We think carefully about our use of personal data, and below you can find the details of what we do to protect your privacy. This policy covers, among other topics :
- Information about your rights and our obligations
- Clarity about our dealings with you and transparency about how we collect and use your personal data
- Commitments on how we protect your personal data
- Commitments on how we will facilitate your rights and respond to your questions.
Personal data is any information about you by which you can be identified. This can include information such as:
- your name, date of birth, email address, postal address, phone number, mobile number;
- debit card details;
- information about your device (such as the IP address, which is a numerical code to identify your device that can provide information about the country, region or city where you are based); and
- information relating to your personal circumstances and how you use our sites, apps and services.
What personal data we collect and how we use it
We collect personal data when you sign up for our services and when you browse our sites or use our apps. This information is used to provide our journalism and other services, display advertising and analyse how visitors use our sites or apps.
When you send us a letter via contact form or email we collect:
- your name;
- your email address;
- your IP address - a numerical code to identify your device and which can provide information about the country, region or city where you are based;
- your browsing history of the content you have visited on our sites, including information on how you were referred to our sites via another website; and
- details of your devices, for example, the unique device ID, unique advertising ID and browsers used to access our content.
How we collect personal data
We collect personal data when you:
- send us message via contact form
- use mobile devices to access our site;
- access our sites, through cookies and other similar technology; and
- when you contact us via email, social media or similar technologies or when you mention us on social media.
Who we share your personal data with
We do not share your personal data with other people or organisations except under the following circumstances:
- We may reveal your personal data to any law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority or other organisation if we are required to do so to meet a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of anyone else.
We will not share your personal data with anyone else for their own marketing purposes unless we have your permission to do this.
How long we keep your personal data
Your rights with regard to the personal data that we hold about you
You can contact us with regard to the following rights in relation to your personal data:
- If you would like to have a copy of the personal data we hold on you or if you think that we hold incorrect personal data about you, please write email as email@example.com . We will deal with requests for copies of your personal data or for correction of your personal data within one week. You will not have to pay a fee to obtain a copy of your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights).
- Where you have provided us with consent to use your personal data, you can withdraw this at any time.
- You also have the right to ask us to delete your personal data or restrict how it is used. There may be exceptions to the right to erasure for specific legal reasons which, if applicable, we will set out for you in response to your request.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognise and remember you. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit our sites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.
- Understanding how you use our site
- Understanding analytical information about our users
Using cookies and other technology allows us to analyse how our site is being used, measure the number of visitors to the site, and from which devices (desktop or mobiles) it used mostly.
Cookies that are used by the Eta-Com-it.com are referred to as “first-party cookies” and those that are used by others are “third-party cookies”(Google Analytics). Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access third-party cookies; nor can other organizations access the data in the cookies we use on our website. If you don't want to share your personal information with third-party sites you can choose "Use necessary cookies only" in the popup window on the top of the page.
What types of cookies do we use ?
We use four types of cookies, which we describe in this section.
- Essential (Necessary) – cookies that are essential to provide you with services you have requested. For example, these include the cookies that make it possible for you to use our site. If you set your browser to block these cookies, then these functions and services will not work for you. In particular, we won’t be able to save your preferences about cookies.
- Statistics – cookies which measure how often you visit our site and how you use it. We use this information to get a better sense of how our users engage with our pages and to improve our site so that users have a better experience. For example, we collect information about which types of users, mobile or desktop, visit our site most frequently.
- Marketing – cookies that are used to collect information about your visit to our site, the content you have viewed, the links you have followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address. We have set out more details on this below (in Cookies Declaration section)
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