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The Wealden Advertiser Limited Privacy Policy

The Wealden Advertiser Limited is committed to protecting the privacy of wealdenad.co.uk users and the overall integrity of the internet. To that end, we are disclosing here any issues related to privacy in the collection by The Wealden Advertiser Limited of personally identifiable information from users of wealdenad.co.uk.

The Wealden Advertiser Limited operations include the production of wealdenad.co.uk.

We have adopted a set of information management guidelines that serve as the basis for our customer and advertiser relationships. These have been developed to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. We take note of advice published from time to time by the Information Commissioner. Accordingly, guidelines are subject to change and any such changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this page without notification.

For information on the Data Protection Act 1998, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and the Information Commissioner please follow this link www.dataprotection.gov.uk

A summary of the measures taken by The Wealden Advertiser Limited to protect our users' privacy is as follows:

  • We do not provide or sell your details to third parties unless you have specifically requested that we do so, in order that these advertisers and/or third parties can offer you information, goods and services that may be of interest to you. In the case of email these offers will only come to you from The Wealden Advertiser Limited.
  • The Wealden Advertiser Limited and our group of companies may contact you by post or telephone with details of their products, services and promotions. In the case of of email this correspondence will only be sent to those users who have opted in to receive communications via these methods.
  • We reserve the right to disclose information about member usage and demographics to advertisers and partners, but in anonymous aggregate form only. The Wealden Advertiser Limited will not reveal your personal identity in connection with the disclosure of such information.

What personally identifiable information do we collect about you?
We collect information on our users in two ways: through cookies, and through registration. For more information about cookies, please see below.

We require users to provide us some information in order to place adverts. This information is stored by us and our data processors.

We may also collect personal information from you through your use of enquiry and feedback forms and every time you email us your details.

We also log IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We occasionally use IP addresses to track a user's session, but do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.

What do we do with the information collected?
We may perform statistical analyses of user behaviour in order to measure relative consumer interest in the various areas of our site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or 'clicked' their advertising banners. In performing these statistical analyses, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form. Personal information on individual subscribers will not be provided to any third party if you object.

We may periodically send you email updates on wealdenad.co.uk and services offered by wealdenad.co.uk and its advertisers. Only those users who have opted in to receive these communications via email will receive this information via these methods. If you wish to opt out of receiving such information from us, please use the unsubscribe option included in all our email correspondence or send an email to advertise@wealdenad.co.uk stating that you would prefer not to receive such mailings.

With whom do we share the information we collect?
We will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others unless you have given us your permission. Also, we may provide aggregate statistics on our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Web sites to which wealdenad.co.uk may link.

Cookies
A cookie is a small, numeric text file that is stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Any information you provide to us is held securely on our web servers and not on your machine.