Privacy Policy

 

1. This document is a broad description of the way this organisation/data controller processes personal data.

2. Data controller (“we” “our” “us”) is BESA Publications Ltd a company registered in England and Wales under number 03034318 whose registered office is Old Mansion House, Eamont Bridge, Penrith, United Kingdom CA10 2BX.

3. Our email address for data protection issues is legal@sfg20.co.uk

4. We process personal data about users of this website, to the extent necessary for the website to function as specified in the applicable contractual relationship with the subscriber by which access to the website it provided.

5. The personal data we process is:

Personal Data
Lawful Basis of Processing
The name, username, email address, record of account activities, transaction records, and subscriber organisation as applicable for each user. Legitimate interest in performing contractual obligations to the subscriber.
The name, employer, job title, LinkedIn page, employment email address, and employment telephone number for marketing prospects. Legitimate interest in promoting services to marketing prospects.

Tokenised payment reference for direct debit (via GoCardless, see https://gocardless.com/privacy/) and credit card payments (via Stripe, see https://stripe.com/gb/privacy) in respect of subscribers which are sole traders or partnerships.

Not applicable, no personal data stored.

 

6. Where necessary or required we share personal data with suppliers and other companies in the same group.

7. We may also disclose personal data to third parties:

a. In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose personal data we hold to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;

b. If we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data we hold will be one of the transferred assets;

c. In order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply any contract with the data subject; or to protect our rights, property, or safety of our employees, customers, or others; and

d. Other third parties from time to time, which will be updated to this notice.

8. As the data subject, you have the right to: (a) access to a copy of the information comprising your personal data, (b) object to processing that is likely to cause or is causing damage or distress; (c) prevent processing for direct marketing; (d) object to decisions being taken by automated means; and (e) have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed.

9. You have the right to lodge a complaint concerning our compliance with the data protection principles with the Information Commissioner here: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

10. We retain personal data for up to one year, or until it is no longer required.

Effective as of 1 January 2024, last amended 1 May 2024.

Cookie Policy

 

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. 

As a condition of use of this website, you acknowledge that while it is open to you to disable or otherwise prevent cookies being stored on your device, this website or certain of its features may cease to function correctly if you choose to do so.  

What cookies are used on this website? 

We use the following cookie types:  

  1. Session Cookies. These are temporary files created when you visit this website, for the purpose of providing continuity in a usage session as you move between different pages, and expire when you close your browser. 
  1. Permanent Cookies. These are long term files created and later updated when you visit this website, for the purpose of providing continuity over multiple usage sessions, and remain on your device. 
  1. Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or use a shopping cart. Our cookie preference cookie described in the section "How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?" is also an essential cookie.  
  1. Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.  
  1. Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). 
  1. User cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. 
  1. Social Sharing - We use cookies to allow you to share content directly on the social networking/sharing sites, like Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Examples would be if you wanted to "like" or "tweet" about a business or product advertised on our website. 

We may also place advertisements on a number of third party websites. We use cookies to control how often you are shown a particular advertisement on those websites, so that you do not see the same content too frequently.  

Third parties with services embedded in our website (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) use cookies over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies and enable you to be identified across third party websites. 

How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies? 

When you first visited this website you will have been shown a message drawing your attention to the fact that this website uses cookies and inviting you to review this cookie policy and manage your cookie preferences.  

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.  

If you have previously consented to us storing cookies on your machine but then change your mind, you can do the following: 

  1. Delete the cookies from your browser. Most browsers also allow you to prevent all or some cookies being stored on your machine in the future. For more information on how to delete or disable cookies from your browser please use the "help" function within your browser or alternatively visit www.allaboutcookies.org. By deleting our cookie preference cookie the next time you visit this website the cookie message bar will appear again inviting you to again reconsider your preferences. 
  1. Go to Cookie Preferences and resubmit your preferences to us;. Please note setting your cookie preferences with us will not stop those third party cookies from being stored on your machine. 
  1. If you only want to reject some or all of the third party cookies you will need to visit the relevant third party's website directly to manage cookies stored on your machine by them.  

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below: 

 

Performance cookies 

Cookie key 

Domain 

Path 

Cookie type 

Expiration 

Description 

_ga_E2KQG4Z87L  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

1 year 1 month  

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to persist session state.  

 

__hstc  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

6 months  

This cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics.  

 

_ga  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

1 year 1 month  

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.  

 

__hssc  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

30 minutes  

This cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics.  

 

_ga_HY8RB1ZQK5  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

1 year 1 month  

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to persist session state.  

 

__hssrc  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

Session  

This cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics.  

 

Targeting cookies 

Cookie key 

Domain 

Path 

Cookie type 

Expiration 

Description 

bcookie  
More info 

.linkedin.com  

/  

Third-party  

1 year  

This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie for sharing the content of the website via social media.  

 

bscookie  
More info 

.www.linkedin.com  

/  

Third-party  

1 year  

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.  

 

_gcl_au  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

3 months  

Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services  

 

MUID  
More info 

.bing.com  

/  

Third-party  

1 year  

This cookie is widely used my Microsoft as a unique user identifier. It can be set by embedded microsoft scripts. Widely believed to sync across many different Microsoft domains, allowing user tracking.  

 

UserMatchHistory  
More info 

.linkedin.com  

/  

Third-party  

1 month  

This cookie is used to track visitors so that more relevant ads can be presented based on the visitor's preferences.  

 

MR  
More info 

.c.clarity.ms  

/  

Third-party  

7 days  

This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie which we use to measure the use of the website for internal analytics.  

 

_uetvid  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

1 year  

This is a cookie utilised by Microsoft Bing Ads and is a tracking cookie. It allows us to engage with a user that has previously visited our website.  

 

SRM_B  
More info 

.c.bing.com  

/  

Third-party  

1 year  

This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie that ensures the proper functioning of this website.  

 

lidc  
More info 

.linkedin.com  

/  

Third-party  

1 day  

This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie that ensures the proper functioning of this website.  

 

IDE  
More info 

.doubleclick.net  

/  

Third-party  

1 year  

This cookie is set by Doubleclick and carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.  

 

SM  
More info 

.c.clarity.ms  

/  

Third-party  

Session  

This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie which we use to measure the use of the website for internal analytics.  

 

_uetsid  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

1 day  

This cookie is used by Bing to determine what ads should be shown that may be relevant to the end user perusing the site.  

 

MR  
More info 

.c.bing.com  

/  

Third-party  

7 days  

This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie which we use to measure the use of the website for internal analytics.  

 

MUID  
More info 

.clarity.ms  

/  

Third-party  

1 year  

This cookie is widely used my Microsoft as a unique user identifier. It can be set by embedded microsoft scripts. Widely believed to sync across many different Microsoft domains, allowing user tracking.  

 

CLID  
More info 

www.clarity.ms  

/  

Third-party  

1 year  

This cookie is usually set by Dstillery to enable sharing media content to social media. It may also gather information on website visitors when they use social media to share website content from the page visited.  

 

ANONCHK  
More info 

.c.clarity.ms  

/  

Third-party  

10 minutes  

This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.  

 

Functionality cookies 

Cookie key 

Domain 

Path 

Cookie type 

Expiration 

Description 

hubspotutk  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

6 months  

This cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. HubSpot report that its purpose is user authentication. As a persistent rather than a session cookie it cannot be classified as Strictly Necessary.  

 

Unclassified cookies 

Cookie key 

Domain 

Path 

Cookie type 

Expiration 

Description 

_cfuvid  
More info 

.hubspot.com  

/  

Third-party  

Session  

 

 

calltrk_referrer  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

1 year  

 

 

li_sugr  
More info 

.linkedin.com  

/  

Third-party  

3 months  

 

 

MSPTC  
More info 

.bing.com  

/  

Third-party  

1 year  

 

 

calltrk_landing  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

1 year  

 

 

_hjSessionUser_3817586  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

1 year  

 

 

_cq_suid  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

Session  

 

 

calltrk_session_id  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

1 year  

 

 

_clck  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

1 year  

 

 

_clsk  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

1 day  

 

 

_cq_duid  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

3 months 1 day  

 

 

_hjSession_3817586  
More info 

.sfg20.co.uk  

/  

First-party  

30 minutes  

 

 

cg_uuid  
More info 

obs.herbgreencolumn.com  

/  

Third-party  

11 months 6 days  

 
 

 

Effective as of 31st January 2024, last amended 31st January 2024.