The Publisher is committed to protecting
your privacy. The Publisher knows that you care how information
about you is used and appreciates your trust in it to do that
carefully and sensibly. At times you will be asked to submit
personal information about yourself (name, email address, postcode
etc.). By entering your details in the fields as requested you
enable the Publisher to provide you with the services you select.
Whenever you provide such personal information, the Publisher will
treat that information in accordance with this notice and policy.
All email correspondence includes instructions on how to
‘unsubscribe’ from the service to which you have subscribed. Our
services are designed to give you the information that you want to
receive not to bombard you with information you do not want. The
Publisher will act in accordance with current legislation. This
notice and policy do not apply to companies that the Publisher does
not own or control.
Use of Data. The Publisher will use your
personal details and information it obtains from other sources to
provide you with its goods and services, for administration and
customer services, for credit scoring, for marketing, to analyse
your purchasing preferences and to ensure that the content, services
and advertising that it offers are tailored to your needs and
interests. The Publisher may keep your information for a reasonable
period for these purposes. The Publisher may need to share your
information with its service providers, with other companies within
the Johnston Press Plc Group and with its agents for these purposes.
The Publisher may disclose personal data in order to comply with a
legal or regulatory obligation.
What are Cookies? Cookies are small pieces
of information that a website might store on your computer or access
device. They allow websites to remember who you are. Typically your
browser will store each cookie as a small text file. A cookie will
always contain the domain name of the originating website. For
security, only the originating website has permission to read the
How Cookies are Used. When you log in to
the Website the Publisher will set a cookie containing a randomly
generated unique reference number. This anonymous number allows the
Publisher to identify you. The Publisher will never store your
personal information directly as a cookie. By default, user cookies
will be session cookies. Session cookies are automatically deleted
when you close your browser. To be recognised on your next visit to
the Website you will have to log in once more. If, as you log in,
you tick the checkbox labelled "Remember me on this computer", a
persistent cookie will be set. Persistent cookies are not deleted
when you close your browser, and will allow the Website to recognise
you on your next visit. The use of persistent cookies is not advised
on shared computers (such as in web cafés, schools, colleges,
universities or public libraries).
The Edition Date. The Publisher also uses
cookies to store the edition date when you access back issues of the
pieces of information such as whether or not you have voted in an
Third Party Cookies. Occasionally our
advertising partners may also wish to set cookies.
Cookies allow the Publisher to see how the Website is being used.
This information forms the basis of future development work, and so
enables the Publisher to continually improve its Website to best
suit its users. They also allow the website to remember you when you
Disabling Cookies. Cookies can be easily
deleted or disabled at any time through your browser’s preference
menus so please refer to the instructions for your file management
software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.
Further information on controlling cookies is available at http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Please be aware that if you do choose to disable cookies you may not
be able to fully access certain areas of the Website
IP Address. When you visit our site, we
may also log your IP address, a unique identifier for your computer
or other access device.
Web Beacons. The Publisher also includes
web beacons (also known as clear GIFs or web bugs) in its emails to
track the success of its marketing campaigns. This means that if you
open an email from the Publisher it can see which pages of the
Website you visit. The Publisher’s web beacons do not store
additional information on your computer, but by communicating with
the cookies on your computer, they can tell the Publisher when you
have opened its email. If you object to web beacons, the Publisher
recommends you follow the instructions for deleting existing cookies
and disabling future cookies in paragraph 8. The Publisher will
still know how many of its e-mails are opened and will automatically
receive your IP address, a unique identifier of your computer and
other access device, but this will not identify you as an
Credit References. In assessing your
application for credit, to prevent fraud, to check your identity and
to prevent money laundering, the Publisher may search the files of
credit reference agencies who will record any credit searches on
your file. This may include using N2Check or an equivalent company.
The Publisher may also disclose details of how you conduct your
account to such agencies. The information will be used by other
credit grantors for making credit decisions about you and the people
with whom you are financially associated, for fraud prevention,
money laundering prevention and occasionally for tracing debtors.
Information used for these purposes will include publicly available
information such as electoral roll, county court judgments,
bankruptcy orders or repossessions.
Credit Reference Agencies. The Publisher
may ask credit reference agencies to provide a credit scoring
computation. Credit scoring uses a number of factors to work out
risks involved in any application. A score is given to each factor
and a total score obtained. Where automatic credit scoring
computations are used, acceptance or rejection of your application
will not depend only on the results of the credit scoring process.
Sharing Data. The Publisher may also share
your information with its business partners in the travel, property,
automotive, financial services, leisure, entertainment, advertising,
media, retail and mail order business for marketing purposes or it
may send you information about other organisations’ goods and
services. The Publisher or its business partners may contact you by
mail, telephone, fax, e-mail or other electronic messaging service
with offers of goods and services or information that may be of
interest to you e.g. holidays, cars, property, financial and leisure
services, entertainment, media products, advertising, clothing or
household goods. By providing the Publisher with your fax number,
land line and/or mobile telephone numbers or email address you
consent to being contacted by these methods for these purposes. If
you do not wish to receive marketing information from the Publisher
or from the Publisher’s business partners tick the appropriate box
on the form you complete.
Sensitive Personal Data. By providing the
Publisher with your personal information, you consent to it
processing your sensitive personal data, such as health data, for
the above purposes.
Transfer of Personal Data out of the UK.
By providing the Publisher with your personal information you also
consent to the Publisher transferring your information to countries
or jurisdictions which do not provide the same level of data
protection as the UK, if necessary for the above purposes. If the
Publisher does make such a transfer, it will, if appropriate, put a
contract in place to ensure that your information is protected.
Third Party Data. If you provide the
Publisher with information about another person, you confirm that
they have appointed you to act for them, to consent to the
processing of their personal data including sensitive personal data
and that you have informed them of the Publisher’s identity and the
purposes (as set out above) for which their personal data will be
WorldPay. Johnston Press Group plc, of
which the Publisher is a member, have a partner account with
WorldPay. The processing of online transactions is dealt with by
located at www.worldpay.co.uk/about/index.php?go=privacy.
The only data released to Johnston Press Group plc via WorldPay are
the name, delivery address, contact number, goods purchased, email
address and IP address of the individual concerned.
eMeta. The Scotsman Publications Limited
have a partner account with eMeta to process online transactions.
eMeta release to The Scotsman Publications Limited via an
administration suite the following data relating to the transaction;
the individual’s email address, their last login date, userID
(unique reference to the individual), a history of transactions
made, financial instrument used (i.e. Visa Debit, Mastercard), the
card holder's name and address, current subscriptions, expired
subscriptions, licenses (if applied) and whether the individual is
currently logged in to subscription. eMeta release to The Scotsman
Publications Limited via a reports suite the following data relating
to a series of transactions; number of sales, amount of cash taken,
number of cancellations, number of subscriptions purchased, number
of subscriptions terminated, number of charge backs, number of
expired subscriptions and number of users per product.
Secure Server Software. The Publisher
offers the use of a secure server when you place orders or access
your account information. SSL (the secure server software) encrypts
your information before it is sent to us. The Publisher also takes
appropriate measures to ensure that the information disclosed is
kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is
necessary for the purposes for which it is used.
Links to Third Party Sites. The Publisher
links to a wide variety of other sites and it displays
advertisements from third parties on the Website. The Publisher is
not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these sites
and third party advertisers, nor for the way in which information
about their users is treated. In particular, unless expressly
stated, the Publisher is not an agent for these sites or advertisers
nor is it authorised to make representations on their behalf.
Requests. You are entitled to ask for a
copy of the information the Publisher holds about you (for which the
Publisher may charge a small fee) and to have any inaccuracies in
your information corrected. If you wish to exercise your rights to
this information please forward your request, in writing, to Data
Protection Officer, Johnston Press plc, Yorkshire Post Building,
Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 1RF.
Monitoring. For quality control and
training purposes, the Publisher may monitor or record your
communications with it.
Changes in Your Data. If your personal
details change, if you change your mind about any of your marketing
preferences or if you have any queries about how the Publisher uses
your information, please let the Publisher know online where
appropriate, or by contacting its Data Protection Officer at
Johnston Press plc, Yorkshire Post Building, Wellington Street,
Leeds, LS1 1RF or email [email protected].
Changes to this Policy. This data
protection notice may change and therefore you should review it
regularly. The Publisher will of course notify you of any changes
where we are required to do so.