Used By Name Expiry Date Category Description
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Google Analytics _utma 2 years Category 2: Performance These cookies are used to collect information about how people use the website. This allows us to make sure the website is meeting your needs, and help us understand what we could improve. See the Google Analytics Privacy Policy for more details.
_utmb 30 minutes Category 2: Performance
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_utmz 6 months Category 2: Performance

Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect about you as a user of our websites (a “Site”) and our services, how this information is used, and how you can opt-out of certain types of processing. In the UK, we operate and are registered in accordance with applicable data protection legislation.

By using the Site and our services you are consenting to the use of your personal information as set out in this Privacy Policy and cookies to be placed on your computer.

This Privacy Policy covers:

Who we are

Changes to the Privacy Policy and Queries

What personal information we collect about you and why

Our use of personal information for marketing purposes

Disclosure of personal data to third parties

How we use cookies and similar technology

Links to other websites

Storage of your data and international transfers

Data security

How to contact us


Who are we?

The Press Association Limited is the owner of this Site, and is a member of the PA Group.

*PA Group means PA Group Limited and any other company which is more than 50% owned or controlled by PA Group Limited (company number 4197) or any of its wholly owned subsidiaries (such as The Press Association Limited, PA Photos Limited or PA Sport UK Limited).

Changes to the Privacy Policy and Queries

If we make changes to this Privacy Policy in the future, these will be posted on this page so please do check back from time to time.

Any questions regarding our Privacy Policy should be directed to our Data Protection Officer. Please see the section ‘How to contact us’ [2]below.

This Privacy Policy covers the following Sites:

Pressassociation.com

paimages.co.uk

empicsentertainment.co.uk

Communitynewswire.press.net

Pafeaturefile.com

featuresextra.press.net

Premierfootball.pa-sport.com

Pa-mediapoint.press.net

Mediapoint.press.net

Mediapointscotland.press.net

Mediapointireland.press.net

Mediapointhealth.press.net

Mediapoint.resource.press.net

Medialawyer.press.net

Picselect.com

Premiershowbiz.co.uk

Luxuryfinance.com

Mediafinance.com

Satellitefinance.com

Telecomfinance.com

http://pads.pa-sport.com/api/football

http://pads.pa-sport.com/api/olympics


What personal information do we collect and why?

We may collect personal information from you (such as your name, address, telephone number, email address etc) when you complete registration or enquiry forms or send emails to us, so that we may provide you with the services and information which you request. Please do not submit your personal information to us if you do not wish us to collect it.

If you login or subscribe to any PA Group service or product, we will use your personal information to provide you with the service or product you select, (e.g. sending you password reminders or notices about the relevant service or product being suspended for emergency or routine maintenance).

If you purchase services and products from us we may also need your name, address and payment information in order to process your transaction.

We may collect information if you choose to post information to the Site in the form of comments or contributions to discussions. In addition, we may collect information from you, for example, in order to reply to any enquiry you make of any PA Group company or notify you of a change to our service. We may also use the information you provide for our own internal statistical purposes.

You are under no obligation to provide any such information. However, if you should choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with certain services.


Use of your personal information for marketing purposes

We may, with your agreement, give your personal information to other companies within the PA Group, for the purposes of providing products and services you have requested from us and so that those group companies can provide you with information relating to products and services we think may interest you, by letter, email or on your mobile device.

If you do not wish to receive this promotional material, you may opt-out at any time by:

  • notifying your usual PA Group contact;      or
  • sending an e-mail      or writing      to us telling us you do not wish to receive further promotional      material; or
  • using the "unsubscribe"      process described in the promotional material.


Disclosure of personal information to third parties

We will not disclose any personal information you provide to us to any third party organisation outside the PA Group of companies, unless:

  • we need to do so to provide you with the      products or services you select, for example where we use service      providers to provide certain services in support of the Site;
  • we are obliged or permitted by law to      disclose it (for example if required by law or a court order ); 
  • we sell or buy or reorganise any business      or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the      reorganised entity or the prospective seller or buyer of such business or      assets;
  • a PA Group company or substantially all      of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data      held by it may be one of the transferred assets; 
  • to protect the rights, property, or      safety of any PA Group company, its customers, employees, or others. This      includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for      the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction; or
  • the information is only in the form of      aggregate statistics about visitors to the Site in order to describe our      services to prospective partners, advertisers, sponsors and other      reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes and which contain no      personally identifiable information.


Use of cookies and similar technology

Cookies are text files stored by your browser software that identify your device to the cookie owner's server. We use cookies to remember you when you visit the Site or other services that we provide to you. There are two main types of cookies that we use:

(a)      ‘Session’ cookies – where they only last for the duration of your browser session and expire when you close it.

(b)      ‘Remember Me’ cookies (aka “Persistent” cookies) - cookies that remain on your computer after you close your browser and computer to remember you when you return to the Site. These can last from 30 minutes to years.

We use cookies to:

  • obtain statistical information about your general internet usage and build up a profile of how you and others use the Site, and to improve our Site and deliver a better service to you;
  • remember your session so that you can move from one page to another within the Site;
  • store your preferences; and
  • in the case of the pads.pa-sport.com Sites, customise elements of the layout and/or content of the pages of the Site for you once you have submitted the PA unique API key.  

We do not use cookies to store your credit or debit card details.

You can remove cookies from your Browser:

Most web browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting, you may be unable to use the full functionality of the Site and your user experience may be adversely affected. You can learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser.

A simple guide to removing cookies is to go to the “Tools” option in your web browser options, select “Settings”. To delete all cookies on your computer to date select “Clear Browsing History” and to set options for future cookies select “Cookies” and the options you wish to apply to your web browser.

a)    Our cookies

 

We use the following cookies:

 

Cookie name

Purpose

Type and   duration

 

Pressassociation.com

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session

 

Anonymous reporting of patterns of activity and usage   statistics on the site to manage demand using Google Analytics

Remember me for 2 years

empicsentertainment.co.uk

Anonymous reporting of patterns of activity and usage   statistics on the site to manage demand using Google Analytics

Remember me for 2 years

Communitynewswire.press.net

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

Pafeaturefile.com

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

www.featuresextra.press.net

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

Premierfootball.pa-sport.com

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

Pa-mediapoint.press.net

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

Mediapoint.press.net

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

Mediapointscotland.press.net

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

Mediapointireland.press.net

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

Mediapointhealth.press.net

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

Mediapoint.resource.press.net

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

 

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

Picselect.com

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

Premiershowbiz.co.uk

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

Luxuryfinance.com

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

Mediafinance.com

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

Satellitefinance.com

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

Telecomfinance.com

Only used for maintaining login sessions

Session only

http://pads.pa-sport.com/api/olympics

Domain level to store the API Key when accessing the online documentation for delivery   of the content requested

Remember me for 1 year

http://pads.pa-sport.com/api/football

Domain level to store the API Key when accessing the online documentation for delivery   of the content requested

Remember me for 1 year

 

b)    Third party cookies

 

Cookies are also set by third parties on the Site (such as Google Analytics). 

 

We don't have access to these cookies. We only allow them to be served. However, we may use the statistical information provided to us by our partners arising from these third party cookies, for example, to improve the targeting of advertisements to users of the Site.

 

The third parties that generate these cookies and action tags have their own privacy policies describing how they use the information that they collect.  More information about cookies placed by specific third parties and how to restrict or block their cookies can be accessed by following the link to their website and to generate an "opt-out" cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your device. You can also visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website at www.networkadvertising.org for information on how to obtain an "opt-out cookie" from other third parties.

 

Cookie name

Purpose

Type and   duration

 

How to reject   or delete this cookie

Google Analytics_utma

 

 

Identifying Unique   Visitors: the cookie records the browser used to visit the Site and not the   individual visiting the Site. It also logs how many times the browser has   visited this Site, unless the cookies are deleted by you. There is no   individual’s data recorded.

 

 

Remember Me for 2 years

Go to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout   and follow the steps

 

Google Analytics_utmb

Determining Visitor   Session: requires combined user with _utmc for functionality.  Tracks a “session” on the Site. Refreshes   each time you move webpage in your browser. Records no individual’s data.

Remember Me for 30 minutes

Go to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout   and follow the steps

 

Google Analytics_utmc

Determining Visitor   Session: requires combined user with _utmb for functionality. Tracks a   “session” on the Site. Records no individual’s data.

Session upon closing   browser

Go to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout   and follow the steps

 

Google Analytics_utmz

Trafficking traffic,   sources and navigation (aka campaign cookie): cookie stores the referral   information when landing on the Site from a web search or third party link   and where you visit within the Site after landing on the Site. Records no   individual’s data.

Remember Me for 6 months

Go to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout   and follow the steps

 

 

If you would like to know more about Google Analytics cookies please visit: http://www.google.com/analytics/iq.html

 

Links to other websites

This Site may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Please note that, if you access other websites using the links provided, the operators of these websites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

 

Storage of your data and international transfers

 

Information that you submit via the Site is sent to and stored on secure servers located in the UK, the Netherlands and Ireland and your information is processed in accordance with European data protection law.  However your information may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).  By way of example, this may happen if one or more of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside the EEA or one of our service providers or group companies is located in a country outside the EEA.  If we transfer your information outside the EEA in this way, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

 

In addition, if you use our services while you are outside the EEA, your information may be transferred outside the EEA in order to provide you with those services.


Data Security

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers or in secure filing systems.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to us via the internet; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


How to contact us

If you have any queries with regard to our data processing practices or you wish to correct or update or request a copy of any of the personal details we hold about you, please contact your usual PA Group contact or send us an email or write to us at: The Data Protection Officer, Legal Department, The Press Association Limited, 292 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1AE.

Any request for a copy of information may be subject to a fee (currently £10) to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we may hold about you.


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[1] These headings should be hyperlinks to the relevant sections

 

[2] Make this an active link to the ‘contacting us’ section