So please contact us in the first instance. Changes to your data and preferences It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us. If you have registered for an account with us for some our services, we provide a details page, where you can update your personal information at any time and change your marketing preferences.
We collect it because it helps us run our business and serve you better. Categories of personal data can be grouped together as follows: It also includes information about allegations and convictions for criminal offences. In this Privacy Notice we will refer some of these categories when explaining what personal data we collect and how we use it. We also collect, use and share anonymous data such as statistical or demographic data. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users reading a particular story, advertisement or other element of the website.
However, if we combine or connect anonymous data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice. Unless they are properly the subject of editorial material in our news and magazine titles or you consent for a specific purpose, we do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. If you use S1 Jobs, you may be invited to upload your curriculum vitae for archiving with us and viewing by permitted organisations.
You should avoid including Sensitive Data, but you can amend or delete at any time through your account. We may need personal data to perform a contract for services you order from us such as advertising or to meet a legal obligation on us.
Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. These other organisations may use information about your visit to our websites. For more information on how these organisations use information, please read their privacy policies.
We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. Children We do not as a rule directly offer children under 16 products or services or obtain information about them except in newsgathering.
Children may sometimes be invited to take part in prize competitions and promotions, in which case we will require parental or legal guardian consent. The editorial information is intended for publication and may incorporate extensive personal data about individuals, including Sensitive Personal Data. The free press serves a vital function in an open democratic society and the law recognises its importance by exempting the press from most of the data protection provisions where there is a proper journalistic purpose.
We respect the rights of privacy of people who find themselves in the news and we seek to comply with the relevant data protection principles where we reasonably can. News and features are published in print and online by each of our titles, and also distributed by social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
They may be passed for publication by other titles within the Newsquest Media Group or syndicated to third party publishers in any medium in the UK or around the world.
Our websites are focused locally in the UK, but of course they can be viewed from anywhere in the world. After first publication, in print or on the home page of our websites, we will keep copies in publicly accessible paper or searchable online archives. These archives are an important historical record. They are intended to be kept indefinitely.
We will not delete, annotate or amend the archives unless the law so requires, or there is an inaccuracy or an important update. We may also record and store unpublished information about individuals and matters of general interest for any length of time with a view to publication in the future, for example background research in developing stories or longer-term information held for the preparation of an obituary.
We seek to review this information at least every seven years and discard it if we think it is no longer relevant or accurate. On our websites and social media pages, we host facilities where people can post comments about news stories and other matters. These posts are uploaded automatically by the poster without our intervention and may contain personal data. It is the poster who consents to processing of this material and is primarily responsible for it, but we operate user terms and an acceptable use policy which we may enforce against users on receipt of a complaint.
Data about other people By supplying us with information about someone else, you confirm that they have authorised you to provide us with their information including Sensitive Personal Data on their behalf. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. And you will give us personal data when you: As you interact with our website, we or third parties posting advertisements to our site may automatically collect Technical Data about your devices and Usage Data about your browsing patterns by using cookies and similar technologies.
Those third parties may also receive Technical Data and Usage Data about you if you visit other websites employing their cookies and aggregate this data to build Profile Data about you and your interests and preferences in order to target advertisements tailored to your interests. We or they may obtain additional information from other third party sources such as answers to surveys to enhance Profile Data. The third party advertising networks posting ads to our sites include Google, AdEx, Rubicon and Criteo.
If you are concerned about the risk of unauthorised use of your personal data, you should refuse to give consent to cookies when asked. Cookies control the number of times you see them and measure how effective the ad campaign has been. Effective advertising helps us to keep our websites and their news content free for you to use.
To help you make an informed decision, on a first visit to any of our sites you will be presented with a consent notification. If you choose the Accept option you are agreeing to accept cookies and similar technologies to help our site work, to help us understand how it is used and to personalise content and advertising. Alternatively you may wish to choose Show Options to see a list of main types of cookies served together with more details on each cookie within that family.
You can change the settings to block any or all of them. Once set, those choices can be subsequently modified by you at any time, most easily via the Manage Consent link at the foot of the site. Alternatively, you may wish to make changes via your browser. To help you do that we have published a how to list of the main browser types here.
Initially, you only need to engage once with the consent notification, irrespective of the choice s you make.
However, because we have an obligation to record and understand what we can show to you, the consent notification will persistently appear until you make those choices clear and may re-appear in modified form for any user should we need to tell you about subsequent changes.
You can find out more about behavioural advertising and how to opt out of it selectively at youronlinechoices. If you want to opt out of receiving this targeted advertising, it does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising when you are using our websites; it just means that the advertising you see will not be customised for you. You can also set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies.
When we send emails to you see marketing in section 4 below , they will contain pixels. Our system uses them to collect Technical Data about the opening of the email and your clicking on any links. They also tell us if you go on to purchase products or services promoted in the email so that we can evaluate the success of the promotion.
They are not used for targeting ads. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below: You can opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behaviour on our web sites by going to: Our newsgathering activities have been covered in section 1 above.
The law further recognises that a business can properly use personal data to meet its legal obligations and perform contracts with its customers.
We can also lawfully use your personal data if it is necessary for our legitimate business interests, provided the use does not interfere unduly with the rights of individuals.
Where we rely on our legitimate interests to use your personal data, we will have weighed up any impact the use may have on you and limited our use only to what is necessary. We will explain why the processing is in our legitimate interests if you ask and you can object if you want to. Some processing will only be done where we have sought your consent.
We will tell you what information we would like to use and the reason why. You have the right to withdraw your consent and we will stop using your personal data and delete it unless we can demonstrate that another legal basis applies. These messages may be about any of our products, services or promotions which may in some cases be provided by third parties. We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data from our interactions with you to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you.
This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. We will make sure it is clear when you can make these choices, for example, by giving you boxes to tick if you want to receive marketing.
Third-party marketing We will not share your personal contact data with any person outside the Newsquest Media Group of companies for their own marketing purposes unless you have clearly agreed or it is lawful for us to do so. We will share the contact details of our local business customers with our partner , the information services company, who use them to contact those businesses to validate their contact details on our behalf.
We might offer you the opportunity to receive information from selected partner organisations that we work with. We will name those organisations and provide you with the opportunity to hear from them by means of an opt-in tick box. Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of an agreement for a product or service from us.
You can opt out of all telephone marketing messages from all parties by contacting the Telephone Preference Service at www. We may use your information to enhance our service to you by providing a more personalised experience. We collect the Technical Data and Usage Data that you give us through cookies and similar technology when you visit one of our websites. We use it to provide you with editorial content and advertising on our own websites that we believe is more relevant to your interests and preferences.
We will also enable third party advertisers to show advertisements to you directly on our websites which are tailored to you according to information they have gathered independently, including information about your browsing history on their own or other websites.
Sharing your personal data with external auditors to verify aggregated statistics about circulation and usage of our websites. Change of purpose We will use only personal information consistently with the purposes for which it was originally collected and we will tell you if we plan to use it for a different purpose.
We will make sure we delete personal data securely when usage ends unless there is a reason for keeping it longer.