Thursday, April 8th, 2010
1. Personal Information
1.1 Account Activity
We gather this Data to allow us to keep a record of individual Members responsible for uploading specific news articles and reports and to protect your account from unauthorised access. The Data you provide is also used by us to communicate with you with regards to the operation, maintenance, and functionality of this Website.
Data will be stored on our servers in a database for the duration of your registration, after which time they will be archived and kept for seven years.
1.2 Non Account Activity
Users of the Website who wish only to read news articles or reports do not need to register as a Member (“User”); however, such Users are not allowed to upload content to the Website, flag articles or post commentary.
2. Company Use and Disclosure
If you submit personal information to the Company, we may use the information and relevant statistical data to monitor the Website’s usage by Members and to help us develop the Website and our services from time to time. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify you as an individual.
Your user name is displayed to other Users when you upload videos or send messages through this Website. Other Users can contact you through messages and comments. Any video(s) you submit to the Website is viewable by the general public and may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels. Moderators will monitor content on this Website on a random basis and may use your Data to contact you in relation to any news articles or reports that you upload to this Website.
From time to time, we may provide your Data to our customer service agencies for research and analysis purposes and to monitor and improve the services we provide. The Company or our appointed agents and sub-contractors may contact you by e-mail or telephone to ask you for your feedback and comments on our services.
The Company may also wish to provide you with information about special features of this Website or any other services or products we think might be of interest to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please send a blank e-mail message to email@example.com with the subject line “South West News Service Opt-out”.
The Company may also want to provide you with related information from carefully selected third parties we think might be of interest to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Third Party Advertisements
South West News Service will not provide your personal information to third party ad servers without your consent, except as a part of a Website feature which you as a Member will have the option to opt out of before such disclosure.
4.1 Per-session cookies: These are used while Members are logged on to the Website and when Users visit the Website to help us monitor traffic through the Website and do not store any personal information; and
4.2 Auto logon cookies: These store some personal data in order to allow Members to log on automatically when you visit the Website.
With most web browsers it is possible to configure your Internet browser so that it can refuse new cookies, prompt you to accept a cookie or disable cookies altogether. How you do this will depend on the Internet browser you use (For example Internet Explorer 7, Netscape, Firefox). By refusing to accept South West News Service’ cookies our Website will not operate correctly. For further details on cookies we recommend that you visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies relating to this Website will be stored on your computer. Unless otherwise indicated, auto logon cookies will be stored on Members’ computers for a period of one month.
5. Sale or Merger of Business
6. Protecting Your Information
Internet security is not absolute; therefore, security controls are built into the Website to offer you a greater degree of protection. We also keep your Data confidential subject to the purposes for which the details were collected. The internal procedures of the Data Controller cover the storage, access and disclosure of your data.
7. Updating Personal Information
You may update or correct your personal profile information by accessing your private user profile on www.swns.com.com for amending your settings, updating your profile and changing your password.
8. Your consent