Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Dragoon Publishing Ltd fully respects the privacy of all our users and while we do collect information at registration and from time to time through various means such as surveys, competitions and other means, we strictly believe in respecting your right to privacy.

We will never supply the personal details of any user to any third party unless a) you give us your explicit permission to do so, or b) we are obliged to do so by relevant authorities.

Please read this privacy policy carefully and ensure you understand it. 

 

A) INTRO

This Privacy Notice describes how Dragoon Publishing Ltd (referred to in this notice as “we”, “us”, “our” and “Dragoon”) collect and process personal information about you, how we use and protect this information, and your rights in relation to this information. This Privacy Notice applies to personal information we collect or process about you in relation to Dragoon’s websites, mobile applications or other digital services (each a “Digital Service”) linking to this Privacy Notice or any hard copy (paper) form used to subscribe to our magazine or other publication, enter a competition or provide your details at an event (each a “Subscription Form”).

If you have a query about this Privacy Notice or our data practices, please see our “Contact Us” section below.

This Privacy Notice describes the privacy practices of Dragoon only and does not cover the practices of other companies, including those that advertise or sponsor content, products or services on the Digital Services as explained further in the section “How We Share Information” below.

 


B) WHAT INFORMATION WE OBTAIN 
 

When you use a Digital Service or complete a Subscription Form, we obtain various types of information related to you and your use of the Digital Service. This includes information that directly identifies you such as your name, address, or contact information as well as information such as online identifiers and cookie data, which may indirectly identify you. 

1) Information we collect directly from you

When you use certain features of the Digital Services or complete a Subscription Form, we ask you to provide information about yourself.  For example, to subscribe to one of our newsletters, you will need to give us an email address.  You may not be able to use certain features if you choose not to submit the requested information.

The information you give us includes details such as:

2) Information we obtain from other sources

We receive information about you from other sources and in certain circumstances combine it with other information about you.  For example, we may obtain data from:

3) Information you provide about others
You may give us information about other people, such as the name and email of a friend or contact with whom you want to share an article or the name and address of a gift subscription recipient. Do not give us information about others unless you are authorised or have their permission to do so. We will use their information for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice.

 

C) HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE OBTAIN

If you make a purchase or place an order through or in connection with a Digital Service or a Subscription Form, we use your payment information (e.g., your card number and expiration date) for the purposes of processing your transaction (including recurring payments, if applicable), to provide you with the requested products or services and to protect our rights or the rights of others as described below.

With respect to information other than your payment information, we use that information:

To provide you with the Digital Services or Other Requested Services. This includes:

2. To communicate with you. This includes:

3. For advertising and marketing purposes, including interest-based advertising. Depending on your preferences, including for the use of Cookies and Similar Technologies, this may include:

4. To protect our rights or the rights of others. This includes:

 

D. LEGAL BASES FOR USING INFORMATION

We process personal information for different purposes on the following legal bases:

 

E. HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION

We share the information we obtain with:

1. Affiliates and Subsidiaries. We work closely with affiliates and subsidiaries within the Hearst family of companies with whom we share your information as necessary or appropriate to operate the Digital Services.

2. Service Providers. In connection with the operation and provision of the Digital Services, Subscription Forms and the fulfilment of orders for our products or services, we engage various third parties to provide services or handle transactions on our behalf, such as payment processing, email distribution, list processing, postal mailing, cloud computing, analytics, digital content or print subscription performance measurement, ad serving, and managing sweepstakes, competitions, promotions or events.  These service providers use the information we provide to them as necessary or appropriate for the performance of their services.

3. Advertisers, Advertising- and Marketing-Related Service Providers and Partners. We may provide your information to advertisers, advertising agencies, ad networks, ad exchanges, marketing businesses, technology vendors and other entities that create, deliver and assess advertising or marketing campaigns, including interest-based ads.

4. Social Media Platforms. If you interact with social media widgets, share content using social media share buttons, or access features of the Digital Services that contain content or features provided by Social Media Platforms, the relevant Social Media Platforms collect information.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies of the Social Media Platforms that you engage with to understand their privacy practices, which we do not control.

5. Business Partners. In certain circumstances we provide your information to business partners including, without limitation, joint marketing partners, content sponsors or event organizers, for various purposes.  For example, we partner with a third party to offer products on a co-branded, co-sponsored or cross-promotional basis that involves the sharing of information.  These initiatives take place on the Digital Services or on other media.  The participation of a business partner in a particular initiative is communicated to you by the inclusion of the products, services or branding of the relevant business partner.

6. Other Parties When Required by Law or As Necessary to Protect Our Rights. We share your information as we believe is necessary or appropriate to protect, enforce, or defend our legal rights, the privacy or safety of our employees, users of the Digital Services or other individuals and entities, or to comply with or enforce applicable industry standards, law or legal process, including responding to court orders, warrants, subpoenas and other requests from public and government authorities.

7. Corporate Transactions. We may transfer any of the information we have about you to proceed with the consideration, negotiation, or completion of a sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party, such as in the event of a merger, acquisition or other disposition, or in connection with a bankruptcy reorganisation, dissolution, or liquidation.

8. With Your Consent or Otherwise at Your Direction. In addition, we share your information with third parties when you consent to or request such sharing.

 

F. HOW WE PROTECT AND STORE YOUR INFORMATION

Your information is collected and stored on servers which are owned and maintained by or on behalf of Dragoon. We may keep your information for a reasonable period for the purposes set out in this privacy policy

We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure.

We will keep your personal information for as long as we have a relationship with you. Once our relationship with you has come to an end, we will retain your personal information for a period of time that enables us to:

We will delete your personal information when it is no longer required for these purposes. If there is any information that we are unable, for technical reasons, to delete from our systems, we will put in place appropriate measures to prevent any further processing or use of the data.

 

G) YOUR RIGHTS OVER YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

In certain circumstances, you have a right to access or object to the use of personal information held about you (including in relation to direct marketing).  You can also ask us to rectify, update, erase, restrict or to share your information in a usable format with another company.  Such requests are subject to applicable law.

We encourage you to contact us to update or correct your information if it changes or if the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate.

If you would like to discuss or exercise such rights, please contact us using the details provided in the “Contact Us” section below.  We will contact you if we need additional information from you in order to honour your requests.

 

Direct Marketing Opt-Outs

1. Email marketing.  You can opt out of receiving marketing or promotional emails from us or third parties (where you have chosen to receive third party communications or other types of communications from us, as required by law) by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link contained in such emails.  Please keep in mind that if you opt out of receiving marketing or promotional emails, we will still send you transactional emails or other communications relating to your use of the Digital Services (e.g., to confirm your subscription, to inform you of changes to a Digital Service or in response to your password recovery request).

2. Text message marketing.  If you choose to participate in a text message marketing campaign or promotion offered in connection with a Digital Service, you can opt out of receiving marketing texts from us by following the instructions contained in those messages (e.g., texting the word STOP) or provided to you when you elected to receive text message marketing.

3. Direct mail.  If you choose to receive postal mail offers in connection with a Digital Service (whenever such choice is required under applicable law), you can request that we stop sending you postal mail offers by notifying us in writing at the relevant address provided in the “Contact Us” section below.  Please indicate in your correspondence the name of the Digital Service or publication to which your request applies.

4. Marketing by Third Parties.  We provide your contact information to third parties for their own marketing purposes where you have provided us with your consent to do so.  If you wish to withdraw your consent for future sharing you can notify us in writing using the relevant address provided in the “Contact Us” section below.  Please indicate in your correspondence the name of the Digital Service or publication to which your request applies.

5. Co-Branded, Co-Sponsored or Cross-Promotional Offerings with Business Partners.  If you choose to participate in a co-branded, co-sponsored or cross-promotional offering, the brand, sponsor or other third-party business partner involved in that offering may use your information for its own purposes, including advertising and marketing purposes, in line with the business partner’s own privacy policy.  You must contact the relevant business partner directly to exercise your opt out choices with respect to the business partner’s use of your information.

Interest-Based Ads Opt-Outs

Depending on your preferences regarding the use of Cookies and Similar Technologies, ads you see on the Digital Services may be interest-based ads.  This means that these ads are customised based on the information we and others obtain about you and involve the use of Cookies and Similar Technologies.  We describe in our Cookies Policy steps you can take to limit tracking of your activities and the delivery of interest-based ads in browsers and mobile apps you use to access the Digital Services.  Please keep in mind that if you opt out of interest-based ads, you will still see ads, but these ads will not be based on your inferred interests.  In addition, if you take the steps described in the Cookies Policy, some automated means will still be used to collect information about your interactions with the Digital Services for the other purposes described in this Privacy Notice (e.g., to remember user preferences or enable specific functionality).

The technologies used to deliver ads on websites and mobile apps differ.  Please also remember that opt-outs are browser and device-specific.

Additional Choices

1. Device Settings. For relevant Digital Services, you will be able to review and adjust your preferences by updating the settings on your device (e.g., permitting us to collect precise location information).

2. Push Notifications. If push notifications for a particular Digital Service are enabled on your device, you can review and update your push notification preferences by adjusting the settings on your device.  For example, you can select the relevant app from “Notifications” (for iOS devices) or “App notifications” (for Android devices) and turn off alerts accordingly.

 

H) PARENT’S CONCERNS ON PRIVACY.

We are a general audience website. On the website, we do not currently knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of sixteen.
The Digital Services are not intended for use by children, especially those under the age of sixteen.

 

I) LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES.

This website contains links to a wide variety of other websites and we display advertisements from third parties on our website. We may monetise some of these links through the use of third party affiliate programmes. Notwithstanding such affiliate programmes, we are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these websites or for third party advertisers, even if they use the website’s logo as part of a co-branding agreement, nor for the way in which information about their users is treated. Before submitting any personal information to such websites, you should check their privacy policy.

Certain Digital Services contain links to websites, mobile apps or other services operated by companies not affiliated with Dragoon. In addition, the Digital Services may be made available to you through third-party platforms (such as app stores or Social Media Platforms) or other channels.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any non-Dragoon operated websites, mobile apps or other services and channels, and we encourage you to review the privacy policies or notices published by relevant third parties.

 

J) POLICY CHANGES.

By using this website you agree to the terms of this privacy policy. We may amend this privacy policy from time to time. If we do so, we will post an updated version on this website. Where changes to this Privacy Notice have a fundamental impact on the nature of the processing or otherwise have a substantial impact on you, we will give you advanced notice so that you have the opportunity to exercise your rights (e.g. to object to the processing).  You will be bound by the new terms upon your continued use of this website.

 

K) CONTACT US

If you have any general questions about this website or the information we have collected about you and how we use it, you can contact us at Dragoon Publishing Ltd, Dane Mill Business Centre, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1LA, UK or email accounts@dragoonpublishing.com. If you have any questions about your information including what we hold and how it is used, you can contact us at accounts@dragoonpublishing.com.You are entitled to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected.

We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution in the event you have a complaint or concern about privacy. If, however, you believe that we have not been able to assist with your complaint or concern, you have the right to make a complaint to a data protection authority.