Quality Financial Media Privacy Notice

Quality Financial Media Privacy Notice

WHO ARE WE?

Quality Financial Media Limited (“we”, "us", "our") is the owner or licensor of all the websites operated by us ("the Sites") including but not limited to www.qualityfinancialmedia.com and, for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, we are the Data Controller.

We are a company registered in England and Wales under company number 0977825. Our registered office is at Canary Wharf, 30th Floor, 40 Bank Street, London, E14 5NR. Our VAT number is GB 222 5060 54.

You can contact us by emailing us at admin@qualityfinancialmedia.com.

We are an independent consultant of financial media information, data and event provider.

IMPORTANT: YOUR CONSENT

This privacy notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read this privacy notice carefully.

We are committed to protecting your data and respecting your privacy. Your choice to register to use any of our Sites is a freely made, active indication that you agree and consent to the collection and use of your personal data as set out in this privacy notice. If you do not understand or agree to the use of your personal data in this way, please do not register or use any of our Sites.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT?

It is important that you understand what personal data we collect.

When you visit any of our Sites and choose to register as a user, complete questionnaires and/ or surveys or communicate with us you actively provide us with personal data which we use to build your 'user profile'.

When you browse our Sites you passively provide personal data via cookies and similar technologies which we use to build your user profile (see cookie information below).

This user profile, which includes a summary of the media profiles and pages you have viewed will be used by us as set out below.

HOW DO WE USE PERSONAL DATA

Registering and consenting for us to use the personal data you provide requires that you understand how we use your personal data.

We will never share your personal data with any third party so they can direct marketing communications to you via post, telephone and SMS.

Third party usage

We provide a ‘host mailing’ service to our commercial partners. This service enables other organisations to direct their marketing messages to you via us. As a ‘host mailing’ service we ensure that our commercial partners never see nor retain your personal data unless or until you provide it to them by responding to their marketing communications. We remain in possession and control of your personal data at all times.

Our Sites will always ask for your consent to use your personal data in this manner (opt in). You may withdraw this consent (opt out) freely and at any time via your My Account area on our Site or by emailing us at privacy@qualityfinancialmedia.com.

Please note that if you respond to a marketing communication from one of our commercial partners, your personal data will be held and used by them in accordance with their privacy notice. We have no control over, and shall not be liable for, their use or misuse of your personal data.

If, after responding to marketing directed to you from one of our commercial partners, you wish them to cease sending you direct marketing communications, please contact them directly.

Services

We will use the personal data you provide us to facilitate your access and use of the Sites and to deliver the services you have subscribed to receive from us.

Research

We are research specialists, providing analysis of financial media, its products and services. Your interaction with us, the web pages you view on our Sites, the documents you download from our Sites and the comments you make via our Sites will be used by us to formulate research reports for both internal and external (shared) use. This information may be shared with third parties in aggregate and anonymised format.

We will not disclose any personally identifiable information unless we have sought and gained your express consent. In accordance with professional market research guidelines, we will ensure that our research maintains your anonymity. We will ensure that you are fully informed as to how any personal data will be shared, to whom and for what purpose.

Publishing

Our research may be published online or in print. This may include the publication of your information in aggregate and anonymous format.

Disclosing personal data

We may share your personal data with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined by section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006.

We may share your personal data with selected third parties as follows:

• Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the fulfilment of our obligations to you, such as providing you with any services you have subscribed to receive from us;

• Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our Sites.

• If we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us will be one of the transferred assets;

• If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation;

• To carry out credit checks or credit scoring;

• To report suspected criminal offences or activity to the police;

• To defend ourselves from actual or threatened legal proceedings; or

• To enforce our legal rights against you.

Marketing

We may use your personal data to send you marketing communications about our own products and services. If you do not want to receive these communications from us, you can "opt out" by emailing us at privacy@qualityfinancialmedia.com.

COOKIES AND ‘PASSIVE’ DATA COLLECTION

We may use cookies and similar technologies to store information such as your User ID and your session identifiers to enable us to identify whether you are registered on to the Sites and, if so, to make access faster and simpler.

Cookies also help us to build your ‘user profile’ by, for example, remembering pages you visit on our Sites and media profiles you may have read. If you allow us to record this information we may provide you with a ‘site experience’ and marketing tailored to your interests.

If you prefer a generic experience you can remove and/or disable cookies using the controls provided by your browser. If you are unfamiliar with these controls, please visit www.aboutcookies.org where you will find information to help manage important information storage choices.

You are free to choose whether to accept cookies or not, however we cannot guarantee full operability of our Sites should you disable cookies. This information storage occurs passively, without your interaction.

For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, please refer to our cookies policy.

Plugins from third party platforms (e.g. Twitter)

We are not responsible for the data policies, procedures or content of any other website that are linked to/from our Sites. Please read their privacy notices carefully before providing any personal data to them. For information on how these third parties use your data please read their privacy policies. We have no control over, and shall not be liable for, their use or misuse of your personal data.

OUR OBLIGATIONS

Keeping personal data accurate

Where appropriate we will contact you to ensure that the personal data we hold about you remains accurate and complete. If, however, any of the details you provided change and you would like us to reflect that change, please visit My Account or send an email to privacy@qualityfinancialmedia.com and we will be happy to update your details.

Providing access to your information

You have the right to receive information about the personal data we hold on you. You can obtain a copy of your personal data by sending an email to privacy@QualityFinancialMedia.com. If you are concerned that any of the information we hold on you is incorrect, please contact us at privacy@QualityFinancialMedia.com.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or our use of your personal data, please contact us at privacy@QualityFinancialMedia.com.

Protecting data

We are a global business but with an office only in London.

This may result in your personal data being transferred out of the European Economic Area (EEA) to countries which have not been assessed by the European Commission as having adequate legal protection.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Sites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Respecting individual choice

You can change your personal information preferences and/or details at any time. As a registered user you can access your preferences by logging on to www.qualityfinancialmedia.net using your username (email address) and password.

a. You may unsubscribe to any lists by sending an email request to privacy@qualityfinancialmedia.com.

b. You may ask us to cease providing your data to third parties by sending an email request to privacy@qualityfinancialmedia.com

c. You will ALWAYS be given a straightforward way to opt out from marketing each time you receive a communication from us or one of our commercial partners via us.

If you believe we have not met any of our obligations, or if you have any questions about our use of your personal data or this privacy notice, please contact us in the first instance at privacy@qualityfinancialmedia.com.

Any changes we may make to our privacy notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy notice.