The purpose of this statement is to explain what personal information we collect and how we may use it.
1. About us
This website www.pressandjournal.co.uk is owned and operated by Aberdeen Journals Limited, a company registered in Scotland, no. SC15256, having its registered office at Lang Stracht, Mastrick, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, AB15 6DF which is part of the D.C. Thomson & Company Limited Group. Our VAT number is GB927167212.
Aberdeen Journals is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the security of any personal information received from you. We strictly adhere to the requirements of the data protection legislation in the UK and we are registered on the Data Protection Public Register number Z479700X.
2. Information we collect about you
When you register on our website, enter a competition or poll, or submit information on any of our online forms we may collect your name, address, email address and other contact details. This allows us to process your registration. We do not collect sensitive information about you except when you specifically knowingly provide it and have consented to this.
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3. What we do with your information
We use your personal information to provide you with products or services and updates about these products or services by post, email and/or SMS text message. We will use this information to provide you with a personalised experience and manage our relationship with you. Information you provide will enable us to personalise communications. We will only contact you with your consent.
You are entitled to withhold this consent and opt out from receiving such communications at any time by selecting the appropriate box on the web form that collects your details, you can also update these options by logging into your account and adjusting your preferences, contacting us by email at email@example.com or by post to Information Security Manager, D C Thomson & Co Ltd., Courier Buildings, Albert Square, Dundee DD1 9QJ.
We will always provide you with a way of opting out of receiving future marketing messages from us, each time we send them to you.
4. Sharing your information with Third Parties
We may from time to time provide your personal information to third parties for the purposes of providing you with our services.
These third party providers include payment processors, providers of card validation services, credit referencing providers and service providers who assist us with hosting our marketing campaigns. They do not decide what is done with your data and only process it on our behalf. These third parties may be located outside the European Economic Area; however we only use providers that provide adequate protection for your information at all times. We will not provide your data to other third parties for marketing purposes unless you have specifically consented to this when you first provided your data to us.
You are entitled to decline receiving such 3rd party communications by selecting the appropriate box on the web form that collects your details or at any subsequent time by logging into your account and adjusting your preferences, by contacting us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Information Security Manager, D C Thomson & Co Ltd., Courier Buildings, Albert Square, Dundee DD1 9QJ.
6. How we protect your information
We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorised access to, and loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information in accordance with UK data protection legislation. These include firewalls and virus checking procedures.
You are responsible for keeping any confidential passwords or other login or access details which you select or which we allocate to you secret. Whilst we take steps to ensure the security of your information, there is a risk that any information transmitted over the Internet and stored on a computer may be intercepted or accessed by an unauthorised party.
If you think that someone has accessed your information held by us without your permission or gained unauthorised access to your login details, you must notify us at email@example.com
7. Correcting your information
You are entitled under Data Protection law to require that we update your personal information to ensure it is up-to-date and accurate. In order to maintain the accuracy of the information we hold, you can update your personal details by updating your marketing preferences here or by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Obtaining a copy of your information
You are entitled to receive a copy of the information we hold about you in exchange for payment of the required £10 fee. You can do this by contacting email@example.com
9. How long we hold your data for
Some of the information you provide to us will be necessary to carry out repeated tasks, such as verifying your identity, your subscription entitlement, or payment details when signing in to use an account or providing our goods and services to you or you using an online checkout. We will keep this information for as long as you remain a registered user of any of our sites and for so long as reasonably necessary.
10. Links to Third Party websites
We may update this Policy at any time without notice. We will tell you that we have updated the policy by emailing you at the email address you have provided to us and/or by posting an announcement on the website. By continuing to use the website after we have emailed you or posted a notice informing you of an update, you accept the changes to this Policy.
12. Contacting us
If you have any questions about privacy, or wish to update your details or have them removed from our mailing list at any time, please contact us using firstname.lastname@example.org
Privacy statement updated November 2016.