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PRIVACY POLICY

1. Introduction

Welcome to the UK Celebrity News website. This policy explains how we handle and use your personal information in connection with our websites and services and your rights in relation to it. Under data protection law, easidoo GmbH is the controller of that information.

easidoo GmbH (easidoo, we, our or us) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy explains why and how we will use the personal information that we have obtained from you or others in connection with your use of our websites, with whom we share it and the rights you have in connection with the information we use. Please read the following carefully.

This policy applies to our website located at www.ukcelebritynews.com and related websites, Apps, social media accounts (together, the Site) and the services you can access through them.

easidoo GmbH is the controller in relation to the processing activities described below. This means that easidoo GmbH decides why and how your personal information is processed in connection with those activities. Please see the section at the end of this policy for our contact and legal information.

2. Information we collect about you

We receive personal information about you that you give to us (i.e. contact details, information you submit online via our Site and correspondence), that we collect from your use of the Site (i.e. device and Site activity data, traffic data and communication data) and that we obtain from other sources (i.e. account setup details). We only collect personal information that we need and that is relevant for the purposes for which we intend to use it.

Personal Information you give us

This is information about you that you give to us by entering information via the Site, account registration on our Site, or our social media pages or by corresponding with us by phone, email or other means and is provided by you entirely voluntarily. The information you give to us can include your name, title and contact details (such as phone number, email address, postal address, social media handle), enquiry details, your opinion of our products, your comments on them and services and certain marketing preferences

If you do not provide this information to us we may not be able to contact you and/or resolve your queries effectively.

Information that we collect about you

  • your name, and contact details (email address and country);
  • your age
  • any information you include in correspondence you send to us or in forms you submit to us or when using our Site or social media pages;
  • your marketing preferences;
  • the opinions and other information you provide when responding to customer surveys and product reviews;
  • any personal information included in your entries to competitions that we run;
  • your identification information when exercising the rights that you have in relation to our processing of your personal information (see further Your rights in relation to your personal information)
  • details of any transactions between you and us;
  • information you give us when you contact us with a query or issue;
  • any information within correspondence you send to us.

Information we collect about you from your use of the Site

Each time you use the Site we automatically collect the following information:

  • the following technical information: a unique identification code for our authentication system, the internet protocol (IP) address of your device and details regarding the type of browser software you use to access the Site;
  • details of your use of the Site, namely traffic data, weblogs and other communication data, including where and when you clicked on certain parts of the Site and details of the webpage from which you visited it;
  • the date and time you used our Site;
  • the pages you visited on our Site and how long you visited us for;
  • your GPS location (where you have permitted access to this)
  • the website address from which you accessed our website;
  • details regarding when and how you consented to receive marketing communications from us (including the date you provided your consent); and
  • cookie, pixels and beacon identification information (for more information please see our Cookie Policy).

If you do not provide this information, you may be unable to access some or all of the Site or its features.

3. Use of your personal information

We use your personal information for a variety of reasons. We rely on different legal grounds to process your personal information, depending on the purposes of our use and the risks to your privacy. You will only receive unsolicited email and SMS marketing communications from us if: (a) we have obtained your details in the course of a sale or negotiation for a sale of our products or services and you have not objected to receiving such direct email and/or SMS marketing from us. Of course, we will only send you marketing emails and SMS messages that are based on similar products or services that you purchased from us and you will always have the opportunity to opt out at any time; or (b) if you have consented to receiving marketing email and SMS messages from us (you can opt-out of receiving them at any time). We do not share your personal information with companies that would send their marketing to you.

We use your personal information in the following ways:

Where you have provided CONSENT

We may use and process your personal information for the following purposes where you have consented for us to do so:

  • to contact you via email or SMS (as you have indicated) with marketing information about our products, events, product launches, competitions, exciting offers and services (see Marketing for further details).

You may withdraw your consent for us to use your information in any of these ways at any time. Please see Your rights over your personal information for further details.

Where necessary to comply with our LEGAL OBLIGATIONS

We will use your personal information to comply with our legal obligations:

  • to keep a record relating the exercise of any of your rights relating to our processing of your personal information;
  • to take any actions in relation to health and safety incidents required by law; and
  • to handle and resolve any complaints we receive relating to the services and products we provide.

Where necessary for us to pursue a LEGITIMATE INTEREST

We may use and process your personal information where it is necessary for us to pursue our legitimate interests as a business for the following purposes:

Processing necessary for us to promote our business, brands and products and measure the reach and effectiveness of our campaigns

  • for analysis and insight conducted to inform our marketing strategies, and to enhance your visitor experience;
  • to tailor and personalise our marketing communications based on your attributes, for example, by sending you a birthday treat message;
  • to contact you with targeted advertising delivered online through social media and other online platforms operated by other companies, unless you object. You may receive advertising based on information about you that we have provided to the platform or because, at our request, the platform has identified you as having similar attributes to the individuals whose details it has received from us. To find out more, please refer to the information provided in the help pages of the platforms on which you receive advertising from us;
  • to send you electronic marketing information after you requested information of interest. At the time we first collect your details we will give you a simple way to opt out and object to our sending you electronic marketing information and this option will be repeated in every subsequent marketing message we send you. We will only contact you with information about our own similar products and services, which we hope you will like. You have the right to object to us sending you this information at any time;
  • to identify and record when you have received, opened or engaged with our Site, or social media or other electronic communications (please see our Cookie Policy for more information); and
  • in some cases we may use automated methods to analyse, combine and evaluate information that you have provided to us. We collect and analyse this information in this way so that we can deliver the most appropriate customer experience to you by tailoring and making relevant all our service and communications.

Processing necessary for us to support you with your enquiries

  • to respond to correspondence you send to us and fulfil the requests you make to us.

Processing necessary for us to respond to changing market conditions and the needs of our customers

  • to analyse, evaluate and improve our products and services so that your visit and use of our Site and social media pages are more useful and enjoyable (we will generally use data amalgamated from many people so that it does not identify you personally);
  • to undertake emarket analysis and research (including contacting you with customer surveys) so that we can better understand you;

Processing necessary for us to operate the administrative and technical aspects of our business efficiently and effectively

  • to administer our Site, and our social media pages and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, testing, statistical purposes;
  • for the prevention of fraud and other criminal activities;
  • to verify the accuracy of data that we hold about you and create a better understanding of you;
  • for network and information security in order for us to take steps to protect your information against loss or damage, theft or unauthorised access;
  • to comply with a request from you in connection with the exercise of your rights (for example where you have asked us not to contact you for marketing purposes, we will keep a record of this on our suppression lists in order to be able to comply with your request);
  • for the purposes of corporate restructure or reorganisation or sale of our business or assets;
  • for efficiency, accuracy or other improvements of our databases and systems, for example, by combining systems or consolidating records we hold about you;
  • to enforce or protect our contractual or other legal rights or to bring or defend legal proceedings;
  • to inform you of updates to our terms and conditions and policies; and
  • for other general administration including managing your queries, complaints, or claims, and to send service messages to you.

Where necessary for us to carry out PRE-CONTRACT STEPS you have requested or for the performance of our CONTRACT

We will use your personal information where this is necessary for us to perform our contract with you or to carry out any pre-contract steps you’ve asked us to so that you can enter into that contract, for the following purposes:

  • to run our competitions and promotions that you enter from time to time and to distribute prizes.

Where processing is in your VITAL INTERESTS

We will use your personal information where this is in your vital interest.

Marketing communications: If we have requested your consent and you give your consent, we may use your personal information to contact you by email or SMS (as you indicate) to send you newsletters or to notify you of special offers, promotions, competitions or new products and services. We try to adapt any marketing material that we send to you for example by notifying you of special offers or promotions that will be of relevance to you, apply to your interests and in your location (we do this by monitoring your browsing and online shopping habits and providing information on products you have viewed and related products). If you do not wish to receive email communications from us, please inform us by using the unsubscribe link inside the email or code within the SMS or by sending an email to hello@ukcelebritynews.com

If you opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us, we keep your email address on our suppression list indefinitely to ensure that we comply with your wishes. Please see further The periods for which we retain your personal information.

4. Disclosure of your personal information by us

We only disclose your personal information outside our business in limited circumstances. If we do, we will put in place a contract that requires recipients to protect your personal information, unless we are legally required to share that information. Any suppliers or other recipients that work for us will be obliged to follow our instructions.

We may disclose your information to our third party service providers, agents and subcontractors (Suppliers) for the purposes of providing services to us or directly to you on our behalf, including the operation and maintenance of our Site, and social media pages. Our Suppliers can be categorised as follows:

When we use Suppliers, we only disclose to them any personal information that is necessary for them to provide their services and only where we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it other than in accordance with our specific instructions.

We may disclose the personal information to other third parties as follows:

  • any third party who is restructuring, selling or acquiring some or all of our business or assets or otherwise in the event of a merger, re-organisation or similar event; and
  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your information in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation or request, including by the police, courts, tribunals or regulators.

5. Transfers of your personal information outside of Europe

We may transfer your personal information outside of Europe. We take measures to protect your personal information.

The personal information you provide to us may be transferred or stored in countries located outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). By way of example, if any of our servers or those of our third party service providers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EEA or if our third party suppliers themselves send personal Information out of the EEA. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK and may not have adequate data protection laws equivalent to those in the EEA. The non-EEA countries to which we transfer your personal data are listed in the table in section 4 Disclosure of your personal information by us.

If we (or our third party suppliers) transfer or store your information outside of the EEA in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this policy. These steps include imposing contractual obligations on the recipient of your personal information or ensuring that the recipients are subscribed to ‘international frameworks’ that aim to ensure adequate protection. If we transfer your personal information to the United States of America, we will only send the personal information to companies that participate in the Privacy Shield framework (or such other framework that may replace it from time to time) or for which we have an alternative safeguard in place in accordance with applicable law. Where they apply to our data transfer activities, we may rely on adequacy decisions by the European Commission about certain countries for data transfers to countries outside the EEA.

Please contact us using the details at the end of this policy for more information about the protections that we put in place and to obtain a copy of the relevant documents. If you use our services whilst you are outside the EEA, your information may be transferred outside the EEA in order to provide you with those services.

6. Security and links to other websites

We take the security of your personal information seriously and use a variety of measures based on good industry practice to keep it secure. Nonetheless, transmissions over the internet and to the Site may not be completely secure, so please exercise caution. When accessing links to other websites, their privacy policies, not ours, will apply to your personal information.

We employ security measures to protect the information you provide to us, to prevent access by unauthorised persons and unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. When we have provided (or you have chosen) a password allowing you access to certain benefits of the Site, you are responsible for safeguarding it and keeping it confidential and you promise not to allow it to be used by third parties. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do everything possible to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information you disclose online. You accept the inherent security implications of using the internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we are at fault.

The Site may contain links to other websites run by other organisations which we do not control. This policy does not apply to those other websites‚ so we encourage you to read their privacy policies. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites (even if you access them using links that we provide) and we provide links to those websites solely for your information and convenience. We specifically disclaim responsibility for their content, privacy practices and terms of use, and we make no endorsements, representations or promises about their accuracy, content or thoroughness. Your disclosure of personal information to third party websites is at your own risk.

In addition, if you linked to the Site from a third party website, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party website and recommend that you check the policy of that third party website.

7. The periods for which we retain your personal information

We will not hold your personal information in an identifiable format for any longer than is necessary for the purposes for which we collected it. The periods for which we hold your personal information will depend on the type of personal information and whether you are a user of the subscription services we provide to a subscribing client or of a prospective/trialling client, or a visitor to the Site. These periods also apply where we share your information with suppliers who process your personal information on our behalf.

We (and the suppliers we instruct) retain your personal information for the following periods:

We retain your personal information for the following periods:

In relation to any period mentioned above, we will retain your personal information from the expiry of that period until the start date of our next financial year (31st March each year)to allow us to manage the deletion/destruction process efficiently.

The only exceptions to the periods mentioned above are where:

  • you exercise your right to have the information erased (where it applies) and we do not need to hold it in connection with any of the reasons permitted or required under the law (see further Your rights over your personal information);
  • you exercise your right to require us to retain your personal information for a period longer than our stated retention period (see further Your rights over your personal information);
  • we bring or defend a legal claim or other proceedings during the period we retain your personal information, in which case we will retain your personal information until those proceedings have concluded and no further appeals are possible;
  • the terms of our contract with our client under which you access our subscription services require that we delete, destroy or return your personal information sooner; or
  • in limited cases, existing or future law or a court or regulator requires us to keep your personal information for a longer or shorter period.

We retain an anonymised version of the submitted personal information for as long as we require it for reporting and other statistical and analytical purposes. Such anonymised information will not identify you and may be derived from personal information that was contained within accounts that have subsequently been deleted.

8. Your rights over your personal information

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information under data protection law. In relation to certain rights, we may ask you for information to verify your identity and, where applicable, to help us to search for your personal information. Except in rare cases, we will respond to you within 30 days after we have received this information or, where no such information is required, after we have received full details of your request.

You have the following rights, some of which may only apply in certain circumstances:

  • to be informed about the processing of your personal information (this is what this statement sets out to do);
  • to have your personal information corrected if it is inaccurate and to have incomplete personal information completed;
  • to object to processing of your personal information;
  • to withdraw your consent to processing your personal information;
  • to restrict processing of your personal information;
  • to have your personal information erased;
  • to request access to your personal information and information about how we process it;
  • to electronically move, copy or transfer your personal information in a standard, machine-readable form; and
  • rights relating to automated decision making, including profiling.

To exercise these rights, please contact us using the details at the end of this policy.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection regulator in Europe, in particular in a country you work or live or where your legal rights have been infringed. The contact details for the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the data protection regulator in the UK, are available on the ICO website,where your personal information has or is being used in a way that you believe does not comply with data, however, we encourage you to contact us before making any complaint and we will seek to resolve any issues or concerns you may have.

9. Changes to our Privacy Policy

Please check this page regularly for changes to this policy. We will notify you of changes via your account and/or by email (if we hold a valid email address for you).

We may review this policy from time to time and any changes will be notified to you by posting an updated version on this Site and/or by contacting you by email or via your account. Any changes will take effect 7 days after we post the modified terms on our website or after the date we notify by email or via your account. We recommend you regularly check for changes and review this policy when you visit this Site. If you do not agree with any aspect of the updated policy, you must promptly notify us and cease using this Site.

10. Contact and legal information

You can contact us with your queries in relation to this policy or for any other reason at any time.

To contact us for any reason, including to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal information, please write to the address below or email us at hello@ukcelebritynews.com

easidoo GmbH is registered in Switzerland, under company number 45494. Our registered office address is Gubelstrasse 12, 6300 Zug.

ACCEPTABLE USE

This Acceptable Use Policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access www.ukcelebritynews.com (the “site”). It applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site. Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this Acceptable Use Policy, which is supplemental to our Terms of Website Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Any definitions used in this Acceptable Use Policy shall have the same meanings as provided in our Terms of Website Use. The site is owned and operated by easidoo GmbH (“easidoo” or “we”). We are registered in Switzerland, under company number <<45494>>. Our registered office address is Gubelstrasse 12, CH-6300 Zug.

  1. PROHIBITED USES
    1. You may only use our site for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
      1. in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
      2. in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
      3. for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm any person in any way;
      4. to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);
      5. to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards;
      6. to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
    2. You also agree:
      1. not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our Terms of Website Use.
      2. not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
        1. any part of our site;
        2. any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
        3. any software used in the provision of our site; or
        4. any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
  2. INTERACTIVE SERVICES
    1. We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:
      1. chat rooms;
      2. personal messages;
      3. tagging to favourites;
      4. blogs;
      5. the ability to comment on various news items;
      6. live stream;
      7. 2.1.7 video and photo submission;
      8. interactive films;
      9. SocialAuth;
      10. Share (“Interactive Services”).
    2. We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any Interactive Service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any Interactive Service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any Interactive Service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
    3. The use of any of our Interactive Services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an Interactive Service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any Interactive Service should be made aware of the potential risks to them. You acknowledge that our Interactive Services are not designed for or targeted at children.
    4. Where we do moderate an Interactive Service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
  3. CONTENT STANDARDS
    1. These content standards apply to all User Content submitted for publication on our site by you and other users of the site, and to any Interactive Services associated with it.
    2. You acknowledge that the nature and intention of this website is to promote and share information about latest news. You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any User Content as well as to its whole.
    3. We may at our entire discretion, and for any reason, refuse any User Content or refuse to allow any person to become a registered user if we do not consider that such content or user is in compliance with the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy.
    4. Your attention is drawn to our Notice and Take Down Policy, which can be found in our Terms of Website Use. You are required to comply with the terms of our Notice and Take Down Policy.
    5. User Content must:
      1. be relevant to UK Celebrity News content;
      2. be true, accurate and complete in all respects and not misleading (where it states facts);
      3. be genuinely held (where it states opinions);
      4. comply with all applicable law in the UK;
      5. comply with the British Code of Advertising, Sales, Promotions and Direct Marketing Practice;
      6. comply with any technical requirements that we request that you adhere to, including but not limited to standard, format, quality of reproductions, text, style, file format and wording.
    6. User Content must not:
      1. contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
      2. contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
      3. offer credit;
      4. suggest or imply in any way that you have qualifications or accreditations that you do not genuinely hold;
      5. be a financial promotion within the meaning of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended);
      6. offer any promotion, game, prize or competition contrary to any applicable legislation;
      7. in any way damage or risk damaging our goodwill, brand or reputation;
      8. disparage any other person or their business, product or service;
      9. promote sexually explicit material;
      10. promote violence;
      11. promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
      12. infringe any copyright, database right, trade mark or other Intellectual Property Right of any other person;
      13. be likely to deceive or mislead any person;
      14. be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
      15. promote any illegal activity;
      16. be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
      17. be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm, bully or annoy any other person;
      18. be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
      19. give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case;
      20. advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
  4. CONSEQUENCES OF BREACHING THIS POLICY
    1. We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
    2. Failure to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of the Terms of Website Use on which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
      1. immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site;
      2. immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any User Content submitted by you to our site;
      3. issue of a warning to you;
      4. legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
      5. further legal action against you;
      6. disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities and the courts as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law;
    3. We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of this Acceptable Use Policy. The actions described above are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
    4. You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified in respect of any liabilities, losses, expenses or other costs (including but not limited to all costs and expenses, including any VAT thereon, which we may incur in connection with the defence of such claims) howsoever incurred as a result of a breach of your obligations under this Acceptable Use Policy or our Notice and Take Down Policy, which can be found in our Terms of Website Use, including but not limited to any claims or proceedings made against us by any third party.

COOKIE POLICY

  1. Our use of cookies
    1. Welcome to https://www.ukcelebritynews.com (‘Site’). Here you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit our Site and the purposes for which we use those cookies. The Site is owned and operated by easidoo GmbH (“easidoo”, ‘we’, ‘our’, ‘us’ as applicable). For further detailed information about this Site, please click here to see our Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.
    2. By continuing to use this Site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies in the manner described in this policy.
  2. What are cookies?
    1. A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer or other device to allow a website to recognise you as a user when you return to the website using the same computer and web browser, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (a ‘persistent cookie’). Other similar files work in the same way and we use the word ‘cookie’ in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
    2. Cookies are an extremely common technology for remembering certain information about a visitor to a website. The vast majority of websites currently make use of cookies and they are commonly used for a wide range of tasks. We use cookies for the following purposes:
      1. Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Site.
      2. Analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
      3. Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Site and to embed functionality from third party services. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name, remember your preferences and to integrate useful services provided by third party providers into our Site.
      4. Advertising cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited on our Site and others and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the advertising displayed to you more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
    3. This Cookie Policy gives you information on the specific cookies used on this Site.
  3. How to control and delete cookies
    1. When you accessed the Site, you were presented with a message that notified you of our use of cookies. We had to use a cookie to present you with that notice (you can see details of this cookie under ‘Cookie Banner’ in the table below). If you continue to use the Site, more cookies and other tracking technologies will be placed on your computer as described in this Cookie Policy in order to enhance your user experience whilst on the Site. By continuing to use the Site and/or by accepting our Terms of Use, you are agreeing to the use of such cookies and tracking technology.
    2. We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this Site (or, indeed, on any other site) you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how. If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.
    3. Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies. Please note that, as these websites are not owned or operated by us, we are not responsible for any of the content on them.
    4. Please be aware that restricting cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on this Site.
  4. Main cookies use by us on our Site
    1. Below is a list of the main cookies used by us on this Site together with details about what each is used for:
  5. Third party cookies
    1. We also use and work with a number of third party suppliers and partners who set or read cookies on this Site. We do not have any control over these cookies. Whilst we provide a summary of the third party cookies used in the table below, you should also check the relevant third party’s privacy policy using the links in that table for more information about how these cookies are used.
    2. The third party cookies used in connection with this Site include:
      1. Analytics cookies.  We use cookies to help us collect information that allows us to analyse web traffic to our Site. The information collected via the cookies, which is anonymous, is sent to a third party that operates analytics tools which we use to analyse the information collected and improve the Site’s performance.
      2. Social media cookies/plugins. We include a variety of social media features on the pages of the Site that record your interactions with those features with your accounts with various social networking sites (e.g. Facebook and Google+ buttons). For these to work, the social networking site will set/read cookies through our Site to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
      3. Embedded third party content. Some of the content on our Site (e.g. maps or videos) is provided by online services operated by third parties. When you visit a page containing content from one of these services, a cookie may be set by the relevant third party.
      4. Advertising cookies. We also use and work with a number of third party suppliers and partners who set cookies on this Site in order to deliver targeted advertising to you. Please see a summary of the third party advertising cookies used in the table below. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these organisations or would like to access a tool which you can use to disable them, please visit the Your Online Choices site at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices or click on the AdChoices logo that you will see in the corner of advertisements that carry behavioural targeting cookies.
    3. Below is a summary of the third party cookies used in connection with this Site:
  6. Email tracking
    1. Some of the emails we send to you may contain a ‘web beacon pixel’ or tracked links which allows us to identify when you have opened the email and to verify which links contained in the email you have accessed. We use this information to determine which parts of our emails are of most interest to you.
    2. You can delete the pixel by deleting the email. If you do not wish to download the pixel to your computer or other device, you can ensure this by selecting to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.
    3. Alternatively you can unsubscribe from our mailing list by contacting us at hello@ukcelebritynews.com
  7. Changes
    1. We may make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time by sending you an e-mail with the modified Terms or by posting a copy of them on the Site. Any changes will take effect 7 days after the date of our email or the date on which we post the modified terms on the Site, whichever is the earlier. Your continued use of the Site after that period expires means that you agree to be bound by the modified policy.
  8. Contact us
    1. If you have any questions or concerns about cookies or your privacy when using this Site, please contact us as follows:

By Post at easidoo GmbH, Gubelstrasse 12, 6300 Zug

By telephone on: +41(0) 77 993 25 50

By email at hello@ukcelebritynews.com

COOKIE INFORMATION

1st party cookies. Under the cookie rules, consent is not required for cookies strictly necessary for the functioning of the service (interpreted very narrowly). One must obtain prior consent before the non-necessary cookies can be set or read on users’ machines.

3rd party cookies. Technically, the company whose site is setting the cookie will be responsible for providing the information on cookies (and for obtaining consent), However, if a site allows another to set/read cookies then the ICO states it should “make sure that they are doing everything they can to get the right information to users and that they are allowing users to make informed choices about what is stored on their device”. So it is likely that the ICO will look to you as the responsible party for getting information to its users about which cookies are placed and read on their devices and what they’re used for. But ensuring that prior consent has been obtained, is arguably less likely.

Impact of GDPR. The effect of the upgrade to the standard for obtaining consent under the GDPR on the cookie rules is that before any cookies (other than those strictly necessary – see above) can be set or read by you, you will need prior, evidenced consent using an opt-in approach. As you may be aware, reliance on implied (opt-out) consent is almost universally adopted amongst website operators currently, with cookies often set on users’ devices at the same time as banners are displayed, and no technical opt out offered on the banner or underlying policy. Insofar as cookies are being used as mechanisms to collect personal data from individuals, this should be mentioned in your privacy policy. Your web development team should read the relevant sections of your privacy policy to ensure that it covers the collection of any personal data obtained via cookies.

Compliance actions. Although still in draft, the EU legislation that will directly replace the cookie rules promises to cure what many see as a system that doesn’t current work for website operators or for users. For this reason, it appears most operators are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach, accepting the risk that this would be not be compliant between 25 May and the date the new ePrivacy rules come into force (mid-2019, on a best estimate). Ultimately, it is a business decision for you as to whether to: (i) do nothing until the new ePrivacy rules are in place, including not complying with the current ePrivacy rules and not following current industry practice; (ii) implement a cookie banner to comply with current law and follow what most other website operators have adopted for a while now, pending greater clarity on the law; or (iii) build functionality to obtain proper, GDPR-standard consent for cookies, that is also capable of recording the necessary evidence for the same (and applying a suitable expiry policy).

Cookie banner wording. If you decide to use a cookie banner using the approach in (ii) above, we have provided below 2 versions of the wording for the cookie banner. In keeping with that approach, it is assumed that you will not build the functionality to disable cookies via a button on the banner. The longer form wording provides greater clarity and although both will struggle to meet the GDPR-consent standard, you will possibly have a better argument that the longer form statement does so.

Underlined words should operate as hyperlinks to your Cookies Policy. If you do use a cookie banner, for consistency, it should list in its cookies policy the cookie it uses (to remember a user’s acceptance to the banner) as a strictly necessary 1st party cookie.

Short form

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Longer form

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