Birmingham Online collects personal information through the use of enquiry and registration forms and every time you email us your details.
Birmingham Online also collects information automatically when you visit to our site, such as your IP address, browser type and the URL of the page you requested. The information obtained in this way is used for administration purposes, abuse prevention and, in aggregate form (so that no individual user is identified), for the following purposes:
A "cookie" is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information back from the browser. A "Web beacon" is an invisible image file which provides limited information such as cookie number, time and date of URL request, and identifies which page was requested.
We reserve the right to pass your IP address and any other information you provide through the Web site to the police, government departments or to legal professionals if an investigation arises over materials or data you have contributed to the Web site, which are in violation of any law or regulation or which are defamatory, offensive, abusive, indecent, obscene or in breach of confidence, privacy, trade secrets or in breach of any third party Intellectual Property rights (including copyright) or in breach of any other rights.