LandBuddy Privacy Statement

Please note that while this privacy statement is specific to the LandBuddy website (the “LandBuddy Site”) it should be read in conjunction with Vivum Intelligent Media’s standard privacy policy.

The LandBuddy Site is operated by “Vivum Intelligent Media with its LandBuddy partners who are providing technology and services to make LandBuddy possible (“LandBuddy Partners”).

Vivum Intelligent Media and its LandBuddy Partners have access to personal information collected from the LandBuddy Site and will use this in accordance with all laws and regulations relating to the protection of personal data including the Data Protection Act 1998. Vivum Intelligent Media and its LandBuddy partners will keep personal information confidential and will not disclose any personal information to third parties or use the information in any other way without your prior consent.

What information do we collect on the LandBuddy Site and why?

The information collected on the LandBuddy Site and the way this is used includes:

Usernames – these will be displayed on the LandBuddy Site for all other registered members to see. Please note that your username should not feature your last name or contain any other personal information that could be used to identify you (e.g. your address). We reserve the right to reject usernames that are offensive, defamatory or otherwise unsuitable.

Email addresses – Vivum Intelligent Media and its LandBuddy Partners may use your email address (which you provide as part of registering to become a member of the LandBuddy Site) to:

manage your membership account (e.g. to notify you if there has been any moderation issue to a listing and/or handling change of password requests etc);

ask you about your LandBuddy successes (e.g. if you have found a Land Partner, what size group you are going off-grid with, if you are a Looking or not, how well you eventually adapt to off-grid life)

Any responses to such requests will be purely on a voluntary basis;

resolve any reports or issues (where, for example, your or another member’s behaviour may be breaching the terms and conditions);

inform you about changes or improvements to the LandBuddy Site;

let you know about relevant resources in your area and/or other goods and services in which you may be interested;

reply to any correspondence sent to us;

allow you to participate in discussion forums, provide content to LandBuddy or register to become a LandBuddy member; and

for any other reasonable purposes related to LandBuddy, the LandBuddy Site or your membership.

Your email address will also be available to other LandBuddy Site members where you email those members within the secure messaging system to enable them to respond to your emails.

Postcodes will be shown as a pin within the LandBuddy map application. Look at the bottom of this page to see what the pins on the map are likely to look like. LandBuddy Site members and their listing will be searchable by postcode within the LandBuddy map, however, members will be able to opt out of their postcode being shown on the map if they choose.

Street names (which are optional) shall be used to help place the pin that correlates to a listing within the LandBuddy map but the street name itself will not be referenced in any text.

IP addresses and cookies may be collected whether or not you register as a member of the LandBuddy Site.

Your proposed involvement within LandBuddy (e.g. a Looking, Have Land or Part-Time) shall be shown within your member listing and shall be searchable as a group within the LandBuddy Site.

Please note that, where Vivum Intelligent Media’s involvement with LandBuddy and/or the LandBuddy Site comes to an end, the LandBuddy Site (together with all member data) will be held and used by Vivum Intelligent Media, to continue LandBuddy in the future.

This privacy statement may change at any time, so you may wish to check it each time you visit the LandBuddy Site.

Last updated 19 \Feb 2010