GDPR & ePrivacy Policy

Terms and conditions of the contract: your rights under GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) & PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

This contract is between you, the data subject, and Executive Grapevine International Limited.

The contract is at the request of the data subject.

Your privacy is important to us and we take it very seriously. We want to help everyone who uses Executive Grapevine International Ltd’s (EGIL) services to get the most out of them. This policy covers all our brands – HR Grapevine, HR Grapevine Live, HRGrapevineVirtual Live Events, Executive Grapevine and myGrapevine and their associated products and services including webinars, virtual round tables, lead generation, solus campaigns, advertising, and third party partner licenses hosted on our platforms.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a new regulation which replaces the Data Protection Regulation (Directive 95/46/EC). The Regulation aims to harmonise data protection legislation across EU member states, enhancing privacy rights for individuals and providing a strict framework within which commercial organisations can legally operate. The UK has voted to leave the EU but currently remains in transition until the end of 2020 and therefore, the GDPR will be applicable until that date. Furthermore, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has laid out its intention to continue with a similar level of regulation post 31/12/2020 or on whichever date the UK does leave the EU should that be sooner or later.

The policy below lays out in simple English how the GDPR and the current PECR (soon to be updated to a new e-Privacy Regulation) applies to the way EG handles your personal data. Our aim is to be responsible, relevant, and secure when using your data.

As a company, we are dedicated to safeguarding the personal data of our customers and employees. In accordance with this commitment, we comply with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when collecting, utilizing, and handling personal data. This includes adherence to principles of legality, fairness, and transparency; limiting data collection to specific purposes; minimizing the amount of data collected; ensuring accuracy; limiting data storage; maintaining integrity and confidentiality; and being accountable for data protection.

Executive Grapevine International Ltd specialises in business and industry news, commercial product information and professional networking across of range of professional industries and services. Our expectation is that individuals giving consent by share these aims and objectives.  If this is not your expectation, please do not subscribe or enter into a positive or confirmatory action on our platforms. Entering your personal data into the subscription box, creating an account on myGrapevine either online or via the app or downloading a whitepaper are all examples which indicate that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of the policy. Entering a comment, question, like or follow or request to join a virtual or social media group controlled by EGIL will also be considered to be a positive action and consent to data processing for marketing under GDPR.

Please take a moment to read through what information we collect about you, who we share it with and how they might use it.

Who controls my personal data?

What is the purpose and legal basis of the processing?

What data will the Controller collect and process?

Who will have access to the data?

Will the data leave the UK? If so, what safeguarding measures are in place?

How long will the data be kept for?

Executive Grapevine confirms the following rights to each Data Subject:

EU Representative

For data subjects based in the European Union our representative under Article 27 of the GDPR is:

K78 X5P8
Email: [email protected]

If you remain dissatisfied, you can make a complaint about the way we process your personal information to the supervisory authority.

Privacy notice for California Consumer Privacy Act

This section is intended for California residents and supplements the above.

Rights for California residents

If you are a California resident, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) may provide you with additional rights regarding the use of your personal information. These rights include:

You can exercise any applicable rights by emailing [email protected] or contacting us using our online enquiry form. You may be required to submit proof of your identity and/or address, if we are unable to confirm your identity or cannot verify that you are a California resident. We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days. You may also designate an authorised agent to make a request on your behalf, subject to proof of identity and authorisation.

Categories of Personal Information We Collect and the Sources

Some of the personal information we collect may also be treated as "sensitive personal information" under the CCPA. We collect the following categories of "sensitive personal information":

All of the categories of personal information we collect about you come from the following categories of sources:

Categories of Third Parties with Whom We Share Personal Information

We disclose all of the categories of personal information we collect about you (as detailed above) with the following categories of third parties:

Service Providers

As described in our Privacy Policy above, we share your personal information with third parties for business purposes. Commonly, these include service providers who help to support our business operations and improve our products.

We also use service providers to serve you with advertisements that we believe are relevant to you. These third parties are permitted to process your personal information only for the purposes of providing services to EGIL this may include the use of their own cookies or similar technologies to collect your personal information (IP address or other unique identifier) as part of providing their services to EGIL.

Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Our Advertising

If you are a California resident, the CCPA also provides you with a right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information. The definition of sale is extremely broad under the CCPA, and may include sharing certain pieces of information with our advertising partners, such as cookie identifiers, geolocation and interactions with advertisements, for the purposes of showing you advertising that is relevant to your interests.

You can choose to block sharing of this data with advertisers. This means that we turn off some types of advertising based on information you have given us and your use of our Sites, ensuring that our advertising partners do not receive this data. By opting out, you will stop receiving adverts that are targeted specifically to you; however, you will still see the same number of adverts on our Sites.

More Information

For more information on how we use your personal information and who we share your personal information with, please see our Privacy Policy above or contact [email protected].

We keep our privacy notice under regular review to make sure it is up to date and accurate. This policy was last updated: December 2023