Privacy Policy

Step Connect², Step House, North Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3DR

Company Registration Number: 9839182

Tel: 01892 518877

Email: data@stepconnect2.com

Web: www.stepconnect2.com

 

 

 

 

We Step Connect² as the Data Controller are committed to protecting your privacy and endeavour to collect, process and share your data in accordance with the latest regulations that apply. Our privacy policy explains how we do this and what your rights are.

Customer Definition

Step Connect² Ltd defines its customers as follows:

  • Visitors
  • Exhibitors
  • Delegates
  • Speakers including Chairs
  • Sponsors
  • Press/Media
  • Enquiries
  • Other individuals/organisations with whom Step Connect² maintains business relationships or communications with

Types of Information Gathered

There are two primary types of information provided by Step Connect² customers. The definitions and treatments of these types are as follows:

Financial Information: Payment information gathered during the registration process – including but not limited to, credit card details, financial institutions, and expiration dates – is considered Financial. This information is not distributed under any circumstances.

Payments for delegate places, awards places, stands and/or sponsorship are either made to Step Connect² by Worldpay or by an invoice(s) generated by our accounts team.

Professional Information: Data that customers provide to Step Connect² through various methods of communications with Step Connect² is considered professional information that is stored and managed for Step Connect²’s internal use.

Professional information includes, but is not limited to, name, address, company name, company address, phone number, email address, as well as questions answered on survey or registration forms. Data captured during a customer’s visit to a Step Connect² website, as well as during a visit with another Step Connect²’s customer, is also considered professional information and may also be stored for Step Connect²’s internal use. Professional information may be shared with other organisations or Step Connect²’s customers for the purpose of facilitating business relationships in our customer’s best interests, unless you have opted out of such communications.

At Trade Shows

Anyone attending a presentation in one of our conference rooms/theatres at one of our trade shows will have their attendee badge scanned and, through such attendance and scanning, will be agreeing to the passing of their professional information to the presentation host/exhibitor company and to being contacted by the presentation host/exhibitor company and/or speaker in relation to such presentation. Similarly, anyone who agrees to have their attendee badge scanned at an exhibitor’s stand is agreeing to their professional information being retained and used by that exhibitor company for marketing purposes and to the information being passed to Step Connect² for data analytics purposes.

Your Right to Access & Rectification

You have the right to access a copy of your personal data. You also have the right to have any errors corrected. Requests for access should be made in writing to Data Controller, Step Connect², Step House, North Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3DR or by email to data@stepconnect2.com. Access will be subject to verification of your identity.

Your Right to Opt Out

Step Connect² will accept, acknowledge and maintain any customer’s request to opt-out of future communication from Step Connect². Every email, newsletter we send includes a unsubscribe link enabling you to opt out of receiving further newsletters or mailers.

Step Connect² will accept opt-out requests via the contact details below. Please specify in your communication your required opt-out criteria, namely;

  • By relevant sender: Step Connect²
  • By relevant show: e.g. Education Estates
  • By relevant method: Direct Mail, Phone, Fax, Email (or all)

In all cases, the opt-out request is processed as soon as we have received your instructions. In practice, this takes immediate effect in respect of digital communications, but for printed material you may receive a further magazine/flyer if the mailing labels have already been processed prior to your opt out request.

Children Below the Age of 16

If you are under the age of 16 you may register on the website to receive newsletters or other information but only with the expressed consent of a parental or guardian (a person holding ‘Parental Responsibility’).

If you register to attend one of our events you will need to be in attendance and under the supervision of a parental or guardian (a person holding ‘Parental Responsibility’ for you).

Any Queries/Questions/Opt Out

If you have any questions or concerns about your customer information or your request to opt-out of communications from Step Connect², please contact us via e-mail data@stepconnect2.com, by telephone number 01892 518877, or by post to Data Controller, Step Connect², Step House, North Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3DR and specify your name, company name and e-mail address.

Complete Removal

Step Connect² will accept, acknowledge and action any customer’s request for complete removal of professional information from Step Connect² communications.

Step Connect² will accept complete removal requests via the contact details below.

To request complete removal of communications from Step Connect², please contact us via email data@stepconnect2.com, by telephone number 01892 518877, or by post to Data Controller, Step Connect², Step House, North Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3DR and specify your name, company name and e-mail address.

Security

Our websites utilise a secure server to protect your financial and professional information. Secure server software is used to encrypt the information sent between your Internet browser and our website. This ensures the security of your professional and financial transaction details when using this website. We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information you have given to us and may, on occasion, request proof of identity before we disclose any professional information to you.

Any Queries/Questions

If you have questions or concerns about your customer information or your request to opt-out of communications from Step Connect² or to change your customer information, please contact us either by email data@stepconnect2.com or by telephone 01892 518877.