2. What information will be collected and why?
2.1. Email addresses and/or other details which users voluntarily provide to us through the Mercury Press and Media website,
over the phone and/or by email in order to:
(a) Update you on the Mercury Press and Media service in the form of a regular newsletter; (b) Respond to any queries you may have about the Mercury Press and Media service.
2.2. Your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is automatically logged by our web server and is used to analyse and improve the Mercury Press and Media promotional website and to provide you with the most user-friendly navigation experience. Mercury Press and Media may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individuals are identified) for the marketing and strategic development.
Where Mercury Press and Media proposes to use your personal data for any other purpose we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for the use of your personal information for purposes other than those listed above.
3. Sharing of data
We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies). However, we may use third parties to process your information but only for the purposes set out in this policy. These third parties will be required to comply strictly with our instructions and we will also require that they do not use your personal information for their own business purposes, unless you have explicitly consented to the use of your personal information in this way. We will not otherwise share your personal information without first seeking your consent.
4. How long will your information be stored?
Quite simply, we DON'T unless you contact us with a story or lead.
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6. Users aged 16 or under
If you are aged 16 or under, please make sure you have your parent/guardian's permission before you provide us with any personal information.
7. Your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998
Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge £10 for information requests and require you to prove your identity with 2 pieces of approved identification). We will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete personal information about you on our files.
8. Links to other websites
This website may contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit or is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.