Who we are
London Belongs to Me Ltd, the publishers of Below the River, are fully committed to having an open and clear policy about how we handle your personal data. Our primary aim is to offer you exciting free editorial content about the neighbourhood and beyond. We do also try and make a living from this undertaking, therefore we use some fairly standard tools on all our websites that do on occasion collect information about your use of the sites. We also have some forms, such as our mailing list sign-up and for when you want to leave a comment, that require inputting personal data, so this page is here to explain exactly how we store and keep any information like that secure.
Types of data we collect
Personal information means any data that might be used to identify you, such as your email address, name or browsing history. Most activity on our website does not require you to give us any personal data. The types that do, and what they collect, are listed below.
As part of the registration process for our email newsletters, we collect personal information in the form of your name and email address. We use that information to share our latest content with you, as requested, and also to contact you if we need to obtain additional information in future. We don’t sell our email lists to any other businesses, but we do occasionally carry advertising within our emails.
We use MailChimp to deliver our newsletters, therefore we gather industry standard statistics around the opening and sharing of the emails. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice
You can change your email preferences or unsubscribe from our lists at any time by clicking on the links at the bottom of every newsletter.
We collect your public profile data only from your consent that you grant before initiating Social Login, from the social network used to login when commenting at our website. This data includes your first name, last name, email address, link to your social media profile, unique identifier, link to social profile avatar. This data is used to create your user profile at our website. You can revoke this consent at any time by sending us an email.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
We sometimes use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on. You can also opt out of targeted advertising by clicking on the “Ad Choices” logo on our advertising, or on this website. Note however by opting out of these cookies you do not opt out of receiving advertising content altogether; you will instead receive general content that does not take into account your interests and preferences.
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since every browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
Links to other websites
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer links to products or services on our website. These sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our websites and welcome any feedback about these sites and services.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
We do not specifically market our site to children under the age of 13 years old. If you’re aged 13 or under, you need to get permission to register on our site from your parents or guardian.
How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning.
Any personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, our web network services are encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers. We will notify you via email within 1 business day should a data breach occur.
Access to Your Personal Information
You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold on you at any time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org An administrative fee may be payable, but only for really big requests. You can email us with any questions, concerns or requests regarding your personal information and we aim to get back to you promptly.
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