1. Data Collection and Use
Create My Content gathers Profile Information on www.createmycontent.co.uk and branded sites when you enlist our websites, subscribe to an email list, or enroll to ask for certain content from our Content Providers. Since we get income primarily from promoting, gathering data is crucial to keep our administrations reasonable to Readers/Subscribers. When you enroll to get to a Third Party's Content the utilization of that data is represented by their security strategy and might be utilized by the Content Provider for follow up by phone, email, regular postal mail or other basic strategies. You should contact these Content Providers straightforwardly in the event that you have any inquiries concerning their utilization of this data. In the event that you don't need this data unveiled to a Content Provider, don't ask for Third Party Content. www.createmycontent.co.uk and its branded websites collect opt-in email addresses which might be utilized for intermittent email messages declaring augmentations to the www.createmycontent.co.uk site or potentially promoting 3rd Party elements. Readers/Subscribers have a decision to pick in for these intermittent email messages. Readers/Subscribers whom opt-in to get declarations from www.createmycontent.co.uk and additionally our accomplices. In all cases, email list subscribers are given the chance to opt-out of each mailing. Where individual information is gathered on our websites, Create My Content endeavors to give a link to this policy.
Every now and then, a cookie might be sent from a Create My Content site to a client's hard drive. Cookies recollect data about the client to be reviewed at a later time. Cookies are ordinarily used to modify pages for you in view of your program sort or different inclinations or data you may have given the site. In the event that a client picks not to acknowledge Cookies, they may, in any case, utilize our websites, however, cookies empower us to track and focus on the interests or inclinations of our Readers/Subscribers to upgrade their experience while on our site. Some of our business accomplices may likewise utilize cookies on our site (i.e. sponsors), in any case, we have no entrance to or control over these cookies.
What are cookies?
For almost any modern website to work properly, it needs to collect certain basic information on its users. To do this, a site will create files known as cookies – which are small text files – on its users’ computers. These cookies are designed to allow the website to recognize its users on subsequent visits, or to authorize other designated websites to recognize these users for a particular purpose.
Cookies do a lot of different jobs which make your experience of the Internet much smoother and more interactive. For instance, they are used to remember your preferences on sites you visit often, to remember your user ID and the contents of your shopping baskets, and to help you navigate between pages more efficiently. They also help ensure that the advertisements that you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Much, though not all, of the data that they collect, is anonymous, though some of it is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve user experience.
Some websites may also contain images called ‘web beacons’ (also known as ‘clear gifs’). Web beacons only collect limited information, including a cookie number, a timestamp, and a record of the page on which they are placed. Websites may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign (for example by counting the number of visitors).
Information collected by cookies and web beacons is not personally identifiable.
We collect a number of cookies from our users for various reasons, not least to track our own performance – but also to let us serve you content tailored to your own specifications, hopefully improving your overall experience of the site. Amongst other things, the cookies we use allow users to register to make comments, allow us to calculate how many visitors we have - anonymously, of course - and how long they stay on our site.
We believe that your experience of the site would be adversely affected if you opted out of the cookies we use.
What types of cookies are there and which ones do we use?
There are two types of cookie:
Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They have activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies are temporary. They allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Cookies also have, broadly speaking, four different functions and can be categorized as follow: ‘strictly necessary’ cookies, ‘performance’ cookies, ‘functionality’ cookies and ‘targeting’ or ‘advertising’ cookies.
Strictly necessary cookies are essential to navigate around a website and use its features. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to use basic services like registration or shopping baskets. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.
Examples of how we use ‘strictly necessary’ cookies include:
Setting unique identifiers for each unique visitor, so site numbers can be analyzed.
Allowing you to sign in to The Independent website as a registered user.
Performance cookies collect anonymous data for statistical purposes on how visitors use a website, they don’t contain personal information, and are used to improve your user experience of a website.
Here are some examples of how we use performance cookies:
Gathering data about visits to the Website, including numbers of visitors and visits, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where visitors have come from.
For comparison with other websites using data collected by industry-accepted measurement and research companies.
Information supplied by performance cookies helps us to understand how you use the Website; for example, whether or not you have visited before, what you looked at or clicked on and how you found us. We can then use this data to help improve our services. We generally use independent analytics companies to perform these services for us and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (third party cookies).
Functionality cookies allow users to customize how a website looks for them: they can remember usernames, language preferences and regions, and can be used to provide more personal services like local weather reports and traffic news.
Here are some examples of how we use functionality cookies:
Storing your user preferences on Your Account page
Restricting the number of times you're shown a particular advertisement (which is sometimes called ‘frequency capping'.
Remembering if you've been to the site before so that messages intended for first-time users are not displayed to you.
Advertising and targeting cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you, but can also limit the number of times you see an advertisement and be used to chart the effectiveness of an ad campaign by tracking users’ clicks. They can also provide security in transactions.
They are usually placed by third-party advertising networks with a website operator’s permission but can be placed by the operator themselves.
They can remember that you have visited a website, and this information can be shared with other organizations, including other advertisers. They cannot determine whom you are though, as the data collected is never linked to your profile.
The two main ways we use advertising and targeting cookies are set out below:
Interest-based advertising (or online behavioral advertising) is where cookies are placed on your device by our third-party service providers which remember your web browsing activity and group together your interests in order to provide you with targeted advertisements that are more relevant to you when you visit createmycontent.co.uk. Your previous web browsing activity can also be used to infer things about you, such as your demographics (age, gender, etc.). This information may also be used to make the advertising on createmycontent.co.uk more relevant to you.
‘Retargeting’ is a form of interest-based advertising that enables our advertising partners to show you advertisements selected based on your online browsing activity away from the Website. This allows companies to advertise to people who previously visited their website. These cookies will usually be placed on your device by third-party advertising networks and we have listed the main third party networks we work with below.
Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.
How do I control my cookies?
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies and many websites will not work properly or you will lose some functionality. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our Website for these reasons.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally, you have the option to see what cookies you’ve got and delete them individually, block third party cookies or cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. Visit the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on your browser to change settings, and check the following links for more browser-specific information.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
Managing performance cookies
It is possible to opt-out of having your anonymized browsing activity within websites recorded by performance cookies.
Don't forget that by not allowing performance cookies, this stops us from being able to learn what people like or don't like about our Website so that we can make it better.
Managing advertising cookies
Please note that if you want to opt-out from receiving targeted advertising, this does not mean that you will receive less advertising when you use our Website. This just means that the advertising you see will not be as customized to you.
By continuing to use our site, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be. For instance, the site won’t be able to recognize your commenter ID, meaning that you won’t be able to leave comments.
3. Log Files
IP addresses are utilized to dissect patterns, control the site, track client development, and accumulate broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Create My Content may compile and aggregate general statistic information to impart to accomplices or publicists, however, none of this data is connected to any individual or identifiable individual. By the goodness of our relationship, Create My Content branded site accomplices may acquire profile data that guests willfully submit at the time of 3rd Party Content request. Create My Content has no influence over the third-party sponsors’ use of this information.
There might be a few publication qualification forms that are connected specifically to our accomplice's site. Despite the fact that we emphatically urge our accomplices to utilize comparable safety efforts, we can't be in charge of the security practices of different websites. This privacy statement applies exclusively to data gathered by www.createmycontent.co.uk site.
www.createmycontent.co.uk sites and web journals offer an occasional bulletin to which guests may opt-in to subscribe. To enroll in this list, we request contact data such as name and email address.
Our Readers/Subscribers are given the chance to 'opt-out' of having their data utilized for purposes not specifically identified with our site at the point where we request the data. For instance, our enlistment frame has an opt-out system so Readers/Subscribers who subscribe through us, however, would prefer not to get any further correspondence from us, can keep their email address off of our rundowns. Readers/Subscribers who never again wish to get our bulletin or limited time materials from our accomplices may quit accepting these correspondences by tapping on the withdrawal interface contained in all email interchanges. The link can be found at the best or base of each email. Readers/Subscribers of our site are constantly advised when their data is being gathered by any outside gatherings. We do this so our Readers/Subscribers can settle on an educated decision in the matter of whether they ought to continue with administrations that require 3rd party service.
Create My Content avoids potential risks to ensure client data. At the point when Readers/Subscribers submit sensitive data by means of www.createmycontent.co.uk or Create My Content branded sites, the data is ensured both on the web and offline. Be that as it may, Create My Content is a totally information based site, subsequently, it doesn't have to gather delicate data, such as credit card information or government-managed social security numbers, etc.
While Create My Content will work hard to keep up secure websites, no information transmission on the Internet can be ensured.
9. Notifications of Policy Changes
Create My Content is focused on protecting your security on the web. As this strategy may change every once in a while we urge you to inquire occasionally. We will utilize data as per the security strategy under which the data was gathered. In any case, if anytime we choose to utilize by and by identifiable data in a way, not quite the same as that expressed at the time it was gathered, we will inform Readers/Subscribers by a method for an email. Readers/Subscribers will have a decision in the matter of regardless of whether we may utilize their data in this unique way.
In the event that you have any inquiries regarding the security at our site, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org