Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the collection and use of personal information relating to potential and existing customers of Blackball Media by the company and its affiliates within The Baize Group of companies. For more information about The Baize Group go to thebaize.com

The Baize Group is committed to abiding by this Customer Privacy Policy, as well as the requirements of applicable laws, in the operation of its business. Please read this policy carefully as it explains the kinds of personal information we collect about you and how it is handled.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is The Baize Group of Haslar Marine Technology Park, Haslar Road, Gosport, PO12 2AG.

By your continued use of our services (including our websites), you consent to the collection and use of your personal information for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will generally let you know at the time of collection how we intend to use your personal information. Usually, we collect personal information about you which we require to respond to your enquiries for the provision of goods and services to you. We also process your personal information where we are required to do so by law, and for the exercise or defence of legal claims. From time to time, we may contact you for research purposes, or to tell you about our special offers and other services or events in accordance with your contact preferences. Where appropriate, we will obtain your consent to do so. Personal information collected from you may include your name, postal address, email address, landline or mobile telephone number, delivery details as well as other non-sensitive personal information. If you use our websites, we may also collect information about you or your computer when you browse to allow you to use the services available.

WEBSITE USAGE & COOKIES

If you are using our websites, we may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, or to administer our websites. We may conduct analyses of user traffic to measure the use of our sites and to improve the content of our websites and our services. These analyses will be performed through the use of IP addresses and cookies. We may also use cookies to enable the signing in process after you have registered with us and to provide you with more tailored information when you return to our websites. A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance. If you reject the use of cookies please note that the efficient operation of the website that you are using may be affected. Most of the advertisements that you may see on the websites are generated by third parties who may use cookies to track viewing of their advertisements and for other purposes specified in their own privacy policies. We have no access to or control over these cookies (although we may use statistical information provided to us – not containing personal information – arising from these third party cookies to improve the targeting of advertisements to you and other users of the websites). You can obtain further information about third party privacy policies or disable their cookies by visiting their websites.

COOKIES POLICY

Your use of our website indicates your consent to the cookies described in this policy.

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES?

We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html

GoSquared: We also use web analysis servies provided by GoSquared Ltd. GoSquared’s services uses cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of this website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) are transmitted to GoSquared (which may use data repositories outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) such as the United States of America), where it is then stored for us.

We control how the information collected about you is used. GoSquared will use it on our behalf to evaluate your use of this website and report to us about this website’s operations. GoSquared may provide it to third parties if needs be, for example, in order to comply with the law or to third parties processing that information on behalf of GoSquared. GoSquared may also use the information we provide to look up publicly-available contact and social data related to you, so as to enable us to enhance your experience of this website. For more information on GoSquared’s practices and policies, please see https://www.gosquared.com/legal/

WordPress: Our websites runs the popular WordPress CMS and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with WordPress, and whether you have logged into WordPress. We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Google Adwords. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You may choose to opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings: https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/authenticated . Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

Your use of our websites indicates your consent to the cookies we have described in this Policy.

But if you should wish to revoke that consent, or any part of it, at any time you may control cookies and third party ad targeting in the following ways.

BROWSER CONTROLS

Most modern browsers offer you ways to control or block cookies.  These browser controls will usually be found in the “options’ or “preferences” menu.  For more help, you may take a look at the “Help” settings or review these website for more details – http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1

THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING AND TARGETING

Some of our sites use third party advertising and ad targeting. For ways to turn off third party ad targeting you may want to visit The Internet Advertising Bureau UK – http://www.iabuk.net/.

You can find more information or turn off targeting by member companies at YourOnlineChoices UK, http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk.

THIS PRIVACY POLICY

If our use of cookies changes, we will post the changes to this policy.  Please check frequently as online data collection practices and our use of them continue to evolve.

THIRD PARTY

We will only disclose personal information about you internally and to third parties for processing purposes associated with payment processing, the supply of goods and services, for website administration, or elsewhere when you have consented to such disclosures, or where such disclosures are required or permitted by law. These third parties we contractually bound only to use personal information to perform the services that we hire them to provide.

TRANSFER OF DATA

Third party data processors, advertisers, exhibitors and other such business relationships outside of the EEA, are required to take adequate technical and organisational safeguards to protect personal information. We also take measures to ensure that personal information transferred by us outside of the EEA is adequately protected.

VIRTUAL PRODUCTS

In the case of your use of one of our virtual products, e.g. Virtual Exhibitions, Directory Sites, Webinars etc, we may pass the information you provide to third parties. Generally this will be via a process whereby you, as the user, visit or interact with a third party eg: visit a stand at an online exhibition or click on an asset branded and provided by a third party. In some instances, for example, a products listing site, you may reach out directly to a supplier or exhibitor who may contact you in return. In other instances our virtual products are sponsored and, in such cases the data you provided to us will be given to the sponsor. Generally, we will let you know at the time of collection if a product is sponsored.

If you wish to change your contact preferences with an individual exhibitor/sponsor, please follow their own unsubscribe request details.

We take your contact preferences very seriously. If you would prefer for your details not to be passed to any 3rd parties as laid out in this section, you are advised not to register for the virtual product.

EMAIL CAPTURE

The Baize Group may from time to time send updates about this product and other relevant Baize Group products and services.  Your email will not be given to 3rd parties. By providing your email address you consent to being contacted by email for direct marketing purposes by The Baize Group.

MOBILE PHONE CAPTURE

The Baize Group may from time to time contact you about this product and other relevant Baize Group products and services.  By providing your mobile number you consent to being contacted for direct marketing purposes via voice calls or SMS by The Baize Group.

SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard personal information against loss, theft and unauthorised uses, access or modifications. Certain areas of our websites may be password protected. If you are a user of our websites and have a password, you can help to preserve your privacy by ensuring that you do not share your password with anyone else.

We take steps to regularly validate the personal information we hold to ensure that the information is accurate and, where necessary, up to date. Information that is no longer required for any valid business purpose, and that we are not required to keep pursuant to any applicable law, will be routinely destroyed by secure means.

MAKING AUTOMATED DECISIONS

We do not ordinarily use personal information for the purposes of automated decision making. However, may do so in order to fulfil compelling obligations imposed by law, in which case we will inform of any such processing and provide you with an opportunity to object.

ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may renew and update personal information that we hold about you by contacting us as detailed below.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you can write to the Data Protection Co-ordinator, Haslar Marine Technology Park, Haslar Road, Gosport, PO12 2AG or call 023 9252 2434. Please note that calls to this number may be recorded and monitored to maintain customer service standards and to assist staff training.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to add to or amend this privacy policy at our sole discretion, without prior notice to you. Please review our privacy policy on a regular basis to make sure you have read the latest version and you understand what we do with your personal information. Your continued use of our services or our websites following the posting of changes to these terms means that you consent to those changes.

 

This version of the privacy policy is effective as of 31st January 2017