Privacy and cookie policy

11 November 2020

This Privacy Notice explains who we are, how we collect, share and use personal information about you, and how you can exercise your privacy rights.

  1. Introduction

 1.1. Melwood Publishing and its group entities respect your right to privacy. For a list of our group entities and contact details, please see our contacts page at

1.2. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, then please contact us at

1.3. We recommend you read this Privacy Notice in full to ensure you are fully informed.

  1. Melwood Publishing

2.1. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Melwood Publishing is a provider of business intelligence and information and organises virtual and physical business events.

2.2. For more information about Melwood Publishing’s core product and purpose, see the “About us” page at

  1. The type of personal information we collect

 We currently collect and process the following information:

3.1. Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name, email, and employer details), offered voluntarily by you when signing up to our services such as electronic newsletters.

3.2. When you visit our Site, we may automatically collect certain information from your device. In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area, this information may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws.

3.3. Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical information.

We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our Site, including the pages accessed and links clicked. Collecting these details enables us better to understand the visitors who come to our Site, and what content on our Site is of interest to them. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Content to our visitors.

3.4. Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology. For further information about the types of Cookies we use, why, and how to control them, please see our Cookie Statement, below.

3.5. We do not generally seek to collect sensitive data (also known as special categories of personal data, such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union, physical or mental health, biometric or genetic data, sexual life or orientation, or criminal convictions and offences, from individuals and we request that you please do not

3.6. We do not knowingly contact or collect information from persons under the age of 18. The website is not intended to solicit information of any kind from persons under the age of 18.

  1. How we get the personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you because you supplied the details to access one of our products or services (for example, an electronic newsletter).

We respect your privacy and will not pass your details on to third parties, without your prior consent to do so.

  1. Storing and retaining data 

5.1. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the personal information that we collect and process about you.

5.2. We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so for example, to provide you with a service you have requested.

5.3. When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise it or, if this is not possible, then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

  1. Updates to this Privacy Policy

6.1. We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our Privacy Policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. We will obtain your consent to any material Privacy Policy changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws.

6.2. You can see when this Privacy Policy was last updated by checking the date displayed at the top of this Privacy Policy.

  1. Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  1. i) Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
  1. ii) Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

iii) Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

  1. iv) Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  1. v) Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  1. vi) Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. Please contact us at if you wish to make a request.

  1. Cookie Statement

This Cookie Statement explains what cookies we use and why we use them. We recommend that you read the policy fully. For more details about your personal data please refer to our privacy policy in full.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are a small text file that is placed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you access our websites.

They are not harmful to your devices and allow you to use many of the useful features of our websites (like remembering pages you last visited). Cookies have a lifetime. Some only last until you close your browser or a short time. These are called ‘session cookies’. Some last longer though, for example, to enable a website to recognise you when you return to them. These are called ‘persistent cookies’. 

Cookies placed directly by a website owner (like us) are known as ‘first-party cookies’ and most modern websites also use technology provided by other people/businesses, for example to provide online advertising. Cookies placed by other parties are known as ‘third-party cookies’.

How Do We Use Cookies?

The cookies that we use are as follows:

Strictly necessary cookies 

What are they? These cookies are essential to enable you to move around our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like newsletter sign ups, may not be available.

Functionality cookies

What are they? These are cookies that allow our website to remember choices you make (such as the region you are in) and to provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on an article.

Performance cookies

What are they? These cookies collect information about how you use our websites, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get an error message. These cookies are used to improve how our website works.

Targeting or advertising cookies 

What are they? These cookies are used to drive online advertising that is relevant to you by building up a picture of what you are interested in from your use of the internet. The cookies can limit the number of times you see an advert and help to measure the effectiveness of any advertising. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organisations or advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to website functionality provided by the other organisation.

We cannot control nor do we have access to any cookies placed on your computer by third-party advertisers, or third-party websites linked to this website.

How Can You Manage Cookies?

You are not obliged to accept our cookies and may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies at all. The browser you use to surf the web not only allows you to see the cookies that you have got but also allows you to control their use.

By continuing to use our websites you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To manage all cookies placed on your computer, mobile phone or tablet device through your web browser settings, please consult your browser’s individual guide or visit or for more information. To manage cookies on your mobile phone please refer to your user manual.

Our website is designed to use cookies, so if you choose not to allow cookies you may not be able to access all of the features we provide and your browsing experience on our website may be limited.