Collection of personal information
We collect personal information from you (such as name, address, telephone number, email address etc) when you complete registration or enquiry forms, submit comments to the Site, participate in message boards, blogs and other such user generated content facilities or send emails to us. Please do not submit your personal information to us if you do not wish us to collect it.
a) Cookies on the dmg media Advertising Network
Cookies are files that store small amounts of information on your computer or other device (for example, your mobile phone). None of the cookies that we use contain information such as your real name or address, so you cannot be identified personally by them. Some of the cookies used by our websites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf.
1. Advertising services
We gather anonymous information such as on the types of pages visited, and keywords searched on in order to build an overall, but anonymous, picture of interests or preferences based on individual users browsing habits so that we can offer a more personal experience. To this information, we include information relating to a user's country, region and connection type gathered from elements of the IP of the browsing device. This practice is a core method used by our group to make our online advertising more efficient for our advertisers and more relevant to consumers.
With permission from our advertisers, we also collect information about their sites, for use on their advertising campaigns. This is often called 'retargeting', or 'remarketing', and involves showing ads to groups of users that have, for example, visited that client's homepage.
We will also gather information, still anonymously, on the users that reach an action page on an advertiser's site. This allows us to monitor how many sales or actions we achieve for a client, and therefore how effective our advertising is.
For more information about interest based advertising and how to turn this feature off, please visit www.youronlinechoices.co.uk or follow the link below to the website of the relevant licenced technology provider.
2. Ad verification technology
The cookie-based technologies that we use to deliver advertising services are provided below:
These cookies record the anonymous browsing behaviours of visitors to our websites and those of the A&NY Media data syndicate websites. They enable us to group visitors into different interest segments and deliver advertising relevant to the specific audience.
We use these cookies to target the placement of our advertisements and to track whether this advertising results in sales/actions from website visitors.
If you would like to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our websites, you can also do this by using your browser settings. The "help" function within your browser should tell you how to do this. If you want to restrict or block cookies on your mobile phone, you will need to check your handset manual for instructions on how to do this. You may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org, which contains lots of useful information about cookies and their uses (including how to delete them from your computer) and explains how to restrict or block cookies when using various different types of browser.
You need to be aware that restricting, blocking or deleting cookies used by our websites may have an adverse impact on the functionality of the websites, or on your ability to access or use them.
b) Cookies on www.anmedia.co.uk
This website uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous statistics on visitors to the website, where visitors have come from and the pages they have visited. This helps us to understand how people use the site and helps us to make improvements the site. For more information about Google Analytics and to opt-out visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Use of your information
By using this Site, you agree that we may collect, hold, process and use your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with the Site services and developing our business which shall include (without limitation):
- Verifying your identity (for example when you return to the Site)
- Personalising your visits to the Site and developing the design and style of the Site to improve the services provided to you
- Informing you about the latest changes to the Site, or products, services or promotional offers that you might find interesting
- Dealing with, and responding to you about, a comment you have submitted for or on our message boards, blogs and other such user generated content facilities
- Enabling you to share our content with others e.g. using our Email a friend and Share this article facilities
- Communicating (and personalising such communication) with you
- Informing you if you have been successful in any Site competitions or promotions
- Compiling customer reviews
- Conducting market research
- Carrying out statistical, technical and logistical analysis
Sharing your personal information
By using the Site, you agree that we may disclose your personal information to any company within the Daily Mail and General Trust plc group of companies.
Subject to obtaining your consent, we may also supply personal information about you to third parties.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to comply with applicable laws (such as the Data Protection Act 1998) and government or regulatory bodies' lawful requests for information.
We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.
Safeguards and security
No data transmission over the internet can be entirely secure, so we do not guarantee the security of your personal information and/or use of the Site. However, we use reasonable endeavours to protect the security of your personal information from unauthorised access or use by using encryption technology. In addition to these safeguards, your personal information is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. This provides that the information which we hold about you should be processed fairly and lawfully, should be accurate, relevant and not excessive, not be retained for longer than is necessary and, if applicable, be kept up to date. For more information on the Data Protection Act 1998 and your related rights please see www.ico.gov.uk.
Accessing your personal information
If you wish to review or receive copies of the personal information we hold about you, or have any other queries please write to us (including full details of your request) at:
dmg media Limited
2 Derry Street
London W8 5TT
We may charge a small administration fee (not exceeding the maximum permitted by law) in relation to fulfilling a request for access to personal information.