Privacy Policy

We collect your personal information because it helps us to understand your needs and guides the way in which we interact and communicate with you about our products and services now and in the future. We have strict policies and procedures in place to protect your data when you send it to us, when we process it in order to provide you with the services you have requested or, where you have given us your permission to do so, to send you information that we think you’ll find interesting, and thereafter when we store your data on our secure servers.

Your trust is very important to us. So we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. Local TV will only use your personal data provided by text, phone, email or social media for the purposes of our output, to verify your contribution, and should we need to get in touch with you. The personal data will be your name and contact details, such as phone number, email address or social media account name (depending on how you contact us).

Local TV is the ‘data controller’ of this information. This means that we decide what your personal information is used for, and the ways in which it is processed. The legal basis on which Local TV processes your personal information is the public interest in Local TV producing journalistic content. For editorial reasons and regulatory compliance, we will keep your data for up to one year for phone calls and emails, and two years for text messages and social media messages.

When you send us information or when you visit one of our websites. When we talk about Personal Data we mean any information that can identify you as an individual, such as your name and postal address. Anonymous Data doesn’t identify you as a person but it might be used in aggregate, for instance when you participate in a survey.

Our servers are protected using HTTPS/SSL technology, so whilst your data is in our care we know it’s as secure as it can be. Our staff are trained in data security, and our staff policies and procedures help our staff to understand what is required of them under their obligations to us, and also their responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998 and other privacy legislation.

We will always be transparent about how we plan to use your data so that you have the choice whether or not to give it to us. We respect your preferences and will do our best to make sure that we keep our promises.

If you give us your consent to send you further marketing messages we may contact you from time-to-time with carefully selected offers and promotions from ourselves or from our network of carefully selected partners, from which you may always opt-out or unsubscribe. It is not our practice to contact you if you have made it clear that you do not wish to hear from us about our products and services.

If you receive a marketing email from us, you will have the option to “opt-out” by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of each and every message we send you. Please be aware that this will not unsubscribe you from our service based messages, such as subscription rewards and subscription reminders.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have the right to see what information we hold about you and you may ask us to make any changes that you consider necessary to make the information accurate. If you want to apply to see the data we hold about you, please write to:

The Data Protection Officer
Local TV Limited
Leeds Media Centre
21 Savile Mount
Leeds
LS7 3HZ

We will require that you satisfactorily identify yourself to demonstrate your entitlement to view this data.

We review our Privacy Notice on a regular basis and you will be informed of any updates/changes if applicable.

If you have any queries on any of the above points, you must contact our Data Officer at Local TV by email to: dataprotectionofficer@uklocal.tv or call us on 0333 3401000

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