Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website. is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy, which is an integral part of our Terms of Service, is effective from 6 July 2011.


The statements made in this Privacy Policy constitute a complete and unambiguous disclosure of all personal information collection, use and disclosure practices to be conducted by Your access and use of this website and its services constitute your informed consent and acceptance of these practices.

Automatic collection of information

As a general policy no personal information is automatically collected from users of this website. Certain non-personal information, such as a user’s IP address, Internet service provider, operating system, browser type, domain names, access times, the length of user visits and user requests made during visits are collected. This is used to enhance the online experience for users, to provide with information such as the number of visitors and their broad demographics, and to help diagnose problems with our servers. The information is collected by the use of a ‘cookie’.


A cookie is a small piece of data sent to the user’s Web browser and stored on the user’s computer. Use of a cookie is in no way linked to personally identifiable information about you while you are on our site, so browsing is anonymous. Once a user closes his/her browser, the cookie simply terminates. Information collection via cookies is a standard practice on most websites. By setting a cookie on our site, you do not have to enter a password more than once, thereby saving time while browsing. You are not required to accept cookies to use this site although some features may not be available if you choose not to do so.

Collection of personal information

Personal information, such as a user’s gender, age, location, professional background and email address are gathered only where users provide such information voluntarily (for example, while registering or subscribing to the newsletter). In such cases the information collected will be used only for the intended purpose (for example, sending information to users who have registered for the newsletter). Personal information collected is limited to what you have provided.


Users need to register in order to use certain features of this website. During registration a user is required to give his or her contact information (such as name and email address). We may use your details to contact you with updates about new content and features on this website. However, you will always have the opportunity to opt out of receiving further information; see the “Unsubscribe/opt out” section below.


We use subscription forms for individuals to subscribe to our email newsletter. We collect your email address to provide you with the information you request. Your personal information (email address, gender, country of origin, professional background etc.) that you give us is automatically stored in our newsletter servers (provided by MailChimp) and will not be sold, rented or revealed to any third party.

Double opt-in process

In order to prevent misuse of our users’ email addresses, we have put in place a double opt-in process for subscribing to the newsletter: You have to submit your email address to receive the email newsletter. Our server sends you a confirmation email to check the validity of your email address and asks you to confirm your subscription. Your reply to this email is necessary for completing your subscription to the email newsletter.

Correcting/Updating personal information

Your personally identifiable information is always accessible by you and can be changed at any time by visiting your profile page. If you no longer wish to be a member of, you can disable your account by clicking on ‘Leave The South Reports’ in your profile page settings. Or you can email us at for assistance with the closure of your registered account.

Unsubscribe/opt out

We provide unsubscribe/opt-out opportunities for the email newsletter. All email newsletter messages contain the information necessary for removal from the database. Removal from our database is instant and automated by our servers. You can also opt out of receiving alerts from our site by changing settings in your profile page settings.


The practices outlined in this Privacy Policy are specific to website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites that are linked from this site. Users are encouraged to review the privacy policies of those websites when visiting them.

Sharing information is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We do not share, sell or rent your information to outside third parties in ways other than stated in this policy and in the Terms of Service. Personally identifiable information will only be disclosed due to law or court demands (see our legal disclaimer below for more information). Aggregated demographic information may be shared with selected third party advertisers as proof of traffic volume and target audience for the purpose of securing advertising contracts on The information is highly summarized and is in no way linked to individual visitors.

Security site has appropriate information security measures in place to safeguard your personal information during storage and use. Employees of and its partners handling your personal data are aware of our privacy and security policies and are taking all measures to protect your personally identifiable information. If you have any questions regarding the security at our website, you can contact us at .

Surveys and contests

The information collected from the users via our occasional surveys and contests are used solely to compile general statistical data. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and email address), and demographic information (such as town of residency, age level). All information is collected via the online form provided.

Site and service updates

We will occasionally send you site and service announcement updates by email. During registration members are permitted to opt-out of these mailings. Should you choose not to receive these announcements, cannot be held responsible for notifying you of any changes made to the site’s services.

Changes to privacy policy

We will occasionally update this privacy policy based on our users’ and partners’ feedback. If there are any material changes to how we use your personal information, we will notify you via email and provide you the opportunity to opt-out prior to any substantial change. We encourage you to periodically review our privacy policy to keep informed of how we are protecting your privacy. During registration members are permitted to opt-out of administrator mailings. Should you choose not to receive these announcements, cannot be held responsible for notifying you of any changes made to this policy.


We use third party advertising companies to serve ads. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these companies. You are encouraged to read their respective privacy policies. Some advertising companies use cookies to serve their respective ads on  These advertising companies’ use of the cookie enables them to serve ads based on users visiting and other sites on the Internet.

Legal disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law or in the good faith that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our website.

Contacting the website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at .