Privacy & Cookies Policy
GTS Media is determined to protect your privacy. It is very important to us that you should be able to use and enjoy CCRMagazine.com and the Credit Leaders .Network without having to compromise your privacy unacceptably. This policy outlines how we may use the personal and behavioural information we hold about you and how you can access, change or delete your personal information.
Knowing something about our users is necessary to ensure that our service is continually improved. We need to build an accurate picture of the needs and wishes of our users, and to be able to communicate with you. That enables us to offer a service that is relevant and truly interactive, which is what our users expect. It also helps us to maintain the greatest possible free-to-user access to the Website.
Should I read any other information and terms?
What information will you collect about me?
We may ask you to provide personal information on a voluntary basis in order to get a clearer picture of our users.
It is then entirely up to you whether you are happy to give us this information. For example, in the course of certain activities such as registration, commenting on the Website, entering competitions, promotions and other offers or submitting content to the Website you will be asked to give some details about yourself (for example, email address, name, job title, company name).
You may also choose to email us or make contact with us in other ways, such as talking to one of our journalists, or attending an event. Such contact gives us information about you. We endeavour to explain to you why we would like this information and what we do with it at each stage.
Please do not submit your personal information to us if you do not want us to collect it.
How will this information be used?
We use the aggregate audience details (where no individual is identifiable) to help us improve our understanding of our users and what they want. We may use it to assist us in arranging more personalised advertising, commercial opportunities and competitions which help us keep the Website free for you to enjoy.
We also use this information to ensure we provide the best possible content, tailoring where we can to our users interests. It also helps us develop the Website and audit its use.
The information about you as an identifiable individual, including contact details, may be used in a number of ways, including:
- Verifying your identity (for example when you return to the Website)
- Personalising your visits to the Website and developing the design and style of the Website to improve the services provided to you
- Informing you about the latest changes to the Website, or products, services or promotional offers that you might find interesting
- Dealing with, and responding to you about, a comment you have submitted for or on your timeline, a .Network Group, and other such user-generated content facilities
- Enabling you to share our content with others using social media or email
- Communicating (and personalising such communication) with you
- Informing you if you have been successful in any Website competitions or promotions
- Compiling customer reviews
- Conducting market research
- Sending a product to your home address
Will I receive spam?
We will not send you any unsolicited marketing. We will only send you emails or other marketing messages where you have signed up to receive these. Marketing emails you have signed up to will also tell you how you can unsubscribe should you decide that you no longer wish to receive them.
Please note that registered users may receive important information about CCRMagazine and the Credit Leaders .Network (such as changes to the service or other administration matters). As a registered user, this is not spam.
How can I access and update my personal information?
You can update some of your personal information by signing in to your account profile page.
How long do you keep my personal information for?
We will keep your information only for as long as it is relevant and useful for the purpose for which it was originally collected, or for which it has become important.
For example, if you register with CCRMagazine.com, and subsequently are sent the magazine CCRMagazine, we will keep your information in order to send you the magazine, of to ask for your editorial opinion, if a suitably story arises.
What security measures do you use?
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Who will you share my personal information with?
By using the Website, you agree that we may disclose your personal information to any company within the GTS Media group of companies, which includes the companies which publish CCRMagazine and CCRInteractive.
Advertisers and advertising networks sometimes require data to select and serve relevant advertisements to you and others. However, we do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users.
Subject to obtaining your consent, or where a personal relationship exists, we may also supply personal information about you to third parties.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to comply with applicable laws (such as the Data Protection Act 1998) and government or regulatory bodies’ lawful requests for information.
Your personal details may be shared with third party organisations we have contracted to provide services to us which include processing data, for example in posting out CCRMagazine.
We may also have to release information (which could include the contents of email communications between any persons) because of a legal requirement on us or pursuant to a court order.
We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.
Will my data be sent overseas?
Clearly, the internet does not recognise national boundaries. Services on the internet are accessible globally so collection and transmission of personal data is not always confined to one country.
You should be aware that by using the Website and those of our partners or any Website we link through to, your personal data may be processed in or transferred to other countries, the USA for example, and you agree to your personal data being transferred or processed in this way.
What do I do if I am not happy for you to share information about me with others?
Timeline, comments, and .Network Groups
The Website makes videos, blogs and other such user generated content facilities, such as timelines, available to users of the Website and registered users can provide content for and participate in these facilities. Any information that is disclosed in these areas of our Website becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Email a friend and share this article facilities
When you use these facilities and provide us with personal data (for example, name and email address) of a third party, please ensure that you have their consent before giving us their details.
The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the Websites of advertisers and other third parties. If you follow a link to any of these Websites, please note that these Websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these Websites.
Transparency and clarity of information
1, So we can monitor what our users are looking at. This can tell us which of our channels are the most popular, or when users are looking at the Website the most or what devices you are using to watch video. We can tell using your registration information and by using cookies a bit more about you and your interests. If we overlay this insight onto user habits we can make sure we develop new content that we know you will be interested in and that fit your lifestyle.
2, So we can make your experience of using the Website simple and enjoyable. By remembering who you are when you come back to the Website we can let you share content with your friends without joining again or display content to you which we know you are interested in.
3, So we can audit the Website using anonymous data collected to tell us how many visitors are using the Website, for how long and where they are coming from.
4, We also sell advertising on the Website, which enables us to give you access to so much content on CCRMagaazine.com and the Credit Leaders .Network for free. By making the advertisements more relevant to your viewing preferences, lifestyle or your interests they should hopefully be more compelling and work better for the advertisers.
You are in control
We do not sell your personal details on to anyone else. We will not bombard your inbox with emails you have not asked for. If you decide you would like to change your preferences, you can alter these by managing your account page. You can also contact us to ask us questions or easily find out answers to common queries in our policy pages in this section of our Website.