Privacy policy

Policy Overview

At Bandonkers, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy. If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please send us a message.

Who we are

We are Bandonkers web service, helping to connect musicians around the UK!

How do we collect your data from you

When you sign up, we collect information to build a basic account. Once you have an account you have full access to the website enabling you to, among other things, add classified posts and message other users. We also collect data when you post or reply to a classified post.

What type of information is collected from you?

Information to create your account such as an email address, username, postcode and password. Classified posts and replies to classified posts are stored. IP addresses and failed login attempts are sometimes stored for debugging purposes. Demographic data may be collected to help us work out the main groups of people that use this site. This includes sex, approximate age, possible interests and approximate location.

How is your data used

Your information may be used when creating or replying to a classified post, posting to the forum or replying to another user through the internal messaging system.

Who has access to your information:

We do not sell or rent your information to third parties. The only time we would share information is when required to do so by law, for example a court order or for the purposes of crime prevention.

How can you access and update your information

You can easily update your username, email address, post code and password from the ‘My Account’ section of the site. If you decide to leave Bandonkers, you can delete your account permanently from here as well. It’s also possible to edit any live advertisements. If there is anything you have difficulty updating, let us know and we'll see whether we can help.

How we protect against the loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration of your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. All passwords stored on our servers are encrypted for your safety.

Information transmitted normally over the Internet can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where you have chosen a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Use of Cookies

Like many other websites, Bandonkers uses cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They may also collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

Children and Privacy

You must be 16 years of age or over to use Bandonkers. If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you must get consent from a parent or guardian to use Bandonkers. This is for your own safety.


Bandonkers will send you an email if another user has sent you an internal message on the site. This is only to let you know you have a message waiting for you.


Always be wary when meeting new people you have found on Bandonkers or any other website. When meeting new people follow these basic guidelines:-

  • Arrange to meet up in a public place.
  • Take an adult or trustworthy friend with you.
  • Do not disclose your address.

Website recording

Our web site may also use a web site session recording service. Bandonkers liaise with Google and Hotjar who have developed products that are capable of recording mouse clicks, mouse movements, page scrolling and any text keyed into website forms. The information collected does not include bank details or any sensitive personal data.   Anonymised session data generated during such visits may be used for aggregated and statistical reporting by Google and Hotjar.

Policy review

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in May 2018.