Thank you for choosing to use cyprusecho.com. We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to contact us
You can contact us at email@example.com
What personal data we collect and how we use it
Personal data is any information about you by which you can be identified. We collect personal data when you sign up for our services and when you browse our site. This information is used to provide us and other services, display advertising and analyze how visitors use our site.
When you register for a CyprusEcho account on cyprusecho.com we collect:
your name; your email address; your photograph, if you add one to your profile photo.
We assign you a unique ID number that we use to recognize you when you are signed in to our services. This will recognize you if you sign in using the same account on a new device.
Information about your device (such as the IP address, which is a numerical code to identify your device that can provide information about the country, region or city where you are based).
Your browsing history of the content you have visited on our site. And details of your devices, for example, the unique device ID, unique advertising ID and browsers used to access our content.
Posting comments on our site
When you comment publicly on an article on our site, the information you post and your name or username are publicly accessible. This information can be viewed online and collected by other people. We are not responsible for the way these other people use this information. When contributing to a discussion, we strongly recommend you avoid sharing any personal details, and especially information that can be used to identify you directly such as your name, age, address and name of employer. We are not responsible for the privacy of any identifiable information that you post on public pages of the site.
How we collect personal data
We collect personal data when you:
Registering for an account on cyprusecho.com
Enter our competitions and/or polls, and/or surveys
Post in our pages
Use mobile devices to access our content
Use pc to access our content
Access our site, through cookies and other similar technology
When you contact us via email
Why we use your personal data
We use personal data collected through our site for a number of purposes, including the following:
To provide the services you sign up for, such as sending out newsletters. To send marketing communications when we have your permission, or when permitted by law.
To personalize our services (for example, so you can sign in), remembering your settings, displaying personalized advertising as well as measuring how effective our online adverts are, recognizing you when you sign in on different devices and tailoring our marketing communications based on what you read on our site.
To carry out marketing analysis, for example we look at what you have viewed on our site to better understand what your interests and preferences are, and to improve our marketing by making it more relevant to your interests and preferences.
To sell advertising space on our sites. Digital advertising underpins much of our investment in high quality online news website.
For statistical purposes such as analyzing the performance of our site and to understand how visitors use them.
To respond to your queries and to resolve complaints.
For security and fraud prevention, and to ensure that our site is safe and secure.
To comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Legal grounds for using your personal data
We will only use your personal data where we have a legal ground to do so. We determine the legal grounds based on the purposes for which we have collected and used your personal data. In every case, the legal ground will be one of the following:
Consent: For example, where you have provided your consent to receive marketing emails from us. You can withdraw your consent at any time. In the case of marketing emails you can withdraw your consent by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email.
Our legitimate interests: Where it is necessary for us to understand our readers, promote our services and operate our site efficiently for the creation, publication and distribution of news, media and related content online. For example, we will rely on our legitimate interest when we analyze what content has been viewed on our site, so that we can understand how they are used. It is also in our legitimate interest to carry out marketing analysis to determine what products and services may be relevant to the interests of our readers.
Compliance with law: In some cases, we may have a legal obligation to use or keep your personal data.
Using children’s personal data
We do not aim to direct any of our products or services at children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal data about children under 13. Some of our services may have a higher age restriction.
Security of your personal data
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational controls to protect your personal data against unauthorized processing and against accidental loss, damage or destruction. You are responsible for choosing a secure password when we ask you to set up a password to access parts of our site. You should keep this password confidential and you should choose a password that you do not use on any other site. You should not share your password with anyone else. Unfortunately, sending information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data once with us, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal data sent to our site while still in transit and so you provide it at your own risk.
How we disclose data
We do not share your personal data with other people or organizations that are not directly linked to us except under the following circumstances:
We may also share your data with our advertising partners.
We may reveal your personal data to any law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority or other organization if we are required to do so to meet a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of anyone else.
Any organizations which access your data in the course of providing services on our behalf will be governed by strict contractual restrictions to make sure that they protect your data and keep to all data privacy laws that apply. We may also independently audit these service providers to make sure that they meet our standards.
We will not share your personal data with anyone else for their own marketing purposes unless we have your permission to do this.
We use social plug-ins from other organizations (such as the “Facebook Recommend” function, Twitter’s retweet function). These other organizations may receive and use personal data about your visit to our site. If you browse our site, information they collect may be connected to your account on their site. For more information on how these organizations use personal data, please read their privacy policies.
How long we keep your personal data
How we may contact you
From time to time we may send you emails. If we have your permission, we may send you materials we think may interest you. You can decide not to receive these emails at any time and will be able to “unsubscribe” directly by clicking a link in the email.
Sometimes we may contact you for market research purposes, for example about a survey.
Responding to your queries or complaints
If you have raised a query or a complaint with us, we may contact you to answer your query or to resolve your complaint.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
When you visit our site, we may collect personal data from you automatically using cookies or similar technology. A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognize and remember you.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Advertising on our site is based on cookies and similar technology
We use personalized online advertising on our site. This allows us to deliver more relevant advertising to people who visit cyprusecho.com. It works by showing you adverts that are based on your browsing patterns and the way you have interacted with our site. It then shows you adverts which we believe may interest you. Our content is not influenced by the advertising we display.
When you browse our site, some of the cookies and similar technology we place on your device are advertising cookies, so we can understand what sort of pages you are interested in. We can then display advertising on your browser based on these interests. For instance if you have been reading a lot of camera articles, we may show you more advertisements for cameras.
We do not collect or use information such as your name, email address, postal address or phone number for personalized online advertising.
We may also share online data collected through cookies and similar technology with our advertising partners. This means that when you are on another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on cyprusecho.com. We may also show you advertising on cyprusecho.com website based on your browsing patterns on other sites that we have obtained from our advertising partners.
Online retargeting is another form of online advertising that allows us and some of our advertising partners to show you advertising based on your browsing patterns and interactions with a site away from our sites.
Advertising to promote our products and services
We may also use personalized online advertising to promote our own products and services. This means that you may see advertising for our products and services on our site and/or other, third party websites, including social media platforms.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on our site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.