1. THIIS Privacy Policy scope and contact
  2. The personal information THIIS collects
  3. How THIIS uses and shares personal information
  4. Bases for processing
  5. Transfer of personal information outside the EEA
  6. Communications for marketing purposes
  7. Security
  8. Links
  9. Your rights
  10. Retention
  11. Updating your personal information
  12. Changes to Privacy Policy
  13. Contact THIIS

  1. THIIS Privacy Policy scope and contact

This Privacy Policy applies to personal data collected by BHTA Engage Limited and its brand THIIS Magazine (collectively referred to in this Privacy Policy as “we”, “us” or “our”) on the website via registration forms and surveys, at events (including awards), or if you contact us online, telephone, by post or social media.

Your privacy is important to us and this Privacy Policy defines how we will process your personal data and the rights you have in respect of your own personal data.

Under data protection legislation, BHTA Engage is the data controller in respect of your personal data and in this capacity, we will securely process and store your personal data which you have provided to us.

We have registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and our registration number is XXXX.


  1. The personal information THIIS collects

To browse this website, you do not have to give us any personal information.

If you wish to subscribe to a service, request further information, contact us, complete surveys, enter competitions, or submit content for inclusion to our website however, we will collect certain data, including personal data.

This data may include:

  • Title, name, address, email address
  • Employment details, such as your current role, current employer
  • Your marketing preferences
  • Any other information that you submit to us

If you undertake a survey, unless informed otherwise, the information you provide will be anonymised and aggregated for analysis and research purposes. If in the event you choose to submit answers in your response to a survey which identifies you (e.g. name, job title), we may be able to identify you from this. If you choose to provide an email address to enter into any prize associated with the survey, this will only ever be used to administer the prize and not connected to your survey answers.

If you choose to subscribe to receive a monthly copy of THIIS magazine, the information (name and address) you provide will be used for the express purpose of mailing out the magazine. An email address is gathered to contact you with any updates to the subscription or mailing process.

We may process data about your use of our website usage data, which may include your IP address, geographical location, pages you interact with on our website, length of time accessing our website and pages, links clicked and browser you use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking software and the website itself.

When you request information from us, we may use and store your information to fulfil that request.

In addition, we use cookies to collect information about you online. Our Cookie Policy provides more detail regarding cookies and your information.


  1. How THIIS uses and shares personal information

The personal information we collect allows us to:

  • Deliver services you have subscribed to
  • Notify you of key information in relation to your subscription
  • Aggregate information about you with other users to better understand what content and services our users will be interested in
  • Meet legal, regulatory and compliance requirements
  • gather information to form statistical and trend analysis to monitor user demographics and to improve our content, services and marketing practices
  • Communicate with you including responding to your enquiries
  • Investigate any complaints about our website

Data collected specifically for the subscription of the monthly printed magazine is shared and processed securely by the Royal Mail (please refer to their privacy policy at www.royalmail.com/privacy-notice) and Buxton Press (please refer to their privacy policy at www.buxtonpress.com/buxton_press_privacy_statement.html) for the sole process of printing fulfilment.

Data collected for the subscription of email newsletter updates are transferred to MailChimp, our marketing automation platform, which is processed in accordance with its Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions (please refer to their privacy policy at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/) (please refer to their privacy policy at https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/)

At all times, we will control and be responsible for the use of your personal data and we will endeavour to ensure that our service providers only process your personal data in accordance with our instructions.

Data gathered through website usage is aggregated and anonymised so that you cannot be personally identified and is used for the purposes of analysing the use of the website for improving the user experience, gathering website usage data to be shared with advertisers, ad servers and ad networks, as well as detecting suspicious or fraudulent usage. These activities may involve the use of cookies. Read more about our Cookie Policy, how we use them and how you can change your preferences.

If you complete a survey, we may share your responses in an aggregated and anonymised form with third parties carrying out research relating to the topics covered in the survey or for content and editorial purposes.

In the rare event where we are required by court order or governmental authority to release certain types of personal data, this will be shared in accordance with the law.


  1. Bases for processing

We will process your data when you provide us a clear consent to process your personal data – such as when you opt-in for our newsletter; when we need to process your data for the performance of a contract between yourself and us; when it is necessary for us to comply with the law; and when it is necessary for our (or our third party’s) legitimate interests – unless there is a good reason to protect your personal data that overrides those interests.

Legitimate interests may include the following:

  • Gathering information from our website for analysis and monitor usage to better understand and improve the services and products and our marketing practices
  • Where we require you to submit information about your role when registering for our newsletter so that we can ensure that our content is appropriately targeted
  • Where we research individuals for the purposes of including their details in our publications or services or for marketing to you (unless you have opted out of receiving this)
  • Where will publish news and content containing personal data within our publications, products and content

In the event that the business is integrated with another business or sold, your data will be shared with our advisers and potential buyers’ advisers. In addition, it will be passed to the new owners of the business.


  1. Transfer of personal information outside the EEA

We and service providers processing personal data on our behalf, transfer personal data to servers outside the EEA. Some of these countries may not have equivalent data protection legislation to the UK. However, when we transfer your personal information in this way, we will endeavour to take necessary steps to keep your personal data secure in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


  1. Communications for marketing purposes

We may contact you from time to time by email or post about products and service that may be of interest to you. This will only be where we have told you that we will do so and you have provided consent, such as to our twice-weekly newsletter.

If you would like to opt-out of receiving such marketing communications at any point from us or would like to change your preference of channels we use to contact you, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any emails you receive, or email info@thiis.co.uk stating your preferences.


  1. Security

We have undertaken reasonable organisation and technical measures designed to secure your personal information from unauthorised access, use, loss and disclosure, however, the internet is an open system as we cannot it is not possible to guarantee that external parties will not be able to overcome our measures.

  1. Links

Our website, digital magazine and the email contains links to other websites over which we have no control. These websites have their Privacy Policy and practices which we are not responsible for to which you choose to link from this site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of third-parties to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information.

We also track demographic information on links used on social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. This information is gathered, processed and stored by Bitly (please refer to their privacy policy at https://bitly.com/pages/privacy).


  1. Your rights 

In relation to your personal information, you have the following rights:

  • The right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data
  • The right to access personal data held by us
  • The right to rectification if inaccurate personal data is held by us in certain circumstances (or completed if the information we hold is incomplete)
  • The right to erasure of your personal information in certain circumstances
  • The right to restrict processing that may cause you damage or distress
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances

For more information about your rights, visit the Information Commissioner’s Office (available at www.ico.org.uk)

You can exercise any of your rights by contacting info@thiis.co.uk. We reserve the right to ask for a form of identification in order to protect you in the event of a request and will respond to your request within one month of a request made.


  1. Retention

We will retain your personal data for a period necessary to satisfy outlined in our Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted under legal obligations. Your personal data shall be retained for up to seven years following the end of services we provide you or our last contact with us.

In most cases relating to marketing communications, this information will be suppressed, retaining just enough information to ensure your preference not to receive further communications is respected.


  1. Updating your personal information

You are able to update, correct and change your personal information at any time by contacting us at info@thiis.co.uk


  1. Changes to Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy is updated regularly, with an updated version placed on this page which will require you to review this page occasionally to ensure you are always aware of what personal information we gather, store, use and share.

We will take reasonable steps to make you aware of those changes.


  1. Contact THIIS

If you have any questions or requests regarding our Policy or your personal information, please contact info@thiis.co.uk