Influence Online – Privacy Notice

Overview

This Privacy Notice relates to the collection of your personal data by Influence Online.

Who we are

Influence Online is a website operated by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (‘CIPR’) in support of Influence magazine, a CIPR-member benefit.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).

What are the legal grounds for processing your personal data?

When you subscribe to receive emails from the site, you enter into a contract with is and it is necessary for us to process your personal data to fulfil this request.

If you choose to set up an account so that you may use Influence Online as a platform for blogging or to share blogs via an RSS feed, you enter into a contract with us and it is necessary for us to process your personal data to fulfil this request.

We may obtain information about your interactions with Influence Online and general internet usage by using a “cookie” file.

What personal data do we collect to support Influence Online?

To subscribe to Influence emails you need to provide your first name, surname and email address.

To create an account to use Influence Online as a blogging platform, you need to provide first name, surname and email address. A short biography and photo are optional.

We may obtain information about your interactions with Influence Online and general internet usage by using a “cookie” file.

How will we use your personal data?

If you have provided your personal data in order to subscribe to Influence emails, we will use it to send Influence emails.

As an account holder, we may contact you from time to time regarding your account.

If you provide a biography and/or portrait photograph, with your account (optional), these will be published with your contributions on the website.

If you have linked to us using an RSS feed, we may contact you from time to time regarding this link.

We use a range of cookies – some cookies are necessary for our websites to work properly, others enhance the functionality of our websites by storing your preferences (such as your preferred language or the region that you are in). Cookies also allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our sites. They help us to understand which pages are visited most frequently and how visitors interact with our sites.

Third-Party cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners, such as Google or Adobe. They may be used by these companies to enable them to build a profile of your interests and show relevant advertisements on other sites. These cookies are based on identifying your browser and internet device.

If you opt-in to use the “Remember me” feature on our websites, we will place a persistent cookie on your hard drive and you will not be required to log in for every session. By disabling cookies on your machine or clearing your browsing history you may deactivate the persistent cookie.

Sharing your personal data

We share anonymised data about our subscriber list with our publishing and advertising partner, Think Publishing Ltd.

We share analytics, based on cookie use, with our publishing and advertising partner, Think Publishing Ltd.

We add the personal data of subscribers to our ‘Integra’ database, provided by Advanced NFP.

We use a third party platform “Communicator” to facilitate email communications. We share data with this platform in order to do so.

Managing your communication preferences

You can cancel your subscription anytime via the unsubscribe button in the email and we will stop sending you emails.

You can close your account by emailing editor@cipr.co.uk

Contact

If you have any questions about how Influence Online uses your personal data, please contact us at editor@cipr.co.uk