IN RELATION TO ALL WEBSITES AND WEBSITE SERVICES OFFERED BY TRINITY MIRROR SOUTHERN LIMITED
We are committed to protecting the personal information you give us and telling you how we use the information we gather about you
WHY WE COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We want to offer you a service which you want to use. We may use information about you to help us customise the Website, to remember you and to improve its usefulness to you. We may use this information to notify you about changes to the Website or products, services or promotions of ours and others (with your consent) that we think you might find of interest. It can also help us to choose articles and services we think will interest you.
Information about you helps us sell space to advertisers of products and services relevant to you so that we can continue to fund the Website through advertising and you can continue to use the Website for free.
We may send you administrative and promotional emails relating to the Website and updates about the Website.
We may personalise your visits to the Website and develop the design and style of the Website to improve the services provided to you.
We may need to contact you to about a comment you have submitted or material you have posted on the Website or in order to verify your identity form time to time.
In addition to the services we provide on this web site we may want to offer you goods and services provided by us and others (with your consent) which are of interest to you.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM YOU?
We may collect information from you when you fill in an online registration form for any of the services available on our Website, (e.g., chat areas, your Profile page, forums, shopping, advisory services, competitions etc.). We may also collect information you give us over the telephone or in written or other communications. The type of information we will collect includes, for example, your name, mailing address, email address, telephone numbers, gender, preferences and, where relevant, financial, credit card or bank details.
If you register to use services via Facebook Connect, we may collect other types of information. These are all shown at the time you use Facebook to register.
HOW WE ENSURE PRIVACY IS MAINTAINED
We endeavour to ensure that your data is stored securely and to prevent unauthorised access. We have security measures in place to protect your information which we monitor regularly. Unfortunately, despite our measures, because of the nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that your information will remain at all times 100% secure. The continuing efforts of hackers to defeat even the newest of security systems means that we can never make this promise.
Please be aware that if you disclose information on chat areas, your Profile page, comment areas, forums or other public services it may be possible for other people to use this information. We are not responsible for the disclosure of any information you post in this way.
We comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and all other legislation which governs the maintenance of privacy in your information.
DISCLOSING YOUR INFORMATION AND YOUR CONSENT
By using the Website, you agree that we may disclose your personal information to any company within Trinity Mirror group of companies.
We will not make use of your personal information for direct marketing activities, or supply this information to third parties for their direct marketing activities without your consent. By direct marketing activities, we mean the communication directly to particular individuals (by e-mail, post or telephone) of any advertising or marketing material..
If you wish to receive marketing material from TRINITY MIRROR SOUTHERN LIMITED, from companies in the same group as TRINITY MIRROR SOUTHERN LIMITED or from carefully selected third parties you should tick the appropriate box on the registration form(s).
If having given your consent you subsequently decide you no longer wish to receive direct marketing or information from us or our associated companies or third parties or no longer want us to pass your information to third parties, please notify us at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In particular, even where we have your consent we will only disclose your financial, credit card or bank details to our agents and/or third party suppliers of products or services on a need to know basis including, for example, in relation to the fulfilment of any e-commerce transactions.
We may disclose details about use of the Website to other businesses e.g. to demonstrate patterns of use to advertisers and other business partners. The information we pass on will not include any personal information by which you may be identified.
We compile anonymous records of user trends which we may make use of ourselves, or pass to our associated companies.
We will comply with any court order requesting or requiring the disclosure of the identity or location of or any other information in relation to anyone who has accessed the Website and we may also disclose such information where we are advised by our lawyers that a court order would be granted requiring us to disclose it, even if no legal proceedings have been commenced in relation to the same.
We endeavour to prevent unauthorised disclosures of your personal information by other people, but we are not responsible for any unauthorised disclosures or other breaches of security or for the actions of others if the information was passed to them with your authority or with the authority of anybody other than us or our associated companies.
We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this policy to third parties as
a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.
REALMEDIA AD SERVING TECHNOLOGY
We use ad serving technology to display the ads on our web pages. We use the cookie feature of this technology to anonymously manage and report on the effectiveness of the ads that you see. No personal data such as your name, address or email address are used during this process.
If you do not wish this to happen, you can either click here to obtain opt-out details or you can use the cookie preference settings in your browser to manage this process.
More information on this can be found in the "Help" section of the browser that you are using.
TRINITY MIRROR PLC engages Omniture, a third-party Web traffic analysis company, to log and aggregate information coming through our Web site on our behalf. TRINITY MIRROR PLC controls how that data may and may not be used. When you visit our Web site, Omniture may use technical tracking methods such as cookies that will be listed under the domain 2o7.net, and web beacons, on our behalf, and may receive anonymous information about your browsing on our Web site. Omniture does not use these technical tracking methods to relate Web site visitors to any personally identifiable information. Information collected by Omniture on behalf of TRINITY MIRROR SOUTHERN LIMITED is unique to individual visitors but is not personally identifiable to Omniture. Such information provided by Omniture to TRINITY MIRROR SOUTHERN LIMITED may be reassociated by TRINITY MIRROR SOUTHERN LIMITED with previously collected information for internal purposes only, including but not limited to providing visitors with relevant content. We may also use these technical tracking methods in HTML e-mails to determine whether the recipients have opened such e-mails, clicked on links contained in those e-mails, and continued to browse our Web site. No personally identifiable information, such as your name, street address, e-mail address, etc. is shared with Omniture.
Further information regarding Omniture's privacy statement can be found by clicking here.
OBTAINING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you wish to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you, or have any other queries or concerns about the way we are collecting and using your personal information, please write to us (including full details of your request) at:
Trinity Mirror PLC
One Canada Square
We may charge an administration fee (not exceeding the maximum permitted by law) in relation to fulfilling a request for access to personal information.