Privacy Statement

At Money Observer we collect different types of information about our users to help us to ensure that we are offering appropriate services and to enable us to use our advertising space for offers that are relevant to our users.

Our principles

We are absolutely committed to protecting your privacy. Our policy can be summarised in one sentence: we will not share your information with others without your prior consent.

We have also established the following principles:

  1. We will continue to invest in high-quality security and do our utmost to protect user privacy.
  2. We will respect your email privacy. You will only receive email from Money Observer if it is directly relevant to your subscription status, or if you have signed up for email newsletters and something we strongly feel is relevant happens inbetween the bi-weekly editions (for example, notes on how the Chancellor’s budget speech will affect investors).
  3. We will not pass on any individual user details unless we have your prior consent. We never pass on your telephone or email address, we ask for those so that we are able to communicate with you regarding your subscription.

Data storage

Your data will need to be transferred to the secure server at Time Sensitive Express Systems in Canada who we have chosen to process data on our behalf. As this party is established outside the EU, the laws in respect of data protection may not be as stringent as in the UK but your data is handled in accordance with our instructions.

Should you not wish your personal data to be transferred to Time Sensitive Express Systems please let us know by sending an email message to:


Sometimes we might use the information to let you know about changes to the functionality of our website, services or offers that you might find interesting. If you do not wish to receive this information, please send an email to:

To ensure that your information is up-to-date or to request that we delete your information from our records please send an email to:

What information do we collect?

We collect information about new subscribers to enable us to post copies of the magazine and communicate effectively about their subscription to Money Observer.

Use of cookies

'Cookies' are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. They make it possible for websites you visit to keep track of things like your visits to other websites or to identify registered users without needing to ask for registration details every time you access one of the sites. Money Observer does not use cookies but may link to some third parties who use cookies.

Some advertising on the site is served by third parties such as Doubleclick. Occasionally, these third parties will serve cookies on your browser - for instance to gauge the effectiveness of a particular advertisement. This will not enable these third parties to access your personal details.

If you are concerned about cookies, you can turn them off in your browser.

How does Money Observer protect customer information?

We invest in high-quality security and do our utmost to protect user privacy. UK Data Protection Legislation means we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information that you have given us, to prevent unauthorised access.

Will Money Observer disclose the information it collects to outside parties?

Money Observer will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others unless you have given us your permission. With your permission we will only share the information with carefully chosen, reputable and trustworthy third parties.

Also, Money Observer may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. Money Observer follows the relevant legal requirements and uses all reasonable precautions to ensure only responsible third parties see the information, however we are not responsible for any breach of security or any actions of any third parties who receive the information.

Please note that we reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate our systems properly and to protect both ourselves and our users.

Feedback and complaints

We are happy to receive your comments and questions about privacy issues and the design of our website. Should you have such comments or have a complaint about how we are using your personal data please send an email to:

Should we, for any reason, elect to change our policy we will notify you of those changes here, so that you are always kept informed of how we collect and use the information and when we would disclose it.

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