Privacy Policy

Campaigns Ltd ("Campaigns Ltd") is incorporated in the British Virgin Islands with BVI Company Number 1399417 and has its registered office at Vistra Corporate Services Centre, Wickhams Cay II, Road Town, Tortola, VG1110 British Virgin Islands.

Since 2007 Campaigns Ltd has collected information about businesses to deliver products and services that assist our customers in marketing their goods and services to other businesses. Some of the information we collect may be classified as "personal data" under European Union ("EU") and other laws as it is information relating to an individual (e.g. a sole trader, a partnership, a company director, a beneficial owner, a trustee, a professional contact etc). This privacy notice provides the information we are required to give in relation to the processing of personal data under relevant laws including EU law.

What Information Do We Collect and Why?

Campaigns Ltd processes data so that it can supply marketing data about organisations to other organisations. The purpose of this processing is to enable businesses to locate and contact other businesses in order to market their goods and services to these businesses as well as to manage their financial risks, protect against fraud, know who they are doing business with, meet compliance and regulatory obligations and better understand organisations, industries and markets.

We also sell professional business contact information for marketing and data management purposes and conduct marketing campaigns ourselves using this business contact information.

For this reason we collect information on businesses and business professionals. This is our "Commercial Data" and includes the following examples:

  • Company and business professional contact information, including name, job title, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, domain names, and trade associations.
  • Detailed company profiles and statistics, including number of employees.
  • Background information regarding company management, such as beneficial ownership/persons of significant control, the educational and career histories of company principals.
  • Company operational histories, including territories, subsidiaries, affiliates, and lines of business.

Campaigns Ltd does not seek to collect any information in relation to an individual's race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health, sex life or sexual orientation, genetic or biometric data.

Our data originates from:

  • Organisations, their creditors and suppliers.
  • Data vendors.
  • Governmental and administrative public records such as business registrations, company filings, court and bankruptcy filings.
  • Public sector information (e.g. Charity Commission, Company Registrars), public source government and professional records, media and business publications.
  • Regulatory bodies and law enforcement agencies.

Unless clients have explicitly agreed otherwise, we do not obtain personal data from the data our clients supply us with in order to provide them with a service. Data that our clients have provided us with in order for us to provide a service to them is processed in accordance with the "Handling our Client's Data" section below.

We also process and hold data from individuals who have opted in to various offers or promotions and given their consent to receive promotional email marketing messages in accordance with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy the individual consented to at the time of their opting in as displayed to them clearly on the form they used at the time. This data is processed in accordance with the "Handling Consent Data" section below.

Who do we share this information with?

We share our Commercial Data (and that may include personal data) we collect with:

  • Clients - businesses and organisations with whom we enter into agreements to access our data for the purposes outlined in our "Grounds of Processing" section.
  • Service providers - such as credit card processors, auditors, advisors, consultants, live help/chat providers and contractors, in order to support our business operations.

Disclosure of personal data

We may also disclose personal data:

  • As required or appropriate in order to protect our website, business operations or legal rights, or in connection with a sale or merger involving our assets or businesses. (In the event that Campaigns Ltd is purchased or sells parts or all of the business, the information collected will be considered an asset that can be transferred).
  • To a court, tribunal administrative authority law enforcement agencies, regulatory authorities or government agencies anywhere that has appropriate jurisdiction.

Global storage of data

We store data globally on servers that may or may not be in the EU as operating and budgetary conditions dictate. All data storage is held to the highest practical level of security.

Data Retention

Personal data is stored for varying lengths depending on the nature and purpose for which it was collected. We store personal data in line with any applicable statutory minimum periods, and then review it periodically (usually annually) to ensure it is still necessary to be retained for the purpose for which it was collected. Where there is a statutory maximum for which data can be retained, such as Court Judgements we will delete accordingly on expiration.

Grounds of Processing

In technical legal terms we process personal data under the ground of "legitimate interest". Campaigns Ltd's legitimate business interests are the supply of commercial data and the marketing of our business and of our client's businesses. The purpose of this processing is to enable businesses to locate and contact other businesses in order to market their goods and services to these businesses as well as to manage their financial risks, protect against fraud, know who they are doing business with, meet compliance and regulatory obligations and better understand organisations, industries and markets as well as to conduct lawful marketing activities to promote our own business activities as well as those of our clients.

Data Subject Rights

You have the right to request from us confirmation of whether we are processing your personal data, and if so access to that information. This may take up to 28 days, please contact us directly using the Contact Us form.

If any of your personal data is inaccurate you have a right to request rectification. We are very keen to ensure the data we hold is accurate and up to date. Please contact us directly using the Contact Us form.

You have the right to object to our processing and/or request it is deleted or restricted. In considering our response we undertake to ensure your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms are properly balanced against our legitimate interests. We will also look at whether it is still necessary to process your data for the purpose it was collected. Please contact us directly using the Contact Us form.

We will always observe your objection to receiving our marketing messages or to us passing on your contact details to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Please contact us directly using the Contact Us form including the name, business name, address, telephone number and email address that you wish to have excluded.

Before we are able to provide you with any information or correct any inaccuracies we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details to help us identify you and respond to your request.

You are also able to contact us anytime directly using the Contact Us form.

Handling our Clients' Data

Sometimes our clients provide us with their business data, such as their customer, supplier or prospect data - which may contain personal data - in order for us to provide them a service. In these instances we are the processor of any personal data contained in their data. Different parts of laws such as the GDPR in the EU apply when we act as a processor and we take these obligations very seriously. The above notice does not apply to our data received from our clients as this does not become Campaigns Ltd data (unless the client has expressly agreed to this). We handle the data our clients provide us in strict accordance with the agreement made with them - and only for the purposes of this agreement.

Handling Consent Data

Consent data is obtained from individuals who have opted in to various offers or promotions and given their consent to receive promotional email marketing messages in accordance with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy the individual consented to at the time of their opting in as displayed to them clearly on the form they used at the time. We do not make this data available to clients or suppliers and we only use this data for the express purpose agreed to at the time of the individual opting in. Usually this will be restricted to delivering marketing messages to the individual in accordance with their opting in preferences

Email Marketing to the United Kingdom

Since 25th May 2018 GDPR (the EU "General Data Protection Regulation") regulates the processing of personal data relating to the UK. The regulations that govern email marketing in the UK however are still contained in the existing PECR (the UK "Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations") and we strictly comply with both sets of regulations.

When mailing Consent Data we only send email marketing messages to individuals who have opted in to various offers or promotions and given their consent to receive promotional email marketing messages and only until they withdraw that consent either by clicking on the unsubscribe link contained in every marketing email, or reply to the email asking us to no longer contact them

When mailing Commercial Data we do so under the specific provisions of the PECR stating that individuals within a legal entity - a corporation or a government body for example - may be contacted by email for direct marketing purposes without consent being given providing the individual is given the right to opt out of such communications. While we exercise our right to mail individuals on this basis without their consent, we strictly follow the PECR by having a functional unsubscribe link on every marketing email sent as well as complying with every reply to a marketing email where the individual has expressed a clear desire to no longer receive marketing messages.

Updating this Privacy Notice

We strive for continuous improvement in our services, processes and protecting data subject rights. We will therefore update this privacy notice from time to time. Please check this page on a regular basis.

Complaints

All complaints or concerns and appropriate resolution relating to the practices of handling personal information will be logged. Any complaints of this nature should be made to us directly using the Contact Us form.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Is anything in our Privacy Policy unclear?

Please use the button below to contact us directly and raise your questions or concerns