Terms and Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This policy applies to the Munch Cats website at www.munchcats.com.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please send an email to hello@munchcats.com.

Your privacy on the Internet is important to us. As part of the operation of our site, we gather certain types of information about our users, and we would like to explain the types of information we gather and what we do with it.

Vespa Design & Publishing Ltd controls all personal information which you provide when you use our site.

Information Collected by this Site

We collect two types of personally identifying information from users: personal data (such as names and email addresses), and aggregated data (such as information about traffic patterns on the site, for example how many users log into the site on a daily basis).

Personal Data

Personal data is collected when users provide personal data to the site, for example in registering for electronic newsletters or other membership services, sending email to the site, and registering for competitions. This information may be used for marketing and market research purposes, to provide and personalise our service, to inform you if you are a winner of a competition and what prizes you have won and to send you newsletters and information about other exciting events happening on Munch Cats and about related products and services.

Aggregated Information

Aggregated information, such as which pages users’ access or visit and information volunteered by users, such as survey information and/or site registrations, is collected by various methods. For example, we collect IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that “serve up” Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address, and when you request a page from a website, its servers log your IP address. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, so although your session will be logged, you will remain anonymous to the site. We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration.

Use of Cookies

Our site also uses “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that most major websites write into your hard drive for record-keeping purposes when you visit them. Cookies allow a website to measure activity on their site and to improve your user experience; for example, by remembering your passwords and viewing preferences, thus allowing you to visit various member-only parts of the site without re-registering. We do not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a cookie. Except for personal information voluntarily provided by you (i.e. registering for a newsletter or during a competition), we do not use information transferred through cookies for any promotional or marketing purposes, and that information is not shared with third parties.

You may occasionally get cookies from advertisers on the site, which is standard on the Internet. These cookies are outside the control of our site and are not subject to our privacy policy. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you’d prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of the site will not function properly if you do.


We use a number of services from Google including Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.

Ourselves and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how our ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to your site.

We also use data from Google’s Interest-based advertising and third-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) with Google Analytics.

Using these services allow us to also share non-identifiable data about users to provide a better experience here at munchcats.com.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings here.

You can also use the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Use of Information Collected by our Site

Our site uses both the personal and aggregated information collected for multiple purposes.

The information is used to improve the content of the site, to customise the content and/or layout of the site for each individual user and to notify users about updates to the site or promotional offers or opportunities that we believe will be of interest to you.

We will only pass on your information to third parties in the following situations:

  • If this was clearly stated at the time of collection or registration and, where required, if you have given permission for this;
  • If we employ another organisation to perform tasks on our behalf – such as delivering goods to you. In this case, the organisations may only use your information to fulfil this specific task;
  • If we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary for legal proceedings. We may also disclose member information when we believe in good faith that applicable law or regulation requires it;
  • If we use third party processors to administer and process for the purposes notified in the privacy policy, e.g. hosting activities. We may also share details with third parties (such as auditors or legal advisors) to obtain advice. Any such processing will be governed by an agreement in the form required by law, preserving any statutory data protection rights.

The principle reason for collecting data about you is to improve the service we offer and to try and ensure you get the most from our services.  We may also retain data for security administration, legal, and maintenance purposes. By using the data collected we can provide you with information via email.

Our Policies for Children

We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the interactive activities offered on our site. If you are a child (a person who is not of legal age to give consent to the collection and processing of their data) and want to register with us, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to register, confirm you have permission to register and provide an email address (if you are registering for a service through your computer) for the parent or guardian. We will then send a message to your parent that you have registered on the relevant site and depending on your age and location may also ask your parent to confirm consent to the registration.  We may also carry out checks to verify that the contact details you have provided are for your parent or guardian.

How to Remove or Amend your Information

You can ask us to modify or remove your personal information from any or all of our mailing lists at any time by clicking on the “Register” link or the other relevant link as displayed on the relevant site.

We will only send electronic messages to you if you have given us express permission to do so. In addition, you will also be able to unsubscribe from communications via unsubscribe links in those communications.

You may be given the opportunity to submit information about other people to enable them to receive information on our products or services. You must obtain permission from such other people prior to submitting their information to us. The types of information that are collected about other people include: recipient’s first and last name, phone number, address and email address.

Links to Other Sites

It is important to note that this site contains links to other sites, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as our site. For instance, if you click on an advertisement on the site, this will take you away from the site and to an entirely different site. This can include links from advertisers, content providers and partners who may use the sites’ logo and or style as a result of a co-branding agreement. These sites may send their own cookies to you and may collect data and make uses of it that this site would not.

Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use and privacy policy.

Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time by posting a revised privacy policy here.

Policy Updated

31 October 2018.

‘Make Your Own Munch Cat’ Competition Rules:

By entering competitions, an entrant is indicating their agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. There is no entry fee to enter competitions. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.

The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland who have the consent of a parent or guardian over the age of 18. The closing date for the competition is January 31, 2019. After this date, no further entries will be permitted. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

The rules on how to enter the competition are as follows:

Take a photo of your entry and either email it to us at hello@munchcats.com, or post it on Instagram using the hashtag #munchcatcomps and tag @munchcats. The entrant’s full name should be included in the body of the email or in the Instagram caption, provided the entrant has the consent to do so from a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Any email entries should be sent from the email address of a parent or guardian over the age of 18 or should include the email address of a parent or guardian over the age of 18 in the body of the email.

The winner will be chosen as a result of a popular vote conducted by the team at Vespa Design & Publishing.

If the winner of the competition entered through email, they will be notified by an email sent to the email address of their parent or guardian over the age of 18. If the winner of the competition entered through Instagram, the entrant’s account will receive a Direct Message from @munchcats informing them that they have won.

The email or Direct Message will include a request for permission from the entrant’s parent or guardian over the age of 18 to feature a Munch Cat developed from the entrant’s drawing ideas in the next issue of the magazine. It will also request permission to use the entrant’s first name in the next issue of the magazine. Only upon the granting of permission from a parent or guardian over the age of 18 will the winner be announced.

If permission is not granted, another entrant will be selected as the winner. If an entrant or entrant’s parent or guardian over the age of 18 does not reply to the email or Direct Message within 14 days, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from them and pick a new winner.

Munch Cats reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation, or any event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changed to the competition will be communicated to entrants as soon as possible by Munch Cats.

The competition prize is as follows:

The winner’s Munch Cat drawing will be adapted into the style of the pre-existing Munch Cats character designs, to best appear as a new Munch Cats character. This character will appear in a future issue of Munch Cats with the name that the entrant supplied. Munch Cats reserves the right to use this new Munch Cat in future issues of Munch Cats magazine as well as publish imagery and information about the new Munch Cat on all social media platforms, on promotional material and on other products in the Munch Cats brand. The competition winner and their parent or guardian over the age of 18 accepts that the new Munch Cat design will be the property of Munch Cats.

The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.


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