[Reflects changes resulting from the General Data Protection Regulation, May 2018.]
These are the main reasons why we collect and use data about our users: (1) To show you journalism that is relevant to you and to improve your experience on our site; (2) To provide the services you sign up for, such as subscriptions; (3) To carry out marketing analysis and send you communications when we have your permission, or when permitted by lawTo enable us to show advertising on our sites.
We think carefully about our use of personal data, and below you can find the details of what we do to protect your privacy. This policy covers, among other topics: (1) Information about your rights and our obligations; (2) Clarity about our dealings with you and transparency about how we collect and use your personal data; (3) Commitments on how we protect your personal data; (4) Commitments on how we will facilitate your rights and respond to your questions.
We will continue to examine how we can provide more clarity to our users about our use of data.
The data controller for our sites and apps is Calculus Energy Limited, The TechnoCentre, Coventry University Technology Park, Puma Way, Coventry, CV1 2TT. This means that we are responsible for deciding how and why we hold and use your personal data. If you want to contact us, you can find our contact details in the “How to contact us” section below. We collect personal data when you sign up for our services and when you browse our sites or use our apps. This information is used to provide our journalism and other services, display advertising and analyse how visitors use our sites or apps.The personal data we collect when you register for a lituktests.com (managed by Calculus Energy Limited, UK) account. When you register for a lituktests.com account on lituktests.com we collect: (1) our name;(2) your email address; (3) some limited data from your social media profile (further information on this is below) if you have signed in to lituktests.com using your social media details; and (4) your photograph, if you add one to your profile page.
Some of our services, such as Professional Networks, may give you the option of providing more information about your preferences, so that we can tailor your experience. Signing up for membership or a subscription may also mean you need to provide other details such as your address details:We will not collect special categories of data - such as information about your race, political opinions, religion, health or sexual orientation - unless you have chosen to provide that information to us.
Using your social media details:
When you sign in to our sites or apps using your Facebook login details, you give permission to Facebook to share with us your email address and certain aspects of your Facebook profile if you have made these public on your Facebook profile. This only includes your first and last name, age range, link to your Facebook profile and profile picture. We do not have access to updates on your Facebook profile. If you use your Google login details, you give Google permission to share the information that you have made public in your Google profile. This only includes your first and last name, your email address and whether your email address has been validated, your age range, a link to your Google profile and, if you have one, your profile picture.
We will then use this information to form a profile for your lituktests.com account. If you remove the lituktests.com app from your Facebook settings, or if you remove the lituktests.com from your Google settings, we will no longer have access to this data. However, we will still have the information that we received when you first set up your lituktests.com account using your Facebook or Google login. When you post information on a discussion board or comment publicly on an article on one of our sites, the information you post and your username are publicly accessible. This information can be viewed online and collected by other people. We are not responsible for the way these other people use this information. When contributing to a discussion, we strongly recommend you avoid sharing any personal details, and especially information that can be used to identify you directly such as your name, age, address and name of employer. We are not responsible for the privacy of any identifiable information that you post in our online community or other public pages of the site.
The lituktests.com app uses information on the content you have viewed. A list of the articles that you have recently viewed is cached in the local storage on your mobile device. You can delete this reading history in the settings of the app. Information on what you have viewed in the app and information on bugs and crashes is also sent to us. You can choose to receive notifications on your mobile device via the app. You can manage these notifications in the settings of the app.
How we collect personal data:
We collect personal data when you:become a supporter or registering for an account on lituktests.com;contribute to fund and support the lituktests.com (managed by Calculus Energy Limited, UK); (1) pay for a subscription or purchase any other products/services; (2) attend our events;enter our competitions and surveys;sign up to our editorial emails;post in our online community; (3) sign up for marketing communications;use mobile devices to access our content;access our sites, through cookies and other similar technology; and (4) when you contact us via email, social media, our apps or similar technologies or when you mention us on social media.
When you use the lituktests.com app, we ask for the following permissions to access particular functions of your mobile device: (1) For the Android version, we ask for permission to access your contact details/profile on your mobile device, so that we can add or find your lituktests.com account on your phone. We also ask for permission to access the storage on your mobile device, so that you can store content and read when offline. (2) For the iOS version, we ask for permission to save pictures to your photo library, so that you can save pictures that you find in our articles on your mobile device.
Legal grounds for using your personal data:
We will only use your personal data where we have a legal ground to do so. We determine the legal grounds based on the purposes for which we have collected and used your personal data. In every case, the legal ground will be one of the following:
When you register for an account with lituktests.com, you have access to a profile page. Under “edit profile” you can review what information is public when you comment on our articles, or if people look up your profile. You can also update your information or provide extra information if you want.You may also update your marketing preferences in the “Emails and marketing” tab in your account.
Personal data that we receive about you from other organisations:
When you sign up to our services we may add to the personal data you give us by combining it with information shared with us by other trusted organisations. This includes, for example, information about the region that you are located in, so that we can show you the prices for subscriptions or other products in your local currency. We may also add information to improve the accuracy of your delivery address when we send out mail. We may also obtain information from partners whose offers we include in some of our marketing communications and we use this information to ensure that we do not send you irrelevant marketing.
We do not aim any of our products or services directly at children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal data about children under 13. Some of our services may have a higher age restriction and this will be shown at the point of registration.
Security of your personal data and who we share your details with:
We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational controls to protect your personal data against unauthorised processing and against accidental loss, damage or destruction. You are responsible for choosing a secure password when we ask you to set up a password to access parts of our sites or apps. You should keep this password confidential and you should choose a password that you do not use on any other site. You should not share your password with anyone else, including anyone who works for us. Unfortunately, sending information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data once with us, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal data sent to our site while still in transit and so you provide it at your own risk.
Depending on where you live, we may share your personal data with the lituktests.com group of companies currently based in the UK, US or Australia. For example, if you book an event held in Australia, at first we may hold your data on our systems in the UK and then we may share it with the lituktests.com in Australia for administration purposes.If you are going to one of our events hosted by an event partner, we may share your personal data with that partner for event administration purposes.Sometimes we may receive a letter, email or another form of communication from you that we consider to be significant to the history of the lituktests.com. We do not share your personal data with other people or organisations that are not directly linked to us except under the following circumstances:
Any organisations which access your data in the course of providing services on our behalf will be governed by strict contractual restrictions to make sure that they protect your data and keep to all data privacy laws that apply. We may also independently audit these service providers to make sure that they meet our standards.We will not share your personal data with anyone else for their own marketing purposes unless we have your permission to do this.Some of our webpages use social plug-ins from other organisations (such as the “Facebook Recommend” function, Twitter’s retweet function, Google+ function). These other organisations may receive and use personal data about your visit to our sites or apps. If you browse our site or view content on our apps, information they collect may be connected to your account on their site. For more information on how these organisations use personal data, please read their privacy policies.
International data transfers:
If you are located in the EEA, you may contact us for a copy of the safeguards which we have put in place for the transfer of your personal data outside the EEA.
How long we keep your personal data:
How we may contact you:
From time to time we may send you service emails, for example, telling you your subscription is coming to an end or thanking you when you contribute or place an order with us. If we have your permission, we may send you materials we think may interest you, such as new lituktests.com offers and updates. Depending on your marketing preferences, this may be by email, phone, SMS or post. We offer a range of editorial newsletters. You can manage your subscription to these emails through your profile page when you are signed in to your lituktests.com account. You can decide not to receive these emails at any time and will be able to “unsubscribe” directly by clicking a link in the email or through your email preferences in the tab “Emails and marketing” when you are signed in to your lituktests.com account. Sometimes we may contact you for market research purposes, for example about a survey. You can opt out from being contacted in this way by signing into your lituktests.com (managed by Calculus Energy Limited, UK) account and going to the tab “Emails and marketing”. If you have raised a query or a complaint with us, we may contact you to answer your query or to resolve your complaint.
Cookies and similar technology:
We use personalised online advertising on our sites. This allows us to deliver more relevant advertising to people who visit lituktests.com. It works by showing you adverts that are based on your browsing patterns and the way you have interacted with our sites and apps. It then shows you adverts which we believe may interest you.Since the publication of the very first edition of the Manchester lituktests.com (managed by Calculus Energy Limited, UK) on 5 May 1821, our journalism has been funded in part by advertising. Our editorial content is not influenced by the advertising we display and our journalists are free to, and often do, challenge the activities of companies and organisations that advertise and sponsor content that appears in lituktests.com sites and publications.When you browse our sites or use our apps, some of the cookies and similar technology we place on your device are advertising cookies, so we can understand what sort of pages you are interested in. We can then display advertising on your browser based on these interests. For instance if you have been reading a lot of food and drink articles, we may show you more advertisements for food and drink.We do not collect or use information such as your name, email address, postal address or phone number for personalised online advertising.We may also share online data collected through cookies and similar technology with our advertising partners. This means that when you are on another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on lituktests.com. We may also show you advertising on lituktests.com website based on your browsing patterns on other sites that we have obtained from our advertising partners.Online retargeting is another form of online advertising that allows us and some of our advertising partners to show you advertising based on your browsing patterns and interactions with a site away from our sites.For example, if you have visited the website of an online clothes shop, you may start seeing adverts from that same shopping site displaying special offers or showing you the products you were browsing. This allows companies to advertise to you if you leave their website without making a purchase.
We also use personalised online advertising to promote our own products and services. This means that you may see advertising for our products and services on our sites (and our other platforms, such as lituktests.com (managed by Calculus Energy Limited, UK) Jobs) and when you are on other, third party websites, including social media platforms.
Your rights with regard to the personal data that we hold about you:
You can contact us with regard to the following rights in relation to your personal data:
Your California privacy rights:
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, if you live in California and your business relationship with us is mainly for personal, family or household purposes, you may ask us about the information we release to other organisations for their marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to [email protected] with “Request for California privacy information”in the subject line. You may make this type of request once every calendar year. We will email you a list of categories of personal data we revealed to other organisations for their marketing purposes in the last calendar year, along with their names and addresses. Not all personal data shared in this way is covered by Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code.
Contact us for information about how we use your personal data:
If you have any questions about how we use your personal data or if you have a concern about how your personal data is used, please contact the Data Protection Officer at Calculus Energy Limited, The TechnoCentre, Coventry University Technology Park, Puma Way, Coventry, CV1 2TT. Or, email [email protected] Complaints will be dealt with by the Data Protection Manager, and will be responded to within 30 days. If you are not satisfied with the way your concern has been handled, you can refer your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. If you have a question about anything else, please see our Contact us page here.