BDC Magazine is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
BDC Magazine may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 20/03/2018.
What we collect
– We may collect the following information:
name and job title
– Contact information including email address
– Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
– Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
– Internal record keeping.
– We may use the information to improve our products and services.
– We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
– From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
General Data Protection Regulations
To comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) we process data based on a genuine legitimate interest. As we are a trade publication (press) we are a voice for the industry we work in. We represent promotion, news and best interests of the industry and associated industries that we have business dealings in.
We understand and protect individuals’ genuine interests. As such, we allow individuals to have us remove their details held by us if requested.
As a business-to-business (b2b) trade publication we work with companies within the same industry and immediately associated industries. We produce news and promotions that are relevant to the industries we work with hence why we have assessed that a legitimate interest has been identified in making contact with said individuals.
The way we process data is to promote our publication to industry individuals and relevant companies. The method of contact is necessary as there would not be another way to achieve the same result.
Any individual we contact would be relevant to the publication and either work in the same industry as the publication or an industry that is linked with that industry. As such on balance, we believe there is a legitimate interest to provide genuine news and promotions via our publication, including website(s), email and telephone calls.
We only use individuals’ data as one would normally expect and would not sell that data to any third parties. We do not use data in a way that people would find intrusive or cause harm.
Data is protected by both physical protection, firewalls and limited access.
Our assessment of GDPR may be updated from time to time to reflect best practice. This information will also will be reflected in our privacy notice.