Privacy Policy

Here Is The City is commited to protecting the privacy of our users. We want to provide a safe, secure user experience. We will use our best efforts to ensure that the information you submit to us remains private and is used only for the purposes as set forth herein. The following reflects our commitment to you.

Information About All Here Is The City Visitors
In general we collect data about the areas of the sites and pages which are visited. We only aggregate this data and do not specifically target the trends of an individual. This information helps us to better serve you by determining which services and features are most useful to you. We may share this information with partners, but again this is only in aggregate form and individuals will not be able to be identified from the data.

Cookies
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

We have included below details of the cookies we set and links to third parties which have opt-out options. However, if you wish to opt-out we recommend you take the time to learn the cookie settings of your browser and use that to opt-out, providing a more secure and manageable solution.

We use third party advertising networks to deliver our adverts. These networks may use online behavioural advertising cookies to enable them to tailor the adverts and to make them more relevant to you. Further information on how these companies manage your information can be found on their websites. The networks we use directly are: TDP Martini, BBN Networks, Bizo, Tribal Fusion (Exponential) and Google Adsense.

Cookies we set when strictly necessary:
UUID - an unique identifier which is not personally identifiable and is used to provide aggregate data.
PHPSESSID - a short term cookie used to provide single session functionality 

Cookies we set to provide functionality:
city - used by HITC to provide targeted content based on your nearest metropolitan area.
X-SPORT-PU - used to track if sport info alerts have been viewed
Disqus - provides our commenting section. Disqus privacy policy.

Cookies set to provide performance:
Google Analytics - we use Google Analytics to provide aggregated performance reports. Opt-out of Google Analytics cookies.

The Use & Storage Of Personal Information
When you supply any personal information to Here Is The City (e.g. newsletter registration) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we handle that data. In general, any information you provide to Here Is The City will only be used inside our organisation and by it's service providers. It will never be supplied to anyone outside our organisation without your consent, unless we are obliged or permitted to by law.

Children
If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the Here Is The City sites. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

Changes To This Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. If, at any time, you have questions about or concerns about Here Is The City's privacy policy please feel free to e-mail us at privacy@hereisthecity.com.

Thank you for using the Here Is The City sites.