This privacy policy sets out how The Best Business Women Awards uses and protects any information that you give The Best Business Women Awards when you use this website.

The Best Business Women Awards is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Best Business Women Awards may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 18th May 2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and company name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode
  • other information relevant to The Best Business Women Awards for example the information you submit in your awards entry or when booking an event.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to ensure our events have an up to date guest list and your award entry has the correct information and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new events  or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our website, if you choose to do so such as entering the awards online.
  • To notify you about changes to our services.

Security

  • We take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted by you to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
  • We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Disclosure of information – For the purposes of judging the awards the judges are given access to your entry. They are not permitted to share or disclose this information with anyone. They are required to sign a contract agreeing not to disclose.

Controlling your personal information

  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to 10 Greenway Hemel Hempstead Herts HP2 4QG or emailing us at debbie@bestbusinesswomenawards.com

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal or business information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. Please note that we never disclose your information to any third party for marketing purposes, unless you tell us we can.

We do not hold any personal information only business information that you have supplied to us as part of either booking on to an event or submitting an award entry. Once the awards judging process has been completed all the information on your entry is deleted off our system. We keep no paper records of your entry and all entries are judged online in an encrypted portal.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Access to information

GDPR gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with GDPR.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.