Who We Are
We are Notting Hill Media Limited, a limited liability company registered in England with company number 3937009, registered office at Broadway Studios, 20 Hammersmith Broadway, London W6 7AF, UK (“We” and “Us”). We publish the following websites:
(individually a “Website” or together the “Websites”).
How to Contact Us
- email us at [email protected]
- call us on + 44 20 7183 0709 (UK) during office hours (9 am to 6pm GMT)
- write to us at Data Protection Team, Notting Hill Media Limited, Broadway Studios, 20 Hammersmith Broadway, London W6 7AF, United Kingdom.
Our Privacy Promise
We are committed to protecting your privacy and the privacy of Your Information. We are required by the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) which came into force in the UK and, in the case of GDPR, throughout the EU from 25 May 2018 (the “Act”) to follow strict procedures to protect personal data. For your protection, we are registered under the Act and have given all the appropriate notifications to the Information Commissioner.
You can unsubscribe at any time via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of marketing emails we send you. You can also change and update your email preferences via the link in the emails we send you (see How to Contact us above).
What information about you do we collect?
When you register with Us on one or more of our Websites, or when you contact Us with a query you provide us with the following personal information:
- your name,
- your address,
- your phone number,
- your e-mail address,
- your user ID and password for the Website
- information in relation to what company you work for and what kind of a job you do.
Why do we collect this information?
We use this personal information about you for the purposes listed in the section below headed What do We do with Your information?
Message boards, blogs and other public forums
The Website makes message boards, blogs and other such user generated content facilities available to users of the Website and registered users can provide content for and participate in these facilities. Any information that you disclose in these areas of our Website becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to disclose your personal information. For more information and the applicable terms, please click on the US Website Terms and Conditions for www.securityinformed.com and for all other Websites click on Website Terms and Conditions and in both cases see our House Rules.
What do We do with Your information?
We use Your information on the lawful basis of our legitimate business purposes and which enable us to enhance the services we provide you with, to make our service and your Website experience more relevant and effective for you or, where specified below, on the lawful basis of your consent. This means that we use Your information:
- to help us to identify you when you log in to the Website
- to allow us to contact you by email when required to fulfil the services we offer you – for example to send you e-newsletters that you have opted-in to receive (which contain a summary of general industry information including products, news and technology) and emails to tell you about specific technology reports or white papers that we think will be of interest to you or so that you can download a whitepaper that you have requested to download.
- so that we can contact you for our direct marketing purposes - for example, to send you details of those products or services that we offer that we have identified as likely to be of interest to you based on your use of the Website and your email preferences. This will be in accordance with the preferences that you indicated when you completed the online preferences form
- to help us to conduct market research and analysis which can help us to better provide our Services to you in the future.
- to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Website services, such as to leave comments, respond to calls to action, participate in the user generated content and surveys, where you choose to do so
- so that we can contact you with information about our Websites and about our services (such communications may include advertisements, native/sponsored content or any other information relating to for third party companies and/or products that we think may be of interest to you)
- To deal with and respond to you about a comment you have submitted for or on our message boards, blogs and other user generated content facilities
- to share your information with other companies (see When Will we share your information with another company? Below)
- for our internal record keeping
- to monitor your compliance with our Website Terms and Conditions
We also do the following things with your information:
- we sometimes enhance the information you provide to us with information that we collect from other sources, normally information which is available to the general public such as information you provide on your linkedin profile (if applicable) and information about the company you work for, which is available from its corporate website. We do this as it allows us to provide a better service to you. We may also share this enhanced data with the named sponsors or originators of the whitepaper or product information sheets that you have chosen to download and we do this in accordance with the specific consent you give at the time of downloading the applicable content – for example, a white paper.
- We do research on your company’s interests based on the information provided to us when you register to use our Services.
- We may keep a record of which products and services you are interested in based upon your historical downloads (eg how many times you download White Papers relating to access control in the education sector) so that we can provide a more tailored, relevant service to you.
- We also monitor user traffic patterns and site use on an aggregated basis.
If you wish to update your preferences, or opt-out of receiving communications from us then please follow the instructions in How to Contact us above.
When will we share Your Information with another company?
If you make a "contact company" request and/or a "contact manufacturer" request regarding a product or demo, we share Your Information with the relevant company or manufacturer so that they can contact you directly with an answer to your query or request.
If you change your mind and do not want us to share Your Information with that third-party company or manufacturer, please contact us (see How to Contact Us above) and tell us you want to cancel your enquiry.
We may also share Your information in the following situations:
- With other companies within our Group of companies which are Notting Hill Media Inc, and Notting Hill Media Pty Limited as these other companies need access to Your information to help us provide the Services efficiently;
- with suppliers we hire to process data on our behalf – and we require that these suppliers undertake to only act on our instructions and to ensure they have data security measures in place. The kind of activities we outsource are “data enhancement” which is when your information is matched with information about you in the public domain, for example your linkedin profile.
- If we decide to sell the Company to another company.
- With the sponsor of the White Paper that you download, who may contact you with details of products and services that they provide however, we will only share Your Information with the named sponsor of the White Paper if you have given your consent to us doing so (consent is the lawful basis for us to share Your Information with the sponsor of the White Paper). We ask for your consent to share your information with the White Paper sponsor, as a pre-condition to providing the White Paper, as we consider this to be reasonable and valid in all the circumstances, having carried out an impact assessment, in accordance with ICO guidelines;
- With the download of a product datasheet or download a PDF version of a product page, the relevant product provider may contact you with details of products and services that they provide however, we will only share Your Information with the relevant product provider if you have given your consent to us doing so (consent is the lawful basis for us to share Your Information with the relevant product provider).
In addition, we disclose Your Information in a non-personal identifying form (generally in the form of statistics) to prospective partners, advertisers and other third parties in order to describe our services to them and for them to analyse the use of the Website.
Updating/Unsubscribing/Amending Your Information
We take steps to regularly update and validate Your Information to ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date by contacting you via emails and with pop up notices on the website which ask you to verify or update Your information.
You can also amend, update or remove Your Information that you give us at any time by sending your request to [email protected].
You can also amend or update your information at any time via your User Profile on the Website. You can raise comments or questions about privacy issues, or remove Your Information from our database entirely or ask for a copy of the personal data we hold about you, in each case by contacting us with your specific request at [email protected] (also see How to Contact Us above).
You can manage your email preferences at any time via the email preference link at the bottom of the emails we sent you.
Whenever we contact you, (for example to send you an email newsletter which you have requested) you will always find an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email, which you can also use to tell us if you no longer wish to receive the newsletter or other communication in question.
The Website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites and you should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
We have taken appropriate steps to ensure that Your Information is secure to protect against unauthorised access or use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss. Appropriate measures in place include limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorised access.
Transfers of Your Information Overseas
The internet is a global environment and using the internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis.
Your personal data may be transferred outside of the European Economic Area (which currently comprises: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK) for processing by our third party data processors with whom a data processing contract is in place.
With your express informed consent, which we ask you to give when you decide to download a White Paper, we may also transfer Your information to the applicable sponsor of the White Papers we publish on our Website.
The transfer of Your Information to the overseas White Paper sponsors which are based in countries outside the EEA may carry a risk which we are required under GDPR to highlight to you. We ask you to give your express informed acknowledgement of this risk when you decide to download a White Paper. We also ask each of the White Paper sponsors to ensure that Your Information is processed only in accordance with the applicable UK Data Protection legislation.
In order to improve your experience on the Website, we use a feature of your internet browser called a ‘cookie’ to track site usage and remember your preferences including what enewsletters you want to receive.
What is a cookie?
A ‘cookie’ is a very small piece of information in the form of a text file placed on your computer hard drive by lots of the websites that you visit. ‘Cookies’ allow us to identify you when you sign in to our website, in order to help you get the best out of your visit to the website and improve your user experience, for instance by remembering that you have visited before. They can also be used to make sure that the advertising you see is relevant to you. Online behavioural advertising (also known as interest-based advertising) is a way of serving advertisements on the websites you visit and making them more relevant to you and your interests. Shared interests are grouped together based upon previous web browsing activity and web users are then served advertising which matches their shared interests. In this way, advertising can be made as relevant and useful as possible. Relevant ads can also be delivered based upon the website content you have just been viewing. This is known as ‘retargeting’.
For further information about ‘cookies’ please visit
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
This categorisation has been defined by the International Chamber of Commerce (UK) branch
Strictly Necessary cookies
‘Cookies‘ are set to help support the structure of the pages that are displayed to you. These help the Website to function and enhance the look and feel of the Website. They also help to improve navigation around our Website and allow you to return to pages you have previously visited. This type of ‘cookie’ only lasts for the duration of the time you are visiting the Website. When you leave the Website they are deleted automatically.
‘Cookies’ are used to provide aggregated statistics on visitors to our Websites and their browsing behaviour. This enables us to order the Website to make customers’ journeys easier, and if necessary make improvements. The data is aggregated and anonymised, which means we cannot identify you as an individual.
Wibiya toolbar (the bar at the bottom of the Website) uses a cookie to remember whether it is enabled or disabled.
Targeting cookies i.e. Third Party Cookies and Cookies used for Advertising
Google explains the following:
You can set your browser to accept or reject all specific ‘cookies’. You can also set your browser to alert you each time a ‘cookie’ is presented to your computer. You can delete ‘cookies’ that have been stored on your computer but remember, if you prevent us from placing ‘cookies’ on your computer during your visit, or you subsequently delete a ‘cookie’ that has been placed, it will restrict features of our Website.
By disabling your ‘cookies’ from the browser settings, you will be restricting the ‘cookies’ that we use to manage our, website and this will have an impact on how the website will function. This will apply to all websites once ‘cookies’ are disabled via your browser settings and not only our Websites.
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.