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This privacy policy explains how the Haringey Community Press (owned by Social Spider CIC) uses any personal information we collect about you when you use our website or contact us by phone, email or other correspondence. This policy outlines what information we collect, how it is stored and what it is used for. It is our policy not to use any personal information for any purpose other than which it is intended i.e. to provide you with information via our regular newsletter.

This policy and the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are designed to protect individual’s information.  Business contacts and information are considered to be in the public domain and therefore not covered. The GDPR is in force from 25th May 2018.

  • If you sign up to our newsletter we will collect basic identification information such as your name and contact details. This will be used for:
  1. Electronic delivery of emails, newsletters and any other internally generated information relating to the content of the newspaper, and to keep you informed of upcoming editorial meetings, and events.
  2. To meet our legal and regulatory obligations
  3. Website usage information is collected using cookies.
  • We will not sell or share any personally identifiable information collected by us to any third party.
  • We would like to send you information about the newspaper and associated events that may be of interest to you. We will do so if you have signed up to our mailing list. You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please email us: [email protected]
  • We will retain all given information on the following basis:
  1. Our mailing database is stored on the Cloud via Mailchimp.  You may unsubscribe and/or have your details deleted at any time.
  • Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information.  This information is used to track visitor use to the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

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You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser.  However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

  • We have to abide by the law of the land and if information is legitimately requested by the Government or one of their agencies we will comply with any such request.
  • You may at any time review or update any personally identifiable information we hold.  In the first instance please email [email protected]. We will take any reasonable steps to confirm your identity before any such changes are made.
  • Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to our website.  Haringey Community Press is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other websites.  So, when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.
  • Haringey Community Press reserves the right to alter, without notice, this policy if either required to under law or to improve services to our readers and contributors. The current policy will always remain available on our website:
  • Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you: [email protected]
  • You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you think there is a problem with the way we are handling your data:

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

You can contact [email protected] at any time to ask for more information regarding our Privacy Policy.