Privacy Policy

What this Policy is for?

This Policy explains how we protect and handle any information you provide to us, including via our websites mobile apps, communications by email and through social media, by telephone and in person. It also covers any information we receive from third parties. It also provides you with an overview of the rights you can exercise regarding what we do with your information.

By using our products and services, including browsing our websites, registering or logging in, we may use your information as outlined in this Policy.

Who we are

Newsmerit is an international multichannel media company which pulish from some of the World’s most popular brands, including the

  • Vanguard

  • Punch

  • Nation

  • Guardian

  • Trust

  • ThisDay

  • Sun

  •  Nationalpost News of Canada
  •  New York Post Media.
  • E.T.C

What kinds of information do we collect:

  • Information you’ve provided to us:

We collect information about you when you provide it to us, including when you create an online account, subscribe to one of our titles, respond to one of our promotions, order or register your interest in one of our products, or post a comment under an article. This could be via your computer browser, via an app, by telephone, or by post.

  • Information from your device:

We collect information from and about the device you are using when you interact with one of our websites, apps or other products/services, including adverts.

This may include:

(i) Device Type: Information about your operating system, hardware, software, browser type in order to tailor the experience to your device (e.g. screen resolution).

(ii) Device Operations: Information about your operations and behaviours performed on your device to tailor the experience based on how you or similar users have interacted with our content.

(iii) Unique identifiers: device IDs in order to save your preferences against an identifier to refer to on subsequent pages.

(iv) Device Settings: Information from your device’s setting such as access to your GPS location/Information related to the location of your device so that we know which version of the website to serve you;

(v) Network/connections: Your IP address, so that we can recognise if you have visited newsmerit.com before and allow your device to communicate with our websites and apps.

(vi) Cookies: Data from cookies or similar technologies placed on your device which tells us about your use of our websites and/or selected third party websites. Please see Section 10 Cookies below for more information about our use of cookies and other similar technologies.

  • Social media:

If you log-in to our websites through a social media site, such as Facebook, you are granting permission to Facebook to share your user information with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth, location, plus any other information you have permitted Facebook to share with third parties. If you remove the app from your Facebook account, we will no longer have access to this information.

  • Information about other people

By supplying us with information about someone else, you confirm that they have authorised you to provide us with their information (including sensitive personal data) on their behalf.

Before you use ’email a friend’ or ‘share this article’ buttons please make sure that anyone you wish to email or share with are happy for this to occur and expect to receive the email or article. You may only share the details of another person with us where you have their express permission.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website , we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

Privacy International strongly believes that you have the right to control the use of your personal information, and that your privacy must be respected. We strictly limit the collection and processing of your personal data, and to the best of our abilities we will work only with other organisations who do the same. We will not use personal data that you provide to us in a manner inconsistent with the purposes for which you provided it to us, as set out below.

We do not sell, rent or lease personal data.

We will vigorously challenge any attempts by government agencies or private sector organisations to gain access to any information that you give us.

 Children & young people

Our websites, apps and other products and services are not aimed at children.

We do not intentionally target, or otherwise process information from individuals in the African Economic Area, and Nigeria who are under the age of 18.

We do not create interest segments specifically designed for the purpose of online behavioural advertising to children who are under the age of 18.

If you live in the European Economic Area, the United Kingdom, or Switzerland, you must be at least 16 years of age to consent to online behavioural advertising via your Privacy Settings.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child under 16, please contact us if you are aware that your child has used our websites or apps or otherwise provided their information to us without your consent. We will delete or otherwise cease processing your child’s personal information within a reasonable time. In accordance with industry best practice guidelines, we may retain your information for a reasonable amount of time to make sure that we do not contact you in the future.

 Cookies

When you use our websites and apps we may collect information using cookies or similar technologies.

What are cookies and how do they work?

Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you visit the site again, so it can recognise you. This allows websites to tailor what you see on the screen.

Do you use other technologies which are similar to cookies?

Yes, we use the following:

– understand when a particular part of a webpage, email or app is viewed,

– understand how successful an article or an email marketing campaign has been

– verify any clicks through to links or advertisements contained in emails

  • Flash cookies: In certain situations we use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video clips. Local Shared Objects (Flash cookies) are used to provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences.
  • Tracking URLs: These are web links that allows us to measure when a link is clicked on. They help us measure the effectiveness of campaigns and advertising and the popularity of articles that are read.
  • Device identifiers: We use device identifiers on mobile devices in the same way as cookies are used on web browsers. A device identifier is a unique number on your device which allow us to remember your device.

We use these similar technologies on websites, emails and apps, for the same purposes and in much the same way as we use cookies on websites. We will use ‘cookies’ and ‘websites’ below as shorthand for ‘cookies and similar technologies’ on ‘websites, emails and in apps’.

What do you use cookies for?

Cookies and other online tracking technologies are an important part of the internet. They make using websites much smoother and affect lots of the useful features of websites.

There are many different uses for cookies, but for within our sites, they fall into the following groups:

(i) Cookies that are needed to provide the service you have asked for (Essential)

Some cookies are essential so you can move around our websites and use their features. Without the use of these cookies parts of our websites would not function.

(ii) Cookies that collect information about your choices and preferences (Functional / Preference)

These cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, and allow us to remember things like:

(iii) Cookies used to understand how people use our products and services (Analytics).

 Updates to this Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Policy. Where changes are made, we will post the revised Policy here with an updated effective date. Please check regularly for any changes to this Policy.

 How to contact us:

If you have any queries or comments about this Policy or to exercise any of your rights, please contact us by email at: 

Contact_us@newsmerit.com

Alternatively, you can write to us at:

Info@newsmerit.com