1. We will continue to invest in high quality security and do our utmost to protect
2. We will respect your email privacy. You will receive unsolicited mail from the
Guardian only if you have agreed to this.
3. We will not pass on any individual user details (including your email address)
unless we have your prior consent.
4. Otherwise, we will only share aggregate statistics about our users, sales and
traffic patterns with our advertisers [and other partners].
What information do we collect?
We collect information on our users in two ways: through cookies, and through
registration. For more information about cookies, please see below.
The minimum information we need to register a user is a username and/or an email
address, and a password. Other information we may ask for from time to time (for
instance, when a user wishes to enter a contest or other promotional feature)
includes full name, postcode and date of birth. We also ask some further, voluntary
questions so we can gain a clearer understanding of our users. Your responses help
us to sell appropriate advertising space and so keep the site free. They also enable
us to personalise services for our users.
We also collect data listing which of our pages are most frequently visited and by
which types of users.
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your
computer s hard drive. They make it possible for us to identify registered users
without needing to ask for registration details every time you access one of our sites.
Using cookies makes accessing our sites more convenient as you don t need to
remember your username and password each time you enter.
number of unique users who are accessing the site over a particular period of time,
or to ensure that you don t see a particular advert more than once. This information
will never be shared with a third party, and is only used to make our systems more
Finally, some advertising on the site is served by third parties such as Doubleclick.
Occasionally, these third parties will serve cookies on your browser as well, for
instance to gauge the effectiveness of a particular advertisement.
If you are concerned about cookies, you can turn them off in your browser. However,
if you do this please note that some areas of the site may not work properly.
How does Guardian Unlimited protect customer information?
We invest in high quality security and do our utmost to protect user privacy. UK Data
Protection Legislation means we follow strict security procedures in the storage
and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorised