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Privacy notice

The Economic Times is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and other relevant legislation. This is the legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the UK and the European Union.

We will be clear about what data we collect from you and how we use it. We will protect all personal data you share with us using the most up-to-date security and will not share it with anyone except those described in this policy.

This notice describes the kinds of information that we process and how we maintain records of your personal data.

If you have any queries regarding this privacy notice please contact us at economictimesuk [@]

Who are we?

The Economic Times is an independent media platform. We are made up of professionals, academics and experts. We also work with charities and foundations.

What kinds of information do we collect?

The Economic Times requests information from you when you subscribe to one of our mailing lists or donate money to us. When you sign up for these reasons, we will ask you for personal information so that we can contact you.

Website usage information is collected using cookies. We use cookies to help us provide you with a good experience when you browse our website. Cookies also allow us to improve our website.

By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.


What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is sent from our website and stored in your web browser or on the device you’re using.

Our use of cookies complies with all UK data protection and data privacy regulations.


Stopping cookies

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How do we get your consent?

When collecting information from you, we always:

  • process data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner;
  • collect data only for purposes that are legitimate and necessary in relation to the services we provide;
  • collect accurate information, keep it up to date and make sure it can be easily deleted or corrected without delay;
  • keep data in a form that permits identification no longer than necessary for the purpose for which the personal data is processed;
  • keep personal data in a secure place that protects the information against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage, making sure we have the appropriate technology to do so.

When you provide us with your personal information, we will tell you why we want to collect and use it. We will ask you to explicitly give us consent to our collecting and using it for that specific reason only. We will ask you to positively opt into our services, through a two-step process.


Subscription payments

When you make a subscription payment via our website, The Economic Times uses third-party organisations to manage the transfer of your money. Our main online payment provider is PayPal, which complies with GDPR.


Direct email marketing

If you actively give us consent to contact you, we will only include the newsletters or campaign information you have requested. You can opt out of these services at any time by unsubscribing to the relevant communication.

We will not share any personal information you give us through donations or email subscriptions with anyone else for marketing or sales reasons.


How is your information used?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. The type of personal information we will collect about you will depend on why we are collecting the information. We may use your information to:

  • keep a record of your relationship and communication preferences with us;
  • enable us to deliver more relevant content to you through targeted communications;
  • carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
  • notify you of changes to our services;
  • send you communications that you have requested and that may be of legitimate interest to you
  • communicate with you about an article or pitch that you have submitted.

Online comments

The Economic Times may remove any comment on our website or social media channels that we deem to be inappropriate, spam or offensive.


Links to other sites

The Economic Times website contains many links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.


What is our lawful basis for processing your data?

The lawful basis for processing your information is set out in article 6 of the GDPR. This requires us to be accountable and transparent about any information we ask from you. In line with the GDPR we will provide clear consent from individuals and only ask for information that is necessary. The Economic Times will ensure that we comply with the law.



The Economic Times will ensure that we have all the necessary processes in place to store your data safely. We follow industry best practices to make sure your information is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. Only appropriate individuals have access to your data.

All third-party organisations we work with are also GDPR-compliant and we work continually to ensure the security of our online data. We do not share your data with any third parties.


How to exercise your rights under GDPR

Under the GDPR, you have the right to access, rectify and erase your data, as well as the right to restrict processing and data portability. Those who object to our processing or do not wish to be subscribed to our services can use the “unsubscribe” link, which is clearly linked on our website and in any correspondence we have with a subscriber.

If you wish to amend any data we hold that you have the right to change or exercise any of your other rights, we will require identification before making any changes. As part of our lawful responsibilities, upon request MidLyfe will erase any personal information within a month of receipt.

Please contact us at economictimesuk [@]


Changes to our privacy policy

We regularly review our privacy policy and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy notice was last updated on March 2022.