State Media

This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Future State Media collects, and the ways in which Future State Media uses that personal information.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (Act), the data controller is Future State Media, a trading name of Ashley Pearce (Future State Media).

This policy (together with Future State Media’s terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data Future State Media collects from you, or that you provide to Future State Media, will be processed.

Please read the following carefully to understand Future State Media’s views and practices regarding your personal data and how it will be treated.

By visiting (Website) or (Website) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.


Future State Media may collect and process the following data about you:

Information you give Future State Media. You may give Future State Media information about you by filling in forms on the Website or by corresponding with Future State Media by phone, including during telemarketing activities, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use the Website, subscribe to or participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on the Website including creating a profile, enter a competition, promotion or survey or by posting material to the Website, requesting further services and when you report a problem with the Website. The information you give Future State Media may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, personal description and photograph.

Information Future State Media collects about you. With regard to each of your visits to the Website, Future State Media may automatically collect the following information:

Technical information, including the internet protocol (IP) 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.

Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products, suppliers, profiles and capabilities you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.

Information Future State Media receives from other sources. Future State Media may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites Future State Media operates or the other services Future State Media provide. Future State Media may also work closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.


Future State Media uses the information held about you in the following ways:

Information you give Future State Media. EFuture State Media will use this information:

to carry out its obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and Future State Media and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from Future State Media;

to provide you with information about other goods and services Future State Media offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;

to provide you with the opportunity to provide feedback to Future State Media;

to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services Future State Media feel may interest you. If you are an existing member, Future State Media will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale or negotiations of a sale to you. If you are a new member or visitor to the Website, and where Future State Media permits selected third parties to use your data, Future State Media (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.

If you do not want Future State Media to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please inform Future State Media;

to notify you about changes to Future State Media’s service; and
to ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

Information Future State Media collects about you. Future State Media will use this information:

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 features of Future State Media’s service, when you choose to do so;

as part of Future State Media’s efforts to keep the Website safe and secure;
to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising Future State Media serves to you and others, 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.

Information Future State Media receives from other sources. Future State Media may combine this information with information you give to Future State Media and information Future State Media collects about you. Future State Media may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information Future State Media receives).


Future State Media may share your personal information with any member of Future State Media’s group.

Future State Media may share your information with selected third parties including:

business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract Future State Media enter into with you; advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others; and analytics and search engine providers that assist Future State Media in the improvement and optimisation of the Website.

In the event that Future State Media sell or buy any business or assets, in which case Future State Media may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;

if Future State Media or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its members or visitors will be one of the transferred assets;

if Future State Media is under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply Future State Media’s terms of use and other agreements; and to protect the rights, property, or safety of Future State Media, its members, or others.

This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although Future State Media will do its best to protect your personal data, Future State Media cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk.

Once Future State Media has received your information, Future State Media will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


You have the right to ask Future State Media not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. Future State Media will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if it intends to use your data for such purposes or if Future State Media intends to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by informing Future State Media in writing. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting Future State Media at [email protected]

The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of Future State Media’s 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 Future State Media does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Future State Media may provide the option for you to unsubscribe from e-mails you receive from it.


The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet Future State Media’s costs in providing you with details of the information Future State Media holds about you.


Any changes Future State Media may make to the privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to the privacy policy.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy and cookies policy are welcomed and should be addressed to [email protected]