You can access the homepage of the Privacy Laws & Business website and browse the site without providing any personal information.
Privacy Laws & Business collects information from visitors to the website in a number of different ways, both directly and indirectly. Privacy Laws & Business uses Google Analytics for statistical analysis, for example, to evaluate interest in the Privacy Laws & Business website. The information Google Analytics can collect includes:
Privacy Laws & Business collects email addresses and other contact details which visitors provide to receive information such as the News updates.
The information we collect about website visitors is used for the following purposes, to:
If you register to attend an event (such as a workshop, roundtable or webinar) or our Annual Conference, we will collect your name, address (including country) and other contact details in order to process your registration. We will also take payment information which may include payment card details. You can find out more about how we protect payment information in the section on Security below.
We will ask those who register for an event in person about any dietary or accessibility requirements. As a result, you may provide us with sensitive personal information about your health, medical condition or disability, or in relation to your religious beliefs if these affect your dietary requirements. We collect that information with your express permission and it is only used for event administration.
Where Privacy Laws & Business runs an online or in person event in association with a partner organisation or which is hosted at a physical venue or online conference platform, we may need to share your personal information with the partner organisation or venue. Only the minimum information will be shared. If the partner organisation wishes to send you marketing, you will have the option to opt-in to receiving such messages and then opt-out from further communications each time they contact you.
The information we collect about conference and event attendees (whether online or in person) is used for the following purposes, to:
If you subscribe to the Privacy Laws & Business International and/or UK Report, we will collect your name, address, and other contact details in order to process your subscription. We will also take payment information which may include payment card details. You can find out more about how we protect payment information in the section on Security below.
If you subscribe to our News or request other email updates from us, we will collect your title, name and email address. You may also choose to provide your job title, organisation, business type and other contact details.
The information we collect about subscribers to our publications, News and other email alerts is used for the following purposes, to:
Privacy Laws & Business’s recruitment service is managed by Privacy Laws & Business (Recruitment) Ltd.Clients: If you use our recruitment services as a client, we will collect your name, address and contact details, as well as information about the role for which you are recruiting.
If you request our consultancy services or wish to enter into any other kind of business relationship with Privacy Laws & Business, we will collect your name, address and other contact information. This will be used to keep in touch with you and to manage our business relationship. If you ask us to provide training for you, we may collect the names and email addresses of the personnel from your organisation who attend the training.
The information we collect about clients and other business contacts is used for the following purposes, to:
Some of the information we collect, for example when you sign up for News or submit a query, is provided by you and is therefore collected with your consent.
If you purchase publications, register for an event or conference or request other services from Privacy Laws & Business, most of the information we collect is necessary to fulfil the contract between us.
The remainder of the personal information is collected for our legitimate business interests, which include, to:
When you first visit the website, you can set your cookie preferences. If you choose to reject all cookies, certain parts of this site will not function properly. For example, you may have to enter your registration details on every page that you wish to access and this could restrict your ability to use the site.
Please see our Cookie Notice for more information.
We also use MailChimp and Mailjet to enable us to monitor which emails are opened by each recipient and when embedded links are clicked on so we can establish the success of our communications.
Privacy Laws & Business does not rent or sell your details to third parties.
There may be times where it is necessary to share your details with other organisations for specific purposes. For example, we may share some of your information with a venue hosting one of our events to inform them of your dietary requirements. In this instance, we would make it clear that the event is being held at a hotel or conference centre, for example, before asking you to submit your information.
We may also disclose your personal information to our service providers as required for the provision of our services. Like most organisations, Privacy Laws & Business uses service providers to run our website and to manage our IT systems, email distribution and printing. Some of these companies may be located in countries outside Europe. For these services, Privacy Laws & Business works within the framework of Data Protection Policies of the service providers to ensure the personal information they handle is kept secure. Links to all service providers’ privacy policies are below. International transfers will be subject to the contractual terms approved by the European Commission.
Privacy Laws & Business and Privacy Laws & Business (Recruitment) Ltd. use the following external services which process personal data:
Your personal information may be transferred to another company or organisation which takes over the business activities of Privacy Laws & Business and/or Privacy Laws & Business (Recruitment) Ltd. You will be notified and/or this information will be posted on this website in the event that such a transfer takes place.
Privacy Laws & Business and/or Privacy Laws & Business (Recruitment) Ltd. will not disclose your personal information in any other circumstances unless we have your consent or we believe this is required by law, court order or regulatory requirement.
Privacy Laws & Business has a long history, since 1987, in the field of privacy law. It is important to us to keep a record of the interactions we have had with our many contacts and to understand the breadth and depth of our relationships. As a result, we may retain information about our clients and business contacts for significant periods of time for archiving and historical record-keeping purposes, as well as for the legitimate business purposes describe above.
We take steps to check that email addresses are accurate and up-to-date, and we suppress email addresses where we receive repeated bounce-backs or error messages.
We keep contact details of people who have opted out but we mark them as suppressed so that their choices can be respected.
Privacy Laws & Business is certified under the Cyber Essentials programme, https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberessentials/overview, and is committed to protecting the security of your personal information and has taken measures to ensure an adequate level of security for the personal information collected through our website and held in our other systems.
If you choose to pay using a payment card on the website, your details are protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. The card payment service is provided for us by Stripe. Privacy Laws & Business does not collect or store your credit card details when you submit them via the website or by telephone or by any other method of communication.
The website contains links to other sites which are unrelated to Privacy Laws & Business. Including the following social media sites:
When you register on the site, you are given the choice about whether or not you wish to receive communications from Privacy Laws & Business. You can change your communication preferences or opt out at any time by:
You have the right to access the information held about you by Privacy Laws & Business and, where necessary, to have it amended if it is inaccurate or out of date. We may need to ask for proof of your identity before we can respond to your request. We plan to fulfil your request within 20 days.
You may also have other rights in relation to the personal information held about you by Privacy Laws & Business (subject to the provisions of applicable law):
Data Protection Manager (if by e-mail, in the subject line)
Privacy Laws & Business
215 Marsh Road
Pinner, Middx HA5 5NE
Tel: 020 8868 9200 (UK) +(44) 20 8868 9200 (Int.)
If you are not satisfied with how Privacy Laws & Business uses your personal information or with our response to any request you make about your personal information, you have a right to complain to the Data Protection Authority in your country of residence. In the UK, the relevant authority is the Information Commissioner.
Information Commissioner’s Office
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 (national rate)
Privacy Laws & Business makes every effort to ensure that the information provided on its website is accurate. However, Privacy Laws & Business cannot guarantee accuracy, and accepts no liability for any information or advice given via its website.
The information on this website does not constitute legal advice. Those seeking data protection advice should contact the offices of Privacy Laws & Business.
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Updated 30 May 2023.