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Privacy Policy

BACKGROUND (BGbiz) as a trading name of Steel Media Ltd understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits BGbiz and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and our obligations under the law.

This policy applies to our use of any and all data collected by us in relation to your use of BGbiz. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of our Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of BGbiz. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using our website immediately.

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

Account – means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of BGbiz;
Cookie – means a small text file placed on your computer or device by BGbiz when you visit certain parts of BGbiz and/or when you use certain features of BGbiz. Details of the Cookies used by BGbiz are set out below;
Our site or BGbiz – means this website,;
UK and EU Cookie Law – means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015, and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR); and
We/us/our – means Steel Media Ltd, a limited company registered in UK under company number 04352070 whose registered address is The House, Kelston Park, Bath, BA1 9AE, United Kingdom.

This website, is owned and operated by Steel Media Ltd, a limited company registered in UK under company number 04352070 whose registered address is The House, Kelston Park, Bath, BA1 9AE, United Kingdom.

This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of BGbiz. It does not extend to any websites that are linked to or from BGbiz (whether We provide those links or whether they are shared by other users). We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

Some data will be collected automatically by BGbiz, other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it, for example, when signing up for an account or to receiving our email newsletter. Depending upon your use of BGbiz, we may collect some or all of the following data:

  • Contact information such as email address
  • IP address (automatically collected)
  • Web browser type and version (automatically collected)
  • Operating system (automatically collected)
  • Your activity/page visits on BGbiz, and the site you exit to (automatically collected)

All personal data is stored securely behind a password protected interface in accordance with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We use your data to provide the best possible services to you. This includes:

  • Providing and managing your account(s);
  • Managing your access to BGbiz;
  • Personalising and tailoring your experience on BGbiz;
  • Supplying our services to you;
  • Personalising and tailoring our services for you;
  • Responding to communications from you;
  • Supplying you with email newsletters and alerts that you have subscribed to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of the email or alert you received).
  • Market research;
  • Analysing your use of BGbiz and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve BGbiz and your user experience;

With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email with information, news, events and offers on our services. We never aim to send you unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR.
Advertisers whose content appears on BGbiz may engage in what is known as “behavioural advertising” – advertising which is tailored to your preferences, based on your activity. Your activity is monitored using Cookies, as detailed below. You can control and limit your data used in this way by adjusting your web browser’s privacy settings. Please note that we do not control the activities of such advertisers, nor the information they collect and use. Limiting the use of your data in this way will not remove the advertising, but it will make it less relevant to your interests and activities on BGbiz.

We only keep your data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above, and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.
Some or all of your data may be stored or transferred outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) in order for us to use third party systems such as emailing solutions. You are deemed to accept and agree to this by using BGbiz and submitting information to us. If we do store or transfer data outside the EEA, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the EEA and in compliance of the GDPR. Such steps may include, but not be limited to, the use of legally binding contractual terms between us and any third parties we engage.
Data security is of great importance to Steel Media, and to protect your data Steel Media have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through BGbiz.
Notwithstanding the security measures that we take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to us data via the internet.

We may share your data with other companies in our group. This includes our subsidiaries.
We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply services to you strictly on our behalf. These may include promotion, advertising and marketing, as well as providing information about our events. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.
We may compile statistics about the use of our site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
In certain circumstances we may be legally required to share certain data held by us, which may include your personal information, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where we are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental authority. We do not require any further consent from you in order to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of us.

We may expand or reduce our business in future and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of our business. Data provided by users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use the data for the purposes for which it was originally collected by us.
In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.

We aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by using the links provided at the bottom of our emails).

You may access certain areas of BGbiz without providing any data at all and you may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies. However, to use all features and functions available on BGbiz you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.

You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us (where such data is held) on payment of a small processing fee which we have capped at £10 (exVAT). Please contact us for more details at [email protected].

BGbiz may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of BGbiz and to provide and improve our services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.
By using BGbiz you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. We use third party Cookies on BGbiz for advertising services. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of BGbiz.
All Cookies used by and on BGbiz are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.
Before any Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of BGbiz may not function fully or as intended. You will be given the opportunity to allow only first party Cookies and block third party Cookies.
Certain features of BGbiz depend on Cookies to function. UK and EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below, but please be aware that BGbiz may not work as intended if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.

Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling Us to better understand how people use BGbiz. This, in turn, enables Us to improve BGbiz and the services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of BGbiz, it does enable Us to continually improve BGbiz, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
The analytics service(s) used by BGbiz use(s) Cookies to gather the required information.
You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
You can choose to delete Cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access BGbiz more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

If you have any questions about our sites or this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at [email protected]. Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data we hold about you.

We may change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time, or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on BGbiz and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of BGbiz following the alterations.
We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

The House, Kelston Park,
Bath, BA1 9AE, UK


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