Introduction - how we use your information
The Mark Allen Group (MAG) includes the following companies MA Music, Leisure and Travel Ltd (MAMLT), MA Business Ltd (MAB), Airport Publishing Network (APN), MA Healthcare Ltd (MAHC), George Warman Publications (GWP), MA Education Ltd (MAED) & MA Exhibitions (MAX). MAG is registered at St Jude’s Church, Dulwich Road, London, SE24 0PB
MAG websites contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties and these websites will have their own privacy notices and MAG encourage users to review them. MAG does not accept any responsibility or liability for the practices of such third party websites and users should read carefully their privacy statements. MAG understands that some communications may be relevant to users and others are not and some unsolicited communications are unwelcome, so it is fully committed to ensuring that the rights and obligations set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, as amended 2011, are respected.
Personal information collected
MAG will ask for limited personal information when users register to receive a service from a MAG website, such as a newsletter or take part in a competition or survey, or book a place at an event. MAG will also collect personal information from users when they register for one of its publications or when users communicate over the telephone or via written correspondence. This can include information such as name, job title, postal address, telephone or mobile number, fax number, email address. The information collected will vary depending on the website, but only by supplying this data, is MAG able to provide users with the services requested.
How the information is used
The personal information may be used for a number of purposes including the following:
MAMLT - Professional Associations, Automotive, Charity, Education and Training, Recruitment, Business and Leisure Travel, Events, Conferences and Exhibitions, Financial Services, Surveys and Research, Media, Broadcast and Marketing, Publishing and Subscriptions, Business and Information Services, Electronics, Computers, Software and AV, Sports and Sportswear, Gaming, Betting, Telecoms and Retail and Partners and Sponsors of Promotions, Events and Competitions.
MAB – Engineering design, electronics design, machine tools and production management, manufacturing management, IT, purchasing, transport and plant engineering, printing, recycling & waste.
MAED – Education, including service providers, equipment suppliers.
MAHC – Pharmaceutical & medical, including equipment & service suppliers.
APN – Ground handling, airport & airline services, including equipment & service suppliers.
MAX – All sectors covered by MAG, plus packaging, labelling & drug delivery systems.
GWP – Dental sector, including equipment & service suppliers.
MAG may also disclose user's personal information to any member of the MA group. In the event that any companies or business of MAG is acquired by or merges with another company, your personal information may be passed to the purchasing/merging company amongst the transferred business assets. This will enable your relationship to continue with the relevant MAG business despite the change of ownership. Your personal information may also be passed (on a confidential basis) to companies with whom the MAG is negotiating such a sale/merger as part of the verification exercise carried out on MAG by the third party.
Disclosure of information
MAG may disclose user's personal data where it believes it is compelled to do so by law. Occasionally, MAG may share contact information with carefully selected third party companies whose products and services it feels may be of interest and operate in the sectors outlined in the previous section. MAG will keep these offers relevant to user’s interests. All will contain an easy method to unsubscribe from any email or mobile messages no longer wanted.
MAG use a number of partner organisations to help provide a service to customers (e.g. fulfilment bureaus, subscription bureaus, mailing houses). These organisations act as data processors and sign a confidentiality agreement with MAG to ensure that they can control how they use personal data. Some of MAG’s partners may be located outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Countries outside the EEA may not be required to protect personal information as stringently as countries inside.
User rights and access to information
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 users have the right to request a copy of the personal information held about them. This right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access may be subject to an administration fee of £10 to meet MAG's costs.
If any of the personal information held by MAG is incorrect, then please get in touch using the contact details below and it will updated as soon as practically possible.
Cookies and your privacy
A cookie is a small file, which is placed on a user's device when they visit a website or open certain emails. A cookie itself does not contain or collect personally identifiable information. Cookies are used for the following purposes:
How do I opt out of the various activities?
If you do not wish to receive certain types of communication, just let us know. When you register for any of our publications, you will be given the opportunity to opt out from all third party communications. Any marketing communications you do subsequently receive from us will always include a clear, simple method to 'opt-out' of future communications. This can be at various levels e.g. If you don’t wish to receive any communications at all, we can stop everything - just let us know (using the contact details below). If you just want communications on certain subject areas stopped, again just let us know (use the contact details below). Alternatively you can simply block messages from particular magazines or specific third parties by using the option contained within all communications.
The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) offer consumers protection against unsolicited marketing contact. If you are registered on either service, MAG will assume that your subsequent submission of personal data means that you have consented to receive marketing from us, as under data protection legislation, we believe we can demonstrate that we have a legitimate interest in using your data for some marketing purposes but you always have a choice. If you wish to opt out of this use of your data, then please email the data controller using the details below.
Mark Allen Group
St Jude’s Church