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Privacy Policy

Argus Media Limited, its group companies and each of their respective branch offices (“we”, “our”, “us”) are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers, visitors to our websites and any other individual whose personal information is held by us. 

This Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide us or that we collect from you through our websites, as a result of subscribing to our electronic reports or when you communicate with our employees using instant messaging applications or email.

 

Section A.  General

This section of the Privacy Policy is intended to provide you with general information about us, how and where we store your personal information, your rights in relation to the personal information that we hold about you and how we tell you about changes to this Privacy Policy. Sections B, C and D provide you with more specific information about the types of information we collect and how we use them.

 

Contact details

 

The data controller (as that term is defined in the UK Data Protection Act 1998) in respect of all processing of personal information described in this Privacy Policy is Argus Media Limited.

If you have any queries concerning the information we hold about you or this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

By post:

Privacy Officer
Argus House
175 St John Street
London EC1V 4LW
United Kingdom

By email:

email icon privacy@argusmedia.com

Accessing your personal information

Subject to limited exceptions, the Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access the personal information that we hold about you.  If you wish to exercise this right, please write to us at the address above.

We reserve the right to charge you a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with access to the information.  We also reserve the right to require you to provide satisfactory evidence of your identity before we give you any access to personal information.

 

Protecting your information

 

We hold your personal information in accordance with the security provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with corporate policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.

As the transmission of data over the internet is not secure we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our Website.  Any such transmission is at your own risk.

 

Disclosure of your information

 

We may disclose your information to any of our group companies and branch offices, some of which are located outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • to third-party suppliers that we engage to provide services which involve processing data on our behalf
  • to companies with which we have partnered in the provision of services to you, so they can provide you with information about similar or related services
  • if we buy or sell any assets or business, as we may be required to disclose your personal information to the buyer or seller or potential buyer or seller of such business or assets
  • if required to do so by a court, government entity, regulatory agency or any other competent authority, to comply with legal obligations, to protect our rights, safety or property or those of customers or others, or to enforce the terms of our agreements
  • and for other purposes as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law or regulation

 

Transfers outside the EEA

 

As we are an international company, personal information that we hold may be transferred to, stored and processed by our group companies, branch offices or suppliers which are located in countries outside of the EEA where the level of legal protection for your personal information may not be as comprehensive as in the EEA.  By providing your personal information to us, you agree to such transfer, storage and processing.

 

Notification of changes

 

The effective date of the most recent Privacy Policy is noted at the top of this Privacy Policy. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page and so we recommend that you regularly check this page to be informed of how we use your personal information.  Where appropriate we may also notify you by email of changes to this Privacy Policy.

 

Section B.  Our Website

This section of the Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use personal information about you through our website argusmedia.com, its sub-domains such as direct.argusmedia.com and other websites operated by Argus Media and mobile device applications developed by Argus Media (the "Website"). By registering on and/or using the Website you consent to the use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

Information we collect about you through the Website

 

We may collect and process the following personal information about you:

  • information that you provide to us by filling in forms on our Website, including information you provide when you register to use our Website or subscribe to our products or services
  • any information you provide when you contact us (which may include copies of correspondence)
  • information about your visit to the Website including the times and dates on which you access the Website, which pages you have visited and which products, services and resources you have used

We may also collect certain information about the computer you use to access the Website, including your IP address, which internet browser you are using and your operating system, to optimise your visit to the Website.  We may also collect and use aggregated information about the way in which our Website is used.  This aggregated information does not identify you or any other individual.

We also use cookies in connection with the Website.  For more information please see the section headed “Explanation of cookies” below.

 

How we use your information

 

We process personal information collected from the Website for the following purposes:

  • providing any products or services requested by you
  • telling you about changes to our services, the Website and its functionality
  • providing you with information about other products and services we offer (please see below for more information)
  • keeping you informed about industry developments
  • notifying you of industry conferences, events and training courses
  • handling customer orders and billing
  • administering our business activities
  • ensuring that our Website is presented in the best manner for you
  • providing customer service in respect of the Website including enquiries and complaints

 

Explanation of cookies

 

A “cookie” is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information back from the browser. Cookies enable us to improve and personalise the Website for you and to automatically collect information about how our Website and services are being used.  For more information about cookies in general please visit allaboutcookies.org

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When accessing a website operated by Argus Media you can set your browser to refuse the setting of all cookies, including essential cookies. However, selecting this setting may mean that certain areas of the website are inaccessible to you and/or may not work properly. If you do not set your browser to refuse cookies, a cookie will automatically be issued to you when you log on to a website operated by Argus Media.

 

Marketing use of personal information

 

If we intend to use the personal information that we collect about you for marketing purposes, or to disclose such information to third parties to use for their marketing purposes, we will notify you of this at the time we collect your personal information.

If you do not wish your personal information to be used for these purposes you will be able to exercise your right to prevent such use by ticking the appropriate boxes on the web form when you submit your personal information.

You can withdraw any consent you have given to use of your personal information for marketing purposes at any time by contacting us using the details referred to above.

 

Third party links and advertising

 

The Website may contain links to third-party sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party sites. We do not accept responsibility or liability for the way in which such third-party sites collect and use personal information about you.  You should ensure that you read any third-party privacy policies prior to submitting data to such sites.

Section C.  Electronic Publications and DRM

This section of the Privacy Policy describes how we use digital rights management (DRM) tools in connection with our electronic publications.

If you or your employer has subscribed to any of our electronic reports services, you may receive copies of our electronic publications by email from us.  All intellectual property rights in and to such publications remain owned by us or our licensors and you must not forward them to, or share them with, any third party other than with our prior written consent.

Use of DRM tools

 

We have a legitimate interest in the protection and enforcement of the intellectual property rights in and to our publications.  As a result, in order to protect such intellectual property rights, we use digital rights management (“DRM”) tools that are embedded in our delivery emails and publications.  Those DRM tools allow us to:

  • record the email address of the original person that receives the email containing the publication
  • identify whether and when the email containing the publication has been opened
  • ascertain the approximate location of the computer that opens the email
  • ascertain whether the email has been opened on another computer 

We may also collect certain information about the computer you use to open the emails, including your public IP address, information about which internet browser you are using and your operating system.

 

Use and disclosure of information collected through DRM tools

 

We will only use the information collected through the DRM tools for the purposes of identifying whether there has been any infringement of the intellectual property rights in and to our publications and for protecting and enforcing the same. 

We may disclose such information to our group companies and licensors in connection with such purpose and to such other third parties as may be necessary for such purpose (including without limitation to legal advisers or the courts) or otherwise as required or permitted by applicable law.

 

Section D.  Instant messaging and email

 

This section of the Privacy Policy describes the extent to which any communications with our employees through an instant messaging application or email are monitored and the purpose of such monitoring.

 

Nature of electronic communications

 

The contents of any instant messaging communication or email are for information purposes only and we do not give any warranty, representation or guarantee that such contents are true, accurate, complete or not misleading.  Furthermore any opinions given in any such communications message by any of our employees are the opinions of that employee and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Argus Media Limited or its group companies.

Instant messages and emails may however contain confidential information and so if you receive an instant message or email in error, please notify the sender immediately and then delete the message or email.  You must not copy the message or email or their contents or forward them to any third party.

By their nature, neither instant messaging nor email are secure means of communication.  We will not be liable for any interception, modification or other interference with any instant messaging or email communication by any third-party during the course of their transmission.

 

Monitoring, use and disclosure

 

All instant messaging and email sent or received using computers owned by Argus Media Limited or any of its group companies  will be automatically scanned, captured and archived (including details as to the parties to the instant messaging or email communications (such as name, username, time and date of the communications)).  The archived instant messages and emails will be routinely kept for up to 7 years, but some archived instant messages and emails may be kept for longer where necessary for the purposes described below in this Privacy Policy. 

We or our service providers will automatically scan all incoming instant messages and emails to protect ourselves from viruses and for compliance with our firewall policies.  We may block any instant message or email that we suspect may contain any virus or which does not comply with our firewall policies.  Subject to the foregoing, we will not routinely analyse the content of individual instant messages or email, including any personal information therein, but we may do so in the following circumstances:

  • to establish facts in any particular case
  • in connection with any litigation or other legal proceedings
  • where required or permitted by applicable law or regulation

We may disclose archived instant messages and emails, including any personal information therein, to our group companies and licensors in connection with such purpose and to such other third parties as may be necessary for such purpose (including without limitation to legal advisers or the courts) or otherwise as required or permitted by applicable law or regulation.

Section E. Subscribers/Licensees 

If you are licensed to receive Argus information pursuant to a licence agreement with Argus, we may collect or receive certain information from you/your employer in connection with your licence agreement.  We may process such data from time to time and disclose such data to any of Argus’ subsidiaries and holding companies from time to time (and subsidiaries of those holding companies) and any of Argus’ third-party partners, including any such companies that are located outside the EEA ("Argus Affiliates"):

(a)to the extent necessary to enable us to perform our obligations under, or enforce our rights under our agreement(s) with you

(b)to offer you additional products and services provided by Argus or Argus Affiliates

(c)for any purpose connected with your licence agreement including the maintenance of a central database of customers

 In addition, we may also disclose your personal information:

  • to business partners and third-party suppliers that we engage to provide services which involve processing data on our behalf
  • if we buy or sell any assets or business, as we may be required to disclose your personal information to the buyer or seller or potential buyer or seller of such business or assets
  • if required to do so by a court, government entity, regulatory agency or any other competent authority, to comply with legal obligations, to protect our rights, safety or property or those of customers or others, or to enforce the terms of our agreements
  • and for other purposes as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law or regulation

Privacy Policy last updated on: June 2013