We may request personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, etc when using the Hartlepool Now website. We may also collect this information to help us personalise and deliver relevant, benefit-driven content in any Hartlepool Now news emails. You are under no obligation to provide any personal data if you don't want to.
We also use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our web site and new services and we think you will find valuable. If you would rather not receive this information please let us know.
Hartlepool Now also collects aggregate information from all web site visitors. This aggregate data is used to customise Hartlepool Now web content to deliver a better experience for our users and will in no way personally identify you.
An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the web. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. On occasions, we collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to analyse aggregate information, and to audit the use of our site.
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We may acquire information about individuals from other sources and add such information to our house files.
We will not publish, give, sell or rent your information to anyone, ever. However, we reserve the right to disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Hartlepool Now's rights or property, other users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We also reserve the right to disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
Information is made available through Local Authority Website FSD web pages and in addition DirectGov (www.direct.gov.uk) and other Government licensed web sites. Please note that Information available via the internet may be accessed by people in countries and territories outside the European Union (EU) which may operate different levels of data protection than apply in the United Kingdom.
Links to other pages
You should be aware that when you are on the Hartlepool Now web site, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from Hartlepool Now's web site pages that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. The privacy policies of these other sites may significantly differ from that of Hartlepool Now's. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your personal information collected there.
Protecting the security of all personally-identifiable information associated with our guests is of the utmost concern to us. Once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable precautions to ensure its security on our systems. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we take all reasonable steps to ensure the security of our users' personal information and maintain their privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of such personal information.
Hartlepool Now does not knowingly collect information from children. If you are under 13, please do not provide any personal information to us.
The List Owner and Data Controller -
Hartlepool Now, Hartlepool Borough Council, Civic Centre, Victoria Road, Hartlepool TS24 8AY.
If you are unhappy or need to re word your information you can do this on line using your login or you can be provided with a copy of your own personal data that we collect online and maintain in our database, and to contest and correct inaccuracies, or request that your personal data be deleted, please send an e-mail and we will respond quickly.