Privacy Policy



"This website is operated by Newsprints on behalf of Times Media Limited (whose registered office address is 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF and whose company number is 00931844 in England and Wales.), referred to below as ("The Times").

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation 16/679, the data controller is The Times Limited, which has ICO registration number Z9710964, and the data processor is Newsprints (Digital Color Labs Limited), which has ICO registration number ZA257735.   

The privacy policy for The Times can be found here.

There may be some uses of your information where we need to ask for your consent. You will have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, however, if you withdraw consent, we may not be able to provide the product or service you have requested. We will rely on your consent to:

Deliver Direct Marketing Communications: where required, we will ask your permission if we want to deliver direct marketing to you. If you have an account connected to one of our products, you may be able to change your marketing preferences in a preference centre linked to that account. You will also be able to opt out in the communication itself.

We may send you direct marketing communications via post, telephone, email, SMS, social media, online, in-app and devices connected to the internet, like smart TVs, if we hold a valid direct marketing permission for you where required. "

In this statement We have used certain terms which are set out in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR or the Regulation):

personal data means: any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject)

an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person

controller means: the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data

processor means: a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller

processing means: any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction

What is the lawful reason We use to process personal data?

The four lawful reasons Newsprints uses to process personal data are set out in Article 6 of the Regulation. Processing will only be lawful if and to the extent that at least one of the following applies:

• the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes (Article 6 (1) (a) (Consent)

• processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract (Contract Performance);

• processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation which We are subject to (Legal Obligations);

• processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child (Article 6 (1) (f) (Legitimate Interest).


Where We process personal data as a result of data subject consent, We ensure that consent is freely given, specific and informed, and established by a clear affirmative act. Where consent is withdrawn, we have set out (below) how this may be undertaken by the data subject.

Contract Performance

When we enter into a contract with third parties, processing of personal data may, as a matter of course, be necessary in order to execute such a contract or take pre-contract preparation steps.

Legal Obligations

Where We have legal obligations which apply to Newsprints, processing of personal data may be required by law.

Legitimate Interest

Where We process personal data as it is necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests, We do so on the basis of a balanced evaluation of our interests and the rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection. Presently, We have concluded that the way We manage the processing of personal data results in a cumulation of data subject protections which show that the balance is in favour of Newsprints being able to rely on Article 6.1(f) of the Regulation as a lawful reason to process personal data.

Your right to request that We stop processing personal data for our legitimate interests and withdrawal of your consent

As required by the Regulation, consent should be as easy to withdraw, as it is to give. Data subjects may request that Newsprints does not process your personal data, at any time. You may contact us to withdraw your consent using the contact details at the end of this privacy statement, using the following statement:


I [STATE YOUR NAME] hereby withdraw my consent for Newsprints Limited to process my personal data.

Signed by data subject:


Our Status; How We use personal data

• We may act as a processor of personal data for our clients or subscribers, with whom we have signed a data processing agreement, which is compliant with the Regulation.

Newsprints may act as a controller and where Newsprints acts as a controller, any personal data We collect after profiling is treated and managed according to the approach We have set out above.

Newsprints processes personal data through a number of media and uses cookies as set out in our Cookie Policy.

Why does Newsprints need to collect and store personal data?

We collect and store personal data to provide our clients and subscribers with the service they require as a purchaser or client, or, to improve our services; We do not process personal data for any reason other than this purpose.

We only keep personal data for as long as is necessary in order to undertake this purpose. We are committed to ensuring that the information We collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of the data subject’s right to privacy.

Will Newsprints share my personal data with anyone else?

Newsprints may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers contracted to Newsprints. In these circumstances, the third party may be another controller, processor or sub-processor.

Where the third party is a processor or a sub-processor, they are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil their contractual obligations to Newsprints. When they no longer need your personal data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of the details in line with Newsprints’ data retention policy.

Where Newsprints is required to send personal data outside of the European Economic Area, in some cases to jurisdictions which the EU has not deemed to be ‘adequate’ for the purposes of the Regulation, Newsprints will ensure that such transfers are undertaken in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Regulation.

How will Newsprints use the personal data it collects about me?

Newsprints will process personal data in a manner compatible with the Regulation. We will keep information accurate, up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary.

Newsprints is required to retain certain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs.

Under what circumstances will Newsprints contact me?

The personal data We process is subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure. We will get in touch with you where this is required under the Regulation.

Can I find out the personal data that the organisation holds about me?

At your request and where this is technically possible, Newsprints will confirm the information We hold about you and how it is processed. As set out in the Regulation you can request the following information:

• Identity and the contact details of the person or organisation that has determined how and why to process your data. In some cases, this will be a representative in the EU.

• Contact details of the data protection officer, where applicable.

• The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.

• If the processing is based on the legitimate interests of Newsprints or a third party, information about those interests.

• The categories of personal data collected, stored and processed.

• Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.

• If We intend to transfer the personal data to a third country or international organisation, information about how We ensure this is done securely. The EU has approved sending personal data to some countries because they meet a minimum standard of data protection. In other cases, We will ensure there are specific measures in place to secure your information.

• How long the data will be stored.

• Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.

• Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.

• How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.

• Whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as Well as whether you are obliged to provide the personal data and the possible consequences of failing to provide such data.

• The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.

• Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.

What forms of ID will I need to provide in order to access this?

Newsprints accepts the following forms of ID when information on your personal data is requested: passport, driving licence, birth certificate, utility bill from the previous 3 months.