The Financial Times provides premium news, insight and analysis to a growing audience of global decision makers. We have held true to our values of integrity, authority and independence for more than 130 years. Central to this mission is our commitment to upholding the highest standards of data protection for our customers.
The Service is a hosted instance of software known as Polyfill Service. Polyfill Service provides snippets of code, called “polyfills”, that allows websites operated by FT and by others to provide a consistent experience across different browsers. When you load a web page which uses Polyfill Service, your browser will download any polyfills required in order to present the web page successfully in your browser.
In order to provide the polyfills, the Service receives certain technical information from your browser including:
We use the above information to determine which polyfills are required by your browser. We do not retain this information.
We may retain the following information:
The information we retain cannot identify you. We retain it in order to identify which websites are using the Service and whether any websites are abusing the Service.
The information we collect about you if you are browsing this Site may include the following details relating to your visit to the Site:
The information we retain cannot identify you. We collect the above information about users of the Site for the following reasons:
We only process personal information where we have a lawful basis for doing so. We rely on legitimate business interests to process data relating to Polyfill.io, for example to monitor compliance with the Polyfill.io Terms and Conditions. We take due care to balance our interests against your right to privacy.
We may share your information with organisations that provide services on our behalf, such as those that host the Site or the Service, solely for the purposes of their providing those services to us.
We may also disclose your information to comply with applicable laws, court orders or other valid legal processes, and to enforce or apply the Polyfill.io Terms and Conditions or any of our other rights.
Your information is an important asset of our businesses and, as such, we may transfer or disclose it to any successor (or potential successor) of any FT business, or any acquirer (or potential acquirer) of all or part of the assets of any FT business.
We do not retain personal data relating to the Polyfill.io service. The data that we do retain has been obfuscated or aggregated, for example, IP addresses have the last 3 digits masked once we have determined which polyfills are required by your browser. We retain this non-personal information for 30 days.
We have appropriate technical and administrative security measures in place to help ensure that individuals’ information is protected against unauthorised or accidental access, use, alteration, or loss.
Your personal information may be processed and stored outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
We do not retain personal data relating to the Polyfill.io service.
If you have any questions about the personal data processed as a result of your use of this service, please contact Privacy.Officer@ft.com.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Personal information is collected by The Financial Times Limited. Polyfill.io is not intended for children under 16 years of age. We do not intentionally collect or use any information from children.
If you have a query in regards to the processing of your personal information, please contact our Data Protection Officer directly at Privacy.Officer@ft.com.The Financial Times Ltd
This policy was reviewed on 20/01/2022 and last updated on 01/02/2022.