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Frock's Privacy Policy


    1. Frock is owned by The Gender Society and we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

    2. This policy (together with the terms and conditions of use of our website under the domain name http://frockmagazine.com (the “Website”)) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

    3. Any changes to this privacy policy will be posted on this Website and will take effect immediately.

      Information that we collect from you

      1. When you register on the Website you may be asked to provide relevant personal information about yourself including your name, contact details and other relevant information.

      2. We will not collect any personal information about you unless such personal information is relevant and where it is specifically and knowingly provided by you.

      Use of information

      1. We will use and analyse the personal information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop the Website and our business.

      2. We may also use your data to provide you with information about Frock Magazine which may be of interest to you, for example, a reminder that the latest issue is now available, and we may contact you by email. You may opt out of receiving this information at any time by simply dropping us a line at admin@frockmagazine.com.

      Disclosure of your information

      1. The information you provide to us will be held on our computers in the United Kingdom and accessed by or given to our staff working within the United Kingdom.

      2. If our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners.

      3. We will co-operate with law enforcement agencies as well as related third parties to enforce laws such as fraud and other rights. You authorise us to disclose any information about you to such law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary in connection with the investigation of fraud or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability. You further authorise us to process your information, including sensitive personal information, where the processing is necessary for the purpose of legal proceedings, obtaining legal advice, establishing or defending legal rights or for the administration of justice or the exercise of functions of a public nature.

      4. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


      1. We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.

      2. Cookies are small amounts of information which we may from time to time store on your computer. Cookies make it easier for you to log on to and use the Website during future visits. They also allow us to monitor traffic and to personalise the content of the Website for you. You may set up your computer to reject cookies by changing your browser settings although, in that case, you may not be able to use certain features on the Website. Any changes to this privacy policy will be posted on the Website and will take effect immediately.

      3. Special Note About Google Advertising

        Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google's cookie usage. As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google's own privacy policies.

        About Google advertising: What is the DoubleClick DART cookie? The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on publisher websites displaying AdSense for content ads. When users visit an AdSense publisher’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help AdSense publishers better serve and manage the ads on their site(s) and across the web. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

      Security and data retention

      1. In addition to these policies your personal data is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. Under this Act we will only process any personal data we hold about you in a lawful and fair manner. We will keep your personal data secure to prevent access by unauthorised third parties and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. Information provided will be stored on computer for a reasonable period, or for as long as the law requires, and may be used for analysis purposes as provided in this policy.

      2. All information once processed and no longer required will be destroyed in a confidential manner.

      Accessing and updating

      You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us. We are entitled by law to charge a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


      1. If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by email with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you. You may opt out of receiving this information at any time by following the instructions on the email.
      2.  We will not pass on your email address to any third parties.


      All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to admin@frockmagazine.com.

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