Please be aware that the external links provided are not the property of Last Word Media (UK) Limited and whilst every effort has been made to ensure the provenance of the websites, we accept no liability for any issues caused by clicking on the links.
Note that the UK Information Commissioner’s website contains significant guidance for both individuals and businesses, many links below are to this guidance. However, to go direct to the website click here
Information provided to third parties
- In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If Last Word Media (UK) Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers 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, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Last Word Media (UK) Limited, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
- If you are a delegate attending a Last Word event, in which case personal contact data held by us will be one of the transferred assets to clients to meet sponsor contractual obligations, if you have not objected to this transfer taking place.
Information collected via technological collection methods
We will not use this data for any other purposes unless we ask you (gain your consent) first, or unless there is a valid legal requirement for us to do so.
Technical information includes:
- the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet;
- your login information;
- browser type and version;
- time zone setting;
- browser plug-in types and versions;
- operating system and platform.
Information about your visit, includes:
- the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time);
- page response times;
- download errors;
- length of visits to certain pages;
- page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs);
- methods used to browse away from the page;
Our emails to you may contain an invisible pixel which enable us to see whether an email has been opened by you or not. We use this technology so that we can assess how our emails are being received and if necessary manage contact with you more efficiently so that you receive information of interest to you.
Where we store your personal data
We use state of the art technology to manage our online services. Our business depends on doing our utmost to ensure your personal data and other confidential information is kept safe and secure and is only used in accordance with the law.
We use the latest technology to ensure that the information that you provide to us is kept secure.
Payment transactions are encrypted using industry standard technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone. To find out more about the importance of passwords click here
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 site; any transmission is at your own risk. However, we must comply with data protection laws including where there is a requirement to use appropriate technological and organisational measures to protect personal data. Data that is on our systems or transmitted using our website will be suitably protected at all times.
A loss of personal data is known as a data breach. The General Data Protection Regulation imposes requirements on businesses to identify, assess and report breaches in a timely manner (within 72 hours).
We undertake to inform you if your personal data is compromised and there is a risk to your rights and freedoms as a result.
More information on data breaches may be found here
More Information on your rights
Your rights are central to European data protection legislation. Your rights are summarised below, and more detailed information is available within the General Data Protection Regulation itself. The following link provides an easy click guide to access the “Article” of the Regulation
The right to access your data (Article 15, GDPR) – You have the right to access and see what information is held about you by us. You may request this information in writing using the contact details (below).
The right to rectification (Article 16, GDPR) – If you believe that some of the information we hold about you is incorrect, you have the right to have any errors corrected, please contact us to do this.
The right to erasure (Article 17, GDPR) – The right to be forgotten is laid down in data protection law. You have the right to have all your data removed from our systems subject to any legal obligations we may have necessitating the keeping of your data. In which case we will cease using your information subject to contractual, legal or legitimate interest obligations.
The right to restrict processing (Article 18, GDPR) – You have the right to restrict how your personal data are used, subject to legal obligations.
The right to data portability (Article 20, GDPR) – Your personal data can be requested in a machine-readable format if you require it.
The right to object to processing (Article 21, GDPR) – You may object to having your personal data processed subject to any compelling legitimate grounds that may allow us to continue.
The right to complain (Article 77, GDPR) – You have the right to complain to the Regulator in the EU country in which you reside if you believe that we have not dealt with your rights properly. The details of the UK Information Commissioner’s Office are at the bottom of this policy.
The right to judicial remedy and compensation (Articles 78 & 82) – You have the right to judicial remedy if you believe your rights and freedoms have been infringed and we have not acted appropriately. This may lead to compensation, awarded by a court.
Sensitive personal data
Sensitive personal data, also known as “special categories” are not collected by Last Word Media (UK) Limited. In the event that this information becomes relevant for us to collect, hold and use we will ensure that we collect it legally and that your rights are protected at all times.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.