Privacy Policy

This policy explains how .Cent uses personal information which we collect from you.
When you wish to receive or use services on this website, such as newsletters, uploading your work, and members, or any others, you will be asked to submit personal information such as your name and email address. By entering the details in the forms, you enable and its service providers to provide you with the services you select.

Please note .Cent magazine does not forward share or disclose private information knowingly to third parties. We are committed to upholding your privacy and safeguarding the personal data you share with us.

 Under the Data Protection Law in the United Kingdom [(including, but not limited to the EU General Data Protection Legislation and UK data protection laws and regulations ) ‘Data Protection Law’], we are required to provide certain details regarding our collection, use and protection of your personal data. Further information is outlined below.We may modify or update this Privacy Policy in order to reflect changes to our privacy practices, or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.  If we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you of such changes by posting the revised policy on this website, or by other means of communication where appropriate.
 Your Data Rights
Data Protection Law gives you certain legal rights in relation to how we record and use your personal data.
If at any point you believe the personal data we hold on you is incorrect, you can request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted (where necessary) . A summary of your rights under Data Protection Law is as follows:
1. The right to access the personal data we hold on you and other information about how we use it, who we share it with, where we obtain it and how long we keep it for.  We will usually have one month to respond, except for complex requests where this may be extended by a further two months and we may charge a fee for dealing with any manifestly unreasonable or excessive requests.

2. The right to request that we correct and update any inaccurate or out of date personal data we hold on you.

3. The right to data portability where your personal data was collected with your consent or under contract and our processing of that personal data is automated.

4. The right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time, where such processing is subject to your consent.

5. The right to object to the processing of your personal data or to request that we erase your personal data, where we no longer have a legitimate reason for processing such data or it is being processed unlawfully.

6. The right to lodge a complaint with the UK data protection regulator or the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) if you think that we are breaching your rights under Data Protection Law. 

If you wish to exercise any of your rights above or raise a complaint you can contact us
We may ask for more information from you to verify your identity or clarify the nature of your request before we can respond in full. If you make a subject access request, we may ask you to fill in a form to help us process your request more efficiently.

Our Data Collection

We need to collect, hold and use personal data in order to provide goods, services and marketing information
  • Sharing details of our programme /content with you when you sign up to our newsletters or if you are a press contact
  • Providing services as a contractor or third party employee 
  • Other purposes we inform you about and that you occasionally agree to

We will not collect or store any personal data that we do not need or is not required for legal or other legitimate purposes. Marketing emails and other electronic communications will only be sent to individuals at their email address where we have their consent or the information relates to products/services. All electronic marketing communication from us will have an unsubscribe option, so you can let us know immediately if you do not want to hear from us.


Use of Data

All the personal data we hold about you will only be processed by our staff only.  Your personal data may be stored or processed via third party suppliers who only process personal data acting in accordance with our instructions. These suppliers help us with: emailing newsletters and invitations services to facilitate online purchases (bravenet). We take all the steps we can to ensure that your personal data is processed and stored securely in accordance with the Data Protection Law. 

What we collect and how long we keep it

Online Purchases

When you make an online purchase, we collect your personal data in order to process your purchase, deliver the purchased item to you and provide any required after-sales services. (via Tictail).  Your online purchases  are processed through a third party payment processor, Tictail and Paypal. Please see both of these brands for their own T&C.
Newsletters and Invitations
You can sign up to receive our newsletters. All electronic newsletter communication from us will have an unsubscribe option so you can let us know immediately if you do not want to hear from us.


Members of the press, who we have been in touch with previously, may receive information invitations etc  to events  sent out by the Communications Team. You can unsubscribe from these emails at any time using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.
Job Applications
Recruitment for vacancies is by application form only  All our current vacancies are mentioned on the about page.  Your application will be stored for the duration of the recruitment process (typically six to eight weeks after the deadline). If you have been invited for an interview, your application will be stored for six months after your interview date so we can respond to any queries you may have about your application and interview.  


A ‘cookie’ is a tiny element of data that a website can send to a visitor’s computer’s browser (e.g. MS Internet Explorer or Google Chrome), so that their computer (or electronic device used to access the website) will be recognised by the cent website on their return. Cookies also allow our web server to recognise a computer on connection to our  website, which in turn allows our server to make downloading of website pages faster than on first viewing. In addition, cookies may also be used by us to establish statistics about the use of the our website by Internet users by gathering and analysing data such as most visited pages, time spent by users on each page and website performance etc. We collect and use such cookie data to enable us to develop and enhance the experience of visitors to the  website. Cookies do not identify you personally, but the computer or device used to access our website. The data collected by our servers and/or through cookies that may be placed on your computer or device will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned in this Policy. Unless stated in this Policy, cookies on the Cent website are usually only active for the duration of your visit and are not stored on your computer once you have closed your web browser. 
Navigation data about site viewers is automatically collected by our servers. If you do not wish to have this navigation data collected, we recommend that you do not use our website. 
You can set your browser to block the recording of cookies on your computer or device to minimise the amount of data that may be collected about your visit. Your browser can also be set to notify you when a cookie is being recorded. However, if you block cookies then you may not be able to use all the features or services on our website. We may also automatically collect information about each page you visit, including your domain, IP address, the previous site accessed and the browser you use and your operating system. This information is used for the purpose of monitoring and improving use of our website and is not used to identify you in any way. Information generated by the use of cookies may be compiled by Cent but this will only be in an aggregate form so that no individual can be identified personally.

Google Analytics 

The Cent  website also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., which uses cookies to help us analyse how our website is used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address at the time of logging on), will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. For more information, see ‘How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps’.  
You may refuse the use of these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.  .Cent uses this data to understand who our users are as an anonymised mass and how they are using our site. We do not have the ability to identify our website users by their IP address.

Social Media

All the social media platforms we use provide anonymised data on the users of our pages or accounts for the purposes of analysis and reporting. We do not store identifying user data from any of the users of our social media platforms. We abide by the Terms and Conditions of each individual social media platform.

Data Sharing

We do not share, sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may need to share your personal data with third parties in the following circumstances:When using suppliers or service providers to support our operations as described in this Privacy Policy. We require these third parties to act lawfully in accordance with our instructions and ensure that appropriate controls are in place to keep your information secure. Where we are under a duty to disclose your personal information in order to comply with a legal obligation (for example to law enforcement agencies), or in order to enforce or apply our rights (including enforcing applicable terms and conditions) for where needed to protect ourselves against criminal or illegal activity – for example, to conduct fraud checks. 

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