Privacy policy

Our principles

We are absolutely committed to protecting your privacy. Our policy can be summarised in one sentence: we will not share your information with others without your prior consent. We have also established the following
principles:

1. We will continue to invest in high-quality security and do our utmost to protect user privacy through the appropriate use of the latest security technology.

2. We will respect your email privacy. You will not receive unsolicited marketing mail from third parties screened by Guardian News & Media Limited unless you have agreed to this.

3. We will not pass on any individual user details (including your email
address) for third party use unless we have your prior consent.

4. We always ensure that contractors we use in connection with the running of our events and services (for example hosting providers) are subject to strict contractual obligations. They are only able to process data on our behalf and in accordance with our principles and instructions and not for any other independent purpose.

Should we elect to change our privacy policy we will post the changes here.

Will The Guardian disclose the information it collects to outside parties?

theguardian.com will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others unless you have given us your permission. With your permission we will only share the information with carefully chosen, reputable and trustworthy third parties.

Any data processors with access to your data in providing services on our behalf are subject to contractual restrictions to ensure that your data is protected, and not used independently by such third party.

Legal information under the Data Protection Act

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act of 1998, the Data Controller for the Guardian is Guardian News & Media Limited, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GU. Any queries regarding GNM's use of data and data policies should be addressed to the Head of Customer Relationship Management.