We do our utmost to protect user privacy through the appropriate use of the security technology. This means:
- We ensure that we have appropriate physical and technological security measures to protect your information
- We ensure that when we outsource any processes that the service provider has appropriate security measures.
We will respect your privacy. You should receive marketing emails only from GNM and, if you choose, from carefully chosen third parties. It will be made clear to you where you have these choices, for example, tick boxes will let you decide whether you wish to receive marketing. We may, however, email you occasionally with information or queries about your registration, your subscription account or postings, for example, with reminders, warnings or copyright requests.
We will collect and use individual user details only where we have legitimate business reasons and are legally entitled to do so.
We will be transparent in our dealings with you as to what information about you we will collect and how we will use your information.
We will use personal data only for the purpose(s) for which they were originally collected and we will ensure personal data are securely disposed of.
Our site is accessible via the Internet. This means that, wherever you choose to post your data on the site, they can be accessed from anywhere around the world.
Where we or our service providers transfer data out of the European Economic Area (EEA) this is only ever done with the relevant protections required by UK law being in place.
How we use your information
What information do we collect? We collect information on our users through registration and use of the website, through cookies, where you choose to disclose data in postings, and when you enter sales promotions and competitions (“sales promotions”).
Certain services that we provide may involve the collection by us of additional information, such as your geographic location from time to time, to enable the service to be provided as designed. In particular, this may apply to certain Apps that you download, or which we provide.
The minimum information we need to register a user is an email address and a password. We will ask further questions for different services, including sales promotions. Unless stated, all registration questions are compulsory.
We may also ask some further, voluntary questions during registration for certain services (for example, Professional Networks) so we can gain a clearer understanding of our users. This also enables us to personalise services for our users.
Following registration you may be sent regular editorial emails from the Guardian. You will be able to unsubscribe from these at any time.