Effective May 2018
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand how we will use your personal data and your rights in relation to your personal data.
This privacy notice is provided in a layered format so you can click through to the specific areas set out below.
- 1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE
- 2. THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
- 3. HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED
- 4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
- 5. DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
- 6. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
- 7. DATA SECURITY
- 8. DATA RETENTION
- 9. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Evidence Group is made up of different legal entities: Evidence Group Limited, Barbican Animal Health Limited and Sunstone Technology Limited all with their registered offices at 15-16 Deben Mill Business Centre, Old Maltings Approach Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1BL, UK, Tel: +44 1768 868472.
This privacy notice is issued on behalf of the Evidence Group so when we mention "Evidence Group", "we", "us" or "our" in this privacy notice, we are referring to the relevant company in the Evidence Group responsible for processing your data.
Evidence Group is the controller and responsible for your personal data.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact us by emailing
Changes to our privacy notice
Any changes we make to our privacy notice in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy notice.
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:
- Identity Data includes first name, last name, username or similar identifier, employer and position/title.
- Contact Data includes address, email address and telephone numbers.
- Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our websites.
- Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.
- Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us or we have bought from you.
- Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing (for example our e-newsletters) from us and your communication preferences.
We may also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate statistics to understand usage of our website. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity Data, Contact Data and Marketing and Communications Data by corresponding with us at tradeshows or other events, by phone, email or by filling in forms on our website. This includes personal data you provide when:
- You give us your business card so that we may contact you;
- You email us to find out about our products and services;
- You purchase or enter into negotiations to purchase products or services we offer;
- You communicate with us to sell us your products or services;
- You register to receive our newsletters or other information available;
- You register to attend events we organise; or
- You provide us with feedback.
Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
- Technical Data from analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU.
- Identity Data and Contact Data from publicly availably sources such as Linked In and websites.
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
- Where you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data for a particular purpose.
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
- Where it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you.
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
Purposes for which we will use your personal data
We have set out below a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate. Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data.
|Purpose/Activity||Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest|
|To build a database of contacts and prospects who might be interested in our products and services and to inform our marketing and sales activities, including market mapping, client and prospect mapping and analysis||Necessary for our legitimate interests (so that we can market and sell our products and services)|
|To invite you to our events and send you our regular e-newsletter||
|To provide you with products and services you have purchased from us or are in negotiations to purchase from us including communications, managing the provision of your services including support services and to manage and collect fees.||
|To buy products and services from you||Performance of a contract with you|
|To manage our relationship with you which will include:
|To administer and protect our business and website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)||
|To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences||Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)|
You may receive our e-newsletter or invitations to our events if you have requested information from us or if you provided us with your details and you have not unsubscribed form our marketing communications.
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any company outside our group of companies for marketing purposes.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time.
We may share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 4 above.
- Service providers acting as processors through whom we send out our e-newsletter. We currently use Campaign Monitor Pty Ltd. for this purpose who are based in Australia.
- Service providers acting as processors through whom we collect attendee details for our events. We currently use ePly Service Inc. for this purpose who are based in Canada.
- Business data and customer management systems for example handling email.
- Printers to send out postal mailings for our correspondences.
- Text messaging services to send our messages regarding orders/registrations or other important information.
- Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in the UK who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
- HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities based in the UK if required by such authorities.
- Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
If you receive our marketing communications (eg newsletters and event invites) we will share your personal data with Campaign Monitor Pty Ltd in Australia, who may store your data in the USA, Australia and Germany. We use Google Analytics based in the US to provide analysis of how our website is used. We transfer data to these companies under the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US.
If you sign up for any of our event we will share your personal data with ePly Services Inc. in Canada.
Other than for these purposes, we do not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
How long will you use my personal data for?
We will retain your personal data for as long as necessary to provide you with our products and services. We will also retain your personal data as necessary to fulfil our contractual obligations and to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We will retain personal data that is part of our marketing database for a period for which we think that information is relevant. We actively manage our marketing database so that only relevant personal data is retained.
Where we no longer need to process your personal data for the purposes set out in paragraph 4 of this Privacy Notice, we will delete your personal data from our systems unless we need to retain a limited amount of information to make sure that we act in accordance with your wishes.
Where permissible, we will also delete your personal data on your request. Information on how to make a deletion request can be found in paragraph 9 of this Privacy Notice.
If you have questions about our data retention practices, please contact us through
You have the right:
- To access any personal data we hold about you and we will provide a copy of your personal data together with details of the purposes of the processing, the types of personal data we hold and the people to whom your personal data has been disclosed;
- To have inaccurate or incomplete personal data corrected or to restrict the processing of personal data whilst the accuracy is checked;
- In certain circumstances, to have data we hold about you transferred to yourself or another data controller. Note, this right only applies to information that is processed by automated means which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you;
- To ask to have personal data we hold about you erased. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law;
- To ask us not to process your personal data for direct marketing purposes;
- To object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms;
- To withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent; and
- To lodge a complaint with the UK Information Commissioner's Office https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or other data protection supervisory authority applicable to you, if you have a concern about your personal data.
You can exercise your rights at any time by contacting us at
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.