Here at BDQ, we recognise our responsibilities to protect the privacy of all visitors to this website, our customers, prospects and employees.
This policy explains to you how we control, process, handle and protect personal information through the business and while you browse or use this website. If you do not agree to the following policy, you may wish to cease viewing or using this website, and or refrain from submitting your personal data to us.
Please read this policy carefully and contact us with questions you may have about our privacy practices.
BDQ is a trading name for Business Data Quality Ltd.
Our company registration number is 04497196 and our registered address is: Business Data Quality Ltd T/A BDQ, 2 Beauchamp Court, 10 Victors Way, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5TZ
We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller on the Data Protection Register. Our registration number is ZA265009 and our entry details are here.
To underline our commitment, we are also signatories to ICO’s “Your Data Matters” campaign which aims to increase the public’s trust and confidence in how data is used.
Please see our contact page to see how to contact us by letter, email, telephone or via our general enquiries form.
When you use our website forms or contact us via email, telephone or post, you may provide us with personally identifiable information about you and your company, such as your company name, your name, title, e-mail address, postal address, and telephone number (collectively, the “Personal Information”). We do not collect any Personal Information from you when you use the website unless you consent to provide it voluntarily (for example, by signing up for a mailing list, registering for a webinar, or sending us a message).
We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) and other technologies to help us collect information and to enhance your experience using the website. Cookies are small text files a website can use to recognize a repeat visitors.
If you do not want the website to deploy cookies in your browser, you can opt out by setting your browser to reject cookies by selecting the “Decline” option in the pop-up banner displayed at the bottom of the page. A single cookie will added to the browser to remember your preference and you will not be tracked for future visits.
For more information about cookies and how to control cookies in most browsers, see the following ICO guidance: Cookies.
We use HubSpot to host our website. As users navigate the website, we may automatically collect information, such as domain names, IP address (which may comprise a static or dynamic IP-address, and will sometimes point to a specific identifiable computer or device), browser type, operating system, access times, referring/exit website addresses, information regarding your experience with the website, and other data.
If you choose to comment on our Blog using the Disqus comment hosting service, we may be provided the following information your name, email address, company name, and the country you have specified upon registration, along with any other information necessary in order to enable us to identify your account.
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., to optimise use of the website, compile reports on activity, and provide other services relating to Internet usage. Google Analytics uses first-party cookies that store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the Sites before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page.
We have also implemented Display Advertising Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. This means that third-party vendors, including Google, display our ads on sites across the Internet and that we and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve adverts based on your past visits to the website.
Google classifies Google Analytics data as confidential information, governed by Google’s privacy policies.
By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. If you choose, you can opt out of the processing of data about you by Google for Display Advertising and/or customize the ads by using Google’s Ads Settings
BDQ does not collect information that falls into the following categories:
BDQ uses personal information in the following ways:
The GDPR legislation defines six possible legal reasons for processing personal data.
BDQ processes personal data for the following reasons:
BDQ does not collect or process any information under either of these final two legal reasons defined within the GDPR legislation:
Through certain actions when otherwise there is no contractual relationship between us, such as when you browse our website or ask us to provide you more information about our business, including job opportunities and our products and services, you provide your consent to us to process information that may be personal information.
We continue to process your information on this basis until you withdraw your consent or it can be reasonably assumed that your consent no longer exists.
You may withdraw your consent at any time by instructing us via the opt-out link in marketing emails or by contacting us. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use our website or our services further.
When you create an account on our website, buy a product or service from us, or otherwise agree to our terms and conditions, a contract is formed between you and us.
In order to carry out our obligations under that contract we must process the information you give us. Some of this information may be personal information.
We may use it in order to:
We shall continue to process this information until the contract between us ends or is terminated by either party under the terms of the contract.
We may process information on the basis there is a legitimate interest, either to you or to us, of doing so.
Where we process your information on this basis, we do after having given careful consideration to:
For example, we may process your data on this basis for the purposes of:
Sometimes, we must process your information in order to comply with a statutory obligation.
For example, we may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order.
This may include your personal information.
BDQ treats personal data confidentially and will only disclose information in a very limited set of circumstances.
Also, the employees within the company that have the authority and access to disclose data is strictly limited and records of all disclosures are documented and recorded.
Circumstances in which we may share personal data:
Merger or acquisition - If BDQ is acquired by another company, whether by merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or otherwise, that company would receive all information gathered by BDQ. In this event, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, of any change in ownership, uses of your Personal Information, and choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.
Compelled disclosure - We reserve the right to use or disclose your Personal Information if required by law or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or comply with a law, court order, or legal process.
As far as possible, BDQ stores personal information in the UK or within the wider European Economic Area.
For cases where this is not possible we ensure that the service providers that we select are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield framework and that we verify that they have a valid listing periodically.
For all the service providers we use, we ensure that contractually the personal information will be appropriately safeguarded and will not be disclosed to any other party.
BDQ follows industry best practices to protect data against accidental loss and unauthorised access, use, destruction or disclosure.
To do this, we have in place documented procedures and processes to ensure:
We will only keep your personal data for as long as:
We will keep your email data until you unsubscribe.
All data is securely deleted once it is no longer required. Before disposing of any hard drives or other storage devices, they are either securely wiped or destroyed.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) your rights are as follows:
You can read more about your rights in detail here.
If you have concerns about how we have dealt with your request, please contact us first so that we can address your issues.
You also have the right to complain to the UK data protection regulator if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data: https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/
This policy applies only to the BDQ website. Please note that we have no control over the privacy practices or the content of any linked third-party websites. If you visit or submit information to any of those sites, your information is subject to their privacy policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.