Privacy Policy

The purpose of this Make My Summer Privacy Policy is to inform you what kinds of information we (Make My Summer) may gather about you, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of the information.


Please note that this Privacy Policy does not address how Users make use of people’s personal information that they may gather through User Content uploaded by other Users. Users are required to meet their legal obligations as to, amongst other things, dealing with personal information; however, we do not have responsibility for Users’ actions in this (or any other) regard. You should contact Users directly to raise any issues.


1. Personal data, or personal information as we sometimes call it, means data which is capable of identifying a living person. Users provide us with personal data, such as their name, address, telephone number and credit card details.


2. Make My Summer ("we" or "us") provide the Make My Summer service, and this website. Your personal data will be collected, processed, stored and used by us, and passed to and processed by our subsidiary and/or affiliated companies (together "Make My Group Companies") and other data processors acting under contract with us to provide and promote Make My Summer, to process payments you make to us, to provide customer support (if offered), and for other purposes referred to in this Privacy Policy and the Make My Summer User Agreement – available in the Support and Information section of the Make My Summer website - which governs your use of Make My Summer. Terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meaning as they do in the Make My Summer User Agreement. It is likely that some of the computer systems and companies that process your data on our behalf may be based in countries outside the European Union ("EU"). Thus, your personal data may be transferred to, processed and held both inside and outside the EU.


3. In the course of using Make My Summer, Users may make their personal data available to others. It is Users’ responsibility to ensure that they wish to disseminate information about themselves (including personal data) in their use of the Make My Summer Service.


4. Cookies are small files which, depending on your browser settings, may be automatically stored on your computer's hard drive when your Web browser accesses a specific Web page. The cookies on the Make My Summer site are set by us, or (where an advertiser deploys a cookie) by the advertiser. You may not be able to register for Make My Summer, nor will you be able to use certain aspects of the Make My Summer service, if your browser is set to reject cookies.


We may use cookies to personalise and enhance your experience of Make My Summer, including to:


a. Authenticate your access to your personal information for added security; or


b. notify you of a potential security problem.


The Web sites you visit, including those of users of the Make My Summer service and advertisers, have their own privacy policies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of Web sites before providing them with any of your personal information.


If you are a user of Versions 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0 of the popular Internet Explorer browser and want to disable cookies, follow the steps below. Other browsers have different methods of doing this. Please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from viewing some Web sites, and of making effective use of Make My Summer. In Internet Explorer 5.0 and Internet Explorer 5.5:


1. Click on Start, Settings and Control Panel.
2. Double-click on Internet Options.
2. Click the Security tab.
3. Click Custom Level, scroll down to 'Cookies' and select Disable.
4. Click OK and then OK again.


To enable cookies instead, follow the above steps, but click Enable in Step 3.
Internet Explorer 6.0:
1. Click on Start, Settings and Control Panel. (Windows XP users, click Start and Control Panel.)
2. Double-click on Internet Options. (Windows XP users may need to click Switch to Classic View in order for this option to be visible.)
3. Click the Privacy tab.
4. Click Advanced.
5. If the 'Override automatic cookie handling' is enabled, ensure that First-party Cookies and Third- party Cookies are set to 'Block'.
6. Click OK.
7. Click OK on the Internet Properties form.


To enable cookies instead, follow the above steps, but ensure the First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies are set to 'Accept'.


5. As an Account-holder, we encourage you to tell us how you wish us to use your personal data for marketing of services and products to you.


a. Email communications. We give you the opportunity to opt to receive emailed newsletters and/or marketing communications from us in relation to our or third parties’ services and products that we think may be of interest to you; each such communication will give you the opportunity of opting-out of receiving future similar communications.


b. Post and fax. We will not send marketing materials to you by post or fax, nor provide your address or fax number to others for this purpose.


Please note that from time to time we will be sending you important emails concerning (amongst other things) your use of Make My Summer and issues arising under the Make My Summer Agreement or this Privacy Policy. These emails are an integral part of the Make My Summer service, and cannot be opted-out of. Should you wish not to receive them, then you can terminate your Account in accordance with the Make My Summer User Agreement. You must ensure that the email address we hold for you is kept up-to-date and that you have full access to it to receive our emails. If you change email address, then you must inform us of the new address through your Account.


6. We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to guard against unauthorised or unlawful processing of your personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your personal data. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by our site reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved. We have security measures in place to protect our customer database and access to this database is restricted internally. However, it remains each User's responsibility:


a. to protect against unauthorised access to your Account;


b. to ensure no-one else uses Make My Summer while the User’s machine is "logged on" to the Make My Summer service;


c. to log off or exit from your Make My Summer Account when not using it; and


d. to keep his/her password or other access information secret.


7. We will retain your personal data only as long as is necessary for the purposes to which you consent under the Make My Summer Agreement and this Privacy Policy, or as is required by applicable law, and then we will delete it.


8. Your personal data may be disclosed if we or an entity processing your data on our behalf are compelled to do so by law, or receive a valid, legally compliant request by a law enforcement or governmental authority. Further, if the employer or recruitment agency in respect of which you have been using Make My Summer requests certain personal data relating to you – in the context of a dispute or enquiry in which the employer/recruitment agency is engaged – then (a) we may disclose the requested data to the employer/recruitment agency, and (b) we will inform you that we have done so. This also applies to the US Embassy should for any reason concerns are raised over your visa and legitimate stay in the US.


9. To inspect, change or correct your identity and contact information, please access your Account. If you have other questions about the handling or protection of your personal data, a written enquiry should be addressed by email to reportaconcern@makemysummer.com