Privacy policy



This Privacy Policy describe how Ukraine Media Group LLC collects, uses and shares information about you through emails and our Ukraine Business News website – www.ubn.local — the “Site”. Please read this notice to understand what we do. If you do not understand any aspects, please feel free to contact us at editor@ubn.local.
If you live in the European Economic Area, or EEA, we are the data controller of all Personally Identifiable Information collected via the Site and of certain Personally Identifiable Information collected from third parties, as set out in this Privacy Policy.
This Privacy Policy covers information we collect from you through our Site. Because our site is free access, most of our Site’s functionality can be used without revealing any Personally Identifiable Information. Personally Identifiable Information can include information such as your name and email address. If you live in the EEA, it can include your IP address or device identifier. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personally Identifiable Information you submit to us. Inaccurate information may affect your ability to use the Site and our ability to contact you. Please keep your email address current as that is the primary way we communicate with you.





Please understand that by submitting any Personally Identifiable Information to us, you consent and agree that we may collect, use and disclose such Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, as permitted or required by law. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not provide any Personally Identifiable Information to us. If you choose not to provide us with required Personally Identifiable Information, we may not be able to provide you with new. Consent can be withdrawn at any time by contacting us at editor@ubn.local

Please know we rely on legitimate interests to process your data in these circumstances:
In situations where we obtain your personal data from a source other than you, we process your data on the basis of legitimate interests, until the earlier of (a) the point at which you provide your consent; or (b) the point at which you ask us to stop processing your data on the basis of our legitimate interests;
We will archive information about your use of our services, even after you withdraw your consent to our processing of your data. This information will only be used in very limited circumstances.
We will use information relating to your use of our services for our own statistical analysis and research, but we delete your name and email address from such information.




This section details the information we may collect about you.
Basic personal details – name and email address
On occasion, we will ask you to voluntarily provide additional information, for example:
Your opinion of our products and services;
Your preferences, including newsletters, conferences
Information we obtain from partners and public sources
In some circumstances, we collect information about you from our partners or from publicly available websites to help us better understand our audience and enhance the relevance of our content. For example, in some cases we obtain the contact details of potential speakers for our events from public websites.
Information we obtain through cookies and similar tools
We use cookies on our Site to collect information about you. This information can be used to improve the performance of the Site, make advertising more relevant and enhance your user experience.
We use cookies to understand how visitors use our Site and interact with our communications and journalism. For example, we may technology on our Site, which records user movements, including page scrolling and clicks. This helps us to improve usability issues and also is used for statistical reporting purposes.
Your device – we use cookies to understand what type of device you are using to show you the best version of the site.
Your engagement with advertisements – we use cookies to understand what advertisements you have been shown, or clicked on to present you with advertisements that are more relevant to you.


We only process personal information where we have a lawful basis for doing so:
User consent – This is where you have given us explicit permission to process personal information for a given purpose. You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, by emailing editor@ubn.local.
Legitimate business purposes – This is where we have a legitimate interest, as a business, to process personal information. We take care to balance our interests against your right to privacy.
Legal obligation – This is where we have to process personal information in order to comply with the law. For example, we process and retain customer invoice information to comply with financial regulations.



We collect personal information for these reasons:
To provide our service – We require some of your basic personal information so our services work as you would expect, for example, providing access to our digital content, notifying you of changes to our services and dealing with queries.
To improve and maintain performance –Using personal information helps us understand how our readers use our Sits so we can make improvements. This includes testing proposed developments on our Sites, reaching out to our customers to communicate changes or new offerings.
To monitor compliance with our policies and terms – For example, we monitor activity on our Sites to detect and prevent invalid or fraudulent traffic.
To communicate product changes
For the purpose of advertising – We will rely on advertising revenue to support our journalism. We need to process your information to understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising. You may also see advertisements that are targeted to you based on other non-personal information, for example, the article that you are reading.



We disclose personal information to facilitate the running of our business or to provide specific services you have requested. Commonly, we will disclose information to:
Service providers – We engage service providers who help to support our business. These service providers could include fulfilment providers for delivery of our digital content; hosts, organizers and sponsors of our events; organizations that host our Site; and providers of online surveys.
Advertisers – We, and our advertising partners, will use cookies to collect personal information and serve you with advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests.
Social media providers – Information will be shared with social media platforms where you log in to our Site via a social media account, or use components on our Site provided by social media platforms (for example Facebook’s “Recommend” function). We also share the information of our subscribers with social media partners for the following reasons:
To prevent existing subscribers from being targeted with subscription offerings on social media platforms;
To encourage users to get the most out of their subscription.
Legal processes and successors in title – We may also disclose your information to comply with applicable laws or court orders. We may transfer or disclose your personal information to any entity which takes over or acquires the Ukraine Business New. If we share aggregated, non-identifiable information with third parties, we will ensure that it cannot identify you as an individual. For example, we may release information about the size and growth of our audiences.



For your convenience, we provide links to sites operated by outside organizations. We do not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to these Third Party Sites without obtaining your consent. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Sites. If you choose to click on a link to one of these Third Party Sites, you should review the privacy policy posted on the other site to understand how that Third Party Site collects and uses your Personally Identifiable Information.
If you live in the EEA, we keep your Personally Identifiable Information for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which the Personally Identifiable Information is processed. The length of time we retain Personally Identifiable Information for depends on the purposes for which we collect and use it and/or as required to comply with applicable laws and to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.


We consider the confidentiality and security of your information to be of the utmost importance. We will use industry standard physical, technical and administrative security measures to keep your Personally Identifiable Information confidential and secure and will not share it with third parties, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, or unless such disclosure is necessary in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others, as permitted by applicable law. Because the Internet is not a 100% secure environment we cannot guarantee the security of Personally Identifiable Information, and there is some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way to circumvent our security systems or that transmission of your information over the Internet will be intercepted. Please note that e-mails communications are typically not encrypted and should not be considered secure.


You have certain rights in relation to your Personally Identifiable Information. You can access your Personally Identifiable Information and confirm that it remains correct and up-to-date or choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us by contacting: editor@ubn.local.
If you live in the EEA, you have the right to request that we:
provide access to any Personally Identifiable Information we hold about you;
prevent the processing of your Personally Identifiable Information for direct-marketing purposes;
update any Personally Identifiable Information which is out of date or incorrect;
delete any Personally Identifiable Information which we are holding about you;
restrict the way that we process your Personally Identifiable Information;
provide your Personally Identifiable Information to a third party provider of services; or
provide you with a copy of any Personally Identifiable Information which we hold about you.
We try to answer every email promptly. Keep in mind, however, that residual information will remain within our databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain your Personally Identifiable Information.
When you email us a request, please provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity.


If you have any privacy-related questions, suggestions, unresolved problems, or complaints you may contact us via editor@ubn.local.
If you live in the EEA, we may assist with all queries regarding our processing of Personally Identifiable at: editor@ubn.local.


We retain the majority of your personal information for as long as you choose to receive news emails and to visit the Site. Currently, the Site is free access, with no login.
If you become inactive, we may delete elements of information. Where we don’t need to keep all of your information, we will aggregate it, for example, web activity logs and survey responses. This is to ensure that we do not retain your information for any longer than is necessary.


We have appropriate technical security measures in place to help ensure that our users’ information is protected against unauthorized or accidental access, use, alteration, or loss. Your personal information may be processed and stored outside the European Economic Area


Personal information is collected by Ukraine Media Group LLC.
Our Sites are not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not intentionally collect or use any information from children.
Our Sites contain links to third party websites which are not subject to this privacy policy. We are not responsible for their content, use of personal information, or security practices.
Any changes we may make to this privacy policy will be posted here. If changes are significant, we may choose to notify you by email or to indicate on our home page that the policy has been updated.