In use of this site, Yorkshire Standard does not store or capture data about you, other than log your IP address and session details, like the number of pages you view and the type of browser you use.
Your IP address and session details are automatically recognised by our analysis tool and we use the information only for system administration and to help us evaluate use of our website so that we can continue to develop and improve our online services.
Where any personal data, like your name and address, is requested you will always be advised why it is needed, what it will be used for and how you can contact us to have the details amended or deleted.
Responsibility and choice
Disclosure of personal, private and confidential material is at your own risk.
Any information you choose to disseminate on the website, reader comments or social media pages becomes public information and, subject to our Terms & Conditions, remains online at your own risk.
We cannot control site users and advise you to take care in disclosing personal information on the Internet.
However, we shall take care of any personal information you supply to us as described in this policy in accordance with data protection legislation.
Persons under 16 should not disclose to us any personal information without first getting the permission of a parent or guardian.
By providing personal information to us, you agree to the collection, retention, usage and distribution of your personal information under this policy and the Terms & Conditions of use.
We urge you to keep up-to-date with the policy and Terms & Conditions to keep yourself updated on any changes (if made).
Collection of personal information
Personal information can be collected by us from you when you use the website, request services from us or third parties connected with us, email us, use our website, participate in promotions or competitions, or otherwise provide your personal details.
We may also collect information that is in no way personally identifiable. This may include the operating system you are working on, the browser you are using, the domain name of your internet service provider and the websites you visit directly before and after your visit on this website.
Your personal information will be disclosed where we are obliged or permitted to do so by law. It will not be disclosed to commercial advertisers or clients by us.
Retention of personal information
We will keep your personal information securely on our systems for as long as may be necessary for the purposes described in this policy. At any time, you can tell us if you do not want us to continue to store and use your details and we will erase them.
You are entitled to request personal data that we hold about you. You can also insist that we correct any information about you. You can do so by contacting us.
Third party advertising companies
Yorkshire Standard uses third-party advertising companies such as Google to promote ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
We are not liable for the information practices of unconnected companies or other persons except as may be required by law, or in the circumstances described in paragraph 14 of the Terms & Conditions.
A “cookie” is a piece of software that can stick to a computer’s hard drive and recalls details about how your computer operates. We reserve the right to use this information to track your movements through our website. Personal information about you is not collected in this process.
For some features on the Yorkshire Standard, you may need to have cookies enabled and you can decide if you want to accept cookies by changing the settings on your computer. If you do not accept cookies some features on the website may not work as we intend.
This may include the delivery of advertisements, pop-ups and sub-sites, as well as the use of reader comments. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent.
Yorkshire Standard strongly adheres to the Data Protection Act 1998.