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Privacy & Cookie Policy

Opus Business Media Limited is a company with a number of media brands which are to be found on its website www.opusbusinessmedia.co.uk

Opus Business Media Limited is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This privacy policy explains the types of personal information we collect, how we use that information, who we share it with, how we protect that information, and your legal rights in relation to your information.
We are committed to abiding by this privacy policy, as well as the requirements of applicable laws, in the operation of our business. Please read this policy carefully as it explains our views and practices regarding your personal information and how it is handled. By accessing or browsing our websites, you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to this privacy policy in its entirety. If you do not agree with the practices described in this policy, you should not use any Opus Business Media Limited websites.

Our principal business activities involve the creation and delivery of information to businesses through publishing magazines, organization of exhibitions and delivering content digitally through our websites and by email.

The registered address of Opus Business Media Limited is Zurich House, Hulley Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 2SF.

Opus Business Media Limited respects the privacy of every person for whom we have personal data. We comply with data protection legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation which regulates the processing of data and ensures that your data is processed fairly and lawfully, is kept secure and only that data necessary for any processing is kept.

This policy summarises the information we may collect about you and how we may use that data. We primarily collect data to provide you with services you have requested, to provide services likely to meet your needs, to improve services provided to you and to sell advertising space to help us provide many services free of charge. The policy tells you how we ensure the information we have is kept accurate and how you can request access, deletion, rectification, restriction, transfer and withdraw consent (where applicable) and make a complaint.

We may update the privacy policy at any time without notice so please check back regularly so you are aware of any changes. This privacy policy is subject to our terms and conditions which are found on the Opus Business Media Limited website.

1. What Information do we collect and how is this collected?

We only collect personal information if we have your permission, or we have reasonable commercial reasons for doing this, such as collecting information to process exhibition registrations or to supply you with services. We will only collect the minimum amount of information we need to do these things.

We may collect some of the following data such as name, job title, company that employs you, post code, email address, telephone number and various other data. This data may be collected when you order a service or product, sign up for a newsletter or subscription, on completion of a survey, questionnaire or entry to a competition, or by communication to us by email, phone and by other means.

If you use our website we may record your IP address, registration details and your browsing history such as the pages you have visited within our sites. If you sign up for a newsletter we may track your response e.g. open a newsletter or click on a link in a newsletter or the pages you visit. We do not share personal data with 3rd parties for marketing purposes, other than with the direct consent of the individual(s) which may be withdrawn at any time.

2. Cookies

We use cookies to monitor web usage. Cookies are written to the hard drive of a web user, they contain no personal information about the website user and only keep a record of the sites visited and actions on the web site. Some cookies expire after your browser is closed whilst others stay on your hard drive. They are of standard use across many websites. We use them on an aggregated information basis and to assess your areas of interest – they are used to identify the number of unique visitors to a site, to improve further web visits (store preferences, user name and your email address so you don’t need to re input every time you visit) and to improve the user experience for you by, amongst other things, providing content based on your preferences. Most browsers offer you ways to control or block cookies should you wish to. These browser controls will usually be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu in your toolbar. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop or manage cookies. Note that should all cookies be rejected we are unable to match site content appropriate to the preferences given to us by previous visits and you will not be able to fully utilise all of the web site features. For further information on cookies visit www.aboutcookies.org or the Information Commissioner’s webpage on www.cookies ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

3. Legal basis for processing data

Different legal bases are used which depend upon the purpose for processing your data.
• When data is provided when purchasing a product or service under a contract with you we process your data under contract necessity with the data being needed to fulfil the contract.
• When you sign up for a newsletter, a visitor at an exhibition or magazine we process your data under consent.
• Any additional processing i.e. sharing data with third parties, marketing to you on behalf of third parties is done through either consent or legitimate interest, you are provided with useful information by us in exchange for supplying your information, including personal data and the relationship between us is balanced in your favour. You have the choice to opt out of processing under this basis.
• When you pay us, we only keep data as long as it is necessary to comply with the law

4. Use of personal data

We will only use personal information for the purpose it was collected. Should we ever wish to use it for another purpose we will contact you first asking you for your consent. We primarily use data to communicate with you, deliver the service you have requested, or services that might interest you (subject to your right to opt out with the details on how to do this found on each business website), to improve our service, to verify your identity when taking payment or to meet legal, regulatory and compliance requirements.

5. How long do we keep your data for?

Data is not kept any longer than is required for the purposes of the processing or to comply with the law. As we collect data for many different purposes there is not a single retention period for all data. We instead carefully assess the length of time to retain data according to the processing purpose and to comply with our legal obligations. When data is no longer required for the purposes of the processing it is securely removed from our systems.

6. Security & Confidentiality

Opus Business Media Limited takes commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative measures to protect personal information from theft, misuse or accidental destruction and to keep it confidential. All data processors who access your data are obliged to keep the information confidential and secure and not to use it for any other purpose other than that they are contracted to carry out for us.

7. Transfer of data to third parties

We may use third party providers e.g. for web site hosting, web maintenance and email alerting. We share information with these third parties to provide these services. We will also share data with public or regulatory authorities where required by law or to enforce our terms of service. We take reasonable commercial steps to ensure that your data is kept secure and confidential by any third party, is deleted when not needed for the purpose it was given, that their data privacy policies protect your data and that they only process your data on our instruction. We do not sell or rent your personal data, although we may transfer, sell or assign your data outside of our company to a third party if we merged or sold the company. Your data will be processed fairly, lawfully and securely in the UK and will only be transferred outside of the European Union when there is protection in place for your rights and when the data will be kept secure.

9. Restriction of liability

Our websites link to other websites. Opus Business Media Limited is not responsible for the privacy policies of those websites nor does it have or accept any liability for their content.

7. Complaints

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority whose contact details are.
Information Commissioner’s Office
https://ico.org.uk
Telephone: 0303 123 1113