• How we protect your privacy
  • Our Privacy Policy
  • Email Forgeries

How we Protect Your Privacy

The security of your personal information is very important to us. We never sell or rent your personal information to any third parties under any circumstances. We value your trust and your custom very highly, and will work to protect the security and privacy of any personal information you provide to us and will only use it as we have described in our Privacy Policy below. We want you to feel completely secure when ordering from We use a technology called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which encrypts (or encodes) sensitive information before it is sent over the Internet.

Our Privacy Policy

The Teesdale Mercury is committed to respecting the privacy and security of your personal information. The following online privacy policy describes the information we collect and how we use it. By using this website, you consent to our privacy policy.

For questions or concerns, please email us at

Collecting Information

Like many websites, we gather information about how visitors use our website. In general, you can visit many of our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We may track your Internet domain address for trends and statistics, but you will remain anonymous unless you tell us who you are. For more information, see "Cookies" section below.

We request information from you (which may include name, address, telephone number, email address, gender and when necessary, credit card information) when you:

  • Register
  • Purchase
  • Request to receive communications
  • Participate in a promotion or other website feature

Using Information

We may use the information we collect to:

  • Customise and/or personalise your communications and shopping experience
  • Better respond to your customer service inquiries
  • Communicate with you about your purchase, account information, or customer service needs
  • Communicate with you about our products and events, and for other promotional purposes
  • Improve our business
  • Administer contests, promotions, surveys or other website features

In order to provide you with our up to date special offers and promotions, your email address may be added to our email mailing list. If you wish to be deleted form our internal mailing list, please send an email with the tile "delete from mailing list" to

Sharing Information

We do not sell or rent or share your information to any outside parties.

On rare occasions, we may be asked to disclose specific information upon governmental request, in response to a court order, when required by law, to enforce our website policies, or to protect our or others' rights, property, or safety. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation. We do not provide information to these agencies or companies for marketing or commercial purposes.

Protecting Your Information

We use a variety of security measures, including sophisticated encryption and authentication tools to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All credit card information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our databases to be only accessed as stated above. Regardless of these efforts, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.


A cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer. Cookies allow you to place an order on our website and allow us to enhance and personalize your online surfing and shopping experience.

For example, we use cookies to:

  • Remember the items in your Shopping Basket
  • Recognize you when you return to our website
  • Enable you to use Express Checkout
  • Analyze visitor behavior

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. However, you can still place orders over the telephone by contacting our sales team on 01833 637140 or by sending an email to and we will call you.

Unsubscribing, Removing or Modifying Your Information

We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If you prefer not to receive information from the Teesdale Mercury or would like to update or change your personal information or preferences, please login and update your profile. If you request your registration information be deleted or if you unsubscribe from communications, we may maintain information about sales transactions or service inquiries for future service and record keeping purposes.

Policy Changes

We may change our privacy policy from time to time. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. This policy was last modified on November 9th 2006

Questions and Feedback

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue.

Email Forgeries

There is a form of identity theft on the Internet where emails of well-known companies or Web sites are faked. Email forgers may use email communications that look like the Teesdale Mercury or any other company emails to try and collect personal information from you.

We will never ask you to email us personal information, such as your password, bank account or credit card information.

We will never send you an email that claims we have lost or are updating your records.

We will never threaten to close your account or cancel an order if you do not provide us with personal information.

If you suspect you have been sent an email that is from a forged email address, please forward the email to us at Please don't cut and paste the email, and don't change the subject line or forward it as an attachment because that makes it harder for us to investigate. If you are ever in doubt about the authenticity of an email, don't provide personal or sensitive information in an email. Simply make an enquiry at


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