Website Privacy Policy

Introduction

This page sets out the privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) of Visit North West (“We”, “Us”, and “Our”) and explains how We use the data and personal information provided by you (“You” or “Your”) when using this website https://www.visitnorthwest.com/ (the “Website”). Visit North West is committed to protecting and respecting Your privacy, and informing You how we use the data and personal information We hold about You.

This Privacy Policy forms part of and is incorporated into our Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”). By accessing the Website, for whatever purpose, You agree to fully accept these Terms and the Privacy Policy. If You do not agree with these Terms, and/or Our Privacy Policy, do not use the Website.

The Website uses cookies. By using the Website You consent to Our use of cookies in accordance with this Privacy Policy and Our Cookie Policy.

This Privacy Policy only applies to this Website. If You leave this Website via a link or otherwise (for example, an advert) to another website, You will be subject to the privacy policy and terms and conditions of that website. We have no control over the privacy policy or the terms and conditions of that website and you should check these before continuing to use that website.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information We collect online. It does not apply to information collected offline.

Information Collected

We may collect and process the following kinds of information:

  • Data that You provide when completing forms on the Website.
  • If You contact us by email, in writing, or by other means we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of Your visits to the Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, IP address, operating system, browser, and the resources You access.
  • Information you supply when registering to use restricted areas of the Website.

Data Transmission and Storage

The transmission of data over the internet is not completely secure. Although We do our utmost to safeguard Your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of Your data transmitted to the Website as no such transmission over the internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Any transmission is at Your own risk.

Once We have received Your data, We use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. All information You supply to Us is stored on Our secure servers. Our servers are located in the United Kingdom. Payment transactions, if any, will be encrypted.

Use of Information

We use information held about you in a number of ways, including:

  • Ensuring the content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for You and Your computer.
  • Improving the Website by collecting feedback we receive from You.
  • Responding to questions, complaints, or requests.
  • Fulfilling any obligations arising out of any contracts entered into between You and Us.
  • Performing statistical analysis of users’ behaviour on the Website.
  • Administering the Website.

Disclosure of Information

We will not, without Your consent, disclose the personal information You provide to third parties for marketing purposes.

Advertisers and advertising networks use tracking technologies to collect information about Your computer or mobile device and Your online activities. We permit advertisers and advertising networks to collect information when You use the Website to enable them to display targeted adverts to You.

Analytics companies use tracking technologies to collect information about Your computer or mobile device and Your online activities. We permit analytics companies to collect this data when You use the Website.

We do not provide advertisers, advertising networks, or analytics companies with personal information such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, or credit card details.

We may disclose Your personal information to third parties in response to a legal request, such as a court order, to report illegal activity, to enforce Our rights or defend claims. We may also transfer Your data to third party, in the event of the sale of Visit North West.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

Your Rights

You have the right to ask us for a copy of all Your personal data held by Us and/or any third parties at any time. This request should be made in writing to Our address below. A small charge can be made for this service.

Variation

Visit North West may revise the Privacy Policy at any time by amending this page. The Privacy Policy will apply to the use of the Website from the date of the publication of the revised Privacy Policy on the Website. You are expected to check this page before using the Website to take notice of any changes made.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy should be addressed to:

Visit North West
6 Stapleton Avenue
Bolton BL1 5ES
United Kingdom

27 June 2022

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