Welcome to the network of interactive services provided by SNI/SI Networks L.L.C. or its affiliates (collectively, "Provider," "Smithsonian Networks," "us," "our," or "we"). We are the data controller for personal data collected through our website (the "Website") and are committed to protecting the privacy of our users. The purpose of our Website is to provide you information about Smithsonian Networks and our programmes and services.

1. Scope of Policy

This Privacy and Cookie Policy ("Policy") applies to information collected about you by our Website. Please review this Policy carefully. In addition, please review our Terms of Use, which govern your use of the Website.

Please note that the Website is intended solely and exclusively for residents of the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland, and this Policy is specifically directed only towards residents of the UK and Ireland.

2. Information Collected

You are not required to provide information about yourself when you visit the Smithsonian Networks Services. Our Website will not ask you for any personal data directly when you are using it. Smithsonian Networks will gather certain technical information automatically when you are using our Website using cookies.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use Cookies?

Smithsonian Networks access and use cookies to understand the content you have seen or accessed and to help us identify user actions. The Website uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend using the Website and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. We retain the information we collect through Google Analytics for up to 38 months after collection.

If you would like more information on Google Analytics please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html or if you wish to opt out of the service then please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How to control Cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish - for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

3. Use of Information and Legal Basis

Smithsonian Networks use information we collect about you to:

The legal basis for our use of the information we collect through the Website is to pursue our legitimate business interests to operate, improve and develop our Website and to meet our legal obligations. We will not process your information for these purposes if to do so would constitute an unwarranted interference with your own interests, rights and freedoms.

4. Sharing of Information

We may share your personal data within the Smithsonian Network and with our business partners, including third party service providers. This may involve transferring your personal information outside the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA). Where this is the case, we shall put in place all appropriate safeguards, such as transfer agreements or model clauses where transfers are outside the EEA, to ensure that we are compliant with applicable data protection law. If you would like to receive further details of the measures we have taken in this regard, please contact us using the contact information provided at the bottom of this Policy.

5. Your Rights

You have certain rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. In summary, these rights are the right to:

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us using the contact information provided at the bottom of this Policy.

6. Social Networking Services

We have accounts on certain third party social networking companies to provide you more information about the Smithsonian Network. For example, you can use third party social networking services, such as Facebook, Google or Twitter, to learn more about us and share information about your experience of our services with your friends and followers on those services. These social networking services may be able to collect information about you, including information about your interactions with our services, and they also may notify your friends, both on our and on their services, that you are a Smithsonian Networks Services user or about your use of the Smithsonian Networks Services, in accordance with applicable law and their own privacy policies.

The information Smithsonian Networks may access from your social networking services is governed by the privacy policies and settings of those third party services.

7. Changes to the Policy

This Privacy and Cookies Policy may change at any time, so you may wish to check it each time you visit our Website.

8. Contact Information

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this Privacy and Cookies Policy and/or our privacy practices, please contact us through the contact us at contact@smithsoniannetworks.com.