The Press Association Group is committed to conducting our business in accordance with this policy, in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
What personal information do we collect and why?
We may collect personal information from you (such as your name, address, telephone number and email address) 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, (for example, 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 Sites 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 services. 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 share your personal information with other companies within the PA Group, or with carefully selected partners, so that those companies can provide you with information relating to products and services we think may interest you, by letter, email, telephone or on your mobile device.
If you do not wish to receive this promotional material, you may opt-out at any time by:
Disclosure of personal information to third parties
We will only disclose personal information to companies within the PA Group or carefully selected and reputable third parties, unless:
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.
Links to other websites
Storage of your data and international transfers
Information that you submit via the Sites 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.
How to contact us
If you have any queries with regard to our data processing practices, or you wish to 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 at: email@example.com 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.
Cookies are text files stored by your browser software that identify your device to the cookie owner’s server. There are two main types of cookies that we use:
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 Sites 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.
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|
|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|
|Picselect.com||Only used for maintaining login sessions||Session only|
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 Sites.
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.
Full details of Google Analytics cookies can be found at: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
|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|