Personal data can include:
- Your name and email
- Information about your devices, such as IP address
- How you browse our website
What data do we process about our visitors?
If you register for an account on our website in order to become a contributor, enter a competition or receive our newsletters, you will need to provide us with your full name, email address, contact number (including country code), city and country where you reside.
If you attend one of our events remotely, we may share your name and contact details with the platform hosting the event.
If you contact our Customer Services team, we will need your name and contact information as well as full details of your query.
We can also access information from social media activity such as when you ‘like’ the website, share content or follow us on Twitter. When you sign in to the website using social media you grant permission to the social network to share some of your details with us. Depending on the network this will include basic account information such as name, email address, date of birth and any other details you choose to share according to your particular social media account settings.
What do we use this data for?
- Verifying your identity (for example when you return to the website and have already logged in).
- Personalising the advertising you see on the website so that it is more relevant to you. For more information on how we use your cookie data please see our Cookie Notice.
- Improving the design and style of the website.
- Informing you about products, services or promotional offers that you might find interesting if you have chosen to receive these type of communications.
- Sending you service messages about your subscription or account registration, for example if you have clicked a password reset link. This could be by email, overlay on the website or push notification.
- Enabling you to share our content with others using social media or email.
- Communicating (and personalising such communication) with you through our newsletters, but only those you have consented to receive.
- Administering competitions and informing you if you have been successful in any competitions or promotions.
- Compiling customer reviews.
- Conducting market research.
- Granting you access to a subscription.
- Sending you push notifications from our apps.
- We also log and use information about any service errors or interruptions that you have experienced in order to help us create fixes and to make technical improvements to our website
How we may contact you
If we have your permission, we may also send you newsletters or emails about our events.
Occasionally we may ask you if you would like to participate in market research or respond to you if you have made a complaint or have logged a query.
What is our legal basis for processing personal data?
We will only use your personal data for advertising and marketing, personalisation of content and services, analytical purposes (such as, understanding who our readers are and how they browse our websites).
If you have given us consent to send you specific newsletters, you can unsubscribe from these at any time by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of each email, or by logging into your account and managing your email preferences.
The legitimate interest pursued by us to analyse our website traffic in order to maintain the service, for example monitoring successful page loads or error messages.
How can you access and update your personal information?
If you are a registered and approved contributor, you can update your personal information by signing into your account page with your own login details you created while applying to become an EuroNewsweek contributor.
How long do we keep your personal information for?
We will keep your information only for as long as it is relevant and useful for the purpose for which it was originally collected.
Please note that if your account appears to have not been used for 12 months, we will try and contact you to check whether it is still in use and/or we will delete it.
If you do not read the newsletters that you have subscribed to, we will suppress your name from the relevant list after six months.
If you do not complete a social registration the data you entered as part of that registration will be deleted within 24 hours. Data from any other incomplete registration or subscription attempt will not be stored.
We retain cookie data and corresponding third party data for 13 months from when it was collected from your device.
We may need to retain your data for a longer period if there is a legal claim or if we are required to so by any regulation.
Who will we share your personal information with?
Advertisers and advertising networks sometimes require data to select and serve relevant advertisements to you and others. We may provide them with aggregate cookie information about our users with certain attributes (for example, we may inform them that 1000 men aged between 18-34 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target, based on interests such as cooking, travel, arts, etc.
We share cookie data with other publishers via a secure data management platform when advertising campaigns are served across multiple news websites. These publisher partners are not able to access this data themselves, only serve the advertisements across their own websites to readers whose cookie data form part of the selected advertising segments.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to comply with applicable laws and government or regulatory bodies’ lawful requests for information.
Your personal details may be shared with third party organisations we have contracted to provide services to us which include processing data. For example, to send you the emails you have signed up for. Only companies who can provide adequate safeguards will be used to ensure your data is stored and handled securely.
We may also have to release information because of a legal requirement on us or pursuant to a court order.
We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this Privacy Notice to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.
Using children’s personal data
We do not allow children under 18 to register an account with us.
Will your data be sent overseas?
As you will know, the internet does not recognise national boundaries. Services on the web are accessible globally so collection and transmission of personal data is not always confined to one country.
You should be aware that by using the website and those of our partners or any website we link through to, your personal data may be processed in or transferred to other countries, the USA for example, and you agree to your personal data being transferred or processed in this way.
Your personal data will only be stored or transferred within the UK, EU or US under the EU-US Privacy Shield, or using other safeguards that have been approved by the relevant regulatory body.
Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the data that we hold about you.
Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
Right to be forgotten – you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
Right to restriction of processing – you can ask for us to restrict the way we process your data.
Right to withdraw your consent – you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
Exercising your rights, asking questions and raising concerns:
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.