It is important you read through this policy and be sure to get your parent(s)/guardian(s) to read and discuss it with you.
And don't forget, you should always make sure you get the consent of your parent(s)/guardian(s) before giving any information or sending any materials to anyone, including Nick UK, whether online, by post or in any other way.
The Legal And Important Bit
Nick UK promises to look after and control any information you send Nick UK, whether it's personal information (such as your name, address, date of birth or contact details) or other non-personal information (such as your nickname, your computer's address known as an IP address, views or comments).
So whether you register your details on Nick UK's websites, enter competitions, contact Nick UK by phone, send Nick UK SMS messages, interact with Nick UK through red-button applications, voting for your favourite things online or send Nick UK a letter in the post or provide Nick UK with your information any other way, this policy will apply, unless Nick UK tells you otherwise.
By providing Nick UK with your information, you (and your parent(s)/guardian(s)) agree to the terms of this policy. If you (or your parent(s)/guardian(s)) do not agree with this policy, please do not supply any information.
Interacting With Nick UK
You can interact with Nick UK in a number of ways but if you want to interact with Nick UK online through Nick UK's websites, it is always a good idea for you and your parent(s)/guardian(s) to spend time online together for your safety and it may even be fun!
Parent(s)'/Guardian(s)' Consent and Checks
If you are under 18, you will ALWAYS need to get your parent(s)/guardian(s) permission before contacting and interacting with Nick UK - whether it's entering one of Nick UK's competitions, sending Nick UK a letter or accessing Nick UK's websites, especially if you are providing Nick UK with personal information.
Nick UK may need to check that your parent(s)/guardian(s) are happy for you to provide your information to Nick UK. Where Nick UK does need to check with your parent(s)/guardian(s), Nick UK will ask you for your parent's/guardian's contact details (usually an email address or telephone number) so Nick UK can then contact them.
Nick UK will always ask for your parent(s)'/guardian(s)' permission where Nick UK wants to use your personal information for marketing or research purposes; to send you Nick UK's newsletter or whether you are allowed to receive the prize and can comply with the competition terms and conditions, if you're lucky enough to be selected to win a competition.
Nick UK may also carry out checks to ensure that the contact details you have provided for your parent(s)/guardian(s) are your actual parent(s)/guardian(s). So no cheating!
What Happens If Nick UK Does Not Receive My Parent(s)'/Guardian(s)' Consent?
If Nick UK:
(a) finds out you've cheated;
(b) discovers you've given Nick UK fake details for your parent(s)/guardian(s) - very naughty!!; or
(c) Nick UK does not get a reply from your parent(s)/guardian(s) within a reasonable time (being approximately 5 weeks if you've asked to receive Nick UK's newsletter but for competitions, this time period will be a lot shorter, sometimes maybe only 24 hours);
Nick UK will not be able to use your information and will remove your information from Nick UK's database within a reasonable time.
This may affect the way you may interact with Nick UK so, for example, you won't be allowed to enter a competition; your use of Nick UK's websites may be limited; or you will not be able to receive any marketing materials.
Why Does Nick UK Need Your Information?
A lot of the information Nick UK asks you to provide is to make sure you can enjoy all the benefits of Nick UK's websites or red-button applications or so Nick UK can tell you if you're lucky enough to win one of Nick UK's competitions.
You can, of course, ask Nick UK to remove your information at any time by contacting Nick UK.
What Else Does Nick UK Do With Your Information?
The information you provide may be used for marketing and research; to provide and personalise Nick UK's service for you; and to send you newsletters and other information about Nick UK and our related products and services (marketing materials).
If you'd like to receive marketing materials from Nick UK such as Nick UK's newsletter, you can either write to Nick UK asking to receive marketing materials from Nick UK or you can choose to receive it by ticking the appropriate box when providing your details to Nick UK – for example, on Nick UK's websites, as part of the registration process or when entering a competition or otherwise.
It is your choice whether you'd like to receive these marketing materials or not and you can change your mind at any time by contacting Nick UK (as detailed below).
In order to ensure that any marketing materials, which Nick UK provides to you are likely to be of interest, Nick UK may also use information collected about you from cookies (as described below), surveys, household data and any correspondence between you and Nick UK, as well as information you provide when you register your details on Nick UK's websites.
Where Nick UK uses your personal information for such marketing materials, Nick UK will ask your parent(s)'/guardian(s)' permission first BUT where Nick UK does not use your personal information and just uses your non-personal information, Nick UK will not ask your parent(s)/guardian(s) for their permission.
Who Else May Have Access To My Information?
Sometimes Nick UK needs third parties to carry out a service for it. For example if you win a competition, Nick UK may need to pass your information to a third party to arrange delivery of your prize or need advice from any auditor or legal adviser. Nick UK will make sure that these third parties keep your information secure; only keep the information for so long as is necessary; and will comply with all UK and EU legislation.
Apart from the above, Nick UK will only pass on your information to third parties if:
• Nick UK has reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary for legal proceedings;
• the information is generic and doesn't identify you, such as whether you're a boy or girl and how you watch Nick UK's programmes. Nick UK may use such information (in whole or in part) to identify trends and may pass this to third parties such as advertisers and business partners to give them a better understanding of Nick UK's business.
International Use Of Your Information
As Nick UK and its associated companies operate throughout the world, it may be necessary to transfer your information outside of the UK or even the European Union, in countries which may provide a lower standard of protection for your information. By providing your information to Nick UK you consent to the transfer of your information outside of the European Union.
Cookies and IP Addresses – What Are They?
Links To Other Websites
It is important that you stay safe online and if you'd like more information about this then please talk to your parent(s)/guardian(s).
Changes To This Policy
Nick UK may change this policy from time to time and will post the latest version on Nick UK's websites. If Nick UK wishes to use your information in a way which is incompatible with the information in this policy, Nick UK will contact you (and your parent(s)/guardian(s)) to get your consent.
Who Can I Contact?
For Nick Jr. viewers: http://www.nickjr.co.uk/info/contact
For all other viewers: http://www.nick.co.uk/info/contactus/
The Data Protection Officer
Nick UK Limited
17-29 Hawley Crescent
How To Remove Or Amend Your Information
In addition to contacting Nick UK as above, if you have registered your information online on Nick UK's sites, you can change, update or remove it at any time just by clicking on the relevant link as displayed on the relevant website and following the directions given.
You may also be able to stop receiving Nick UK's newsletters or other marketing materials by clicking on the 'unsubscribe' link in the emails Nick UK sends you.
Access To Your Personal Information
You have the right to request a copy of the information that Nick UK holds about you at any time. If you'd like to make a request please write to the address above enclosing the fee of £10.
More Legal Information
(b) Nick UK shall comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (or any successive legislation which may come into effect from time to time).
(c) This policy is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and if there are any disputes the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction.