Updated Gazette policy - 14 March 2009

Contributed by editor on Sep 14, 2006 - 04:39 PM

Privacy policy

The Hawkinge Gazette and Channel Coast News certifies that all individually identifiable information is kept confidential.

We do not sell or disclose any personal information about our users. Information is not distributed to any third party.

All personal information collected by the Hawkinge Gazette and Channel Coast News is kept in secure areas. 

Personal information, such as name and email, are used primarily to recognise individual readers.

Occasionally the Hawkinge Gazette and Channel Coast News will use individually identifiable information, like email addresses, in order to contact the user for technical support information or provide updates to the site.

Readers have the option to cancel the emails from the Hawkinge Gazette and Channel Coast News.

The Hawkinge Gazette and Channel Coast News does not track general information about people visiting our site.

This does not include any searches made on the site, which enables us to include items which are of interest.

Gazette Site Policy

The Hawkinge Gazette and Channel Coast News is unable to verify the accuracy of letters submitted for publication to the website and we expect the author to have made reasonable checks to ensure the content is correct. If the item is challenged and found to be inaccurate, the item will be removed. Persistant abuse of this will result in the banning of further correspondence from the author.

The Hawkinge Gazette and Channel Coast news will not under any circumstances publish letters from anonymous authors. We must have a valid Email address or home address. If the author wishes to withhold their name, the published letter will be signed - name and address supplied. Anyone wishing to know the identity of the author must contact the Hawkinge Gazette and Channel Coast News. We will then approach the author to see if they are willing to have their identity disclosed to everyone or to the person requesting the information. Under normal circumstances, unless requested not to, we would disclose the name of the person requesting the information, to the author.

Correspondence where the Editor considers there to be a personal attack or abuse of another individual, group, party or business will only be published if the senders name is used. 

Letters which are considered to be possibly libellous or threatening will not be published under any circumstances.

The Hawkinge Gazette and Channel Coast News is not responsible for the content of external internet sites which have links from the Hawkinge Gazette and Channel Coast News website.

Google Advertising Cookie and Privacy Policies

  • Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
  • Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Because publisher sites and laws across countries vary, we're unable to suggest specific privacy policy language. However, you may wish to review resources such as the Network Advertising Initiative, or NAI, which suggests the following language for data collection of non-personally identifying information:

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and would like to know your options in relation to·not having this information used by these companies, click here.

You can find additional information in Appendix A of the NAI Self-Regulatory principles for publishers (PDF). Please note that the NAI may change this sample language at any time.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns with this policy, please send your comments to