Privacy Policy (GDPR)

Last updated: 14th June, 2023

  1. Introduction

The Bournemouth Observer (“we”, “our”, “us”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We maintain a firm policy of compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to ensure the safety and privacy of your personal data.

This policy provides details about the personal information that we collect, why we collect it, how we use it, and how we uphold your rights as a data subject. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data.

  1. Information We Collect

We may collect and process the following types of information about you:

  • Personal Identification Information: This includes details you provide when you subscribe to our newsletter or register on our website, such as your name, email address, and contact details.
  • Technical Data: This includes internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting, and other technology on the devices you use to access our website.
  • Usage Data: This includes details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, and other communication data.
  1. How We Use Your Information

The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

  • To provide you with the information, products, and services that you request from us.
  • To notify you about changes to our services.
  • To ensure that the content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device.
  1. Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company, and its subsidiaries. We may also disclose your personal information to third parties under the following circumstances:

  • If we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data to comply with any legal obligation.
  1. Your Rights

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights:

  • The right to access: You have the right to request copies of your personal data from us.
  • The right to rectification: You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate or complete any information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure: You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing: You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability: You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
  1. Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our site.

7. Advertisement Policy

The Bournemouth Observer website,, displays various advertisements to our users, which contribute to the funding of our operation and the free content we provide. These advertisements are a crucial part of our business model and source of revenue.

The advertisements displayed on our site are generated by our advertising partners. These may include, but are not limited to, banner ads, sponsored content, and/or affiliate links. When you click on these ads or make a purchase through these links, we receive a commission. However, this does not impact our content or influence the information we provide.

Please note that the presence of an advertisement on our site does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the product or service advertised. We recommend that users do their own due diligence before purchasing any product or service advertised on our site.

Our aim is to maintain a balance between providing a user-friendly experience and displaying advertisements. We strive to ensure that the advertisements are relevant, non-disruptive, and as unobtrusive as possible.

We thank our users for supporting by viewing and interacting with the ads displayed.

8. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page, and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.

  1. Contact

Questions, comments, and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to our Data Protection Officer at privacy (AT)

By using our site, you consent to our GDPR privacy policy.