PRN Consumer Newsletter Privacy Notice


This Privacy Notice is for individuals who have signed up to receive newsletters from Cision's PR Newswire service.

What personal information we collect and our legal basis for processing your personal data

When you sign up with us you consent to us using your:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Country

The purposes for which we will use your personal data

We will send you newsletters containing articles on subjects you have told us you are interested in or on subjects we have noticed you like based on our observations of your interactions with our newsletters. 

To do this Cision emails contain a small, invisible, one-pixel image which can be used to let the sender (our customer) know when the email is opened. If you have images enabled on your device, when the email is opened, a message (an automatic request) is sent from your device to Cision’s server requesting the image.

That request is logged by Cision and tells us, or our customer, that the email has been opened. A similar process may be used in relation to links or attachments in the email, with a request being sent to Cision for the content that is accessible via the links or attachments, thus telling Cision that the link or attachment has been accessed.

We may also use your email address to share content with you on any social media ad platforms that you've consented to receiving personalized ads on.

How we share your personal data and who we share it with

We do not share your name or email with any third parties, but we may include adverts from advertisers which we think may be of interest to you based on your topic preferences. 

Our security measures

We are committed to protecting your personal data. We put in place safeguards including robust and appropriate technologies, processes, and contractual arrangements, so that the data we have about you is protected from unauthorized access and improper use, and we will also not keep your personal data for longer than is necessary.

The safeguards we have put in place to protect your personal data include:

How long will we use your personal data?

We will keep your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice and to fulfil our legal obligations, but not longer than five yearsafter you ask to stop receiving communications. We will not keep more data than we need.

Your rights

Under certain circumstances, if you reside in the EU or if your data is processed in connection with one of our European businesses, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data, including the right of access; the right to rectification; the right to erasure; the right to restrict processing; the right to data portability; and the right to object. If you wish to exercise your rights please

We respect and honour these rights and will help you to exercise them insofar as we are able. These rights are not absolute – in some cases they will not apply to you, or to the particular use that we are making of your data, and there are exceptions (for example if we have to process the data to comply with our own legal obligations) but if that is the case we will let you know.

Your rights include the right to:

  • Access your personal information (via what is commonly known as a "data subject access request").
  • Require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold.
  • Require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations by submitting a Data Subject Request.
  • Receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations.
  • Object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing.
  • Object to decisions being taken by automated means (including profiling) which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you.
  • Object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information.
  • Otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

For further information on each of these rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from theUK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)on individual rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

You also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues. We hope that we would be able to resolve any concerns that you may have before you approach the ICO so please do contact us in the first instance.

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