KM Media Group Limited (we, us, our) is committed to protecting the personal information you entrust us with and respecting your privacy. We make every effort to ensure that your information is processed lawfully and carefully. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you in accordance with data protection law, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018.
Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
Please note that there may be other privacy policies that apply to certain services we provide. Please read these when you register or subscribe for these services.
If you have any queries about this notice or would like to make requests to exercise your rights, please email email@example.com
KM Media Group Ltd is a multimedia company producing high quality media products that help make Kent a better place to live and work. Registered in England. Company No. 8528676.
Our head office address is Medway House, Ginsbury Close, Sir Thomas Longley Road, Medway City Estate, Strood, Rochester, Kent ME2 4DU.
KM Media Group Ltd is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a "data controller". Registration number ZA021468.
To find out more about KM Media Group, owned by Iliffe Media Ltd, please visit www.kmmediagroup.co.uk
We may collect and process information about you (the “data subject”) for either personal or professional reasons, depending upon the circumstances in which they are collected, which will be made clear to you at the time of collection.
We may collect and process the following information about you:
We may ask you to provide personal information either as a private individual or as the representative of a company, business or organisation; including non-profit clubs, charities and societies.
Some or all of the following personal information may be collected, but only where absolutely necessary.
When using kentjobs.co.uk you will have the opportunity to provide more specific information to build your profile should you choose to upload your CV.
With regard to each of your visits to our websites we may also automatically collect technical information about your visit.
Whilst you can access the websites and browse through certain parts of the websites without disclosing personal information, if you wish to use certain services offered on some of the websites or obtain certain information made available by us, you may be required to share some personal information with us. If you choose not to provide the information you may not be able to use the service that has been offered or obtain the information you seek.
Additionally, where you have registered and/or logged in to our websites using social media accounts, we may capture certain information in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable service provider.
Our websites use advertising and analytics technologies (including cookies from your device). We work with selected marketing partners who use these technologies to collect data about your browsing activity on our sites, as well as other third-party web sites and apps that partner with them. Our marketing partners use this data to serve you with relevant interest-based advertising and for analytics purposes, and may additionally share this data with their service providers for those same purposes.
When you first visit one of our sites, you will be presented with a pop-up window which allows you to view the technologies we use. By continuing to use our sites, including clicking off or closing this pop-up, you consent to the use of advertising and analytics technologies (including cookies) on our sites and other sites that work with our marketing partners. If you wish to decline, click on the MORE OPTIONS link and switch off the purposes you do not wish to be enabled. Additionally, if you wish to change your preferences on subsequent visits, you may do so at any time by clicking on the Privacy button at the bottom of the screen.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. You must not share your password with anyone.
When we obtain your personal data our policy is to keep it only for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. However, it may be necessary to retain the information for a longer time, which we will detail here.
If your data has been submitted via post for a competition entry, your information will be destroyed no more than one month following the closing date of the competition. However, it may be necessary to make a digital copy in some instances. (For example, to record the identity of a winner.)
If your data is submitted to us electronically (online or via SMS) in order to make contact with us, including taking part in a competition, your data will be held for a maximum of 5 years. In order to satisfy the requirements of the competition and so that an accurate record of your dealings with us is accessible should any queries arise within that period.
KentJobs is provided by HotLizard, part of Aspire Media Group. HotLizard acts as “data processor" for all data submitted via kentjobs.co.uk. Submitted information will be retained no longer than necessary.
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We use the shortcode 60099 for all contact via SMS messages. This exclusive shortcode and the platform to access the messages are provided by Fonix Mobile Limited (trading as Fonix), acting as a “data processor” for us.
When you contact us for the first time using your mobile phone number, a subscriber profile will be created. Fonix, as a communications service provider, have a regulatory obligation to retain subscriber profiles and related message history data for a minimum of one year.
When you contact us via SMS we request you provide a limited amount of personal information (name, postcode and, in some instances, postal address) so that we may identify you. If you are under 16 you must also provide your date of birth in the format DD/MM/YYYY.
When you place an advertisement with us you are subject to our “Conditions of Acceptance of Advertisements” [click here to view] and as a customer your data will be retained for upwards of 5 years to enable us to comply with our legal and contractual obligations and maintain a complete record of your transactions with us.
We will only process your personal data where at least one of the six lawful bases for processing are applicable. These grounds are Consent, Contract, Legal obligation, Vital interests, Public task and Legitimate Interests
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We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.This information may be combined with information you give to us and information collected about you. This information, and the combined information, may be used for the purposes set out above and below (depending on the types of information received).
Your information may be shared with selected third parties, including:
Your personal information may be disclosed to other third parties:
We may use your email address to make contact with you. In some instances this will be based on legitimate interests, but in most cases this will only be done where we have your explicit consent.
We (the “data controller”) send a variety of email newsletters to those data subjects who have given us permission to do so. These include, but are not limited to, summaries of newly added website content. We use internal systems as well as third party service providers to achieve this.
SendGrid UK Ltd, Campaign Monitor Pty Ltd (trading as Campaign Monitor) and Purepromoter Limited (trading as Pure360). Campaign Monitor and Pure360 act as “data processors". SendGrid do not process or store personal data.
In order to subscribe to these services, an individual has to submit their email address. This data is, where applicable, shared with / processed by one or both of these service provider/s to deliver the service/s on our behalf.
Opening and click behaviours are recorded using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletters.
Data is stored on the service provider's secure server/s. Our service providers are not permitted to use the data for their own purposes nor to sell or distribute it on to any other individual, organization or business under any circumstances.
Recipients can unsubscribe from newsletters individually at any time by clicking on the 'Unsubscribe' link.
Please note this is an automated service. Should any errors occur in submitting an unsubscribe request, please use email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
If you have voluntarily given your consent to receive marketing communications, these will come only from us and, if you agree, from any named third party you have agreed to have your data shared with.
Our marketing emails include details of promotions, products and services, including competitions and opportunities to take part in surveys. We may also share details of advertising opportunities.
We use third party service providers Campaign Monitor Pty Ltd (trading as Campaign Monitor) and Purepromoter Limited (trading as Pure360) as “data processors" to send a variety of marketing emails.
The information provided will be kept no longer than 5 years from the last recorded opening and only used to contact you in accordance with your established preferences. You can change your preferences or unsubscribe at any time.
Opening and click behaviours are recorded using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our communications.
Data is stored on the service provider's secure server. Our service provider is not permitted to use the data for their own purposes nor to sell or distribute it on to any other individual, organization or business under any circumstances.
Recipients can unsubscribe from email marketing at any time by clicking on the 'Unsubscribe' link.
Please note this is an automated service. Should any errors occur in submitting an unsubscription request, please use email email@example.com for assistance.
We do not collect or use children's data for any advertising or marketing purposes, but we undertake limited processing of personal information about children.
Purposes for which data is collected include prize draw competitions in which children may enter themselves, "Cute Kids" photo voting competitions and the publishing of drawings by children, videos of children, and/or class photographs supplied in agreement with schools.
Data used for the "Cute Kids" features is collected and shared with us by The Photography Company, who gain consent from an adult with parental responsibility for the child to disclose this information to us for this purpose only.
Data submitted by those under 16 for competitions is retained for no longer than is necessary. (i.e. until a winner has been identified and informed).
Where pictures or videos of, or by, children are published alongside personal information, it is done so with the explicit consent of an adult with parental responsibility for the child and/or the child's school.
We do not knowingly collect any data from or about children online, with the exception of the annual Wards Children's Awards, for which we act as a “data processor”. Visitors to KentOnline are encouraged to nominate children, as well as adults, for awards recognition. Submissions can include a child's name, age and home address. This data is provided to Kent Community Foundation (the “data controller”) and also shared with Wards (part of Arun Estate Agencies). We retain this information for no longer than 6 months following the closing date for submissions.
You have the right...
You also have rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling. We will only carry out this type of processing where the decision is:
If you have a question, query or concern about how we use your personal data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to respond within 72 hours.
If you feel that your data, or a request related to your data, has not been handled correctly, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113 or going to www.ico.org.uk/concerns.
This policy was last updated on 10.01.2024
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