Privacy Policy

YAM PUBLICATIONS Ltd, publishers of the LOCAL NEWS for SOUTHSIDERS (est. 1997) and the LOCAL NEWS for WESTENDERS (est.2007), complies fully with European Data Protection law which requires “Member States to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons, in particular their right to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data”, as implemented by the UK parliament in the 1998 Data Protection Act (DPA).

The DPA regulates what we may do with the data we collect, and because Yam Publications Ltd wants to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy we go beyond our statutory requirements in ?)Yam Publications Ltd complies with European principles of data protection, that is to say the data must be:

fairly and lawfully processed;
processed for limited purposes;
adequate, relevant and not excessive;
not kept longer than necessary;
processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights;
not transferred to countries without adequate protection.

Information Collection and Use

Yam Publications Ltd is the owner of the information collected on all LOCAL NEWS for SOUTHSIDERS and LOCAL NEWS for WESTENDERS own sites. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement and our data protection registration.

Yam Publications Ltd collects information from our users at several points on our website. Our partner companies may also collect their own information, on their own or co-branded sites. But all Yam Publication Ltd’s partners agree to abide by the same terms and conditions, and will not use your information for purposes other than those clearly stated at the point of their collection or in their own clearly identified Terms and Conditions section.


We request information from the user on our advertising information and booking forms. For a request for information about advertising the user needs to provide contact information (like name, postal address, email and phone contact details). For booking of advertising space financial information – like credit card number, expiration date – is required.

This information is used for booking and billing purposes only and to fulfil the customer’s order. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the customer. This information may be stored and used by Yam Publications Ltd’s customer service representatives to provide the service we offer on time and accurately.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer containing information about the user.  These cookies are activated by Yam Publications throughout our sites for enhancement of the user experience.

Some parts of our site may not work without cookies turned on, other parts will function as normal. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.


We do not share your information with any third party.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Yam Publications Ltd is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Yam Publication Ltd’s websites.


If a user wishes to subscribe to our newspapers, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. This service is free. People may subscribe and pay for actual copies of the LOCAL NEWS newspapers to be sent by conventional Royal Mail. Contact us by email fordetails:


This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line by our practices and by UK and European law.

When our registration/booking form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – SSL. While on a secure page, such as our booking form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just ‘surfing’. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment, in a locked area. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to  However, we reserve the right not to reveal detailed information about our security measures, since this might itself compromise our security.

Supplementary Information

For this website to properly fulfil its obligation to our customers, it may be necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from third party sources. For example, as a check during booking, we may require to use their name and address to request a credit report.


Our users are given the opportunity to ‘opt-in’ to having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information. Users who no longer wish to receive our news updates or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by notifying us by e-mail to:

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will flag this up on our Homepage so that our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy and data protection laws of the UK and EU.