Privacy in our Reporting
We understand the importance of respecting privacy, and will only put private information into the public domain where the public interest outweighs the individual’s reasonable expectation of privacy.
Everyone is entitled to respect for his or her private and family life, home, health and correspondence, including digital communications.
It is unacceptable to photograph individuals, without their consent, in public or private places where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy.
We will never intimidate, harass or persistently pursue sources.
We consider the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) Editors’ Code of Practice to be a sound statement of ethical and responsible behaviour for journalists, including its regulations regarding privacy. You can read the code here.
Privacy in our Administration
We take all precautions to protect your personal and private information in our administrative processes.
Private information given to LymeOnline, such as bank details for advertising payments, is not kept on file and is destroyed responsibly.
We will never pass on your personal or private information to a third-party and will not use it for anything other than the purpose for which it was given to us.
Privacy on our Website
Like many other websites, LymeOnline makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons
DoubleClick DART Cookie
- Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to LymeOnline and other sites on the Internet.
LymeOnline has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browser’s respective websites.