Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Public Media Alliance (PMA) is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
1. What information do we collect?

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

  • Information about your visits to and use of this website;
  • Information that enables you to register for our events, projects and workshops.
  • Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters.
2. Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser. This information is then stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Please read Google’s privacy policy here.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
Types of Cookies

  • Session cookie (SESS<…>) – When required, cookies beginning with ‘SESS’ are used to track an individual’s persistent status, such as whether they are logged in (other than administrative use, we do not have any areas of our website that require a log-in).
  • Google analytics (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz) – These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
  • JavaScript (has_js) – We use this cookie to track which browsers are capable of processing JavaScript. JavaScript is a scripting language which provides enhanced interactivity and visual effects.
  • Cookie acceptance (cookied-agreed-en) – This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on this website.
3. Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website and to improve your experience of our website.

We may use your personal information to:

  • Enable your registration to our events, workshops or projects.
  • Send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  • Send you communications relating to our work which we think may be of interest to you (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require communications);
  • Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website via the ‘Contact Us’ section of our website.

We will not, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
Subscribers to our email newsletters will have their email addresses stored on MailChimp. Please refer to the MailChimp Privacy Policy and Terms.

4. Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors, event and project partners, insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

  • To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

5. Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

6. Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

7. Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to the supply of reasonable evidence of your identity.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for communication purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for communication purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for communication purposes.

8. Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites., newsletters and representation.