The Times Union Group of News papers is determined to protect your privacy. It is very important to us that you should be able to browse the website without having to compromise your privacy unacceptably.
What information will you collect about me?
We may ask you to provide personal information on a voluntary basis in order to get a clearer picture of our users. It is then entirely up to you whether you are happy to give us this information.
For example, in the course of certain activities such as commenting on the website, entering competitions, promotions, and other offers, or submitting content to the website, you will be asked to give some personal details (for example, email address, name, postcode or year of birth).
You may also choose to email us or make contact with us in other ways. Such contact gives us information about you. We endeavour to explain to you why we would like this information and what we do with it at each stage.
Please do not submit your personal information to us if you do not want us to collect it. MMD automatically collects data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns. This is aggregate data and does not identify any individual.
How will this information be used?
We use the aggregate audience details (where no individual is identifiable) to help us improve our understanding of our users and what they want. The information about you as an identifiable individual, including contact details, may be used in a number of ways, including:
- Verifying your identity (for example when you return to the website)
- Personalising your visits to the website and developing the design and style of the website to improve the services provided to you
- Enabling you to share our content with others using social media or email
- Informing you if you have been successful in any website competitions or promotions
- Compiling customer reviews
- Conducting market research
Will I receive spam?
We will not send you any unsolicited marketing.
How long do you keep my personal information for?
We will keep your information only for as long as it is relevant and useful for the purpose for which it was originally collected.
What security measures do you use?
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Who will you share my personal information with?
By using the website, you agree that we may disclose your personal information to any company within the Times Media Group Of Newspapers.
Will my data be sent overseas?
The Internet does not recognise national boundaries. Services on the Internet are accessible globally, so collection and transmission of personal data is not always confined to one country.
You should be aware that by using the website and those of our partners or any website we link through to, your personal data may be processed in or transferred to other countries, and you agree to your personal data being transferred or processed in this way.
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When you use these facilities and provide us with personal data (for example, name and email address) of a third party, please ensure that you have their consent before giving us their details.