Financial Express (Holdings) Limited (“we”, “our”, “us” and derivatives) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use, sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us relating to your use of any of the below websites (“sites”).


For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Trustnet Limited of 2nd Floor, Golden House, 30 Great Pulteney Street, London, W1F 9NN. Our nominated representative for the purpose of this Act is Kirsty Witter.


We collect information about you when you register with us or use any of our websites / services. Part of the registration process may include entering personal details & details of your investments.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address and details of the website that you came from, in order to improve this site.

You confirm that all information you supply is accurate.


In order to provide personalised services to and analyse site traffic, we may use a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the sites to operate and may be used to deliver you different content, depending on the type of investor you are.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our sites.


We store and use information you provide as follows:

  • to present content effectively;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which may interest you, tailored to your specific interests, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts between you and us;
  • to enable you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to improve our content by tracking group information that describes the habits, usage, patterns and demographics of our customers.

We may also send you emails to provide information and keep you up to date with developments on our sites. It is our policy to have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future e-mails. You can change your e-mail address at any time.

In order to provide support on the usage of our tools, our support team need access to all information provided in relation to the tool.

We will not disclose your name, email address or postal address or any data that could identify you to any third party without first receiving your permission.

However, you agree that we may disclose to any regulatory authority to which we are subject and to any investment exchange on which we may deal or to its related clearing house (or to investigators, inspectors or agents appointed by them), or to any person empowered to require such information by or under any legal enactment, any information they may request or require relating to you, or if relevant, any of your clients.

You agree that we may pass on information obtained under Money Laundering legislation as we consider necessary to comply with reporting requirements under such legislation.


We want to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that is inaccurate.

You have the right under data protection legislation to access information held about you. If you wish to receive a copy of any personal information we hold, please write to us at 3rd Floor, Hollywood House, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary, including the use of encryption, to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. You will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent or in wilful default.


Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Our sites contain links to other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


If you want more information or have any questions or comments relating to our privacy policy please email in the first instance.

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Tuesday 22 September, 2009


Ofcom: Response to govt consu

RNS Number : 4281Z
Office of Communications
22 September 2009

ITV network licence no longer sustainable by 2012:

Response to government sets out proposed delivery of regional news after switchover

22 September 2009

The costs of the Channel 3 licences to provide ITV television programmes across the UK will outweigh the benefits by 2012. This is the conclusion of Ofcom's response to a Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) consultation on delivering TV news in the nations and regions.

Licence deficit

Ofcom's response says the Channel 3 regional network licences could be in deficit to the tune of £38-£64 million by 2012

The Channel 3 regional licences allow ITV Broadcasting Limited (ITV plc) in England and Wales, UTV in Northern Ireland and STV in Scotland to broadcast terrestrially, using reserved analogue and digital signals, but come with a number of public service broadcasting (PSB) obligations, including requirement to provide regional news services on Channel 3, which is the biggest cost.

But as the digital TV roll-out gathers pace across the UK, the value of this access to the radio spectrum is declining.

Ofcom's response says that new funding will be required if regional news on Channel 3 is to be maintained. 

Delivering regional news

The response builds on recommendations that Ofcom made to government and Parliament in January 2009 with the conclusion of its statutory review of Public Service Broadcasting. 

This proposed the creation of independent news consortia, funded by competitive tender, to deliver a choice of regional news across the UK on the Channel 3 schedule. These could offer greater localness and cross-media news provision.

The consortia could be made up of existing television news providers, newspaper groups or other newsgathering agencies. They could be chosen against a range of public criteria, including the ability to achieve the reacheditorial standards and overall quality of current Channel 3 regional productions. 

Analysis of local and regional media in the UK

Ofcom today also published a research report on Local and Regional Media in the UK, in line with its statutory duties to ensure that a wide range of high quality television and radio services with wide appeal is available throughout the UK and to maintain sufficient choice in the provision of different television and radio services and a range of other relevant duties.

The report shows that the UK's local and regional media are facing unprecedented challenges, driven by growing use of the internet. While not-for-profit, community and ultra-local level community media are becoming more important in delivering public value, awareness and impact of these services remain low.

The report highlights the fact that consumers continue to tell Ofcom they value a choice of regionally-based television news and relevant local content. 

Ofcom's analysis suggests that independent news consortia could be an effective means of achieving this valued choice of news, alongside the BBC, while providing a potential platform for the future development of more local services, including local TV, and using other media. 

The report also shows how the spectrum freed up after digital switchover could create further opportunities for new local TV services. Ofcom proposes to consult on the potential uses of this spectrum in due course.

The report also sets out a range of stakeholder views on the measures needed to ensure the future of local and regional media and sets out alternative proposals that have been made to foster the development of local media.

Ofcom's response to the DCMS can be found here: 

The 'Local and Regional Media in the UK' report can be found here:

Ofcom's 'Radio: the Implications of Digital Britain for Localness Regulation' can be found here:

Ofcom's consultation on the 'Media Ownership Rules Review' can be found here: 


Notes for editors


Under Section 3 of the Communications Act, Ofcom has specific statutory duties to secure the availability of a wide range of television services across the UK that are of a high quality and wide appeal, and to maintain sufficient plurality of providers. This response to the Government's consultation draws on many of the findings from its statutory Public Service Broadcasting Review, published in January.  


Ofcom response is to the DCMS' consultation, 'Sustainable independent and impartial news; in the Nations, locally and in the regions', which can be found here: 


Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services. 


For further information about Ofcom please visit: Ofcom's news releases can be found at:


Clayton Hirst

Media & Corporate Relations


(+44) (0)300 123 4000 

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