Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY – Wake Up Media Ltd (Thorne Times / Times Travel/Thorne Times Business Directory)

This privacy policy sets out how Wake Up Media Ltd uses and protects your information that you give us when you contact us, or when you are contacted by us, or when you use our newspaper’s website and social media pages: ; ; ; ; ;

Wake Up Media Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

• Basic information about your computer or device (including IP address), and about your visits to and use of our website.
• Information which you provide to us in contacting us, including your name, email address and any other information you choose to give us.
• Identifying information including your name, age, address, telephone number and email address.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and we may use it for the following reasons:

• To publish news articles and features in our newspaper (Thorne Times) and on our website and social media pages.
• To offer you our products or services that may be of interest to you.
• To make delivery checks regarding our newspaper’s distribution.
• Our own internal record keeping.


We create anonymised statistics about how visitors use our website, using Google Analytics.

• Google’s privacy policy is here:

We also use Twitter Analytics and Facebook Insights, again to create anonymised usage statistics.

• Twitter’s privacy policy is here:
• Facebook’s privacy policy is here:

We may use these anonymised statistics in marketing campaigns.


A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will only use personal information for the purposes for which it was collected and in line with this privacy policy. We will not keep your personal data for longer than is necessary.

We do not sell or lease your personal information to third parties. We do not distribute it to third parties unless we have your permission; or we are required to do so in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights; or are required to do so by law.

As booking agents for CAB Executive Travel (Carlisle House, Carlisle Street, Goole, DN14 5DS), we may share your information with them where it is necessary to process and complete your booking. Their privacy policy is available to view here:

You may choose to restrict the use of your personal information in the following ways:

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 2018. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to: Wake Up Media Ltd, Gazette House, King Street, Thorne, Doncaster DN8 5BA.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, or you have any other questions, please write to us or email us as soon as possible.

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, or for our newspaper distribution checks, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us or emailing us at:

We will deal with all enquiries and requests within 30 days. The Data Protection Act 2018 contains special rules regarding the processing of personal data for journalistic purposes, therefore there may be circumstances in which we cannot fulfil your request. You can read about exemptions HERE.

You can find out more about your rights by contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office:

This Privacy Policy was first published on 25/05/2018 and last updated on 26/09/2020

Wake Up Media Ltd 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.

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