Privacy Policy

What this Policy is for?

This Policy explains how we protect and handle any information you provide to us, including via our websites mobile apps, and through social media, by telephone and in person. It also covers any information we receive from third parties. It also provides you with an overview of the rights you can exercise regarding what we do with your information.

By using our products and services, including browsing our websites, registering or logging in, we may use your information as outlined in this Policy.

You can control online behavioural advertising cookies on this website via your Privacy Settings.


Information Collection and Use information Provided by Or Collected from You:

The information we may collect can either be data that identifies you (eg. your name, address, IP address or email) as well as information that does not, but which may help us to improve our services, for example by evaluating behaviour patterns when users visit our website or apps. This can either be given to us by you, or collected by us about you:

Some examples of this includes the information you give us when you email us or register to use or fill in other forms on a Website, subscribe to theleadingpost services, post comments or participate in the theleadingpost community, submit corrections, enter a competition or promotion, digital issues and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, personal description and photograph.

When you visit our website we may automatically take the following information:

technical information, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;

information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.


Information We Receive from Other Sources:

We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites or mobile device and services we provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data that it may be shared internally and combined with data collected on this site. We also work closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.


How We Use Your Information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;

to notify you about changes to our service;

to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;

to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;

to contact you with information about your account or subscription or with marketing messages. You can opt out of receiving these messages at any time by contacting;

to create analytics and reports for third parties, which will include partners and advertisers regarding your use of our website. These analytics and reports may include aggregated or pseudo anonymised information;

to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;

to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.

How We Share This Information

We may share your personal information with any member of the TheLeadingPost. We may also share your information for the purposes set out in this Policy but we will never sell, license or otherwise share information that individually identifies you with third parties outside of TheLeadingPost except:

With your consent. Which can be withdrawn at any time by contacting PLEASE NOTE: We may still disclose your opt-out information to third parties, to ensure that you do not receive any future notifications from them, in accordance with applicable laws.

With third parties who are (1) Trusted partners: who work with or on behalf of TheLeadingPost, following our instructions and subject to specific compliance requirements, and (2) Advertising and Analytics partners: who we may share aggregated or pseudo-anonymised data with in order, for examples, for that partner to see how well an advertisement is performing. We will not share personally identifiable information (for example your name or email address) with these partners. Third party partners may use data collection technologies on our websites. Use by these third parties of cookies and other technology will be subject to their own privacy policies.

For legal purposes: in connection with (i) legal processes and requests (ii) to enforce our advertising terms (iii) to manage third party and customer claims (iv) to protect TheLeadingPost interests and (v) as may otherwise be required by law.

Social Network and Interactive Tools:

Certain features on our websites give you an opportunity to interact with us and others. These may include forums, message boards, chats, submitting a letter to the editor, creating community profiles, and rating, tagging and commenting on articles. When you use these features you should be aware that any information you submit, including your name, location and e-mail address, may be publicly available to others. We are not responsible for any information you choose to submit through these interactive features.


TheLeadingPost use cookies on our websites. When you use our websites we may collect information using cookies or similar technologies.

Updates to this Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Policy. Where changes are made, we will post the revised Policy here with an updated effective date. Please check regularly for any changes to this Policy.

How to contact us:

If you have any queries or comments about this Policy or to exercise any of your rights under the GDPR, please contact us by email at: