Privacy Policy

Registering with Out of Ideas Ltd

We want to make www.outofideas.net as useful to you as it can be.  We value our users and their right to privacy and therefore advise users to read this section carefully before submitting their personal details.

In becoming a member of www.outofideas.net, users comply with this privacy policy and with our use of your personal information.  Out of Ideas Ltd will not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties, unless you have given us permission to do so.

 If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions set out herein, please do not become a member of the site or upload any content.

General information

Users are asked to remember that www.outofideas.net is a user-generated library of ideas.  Out of Ideas Ltd takes no responsibility for the accuracy, usefulness or existence of any gift idea uploaded.  Users upload content on good faith that other users will be able to use their ideas.  However, this does not mean that other users are guaranteed to be able to locate or purchase any product or reproduce any experience displayed on the site.  Out of Ideas Ltd accepts no liability for any ideas that are proved inaccurate or non-existent.

Display and non-display of content

Users are asked to be aware that the uploading of content does not guarantee its display on the site. Non-display can constitute a number of reasons, including content quality, content suitability, content repetition, and site content saturation. The displaying of ideas on the site is at the sole discretion of Out of Ideas Ltd and is non-negotiable.  Out of Ideas Ltd similarly reserves the right to modify the number of search fields attributed to an idea.  In order to optimise and improve the relevance of the search results, we may modify categories and tags at our sole discretion. We also reserve the right to modify description text and reserve the right not to display any content that is deemed inappropriate.

Where feedback on a non-displayed or modified idea is requested we will do our best to provide you with guidance on how to gain idea exposure.  However, Out of Ideas Ltd does not enter into any contract with its users in which it is required to justify its decisions regarding the displaying of content or images.   For more guidance on how to create useful content for the site, please see our uploading site content information.

Privacy policy

Our privacy policy relates to all members who joined after 1st December 2010.

All users who would like to upload content to the site will be asked to register with us.  Upon registering and parting with personal information you will be consenting to the storage of your data.  We will monitor your usage of the site in order to personalise your visit and to help us improve its content.  Information and storage of your data will include the following:

  • Your email address
  • Your username
  • Your password
  • Your activity on the site, including:
    • the frequency of your visits
    • the pages on the site you visit
    • the searches you make
    • the posts you make, including any images you upload
    • any reviews of other users’ ideas you make
    • any star ratings you contribute to other users’ ideas
    • any forum or community discussions in which you participate
    • any advertisements you click-on while visiting our site
    • any promotional activity you engage in while using the site
    • any newsletters, alerts or notifications you sign up to
    • Your communication with us and any comments, complaints or feedback you raise
    • Information regarding how you entered the site and your interaction between www.outofideas.net and third party sites
    • Information regarding your interaction with any of our advertising or promotional content
    • How your site activity compares with other users
    • Your use of or interaction with any forthcoming Out of Ideas Ltd sites
    • If you have entered www.outofideas.net via a third party web site, we may collect further data on you such as your demographic and the third party site activity. You should check the terms and conditions and privacy policy of third party websites to determine how they intend to use your data and your contract with them
    • We will also track you if you leave www.outofideas.net and enter a third party site via a website address or digital advertisement on our site; this information will allow us to tailor advertising to ensure that it is relevant and useful to our users
    • We may legally obtain information about you from third party suppliers in order to enhance our understanding of you as a member and to help us make improvements to the site for your benefit

Out of Ideas Ltd will not sell or share your data with third parties unless you give us your consent to do so.  We may analyse the data you give us in conjunction with the data provided by other users and give the combined information to third parties for marketing purposes.  However, your personal details and data will not be given out and no third party will be able to identify you via this information.

We will also track your IP address; this may alter depending upon the site you arrive from.  This will help us diagnose problems with our connection and server and will also allow us to track statistics on site usage.  We will make no attempt to contact you through your IP address, except under exceptional circumstances such as where disclosure is required or permitted by law enforcement agencies or government bodies.

Once you have registered we will also use a ‘cookie’ feature which will recognise that you are a member of the site and will allow us to greet you.  This will save you the inconvenience of entering your username and password every time you visit.  This will also help us track your usage of the site so that we can improve our services and help make our content and sponsorship more relevant to you.

Upon joining www.outofideas.net you will automatically be signed up to our newsletter and newsflash features which aim to inspire you for each approaching gift occasion, as well as inform you about site improvements and features.  If you choose to opt-out of these features, there are opt-out directions on every piece of communication we send, or please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line OPT-OUT.

When you upload an idea to www.outofideas.net you may be asked if you would like to receive a user comment flash: notification that another user has commented on your idea using the message board facility.

You can opt-in to receive these notifications automatically by ticking the box provided when you upload an idea.

If you decide not to opt-in to this feature, you may want to periodically review the ideas you have posted to see how other users have responded to your idea and to check your star rating.  You can do this by clicking on your username which will appear in the top right hand corner of the site.

Users are asked to remember that their username and posts on the website will be available for public viewing.  They are therefore encouraged not to choose usernames that reflect their first and last names.  They are also encouraged not to disclose their personal details within posts made on the site.

If members wish to discuss ideas with other members they are encouraged to use the message board facility underneath each posted idea.

If at any time you would like to terminate your membership with Out of Ideas Ltd, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Terminate membership’ and we will reply with confirmation that you no are no longer a registered member of the site.

In order to enhance the usefulness of the Out of Ideas brand, we will share your information with any of our future affiliated companies.  This will enable us to enhance the usability of all our sites and to highlight improvements and opportunities to our users.  All Out of Ideas Ltd sites will operate similar privacy policies and will not disclose your information to third parties.  Any communication sent by Out of Ideas Ltd companies will always provide users with the opportunity to opt-out.

www.outofideas.net has several security measures in place which help to protect the data we store from our users.  While we use a strict protocol to ensure that the data we gather is protected against hacking or unlawful processing, we, like all other organisations, are unable to guarantee complete and total protection.

This Privacy Policy may be amended at any point at the sole discretion of Out of Ideas Ltd.  If any changes are made to this document they will take effect 30 days after they have been amended on the site.  We may also notify you by posting a message on the site or by emailing you.

Please note: if you are under the age of 14 you may not use this site, or part with any personal data.

Out of Ideas Ltd is registered at the following address:

Out of Ideas Ltd
31 Snowbell Rd
Kingsnorth
Ashford
Kent
TN23 3NF

If you would like any further information about the site and its policies of use, please see our Terms and Conditions.

If you still require further information please email us at [email protected].