Privacy Policy

Media Trust (“we” and “us”) owns the following websites:

(a) www.mediatrust.org;
(b) www.communitychannel.org; and
(c) local360network.mediatrust.org,

each a “Site”. Reference to ‘this Site’ refers to the Site from which you accessed this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”).

This Privacy Policy covers our use and collection of personal information when you visit this Site and also informs you about cookies, our use of cookies and how you may reject cookies if you choose.

If the opportunity to register for services and create a user account (an “Account”) on this Site is provided, doing so is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still browse this Site.

1. Statement of intent
From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name, address, telephone number and/or email address) (“Personal Information”) in order to use or register for services on this Site. Such services include newsletters, competitions and the ability to upload content to this Site in accordance with this Site’s terms and conditions of use (together, the “Services”). By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable us to provide you with the Services you select to make use of. Whenever you provide this Personal Information, we will treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

2. Use and storage of your Personal Information
When you supply any Personal Information to us we have legal obligations towards you in the way we deal with that data under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”). We will collect your Personal Information fairly and any access to this Personal Information is restricted so that it can only be accessed by authorised personnel.

Why is my Personal Information collected?
We collect your Personal Information to deliver, operate and maintain the Services, to notify you if necessary about any changes to the Services and to provide usage support where you might need it. It is particularly important that we know who uploads content to this Site so that if necessary we are able to contact you for information and documentation relating to the content that you upload or to inform you that a dispute has arisen in relation to the content or to alert you that such content is in breach of our terms and conditions (please click on the “Terms and Conditions” link to view these).

Who will see my Personal Information?
We are committed to protecting your Personal Information and will not disclose or supply your Personal Information to anyone outside of Media Trust without your consent unless we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it. You should note that while your Personal Information will not be disclosed to parties outside Media Trust (other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy), if you have created an Account then your user name and details of how to contact you via your Account may be disclosed to third parties for the purpose of such third parties contacting you in relation to any Content that you have uploaded to this Site.

How will my Personal Information be stored?
All Personal Information you provide to us is held securely in accordance with the Act. We will hold your Personal Information on our systems for as long as you use the Services you have requested, and remove it if you no longer wish to continue your registration for Services.

How else could my Personal Information be used?
Your information may be used to enable us to contact you for “service administration purposes”, this means that we may contact you for a number of purposes related to the Services you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that the particular Service has been suspended for maintenance. We will not contact you for promotional purposes such as newsletters unless you specifically agree to be contacted for such purposes at the time you submit your Personal Information, or at a later time if you sign up specifically to receive such promotional information.

3. Access to Personal Information
You have the right to access your Personal Information which we hold in accordance with the Act. If you would like to know what Personal Information we are holding about you or check its accuracy or make any amends, please contact us at info@mediatrust.org].

4. Your Account
If you create an Account, your Account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. You play an important role in keeping your Personal Information secure by not disclosing your Account password to unauthorised people. Please advise us immediately if there is any unauthorised use of your Account by any other Internet user. You can review, update or correct any of the Personal Information we have gathered about you when you subscribed by logging in to your Account.

5. Users who are 18 and under
If you are aged 18 or under, please get your parent or guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide Personal Information to this Site. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with Personal Information.

6. Cookie visitor information
During a visit to this Site a cookie is downloaded to your computer. If you are a registered user and you have signed in then a cookie will be used to store an encrypted key so that you remain logged in when moving from page to page. When you close the browser or sign out, this cookie will be removed. Any information supplied by cookies can help us provide you with a better service and assists us to analyse our visitors’ profiles.

What is a cookie?
A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that is sent to your web browser from our web server and stored on your computer. Most websites use cookies because they allow the website publisher to do useful things like find out whether the computer (and most probably the user) has visited the website before. Cookies in themselves don’t identify individual users, just the computer being used.

7. Disabling cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by changing the settings in your web browser. Disabling cookies depends on the browser that you are using. The option to disable cookies is normally found under your ‘security settings’. Once you have disabled the cookie function in your browser, no website will be able to place cookie data onto your computer. However, please remember that permanently disabling cookies in your web browser will prevent you from using some websites.

8. Links
Please be aware that this Site may link to other websites (“Linked-to Sites”). We are not responsible for the data policies, content or security of these Linked-to Sites and we hereby disclaim all responsibility and liability that may arise from these. Linking to and from this Site to the Linked-to Sites does not constitute an endorsement by Media Trust of any Linked-to Site or its content.

9. Changes to this Privacy Policy
From time to time we will review and may edit this Privacy Policy in accordance with potential business changes and as required by law. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting an amended Privacy Policy to this Site. Your continued use of this Site indicates your acceptance of the latest versions of this Privacy Policy.

10. Contact
If you would like further information about our Privacy Policy, please email us at info@mediatrust.org.