BizEquals Ltd understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, bizequals.com and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;
“Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in Part 12, below;
2. Information About Us
2.1 Our Site and its associated subdomains (collectively known as “Our Site”) are owned and operated by BizEquals Ltd a limited company registered in England with company number 08957713, whose registered address is 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE.
Our website and associated subdomains consist of the following sites and their individual subpages:
3. What Does This Policy Cover?
4. What Is Personal Data?
Personal data is defined by the UK General Data Protection Regulation, which sits alongside an amended version of the Data Protection Act 2018 (collectively, “the Data Protection Legislation”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information, such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information, such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
5. What Are My Rights?
Under the Data Protection Legislation, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
b) The right to access the personal data we hold about you. Part 13 will tell you how to do this.
c) The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details in Part 13 to find out more.
d) The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we hold. Please contact us using the details in Part 13 to find out more.
e) The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
f) The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
g) The right to withdraw consent. This means that if we are relying on your consent as the legal basis for using your personal data, you are free to withdraw that consent at any time.
h) The right to data portability. This means that if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means. You can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Part 13.
It is important that your personal data is kept accurate and up-to-date. If any of the personal data we hold about you changes, please keep us informed as long as we have that data.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
We would welcome the opportunity to resolve your concerns ourselves, however, so please contact us first using the details in Part 13.
6. What Data Do We Collect and How?
|Data Collected||How We Collect the Data|
|Identity Information including full name||Website Form|
|Contact information including business address, email address, telephone number||Website Form|
|Business information including business name, company number and other information used in your listing(s)||Website Form|
|Google Analytics – we use Google Analytics to help us understand how you use our site and to help us improve its relevance for you. It collects data such as time of visit, pages visited, type of browser and how you reached our site.||Tracking Code|
|ShareThis - enables and tracks social media content sharing||Tracking Code|
|HubSpot - collects and stores our registered users contact information including business name, business address, email address, telephone number||Tracking Code|
7. How Do You Use My Personal Data?
Under the Data Protection Legislation, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. These legitimate interests, based on your consent, help us fulfil our contractual responsibility to deliver the services of our site, including the provision of our Premium member services from 3rd party companies.
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email or telephone or post with information, news, and offers on our products services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Legislation and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out. We will always obtain your express opt-in consent before sharing your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes, and you will be able to opt-out at any time.
If we need to use your personal data for a purpose that is unrelated to, or incompatible with, the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, we will inform you and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
In some circumstances, where permitted or required by law, we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent. This will only be done within the bounds of the Data Protection Legislation and your legal rights.
8. How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?
9. Do You Share My Personal Data?
We will not share any of your personal data with any third parties for any purposes, subject to the following exceptions.
Where you have signed up for a Premium subscription, we may share some of your data in order to help them deliver their services to you as part of our Premium subscription.
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
If any of your personal data is shared with a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law.
10. How Can I Control My Personal Data?
In addition to your rights under the Data Protection Legislation, set out in Part 5, when you submit personal data via our Site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your personal data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails.
11. How Can I Access My Personal Data?
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it. This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email address shown in Part 13.
All Cookies used by and on our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you.
Certain features of our Site depend on Cookies to function. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings, but please be aware that our Site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them. For further information about cookies and how to disable them, please go to: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
13. How Do I Contact You?
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following:
Any changes will be immediately posted on our site. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.