Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important and the following policy explains how this is maintained in your interest. Blantyre Telegraph is also evolving through a publication process, some stories and photos are copyrighted and may be subject to later publication.

  1. Introduction

1.1     Blantyre Telegraph is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.

  1. Use of this Website

2.1     Blantyre Telegraph is Blantyre’s Contemporary News Website. The viewing of this website is open to any person, of any age, in any location and is entirely free to do so.

  1. Collecting information

3.1     We may collect, store and use the following kinds of information:

(a)    your IP address, geographical location, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths. This is for analysing trends in order to continue to improve the website and this minimal information is not passed to any other party.

(b)     your comments left on any page, post or media type including photos and video. Any comments left for the first time by any user, will be held for approval and assessed within 24 hours. Spam comments from unknown or anonymous users will be trashed automatically. Your comments may be used for inclusion in future publications or additional articles for enhancement purposes, where relevant. It is understood, by leaving comments on the website, you are in effect giving us permission for those comments to be made public here, on social media and in publications.

(c)     your submitted media, including but not limited to photos and videos. This may be used for inclusion in future publications or additional articles for enhancement purposes, where relevant. It is understood, by submitting media to this website, you are in effect giving us permission for that media to be made public with written credit made to the person who submitted it. Ownership of that media remains exclusively your own and may be removed at any time upon request.

(d)     information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters including your name and email address. This information is strictly not passed to any other third party.

(e)     information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website including by comment, email or form.

(f)      any other personal information that you choose to send to us

3.2     Before you disclose to us the personal information of any another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure, use of media and the processing of that information in accordance with this policy.

  1. Using personal information

4.1     Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.

4.2     We may use your personal information to:

(a)     administer our website

(b)     personalise our website for you

(c)     enable your use of the services available on our website

(d)      send you our email newsletter, if you have requested it where applicable.

4.3     If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.

4.4     Your privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your information on our website, and can be adjusted using privacy controls on the website.

4.5     We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.

  1. Disclosing information

5.1     We will not disclose any information you provide to us, without your express written permission..

5.2     We will not share your name or email address with any third parties.

  1. Use of Information on this Website

6.1     We do not own photos, with exception of the photos we have purchased or taken oursleves. The submitter of the photo or video owns it at all times and has permitted permission for it to appear online on THIS website only. 

6.4     You expressly agree that this website is for viewing, your enjoyment and where applicable for research purposes only and that the narrative is copyrighted to Blantyre Telegraph.

6.5     Narrative on this website has been researched using our own or resources made freely available to us through disclosure. As such, the wording appearing throughout this website is the express ownership of Blantyre Telegraph and may NOT be used or shared without strict written permission from webmaster. Please contact us if you wish to use any of the material on this site whether pictorial or script.

6.6       If you require one of these photos for an assignment or personal use, feel free to contact us. We’re very approachable about this.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of this privacy policy, please get in contact with us.