Here at Model Railway Engineer, I take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your account, improve the service provided to you and provide the information, products or services you have requested. Below is the information collected and how it is used.

Non-Identifying Information

As with the majority of other websites, Model Railway Engineer.com uses and stores non-identifying and aggregate information for general management of the site, to improve the content and your experience when using the site and for analytical purposes.

Email Addresses

If you subscribe to the Model Railway Engineer email newsletter, your email address is collected and then stored by my email partner, Mail Chimp, to send and administer my regular emails.

You can also provide information about your interests relating to the hobby (the gauge of model railway you work in for example) although submission of this information is voluntary. As with your email address is also stored by MailChimp.

You can change these settings or unsubscribe from my newsletter by clicking on the link at the bottom of every email sent.

Mail Chimp also stores some additional information, including the IP used at the time of your sign up and if you opened my emails. MailChimp’s privacy policies can be read here,

Cookies

Model Railway Engineer.com uses cookies (small files sent between your web browser and my web server(s) to store information, such as when you visit the site.

You may also see third-party advertisements on the site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies for these adverts and which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser and device you used when visiting the site.

This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing English advertisements to someone living in England, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing soldering irons ads to someone who visits an electrical retailer).

Third-party companies such as Facebook that use tracking technologies, such as cookies or pixels, to record information about users who visit or interact with our website, also collect data. Model Railway Engineer website does not provide any personal information to these third parties. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and measure their effectiveness.

Read Facebook’s privacy policy here.

Legal Requirements

To the extent required by law, Model Railway Engineer may disclose personally identifiable information to government authorities pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process, and may also use or disclose your information as permitted by law to protect the rights or property of the site, it’s owners, and our users. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Further questions?

Although the owner and commercial partners of the site take measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure or guarantee you that personally identifiable information that is collected will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about the information collected, the privacy policy or disclaimer; you wish to know or correct your personally identifiable information, please contact [email protected]

14th January 2018

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