Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Whistle Blowers Press Agency Limited uses and protects any personal information you give to the company, whether you supply the information by use of the website, in writing, in a verbal conversation or in a telephone conversation/message.

Whistle Blowers Press Agency Limited is committed to ensuring your privacy is protected. If we ask you to provide any personal information, which may identify you, then that information will only be used in accordance with the provisions of this privacy policy.

Whistle Blowers Press Agency Limited may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should examine this page on a regular basis to establish if the policy has changed. The policy was last amended on 18th December 2008.

What information do we keep?

We may retain the following information:

  • name (or pseudonym) gender, job title and employer
  • contact information, including address (or addresses) telephone numbers and email addresses.
  • details of (or a synopsis of) the information you have provided.
  • copies of any documents or photographs you have given us.
  • any other information we believe is relevant to our dealings with you, including payments we have made you.

In addition to the above, like all news rooms and press agencies, it is highly likely we will record any telephone conversations you have with us

What we do with the information we have retained

We retain the information for the following purposes;

  • the maintenance of our own records
  • to complete research
  • to contact you, usually with your consent
  • to provide information to the news media, including newspapers, broadcasters, magazines and researchers (only in exceptional circumstances will we do this without your expressed or implied consent)

Security

We will ensure the information we have retained remains secure and to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have intalled suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we have retained.

  • we will not provide your personal details to a direct marketing company
  • in accorance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 we will ensure our data is factual and will weed it when it is no longer relevant
  • we will not provided your details to the police or security services, unless forced to do so by a Court Order or by prevailing legislation
  • we will not provide information to a third party (not outlined above) without a Court Order compelling us to do so

The use of cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to needs of the general public. We use this information for statistical/analytical purposes and then remove the data from our computers.

A cookie does not give us access to your computer. Neither does it provide any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites. However, once you have used these links and have left our website, you should note we do not have any control over the website you are visiting (other than mediaaccess.uk.com). Consequently, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst using that website.

As a general rule, if a website does not provide a detailed “privacy policy”, you should not provide any personal information.

Providing you with details of the information we have retained

In accordance with the provisions of Section 7(1) of the Data Protection Act 1998 you may make a written application for details of all information we hold against your name (a “subject access” application) even if you have not personally provided us with information.

Provided we are satisfied your application is genuine (we may contact you or make enquiries to determine if the application is genuine) within 42 days of your request, we are legally obliged to provide you with details of all information we have retained, including copies of any audio recordings (provided you can be identified on the recording).

When we comply with your request we are legally obliged to remove all references, in our records, which may identify any third party.

In accordance with the provisions of the DPA 1998, we charge £10 for each “subject access” request. We are not obliged to continue to provide information on a frequent and regular basis if the information we have retained has not changed since your last application.

If you would like a copy of any information we have retained, please apply in writing to: -The Data Controller, Whistleblowers Press Agency Limited, PO Box 9181, Colchester, CO1 9EU. Please enclose your search fee of £10, together with sufficient information for us to confirm your identity..

If you believe the information we have retained is incorrect we will willingly make factual corrections, even though we are under no obligation to remove the data in its entirety.

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