Introduction

AB2020 Limited respects and is committed to protecting your privacy. We aim to maintain consistently high standards in our use and storage of your personal data, and endeavour to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other relevant legislation.

To reflect changes in privacy laws, this updated Privacy Notice aims to clearly inform you of how we use your personal data, how we ensure it is kept secure and your choices about its use. We hope this can help you to make informed decisions when using our websites or other services we provide.

In this Notice, references to “we”, “us” and “our” refer to AB2020 Limited. Personal data, as defined by the GDPR, means any information which relates to a living individual who can be identified, either directly or indirectly, from this information. For example your name, email address, telephone number and other personal details.

From time to time we will update this Privacy Notice, so encourage you to refer back to this page regularly. If significant changes are made we will endeavour to notify you.

Using links to external sites
Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another website, our Privacy Notice no longer applies. Your browsing and interaction on any other website or your dealings with any other third party service provider, is subject to that website’s or third party service provider’s own rules and notices/policies. We do not monitor, control, or endorse the information collection or privacy practices of any third parties. This Notice applies solely to Information collected by us through our website or services and does not apply to these third party websites and third party service providers.

The lawful bases we rely on

Under the GDPR there are six lawful bases under which organisations can collect, use and store personal data. We have identified four which we rely upon for our business activities: Consent, Contractual, Legitimate Interests and Legal Obligation.

Contractual – in many circumstances we rely on the lawful basis of ‘performance of a contract’, this enables us to respond to you when you express an interest in our products and services and to fulfil any requests.

Consent – in some circumstances we rely on your specific consent, whereby you actively agree and ‘opt-in’ (such as subscribing to our newsletter). We will always make it clear how you can withdraw your consent at any time.

Legal Obligation – there will be circumstances under which we are legally obliged to hold your personal data or required to disclose it to a third party by law.

Legitimate Interests – for some of our activities we rely on our legitimate business interests to collect and use your personal data. In such cases, we have balanced our interests with yours and do not believe these activities will have a negative impact on your privacy rights and freedoms. We specifically rely on Legitimate Interests to:

  • send you marketing communications about our products and services.
  • send you marketing communications related to other companies’ products and services (in a business-to-business context).
  • undertake business sales and advertising activities
  • research publicly available business contact details.

How we use your personal data

Fulfilment of a service

We will use your personal data for the purposes of fulfilling a product or service you have requested, which includes:

  • Responding to your enquiries about our products and services
  • Fulfilling your requests and delivery of a product or service. For example when you:
  • subscribe to our newsletter
  • register to attend an event
  • Administering your account
  • Fulfilling prize draws and competitions
  • Delivering customer services

We use essential and functional cookies to ensure our websites function properly.

Marketing communications

When we collect your personal data we will include a specific notice to inform you and give you choices about future direct marketing communications from us.

We will only send you direct marketing communications when you have either:

  • provided your consent (e.g. ticked a box or clicked a “button” to submit a form)
  • where we believe we can demonstrate a legitimate business interest and have balanced this with your interests and privacy.
  • It is always your choice and you can stop receiving direct marketing communications from us at any time. We will provide a clear and easy way to do this on any communication you receive.
    For electronic marketing communications (via email, sms and phone) we adhere to the rules of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).

Sharing your personal data

We may share your personal data with other organisations, as specifically approved by you or under the circumstances described below.

Our events
We may share limited personal data about you with event sponsors, other delegates and venues.
We will always make it clear and provide you with choices if another organisation wishes to use your personal data for their own marketing purposes.

Our service suppliers

We use third-party companies to help us in providing a professional service to our customers.
These companies only act under strict contractual instruction from us. We limit the personal data we share with our suppliers to only those necessary to fulfil the specific service they provide to us.

The third-party service provider that will process your Personal sata is MailChimp (where you subscribed to our marketing e-mail).

Amend your personal data
If you discover or believe the personal data we hold for you is out of date or incorrect please let us know and we will rectify this as soon as possible. Please use our Contact Us page to do so.

How to stop receiving marketing communications
We don’t want to send you marketing communications if you do not want to receive them. You can stop receiving these messages from us at anytime.

Emails: There will always be an unsubscribe link on any marketing email you receive from us.

Phone: If you receive a marketing call from us, please let the call operator know if you don’t want to receive calls again.

If you wish to stop ALL marketing communications from AB2020 please use our Contact Us page to do so at any time.