Need it Find it Privacy Policy

Building and maintaining trust

Above complying with privacy and data legislation and regulations, we believe in building and maintaining trust between ourselves and everyone we interact with. As journalism is a main activity, confidentiality is paramount and that requires trust. We commit to handling any information with care so that you trust us at all times.

Our contact details – September 2022 

Our business activities

Need it Find it operates the business web site directory and business event calendar web site, publishes Business Action magazine, organises BBxpo Business Boost Expo business events and other events.

The type of personal information we collect 

We currently collect and process the following information:

Names, phone numbers and email addresses of owners, managers and employees of businesses who we interact with for the purpose of the above business activities.

Addresses of businesses for the purposes of invoicing or payment as required for accounting laws and regulations or for mailing material.

How we get the personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you through:

  • You contacting us directly.
  • Us both developing a business relationship initiated at events, online or various other means. 
  • You purchasing advertising or other services directly from us.
  • You registering for or attending events we organise.
  • You participating in a business activity we organise.

We use the information for the following reasons:

  • Communication with you in connection with our magazines, web sites, events and other publishing or communications activities.
  • Invoicing you for providing services to you.
  • Mailing magazines or other material to you.

We value everyone’s privacy and confidentiality highly. We do not sell information to third party organisations. We may share information with a third party for the purpose of providing a service which you have requested from us.

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are: 

(a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting us at the details above.

(b) We have a contractual obligation, such as you purchasing advertising or promotional services, paying to attend an event we organise or similar. We also retain information to comply with accounting or other legally specified requirements.

How we store your personal information 

Your information is securely stored on our computers and secure third-party cloud servers. Access to log in to these systems is restricted to internal users only.

We retain your information while our mutual business relationship continues and for any specific periods set by accountancy or legal requirements.  

Web site cookies

This web site uses cookies for its operation and for anonymous analytics of web site usage – Need it Find it does not itself extract or record personal data using cookies. You have the option to accept or reject all or specific cookies at any time using the cookies tab.

Third party web sites

This privacy policy does not cover third party web sites which can be accessed via links from this web site. You are advised to exercise caution when accessing any third party web site, especially when entering personal data. Need it Find it accepts no responsibility or liability for your use of such sites. 

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. 

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete. 

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances. 

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances. 

Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at 07971 176044 or  if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can us at 07971 176044 or .

You can also contact the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:            

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: