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Privacy Policy

Introduction

This document provides more detail on what information we store about you and what we do with it.

Route One Publishing Ltd makes a commitment to protecting your privacy and promises only to use information collected about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the European Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (2002/58/EC).

When you register with our website, we may ask you for certain information and you may submit personal data to Route One Publishing Ltd (for example your name, phone number, postal address, email address, contact and personal e-mail addresses). We may also record which links you pursue as well as customer traffic patterns and site use. This information will be kept securely in accordance with our internal security policy and may be used to:

  • Process your registration
  • Provide you with an up to date, efficient, and reliable service.


By submitting your data you agree to this use

  • We will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent
  • You undertake that all information that you provide is accurate and current.


Route One Publishing Ltd, publishers of ITS International may use the information or parts of it to notify you about features and/or events or related activities that you may find useful, according to the answers that you have provided during registration.

Third party providers using the site may access traffic usage patterns but your personal use or information will not be identifiable unless it is with specific regard to a registration.

Why you have to register to access our site

The magazines and websites published by Route One Publishing are principally financed by the advertising and marketing services we provide to the road construction and quarrying industries.

We ask you to register for this website so that:-

  • We can provide our advertisers with a demographic overview of our readership so advertisers can support our products, confident that their messages are reaching the right people;
  • We can help companies in our industry to contact you directly with special offers and messages appropriate to your business interests without disclosing your personal information;
  • We can better understand our readers' editorial needs and tailor our products accordingly;
  • We can assess your qualification for a discounted or free subscription to our print magazines ITS International, World Highways and Aggregates Business Europe;
  • We can invite you to contribute to articles that match your experience.


We require you to renew your registration regularly. We'll tell you when it needs renewing and ask you to confirm or update your details.

What information we collect about you

Your visit to our website is anonymous (no personal information about you is recorded or gathered) unless you sign in to the website, register for an eNewsletter, or forward an article. When you register to access the website, we store all the information you provide on a secure system.

This information is used to administer your website registration and any magazine subscriptions you have and to send you editorial and commercial messages which reflect your business interests. We may also use your information to inform you of other products or services available from Route One Publishing Ltd and its affiliates. We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services.

Our visitor registrations and magazine recipients are audited by BPA Worldwide www.bpaww.com, which verifies who our readers are on behalf of our advertisers. We will ask you a personal question (such as the month you were born, the town you were born in, the colour of your eyes) as an 'electronic signature'. Since we couldn't possibly guess this, it confirms to BPA that you're a real person who's asked to access our site or receive our magazines.

We record the number of times various links and adverts on the site are clicked but do not link this to your identity.

We analyse our server logs to assess how many visitors we are getting and where they are coming from. Information your computer provides to our server for the purposes of enabling you to access this site might also be available to us.

We do not link any of this information to you personally, but may share aggregated data about visitors. This information includes which country visitors come from, which internet service providers they are using, which browser versions they are using, how long they spend on the site, and how many pages they view per visit.

When you send an article to a colleague we collect all the data you provide in a secure area. This information is used to ensure that our copyright is not broken, it also allow us to communicate with you and your colleague, to offer further products or services linked to our companies. If you use the website to send an article to a colleague, your email address will be disclosed to the recipient. This data will not be used after these communications and will be destroyed.


Our use of cookies

This website use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the services on this website.

We analyze our server logs to assess how many visitors we are getting and where they are coming from. Information your computer provides to our server for the purposes of enabling you to access this site might also be available to us. We keep track of the websites and pages you visit within this website, in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the website to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

We do not link any of this information to you personally, but may share aggregated data about visitors with other parties. This information includes which country visitors come from, which internet service providers they are using, which browser versions they are using, how long they spend on the site, and how many pages they view per visit.

This site uses Google Analytics to track user sessions, for more information please click here.

Who we share your data with

If you use the website to forward an article to a colleague or friend, your email address will be disclosed to the recipient.

From time to time Route One Publishing Ltd may share data with other reputable companies using carefully selected third-party mailing houses to send you special offers and product news both within and outside the European Union. These mailing houses will only use your data for the purposes that we have commissioned them for. This information may be sent by post, email or fax unless you opt out. The shared data will be destroyed after its use.

Some of these mailing houses may be based outside the EU. If you are based in the EU, by registering for our website, you consent to us exporting your data abroad.

If you do not want Route One Publishing Ltd to collect or process your personal data, please do not submit it.

Your details may be passed to BPA Worldwide for the purposes of auditing our registration and subscriber records. BPA Worldwide may contact you directly to confirm the details of your registration, including the answer you provide to the personal question. BPA Worldwide will not disclose your information to any advertisers. We appreciate your support in this matter which makes free services such as this website viable.

Our website support team and website design agency may have access to our databases for the purposes of maintaining and improving the website.

We reserve the right to share your data with other parties as required by law.


Opting out of communications

You can opt out of:

  • Receiving our regular eNewsletter containing news about the industry, industry events and updates to our website
  • Receiving promotional messages and special offers by fax, email or post. You can do this when registering or by editing your profile on the website.


We use email to communicate with you about your website registration and magazine subscriptions. It's not cost-effective for us to use other communication means, so you cannot opt out of receiving admin messages like this from us. By registering for or using our websites you give us permission to use your information in this way.

To update your details, advise us of your preferred communication methods or to remove your details altogether, please contact the Customer Services team at data@ropl.com

Updating the policy

If we update this privacy policy, we'll notify you by emailing you at the last email address we have for you on record. You are responsible for keeping your registered email address and other contact details up to date.

If you object to any of the terms in the updated privacy policy, you can review your communications preferences (opt out) or cancel your account.

Transfer of business

Your registered information may be transferred to another business in the event that we sell or license a magazine or website for which you are registered. If there is such a transfer, you will be notified if there is a change of privacy policy and will have the option to cancel your account.

More information

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please address any questions to webmaster@ropl.com