Lanarkshire.com has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our commitment to our users' privacy. The following discloses the information practices of lanarkshire.com.
A user can access our site and utilise a number of services without providing any information at all. However, all users who register for lanarkshire.com services such as the online newsletter or wish to register a business on the Lanarkshire Business Directory, will be ask provide basic contact and demographic information.
If you do provide personal information we will use it only to process your request and, thereafter in accordance with the individual Data Protection registrations for the services provided.
We do not develop reports for advertisers. We do develop summary reports for our own traffic and profile purposes. Lanarkshire .com will not disclose a user's personally identifiable information to any third party without the user's express permission except where applicable for the purpose of supplying the service for which the user has registered.
We do not follow a user's browsing path outside of our websites.
Information lanarkshire.com collects:
Optional sign ups:
If users wish to utilise certain services provided by lanarkshire.com, they must sign up. Services that currently require some form of sign up include:
- Participation in competitions / promotions / surveys;
- Subscribing to lanarkshire.com newsletter
- Subscribing to Successful Lanarkshire
The information collected when a user signs up for a service can include an email address and name. When signing up for a service, a user may also "opt-in " to various email notifications or offers.
Lanarkshire.com offers ‘Have Your Say' to enable users to share their opinions with others and see what other Lanarkshire.com users think about important issues. Their name and email address information is retained temporarily.
Information automatically logged:
We log your IP address, browser's user agent, and referring address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website and to identify unique users. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information.
Auditing lanarkshire.com traffic figures:
We also log file data to verify our traffic figures to the website for the purpose of our funding requirements through Strathclyde European Partnership, North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire. The information is used solely for auditing purposes.
To help us monitor website trends and statistics, our webserver collects visitor information such as IP address, city or country of origin, type of browser and operating system used, pages visited and duration of visit. These statistics are anonymised and we do not use this information to identify individuals.
Finally, the data may on occasion of abuse or harassment be used to find and locate individuals abusing the services of lanarkshire.com. In these cases this data may be passed on to appropriate individuals, organisations or companies, if specifically requested.
Surveys & competitions:
Occasionally lanarkshire.com requests information from users via surveys or competitions. Participation in these surveys or competitions is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and delivery address), and demographic information (such as address, age and income level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. No personal information will be retained for longer than is necessary or used for any undisclosed purpose.
Promotions and competitions that run on lanarkshire.com may be sponsored by a third party or a company other than lanarkshire.com or may be co-sponsored by lanarkshire.com and another company. Lanarkshire.com or its sponsors or business partners may with your expressed permission, from time to time, send you e-mails regarding its products and services.
Using the email addresses provided on registration, lanarkshire.com and the Lanarkshire business directory may contact you regarding renewal of subscriptions and changes to Successful Lanarkshire E-zine.
This site contains links to other sites. lanarkshire.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 per cent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, lanarkshire.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. We make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
Special interest sites:
lanarkshire.com provides certain services in conjunction with third parties: These third parties have their own security and privacy policies. You are advised to review these separately.
Correcting and updating:
Lanarkshire.com offers users the ability to change certain personal identifiable information (e-mail address,) collected during the sign up process for specific services.
Contacting the website:
If you have any questions about this privacy please contact: email@example.com