We take privacy very seriously.  We want to know about any concerns or potential breaches which may hinder our efforts to keep you safe when visiting our sites.  We have a strict policy of never communicating with you unsolicited, and try to make it very easy for you to remove yourself from any of our lists to which you may have signed up.

Who we are

We are a team of volunteers and media professionals based on Gran Canaria.  Our aim is to provide accurate community news and information for the English speaking community who visit, live and work on the island.  We do not seek payment for our reportage and claim “fair use” status for all information we publish here.  Our website addresses include: https://TheCanaryNews.com, https://TheCanaryGuide.com & https://TheCanaryAwards.com among others with whom we have voluntary partnerships, and whom we trust to treat all information generated through this site with appropriate care as per current EU legislation, with particular attention to rules surrounding GDPR.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We use Facebook messenger to communicate, you can contact us most easily at https://M.me/TheCanaryNews .

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

Facebook supply use with communications, please refer to their individual privacy policies, we share access to any data you give us permission to see with the not-for-profit Asociación The Long Walk, which owns all of our brands, and only use it, as per your specifications, to inform you about various events that may be of interest to English speakers on Gran Canaria.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information