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Privacy Policy

WireNews ™ and WireNews Network ™ are trademarks of WireNews Limited, a Scottish corporation, which is owned by Mayside Partners Limited.  The primary domain name for this WireNews website is wirenn.com, but there are other domain names that redirect to this website including wirenews.org, wirenews.net and many others.

What is this Privacy Policy for?
This privacy policy is for this WireNews Network website and any of the many associated domain names that serve this website and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.


The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website, and the website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores, and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.


The Website
This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.


Use of Cookies
This website uses cookies to better the users' experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer/device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user's computer/device.


Cookies are small files saved to the user's computer hard drive that track, save, and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.


Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer's hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browser's security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.


This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer's hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save, or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information [http://www.google.com/privacy.html].


Other cookies may be stored on your computer's hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links, or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved, or collected.


Contact & Communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email the submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.


This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products/services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to the email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.


External Links
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe, and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text/banner/image links to other websites).


The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should, therefore, note they click on external links at their own risk, and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.


Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement, and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate in are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.


Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage with them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.


This website may use social sharing buttons that help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.


Resources & Further Information
Data Protection Act 1998
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
ICO: Guide to Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations

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