UPDATE: May 17 2018
You may be aware of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25 May 2018. GDPR is Europe’s new framework for data protection. The EU’s GDPR website explains how the legislation is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe thereby giving greater protection and rights to individuals. This means all businesses which hold and process personal information will need to have proper procedures in place to safeguard this data.
The Watchet, Williton and Quantock Advertiser have always taken managing your data extremely seriously. We will never sell, trade or rent your personal information to others however, we may share your information with selected third parties but only those who help us to offer an improved service.
In line with GDPR we have been working to make further improvements to our security and have produced a Privacy Notice document which you can read below.
In order to provide services to you as a contact who may be interested in advertising, we need to hold and process personal data and this would include your name, address, telephone number and email address. You are currently part of our database because you have signed up, enquired about, expressed an interest in or used our service. On this basis we are assuming there is a legitimate interest for us contacting you.
If you are happy with this and wish to continue receiving information you do not need to do anything and can opt out at any point in the future should you change your mind. If you prefer to be removed from our database please email firstname.lastname@example.org If you change your mind in the future you will be able to subscribe again by using the Contact Us page on our website.
The Information Commissioner’s Office website lists the data protection rights for individuals under GDPR and you have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information we hold please put your request in writing and send it to The Watchet, Williton and Quantock Advertiser, 13 Lee Road, Lynton, Devon EX354 6HW. If any of the information we hold is incorrect you can ask us to amend the information.
The Watchet, Williton and Quantock Advertiser
PRIVACY NOTICE (REVISED)
The Watchet, Williton and Quantock Advertiser
The Watchet, Williton and Quantock Advertiser take the privacy and security of your personal information very seriously and is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us with, will be processed by us.
For the purposes of Data Protection, the data controller for The Watchet, Williton and Quantock Advertiser is Christine Brett. Our address is 13 Lee Road, Lynton, Devon EX35 6HW.
By visiting this website you are agreeing to the following.
* We collect and retain personal data for visitors who complete forms on our website, who contact us by telephone, by email or by letter.
* We request name, address, email address, and telephone number.
* This information is held by us and is for our use only. However selected third parties may be used from time to time to help promote our publication.
We use Google Drive for Business and data will be held on their server for as long as required. Mail Chimp also holds data. We will take all necessary steps to ensure this data is treated securely and in accordance with this notice. Any such data will only be used in connection with our publication for the purpose of advertising.
You have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of this please write to The Watchet, Williton and Quantock Advertiser, 13 Lee Road, Lynton, Devon EX35 6HW.
You may opt out of receiving our promotional material at any time. You may also request in writing for your information to be deleted from our records.
17 May 2018 (Revised)
The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
Contact & Communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.
This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.
This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.
Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.
Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list].
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.
In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites, similar to; Folded Book Art or Used Model Trains For Sale.)
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
Resources & Further Information
- Data Protection Act 1998
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 – The Guide
- Web Design Wales
v.2.0 May 2016 Edited & customised by: The Watchet, Williton and Quantock Advertiser