The Stone and Eccleshall Gazette Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit www.stonegazette.com and www.stonegazette.co.uk (the “Site”).

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. 

We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

“Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

“Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

    

“Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

“Google Analytics” we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

   

Customer Details – Offline Data

We keep the name, address, phone number and email of current and previous advertisers on our password protected accounts system.We use the offline data that we hold to contact our customers.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Offline Data.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use information about you in the following ways:

• To process orders that you have submitted to us

• To provide you with our services

• To comply with our contractual obligations we have with you

• To help us identify you and any accounts you hold with us

• To enable us to review, develop and improve the website and services

• To provide customer care, including responding to your requests if you contact us with a query

• To administer accounts, process payments and keep track of billing and payments

• To notify you about changes to our website and services

• To provide you with information about products or services, that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

• To inform you of service and price changes.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR DEVICE INFORMATION?

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimise our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our readers browse and interact with the Site).

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We share your Personal Information with Google Analytics to help us understand how our readers use the Site.

You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here:  https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.  You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

DO NOT TRACK

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

European Residents Rights

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

DATA RETENTION

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

AGE RESTRICTION 

The Site is intended for individuals of any age.

CHANGES

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

CONTACT US

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at privacy@stonegazette.com or by mail using the details provided below:

  5 Globe Court, Stone ST17 9JR, United Kingdom