LSMedia Terms & Policies

This page was last updated on – Tuesday 2nd April 2013

This page contains important information about the LSMedia Website. LSMedia reserves the right to modify and update the information held here, you should return to this page from time to time.

Terms Of Use

Welcome to Liverpool Student Media. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Liverpool Student Media’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

The term ‘Liverpool Student Media’, ‘LSMedia’, ‘LSFilm’, ‘LSFilmmakers’ ‘LSRadio’, ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the LSMedia, LSFilm and LSRadio Societies of the Liverpool Guild of Students the owners of this website who can be reached at ‘LSMedia, C/o Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, Merseyside,L3 5TR. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how LSMedia uses and protects any information that you give LSMedia when you use this website.

LSMedia is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

LSMedia may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from Friday 25th May 2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • creative works & contributions
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

LSMedia uses the following cookies…

CookieTypeDurationDescription
Add This3rd Party - Persistent1 YearIf you choose to share an article on LSMedia using the social media links a cookie is used to record this action. All data collected is anonymous.
Disqus3rd Party - BothUpto 1 year.If you choose to post a comment on LSMedia a number of cookies are created in order for Disqus to connect with LSMedia (and the fourth party if you choose to login with another website) and to validate your identity. All data is anonymous.
Facebook3rd Party - BothUp to 1 YearIf you choose to interact with LSMedia using your Facebook a number of cookies are created in order for Facebook and LSMedia to validate your identity. All data is anonymous.
Google Accounts3rd Party - BothUp to 1 yearIf you choose to interact with LSMedia using your Google Account a number of cookies are created in order for Google and LSMedia to validate your identity. All data is anonymous.
Google Analytics3rd Party - Persistent1 YearWe use Google Analytics to understand how people use our site, and to log the impact of particular articles and pages. In order to make Google Analytics work it is necessary to use a cookie.  The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way.
Poll1st Party - Persistent1 YearWe use this cookie to log who has voted in our poll, this is to prevent multiple votes.
Twitter3rd Party - BothUp to 1 YearIf you choose to interact with LSMedia using your Twitter account a number of cookies are created in order for Twitter and LSMedia to validate your identity. All data is anonymous.
WordPress (viewed-cookie-policy)1st Party - Persistent1 YearIn the header of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you of our privacy and cookie policy. If you've seen this message once, you probably won't want to see it again. We use a cookie to remember this setting. User data is all anonymous.
WordPress (wordpress_logged_in)1st Party - SessionLSMedia uses this cookie to indicate when users are logged in, and to identify who they are.
WordPress (WordPress_[hash])1st Party - SessionThis cookie is stored when you log onto LSMedia - it is used to authenticate you. It is essential if you wish to contribute to LSMedia or to comment on an article.
WordPress (wp-settings-{time}-)1st Party - Persistent1 YearThe number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. LSMedia uses this cookie to allow registered users to convert times on LSMedia to their preferred timezone.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by LSMedia and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. All content and comments are strictly the views of the author, and may not represent the views of LSMedia. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of LSMedia. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, LSMedia takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Copyright Notice

This website and its content is copyright of LSMedia – © LSMedia 2013. All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  • you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
  • you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.