Privacy policy

We value your privacy. Please read the following carefully to understand our Privacy Policy (“Policy”) regarding use of our website at www.localjournal.co.uk (“Site”) and the services provided through our Site (“Services”). This Policy describes the personal information we collect from users of the Site and Services and how we use and share such information. If you use our Site and Services, you agree to use of your personal information under this Policy. If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use our Site or Services.

About
The Stow-cum-Quy Coronavirus Help Network is an unincorporated association of volunteers aiming to identify and help vulnerable residents of Stow-cum-Quy.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or the information practices of this Site, please contact us at info@localjournal.co.uk

Effective Date and Changes to this Policy
This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. Please note that we may change this Policy from time to time and will post any such changes to this Policy on the Site.  Therefore, it is important to view the Policy periodically. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices, we will endeavour to provide you with notice in advance of such change by highlighting the change on our Site or if you have an account with us, providing notice to the email address in your account (for this reason you should make sure to update your account information promptly if it changes).

Information Collected

Information We Collect Directly From You.
We respect your concerns regarding privacy. Our Site and Services do not collect personally identifiable information about you unless you expressly provide such information.

Information We Collect Automatically.
We may automatically collect the following information about your use of our Site or Services through cookies and other technologies: your domain name; your browser type and operating system; web pages you view; links you click; your IP address; your mobile device ID; the length of time you visit our Site or Services; and the referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our Site. We may combine this information with other information that we have collected about you, including, where applicable, your user name, name, and other personal information. Please see the section “Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms” below for more information.

Use of Your Information
We use your information, including your personal information, for the following purposes:

To process and transmit the content that you elect to share through the Site and Services.
To tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you, to offer location customisation, and personalised help and instructions, and to otherwise personalise your experiences while using our Site or Services.
To better understand how users access and use our Site and Services, both on an aggregated and individualised basis, in order to improve our Site and Services and respond to user desires and preferences, and for other research and analytical purposes.

Sharing of Your Information
We may share your information, including personal information, as follows:

In Response to Legal Process. We also may disclose the information we collect from you in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process, such as in response to a subpoena.
To Protect Us and Others. We also may disclose the information we collect from you where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

Retention of Your Information
We retain information for companies and individuals who have entered their data onto our website for only as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations. Unless we are actively using your personal information as indicated above, we will delete your personal information after 3 years. In addition, we may retain information from closed accounts to comply with the law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, and take other actions permitted by law. The information we retain about you will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms
We and our third party service providers use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to track information about your use of our Site and Services. We may combine this information with other personal information we collect from you (and our third party service providers may do so on our behalf).

Cookies.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Site and Services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities at our Site and Services. There are two types of cookies: session and persistent cookies.

Session Cookies.
Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer. We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged into the Site. This allows us to process your online transactions and requests and verify your identity, after you have logged in, as you move through our Site.

Persistent Cookies.
Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer. We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity.

Disabling Cookies.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site who disable cookies will not be able to browse certain areas of the Site or use the Services.

Third Party Analytics
We may use automated applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate usage of our Site. We use these tools to help us improve our Site and Services performance and user experiences. These entities may use cookies and other tracking technologies to perform their services. We do not share your personal information with these third parties unless we have your prior consent to do so.

Security
We take reasonable measures to protect the information you provide to us against loss, theft, unauthorised use, disclosure, or modification. However, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. No internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error-free. Emails sent to us may not be secure. You should use caution whenever submitting information online and take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email.

Your Rights and Choices
If you do not wish to receive email marketing communications from us, you can click the unsubscribe link in the relevant email. This will allow you to remove yourself from that particular email mailing list. You can do this for each of our email marketing communications. You can opt-out of all communications except for certain service related messages, such as order confirmations or important account-related messages.

You may also contact us at any time using the contact details at the top of this page.
If you want to rectify your inaccurate personal data.
If you want us to erase your personal data from our records, in the event grounds for erasure applies according to applicable privacy law.
If you want to restrict our processing of personal data, in the event grounds for such restriction applies according to applicable privacy law.
If you want to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided to us, in a commonly used and machine-readable format (Data Portability).
For your protection, we will ask you for proof of your identity before making your personal data available to you. We may have to keep certain information required by law and/or for our own legitimate business purposes.

We will process your personal data for as long as necessary to comply with any applicable law. We will further process your data for the period of time where there is a legitimate interest to process your data, and this interest outweighs your interest or fundamental rights and freedoms, for the purposes of marketing and information of our business operations, or until you inform us according to your rights above. If and to the extent you have given consent to us to process your personal data, we will process the data in accordance with that consent, and we will delete the relevant information upon your withdrawal of consent.

Complaints Regarding Our Processing of Your Data
If you think that we have not followed our privacy policy in some way, we will do our best to help you resolve your concern.  Contact us by email at info@localjournal.co.uk. You can also file a complaint with the relevant data protection agency in jurisdiction of residence, according to applicable privacy law.

Links to Other Sites
Occasionally we provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites operate independently from our website and are not under our control. These sites may have their own privacy notices or terms of use, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked site. We are not responsible for the content of these sites, any products or services that may be offered through these sites, or any other use of the linked sites.

Privacy policy
April 1, 2020, (about 8 months ago)