Privacy Policy

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Ashville Media Group Publications Ltd. Website Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement

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This privacy policy covers this website produced by Ashville Media Group Ltd ( For our full policy please click here ) . It is your responsibility to read and understand this privacy policy. By visiting our Website you are agreeing and consenting to the practices described in this privacy policy.  If you do not agree to all of this privacy policy and do not wish to be bound by it, you are not authorised to access or otherwise use the Websites, or take part in any of the programmes and offers that we provide.

This privacy policy explains the following:

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1.1       What is personal information?  Personal information is any information that allows someone to identify you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone and mobile numbers, email address, as well as any information about you that is associated with or linked to, or could be linked to, any of the foregoing data.

1.2       Your personal information is collected when you register or fill in a form on an Ashville Media Group or complete a form in any of our publications which may relate, for example, to subscriptions, competitions, offers and promotions. This includes information you provide when you register to use our Website, subscribe to newsletters, place an order or participate in discussion boards on our Website.  The information you give us may include your name, address, email, phone number and payment details.

1.3       Personal information that is provided by you will only be used for the purpose for which it is provided, unless you are informed otherwise at the time of giving the information.

1.4       Ashville Media Group will from time to time collect information from you for the purpose of creating de-personalised data that does not reveal your identity.  Ashville Media Group uses this information to improve our products and occasionally for other internal purposes.  This information is only used in de-personalised form and is not connected to any name, address or other personal identifying information.

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2.1       We may process or transfer your personal information outside Ireland (and possibly to places outside the European Economic Area, which is all EU member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).  Ashville Media Group shall take reasonable steps to ensure that any transfer of your personal information to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area, whose laws may provide for a lesser standard of protection for your personal information than that provided under European law, shall have adequate protection (such as model contractual arrangements as approved by the EU).

2.2       The Websites and our servers, wherever they are based, have appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to protect against unauthorised or unlawful use of your personal information as well as the accidental loss, destruction or damage of your personal information whilst under our control.

2.3       However no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

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3.1       Ashville Media Group processes personal information for the following purposes:

  • providing you with goods and/or services that you have requested and communicating with you about those products and services;
  • monitoring, developing and improving the Websites, our services and your experience;
  • providing a personalised service;
  • conducting market research surveys;
  • running competitions;
  • providing you with information about Ashville Media Group’s,  or our business partners’ products and services where you have provided your consent.  You will always be able to opt-out or unsubscribe from these messages;
  • send out email alerts you have agreed to receive.  You will always be able to unsubscribe from these messages;
  • processing and dealing with any complaints or enquiries made by you or legally on your behalf;
  • we may also be required to disclose your personal information to authorities who can request this information by law that is binding on Ashville Media Group, for instance for the prevention and detection of crime, the capture or prosecution of offenders and the assessment or collection of taxes; and
  • other purposes related to any of the above.

3.2       Ashville Media Group may also contact you about your registration details, to manage any account or subscription you have with us, or to provide customer service, even if you have opted-out of or declined to consent to receiving promotional emails.  We may also contact you if we consider that revisions to this privacy policy are sufficiently important to notify you about them.

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4.1       We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries.

4.2       We may disclose your personal information to partners of Ashville Media Group who supply services to you on behalf of Ashville Media Group and who need to process personal information in the provision of such services.  When you request goods and services from Ashville Media Group, you are consenting to the disclosure of your personal information to Ashville Media Group’s partners who may provide such goods and services under contract and guarantee to our satisfaction that they have sufficiently robust processes in place to ensure the security of your personal information whilst it is in their care.

4.3       We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

If all or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets.

4.4       We may disclose depersonalised data (such as aggregated statistics) about the users of our Websites in order to describe our sales, customers, traffic patterns and other site information to prospective partners, advertisers, investors and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

4.5       Under certain circumstances we may occasionally be required by law, court order or governmental authority to disclose certain types of personal information and we reserve the right to comply with any such legally binding request.  Examples of the type of situation where this would occur would be:

  • in the administration of justice;
  • where we have to defend ourselves legally;
  • in complying with the mandatory requirements of a government department collecting information; and
  • to protect or defend the rights or property of Ashville Media Group Publications Ltd or users of our services.

4.6       Other than this, Ashville Media Group will not disclose any of your personal information to any other third parties without your consent.

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We will hold your personal information on our systems only for as long as is necessary.

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We give you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information.  When you register on one of our sites or respond to one of our communications or offers, we will ask you to make choices about receiving further marketing communications from us.  Should you wish to stop receiving marketing communications from us, you will be able to unsubscribe or opt-out, or you can contact us and we will make the changes for you.  Our contact details are at the end of this privacy policy.  Please remember to include your full name and address in order that we may make the changes that you request.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How do we use cookies?”]This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how Ashville Media Group and the brands  use cookies and similar technologies on their websites, and what you can do to manage how cookies are used. We are committed to protecting the personal information we collect when you use our websites and other services. We have appointed a third party to conduct a full audit of the cookies on our sites. When the audit is complete we will update this policy with more information about those cookies, including how you can opt out of them. This cookies policy contains more information on the following:

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website.  The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our sites, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at our site via a link from third party site, the URL of the linking page. If you are a registered user or subscriber it may also collect your name and email address, which may be transferred to data processors for registered user or subscriber verification purposes.

Cookies record information about your online preferences and help us to tailor our websites to your interests. Information provided by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our sites and help us to provide you with a better user experience.

Cookies are either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’ cookies, depending on how long they are stored for:

Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser;
Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed and are activated each time you visit the website where the cookie was generated.
In addition to cookies, our websites also use web beacons.  A web beacon is a line of code which is used by a website or, less frequently, a third party ad server to measure a user’s activity, such as interaction with an advert or purchase of a product.  A web beacon is often invisible because it is only 1 x 1 pixel in size with no colour. A web beacon can also be known as a web bug, 1 by 1 GIF, invisible GIF and tracker GIF.

Click here for information on different types of cookies.

What are the different types of cookies?
Essential or ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies
These are cookies which are essential for the running of our websites. Without these cookies, parts of our websites would not function.  These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes.

Functional Cookies
Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on our websites and to provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is usually anonymised, so we cannot identify you personally.  Functional cookies do not track your internet usage or gather information which could be used for selling advertising, but they do help with serving advertising.

Analytical Performance Cookies
Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of our websites, for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users a website has.  Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. The information provided by these cookies allows us to analyse patterns of user behaviour and we use that information to enhance user experience or identify areas of the website which may require maintenance.  The information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information such as your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes

Behavioural Advertising Cookies
Behavioural advertising cookies, which may be placed on your device by us or our trusted third party service providers, remember that you have visited a website and use that information to provide you with advertising which is tailored to your interests. This is often called online behavioural advertising (OBA) and is done by grouping together shared interests based upon web browsing history. Your web browsing history can be used to infer things about you (e.g. your age, gender etc.), and this information may also be used to make advertising on websites more relevant to you.  Although behavioural advertising cookies can track your activity around the internet they cannot identify you personally, even if you are signed in to our website. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests. If you would like more information about OBA, including how to opt-out of these cookies, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com.

How does Ashville Media use cookies?
We, together with our trusted partners, use cookies for the following purposes:

Essential and Functional Cookies
We use these cookies to enable certain online functionality including:

identify returning users, registrants and subscribers and to allow them to be presented with a personalised version of the site;
eliminating the need for returning users to re-enter their login details;
commenting on our sites;
operating a shopping trolley on various of our websites including www.myfavouritemagazines.com.
If you would prefer to disable essential and functional cookies, please click here.

Analytical Performance Cookies
We use these cookies to measure users’ behaviour to better develop our websites.  By using web analytics services provided by Google Analytics and comScore Digital Analytix we can analyse which pages are viewed and how long for and which links are followed, and we can use this information to provide more content which is of interest.  We also use this analysis to report on our performance and to sell advertising.

If you would prefer to opt out of analytical performance cookies, please click here.

Behavioural Advertising Cookies
We use these cookies to:

manage online advertising and revenue share arrangements.  Our approved, advertising partners, primarily Doubleclick, Audience Science and AdMeld, use cookies together with web beacons to provide advertising to you and to enable us to manage our relationship with those advertisers by, for example, tracking how many unique users have seen a particular advertisement or followed a link in an advertisement.
to measure general user behaviour across our sites and third party sites to build a profile based on users browsing patterns so that we and third parties can target advertising to users that will be more relevant to users’ interests.  This means that if, for example, users visit a page with a review about a particular camera then the cookie will collect this information and we may target adverts for that camera to those users and, if users visit third party sites that are part of the same advertising network, those third parties may target adverts for that camera to those users.
to create profiles that trusted third parties can buy to allow them to better target their advertising with more relevant content.
If you would prefer to opt out of behavioural advertising cookies please click here.

We also include web beacons (also known as clear GIFs or web bugs) in our emails to track the success of our marketing campaigns. This means that if you open an email from us we can see which of the pages of our Website you have visited. Our web beacons do not store additional information on your device but, by communicating with our cookies on your device, they can tell us when you have opened our email.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of our sites (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored on servers in the United States and/or United Kingdom.  They may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on their behalf. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by those service providers in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

We cannot control nor do we have access to any cookies placed on your computer by third party advertisers and sponsors.

Other Third Party Cookies
You may notice on some pages of our websites that cookies have been set that are not related to Ashville . When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these third party service providers may set their own cookies on your device. Ashville does not control the use of these third party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

Some of our websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video and game content to users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users.  Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies; rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data, if any, may be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored. You can manage which websites can store information in Flash cookies on your device via the website storage settings panel on the Adobe website.

How does Ashville keep track of the cookies on its websites?
On a quarterly basis, we conduct an audit of all cookies being used across our website portfolio. This policy will be reviewed to ensure it is up to date following each audit.

Ashville Media Group > Cookies Policy > How can I manage or opt out of cookies?

How can I manage or opt out of cookies?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device a little intrusive, in particular when the information is stored and used by a third party. For example, you may object to being served advertising which is targeted to your interests based on your browsing history. If you would prefer to opt out of cookies, it is possible to control cookies by following the steps below, however you should be aware that you might lose some features and functionality of the website if you do so

Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies. In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies. Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce functionality of the site. To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or go to the help menu within your internet browser. If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.

Opting out of Analytical Performance Cookies:

If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, please do so by clicking on the links below:

Comscore Digital Analytix – http://sitestat.com/privacy/

Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Opting out of Behavioural Advertising Cookies:

If you would like to disable “third party” cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine. Here are links to the main third party advertising platforms we use, each of which have instructions on how to do this:

http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

http://www.audiencescience.com/consumers

http://www.admeld.com/privacy/

You can find out how to decline other online behavioural advertising by visiting:

http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

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9.1       Social networking sites, such as Facebook, among others, work with us as trusted third party partners. We also work with application developers who specialise in social media, so that we can connect with your social networks.  We provide access to our Websites for third parties and business partners so that we can generate interest in our products and services among members of your social networks and to allow you to share product and service interests with friends in your network.

9.2       We do not control how your personal information is collected, stored or used by such third party sites or to whom it is disclosed.  You should review the privacy policies and settings on any social networking site that you subscribe to so that you understand the information they may be sharing.  If you do not want your networking sites to share information about you, you must contact that site and determine whether it gives you the opportunity to opt-out of sharing such information.  Ashville Media Group is not responsible for how these third party sites may use information collected from or about you.

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10.1     This privacy policy applies only to our Websites. There are links on these Websites to third party websites over which Ashville Media Group has no control and when you click on advertisements or links you will leave our Websites and go to another site and thereafter it is that third party’s site whose privacy policy will apply.

10.2     Ashville Media Group accepts no responsibility or liability for any third party practices on third party websites. Ashville Media Group advises you to carefully read third party privacy statements prior to the use of any third party website.

Access to personal information and keeping your personal information accurate and up-to-date.

11.1     You are entitled to see the information we hold about you.  If you wish to access the personal information held by us, you should contact us in writing using the information provided below.

11.2     If we are legally able, we will provide you with copies of all the personal information we hold about you, on payment of a nominal administration charge of €10.  We are also obliged to request that you provide us with identification so that we can be certain that you are entitled to receive the requested data.

11.3     Please help us to keep our records of your personal information up-to-date by notifying us of any changes or corrections to the personal information we hold about you.

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If you do not understand or accept this privacy policy or wish to contact us concerning any matter relating to your personal information then please email info@ashvillemediagroup.com or write to us at:

The Data Controller

Ashville Media Group Limited

Unit 55 Park West Road

Park West Industrial Estate

Dublin 12, D12 X9F9

Ireland

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