Sunday 18 March 2018

Privacy policy

SoGlos promises to serve its audience with integrity and honesty whilst providing a personalised and valuable service. Our privacy policy has been developed to demonstrate a firm commitment to privacy and to disclose the information-gathering and -sharing practices for SoGlos (the "site"). We adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998 at all times. By visiting the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. Our site will develop and evolve over time, and this policy may change to reflect this.

SoGlos privacy promise

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We are also committed to the following: (1) we will not pass on any individual user details unless we have your prior consent; and (2) if we don’t have your consent to pass on individual user details, we will only give advertisers aggregate statistics about the number of users and their traffic patterns. However, if SoGlos changes hands, SoGlos reserves the right to transfer all information collected through this site to the new owner.

Personal information

SoGlos does not require you to provide any personal information in order to access the site However, if you choose to fill-out reader surveys, enter competitions, leave a review/comment or join the forums you are asked to supply some mandatory and optional information about yourself, including, but not limited to: your name, address, phone number and email address – this information is collected to make SoGlos a valuable service to its readers. SoGlos keeps track of the number of visitors to the site, the pages they visit and how long they stay. In addition, SoGlos collects information from visitors who click on advertisements so that we are able to measure interest in the various areas of our site and inform advertisers as to how many visitors have seen or clicked on their advertisements. SoGlos also uses demographic and preference information to allow advertising banners on our site to be targeted, in the aggregate, to the readers for whom they are most pertinent.

We collect these kinds of aggregate user information for two main reasons: (1) to help us continually improve the service we offer; and (2) to sell advertisements and sponsorships on the site to appropriate advertisers. SoGlos discloses this information to advertisers. Please be aware that advertisers do not have influence over the editorial content or reviews that appear on the site.

Cookies and SoGlos

SoGlos uses cookies to track your usage on our site. We do not track any of your activity as it relates to your individual movements throughout our site, only as an aggregate of data in conjunction with users of our site as a whole. Your movement is not tracked once you leave our site. SoGlos uses advertisement servers to serve the advertisements that you see on pages of our site. Our partners may use cookies to help target advertisements to you. For your information a cookie is a unit of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. This allows you a more personalised service when you revisit us. The cookie allows us to find out about your last visit. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that the site will be as functional as if you do receive cookies.

SoGlos email policy

When you give us your email address, you are also asked to let us know how we can use it: you can opt to allow us to email you our free weekly newsletter which will include information we believe to be of value to our users, as well as opting to allow this email address to be used occasionally by third party companies. Such requests are opt-in only, so that you do not inadvertently agree to receive mailings you do not want, and you can opt out at any time.

If we ever request that you volunteer additional information, such as geographical location or age (in an online survey, for example) your response will always be voluntary. In addition, there will always be a box for you to check if you choose to enable us to disclose such information to a third party.

Third party disclosure of personal information

1. Links to other sites: our site contains hyperlinks to other sites that are not under our control, even though some of them may feature the SoGlos logo through a marketing agreement with us. SoGlos cannot be held responsible for the privacy policies of other companies. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of any website you visit on the Internet.

2. On occasion, SoGlos sponsors special promotions, sweepstakes and contests that are hosted by partner websites, which may require that your browser accept cookies.

3. Required disclosures: SoGlos co-operates with all law-enforcement inquiries and reserves the right to disclose personally identifying or aggregate information in connection with a subpoena or other court-sanctioned demand for such information.

Your responsibility

You should be aware that when you disclose personal information on any public forum or message board on this site or any other website that information can be collected and used by anyone who views that website and may result in unsolicited messages from other participants or other parties. SoGlos is not responsible for any such messages.


SoGlos has made a commitment to continually invest in the best-quality security available to guard access to information, data quality, and physical security of servers where information is stored. SoGlos maintains physical security on its premises and the site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Despite these efforts, we cannot guarantee that a hacker will not obtain access to communications between you and the site.

Accessing your personal information

If you wish to review any personal information that SoGlos maintains about you, please email with your request.

Collection of personal data from children

Our site is not directed to users under the age of 13. SoGlos will not knowingly (1) collect information from individuals under the age of 13 ("children") or (2) provide any personally identifying information collected from children, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever. No information collected through the site from users self-identified as children will knowingly be used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever.

SoGlos’s right to change the privacy policy and no impediment on transfer of assets

This policy is effective as of March 1, 2007. SoGlos may change this policy at any time. You should periodically revisit our privacy policy to be sure that you are familiar with our current policy. Your use of the site following any modifications to the privacy policy will be conclusively deemed acceptance of the terms of this privacy policy and any changes to the policy. Nothing in this privacy policy is meant to impede SoGlos’s right or ability to transfer, sell or otherwise dispose of any of its assets.

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