Privacy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors, magazine subscribers, email communication receivers and service users. This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data across all our business platforms be it web, magazine, data portal or email communication, in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data. We will ask you to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website.

In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to MIT Publishing Limited.

Personal Data Collected

Customarily we do not gather personal information other then your name, job title and email; however, you may supply us with your personal email address, home address or mobile number.  We do not gather information relating to your financial details, marital status, health, gender or date of birth.

 How we use your personal data

We may process data about your use of our website and services (“usage data“). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. We use a third-party application Canddi as a  source of usage data is our analytics tracking system. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analyzing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.  To see a copy of Canddi’s privacy notice click HERE.

We may process your information included in your personal profile on our website (“profile data”). The profile data may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, information request and newsletter subscription preference. The profile data may be processed for the purposes of enabling and monitoring your use of our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

We may process information that you post for publication on our website or through our services (“publication data“);  this may include your name and email if provided. The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding our services (“enquiry data“). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant services to you. The legal basis for this processing is consent. We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (“notification data“). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us (“correspondence data“). The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.

In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

 Providing your personal data to others

We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of titles insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy.

We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

We will supply your data to our suppliers or subcontractors as reasonably necessary to fulfill your request to receive our magazine and to maintain your subscription to MIT products.

Our suppliers are:

Perception Software & Services (PSAS) who act as Data Processors, maintaining our circulation and managing our website and email programme – to see a copy of PSAS’s privacy notice click HERE.

Pureprint who print our magazines – to see a copy of Pureprint’s privacy notice click HERE.

 

Mail international –  who are responsible for mailing our magazines – to see a copy of Mailing International’s privacy notice click HERE.

We will disclose your data to the advertisers who fund our magazines where you indicate that you are happy to be contacted by them.  We will not supply your personal details without your consent.

In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

 International transfers of your personal data

The hosting facilities for our websites are situated in the United Kingdom.

As our products are available internationally, any personal data you submit for publication in our titles or website or other media, will be available internationally. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.

Retaining personal data

We will retain your personal data in order to supply you with your requested magazines and products.

In some cases, it is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data will be retained. In such cases, we will determine the period of retention based on the continuation of the website and our other media.

Notwithstanding the provisions above, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

 

  Your rights

Your principal rights are:

(a)the right to access;

(b) the right to rectification;

(c) the right to erasure;

(d) the right to restrict processing;

(e) the right to object to processing;

(f) the right to data portability;

(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and

(h) the right to withdraw consent.

You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.

You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest. To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:

(a) consent; or

(b) that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract,
and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us.

 Third party websites

Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.

We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

 Personal data of children

Our website and services are targeted at persons over the age 16. If we have reason to believe that we hold personal data of a person under that age in our databases, we will delete that personal data.

 Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

Amendments

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

You should check this page regularly to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

 

This website is owned by MIT Publishing Limited.

We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 03582315, our registered office is: Featherstone House, 375 High street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1DA, England, UK.

You can contact us:

(a) by post, to the postal address given above;

(b) by telephone, on +44 (0) 1634 830566 or

(c) by email, dpo@mitpublishing.co.uk

 Data protection officer

 Our data protection officer’s contact details are: dpo@mitpublishing.co.uk