Privacy Policy

The Business (Dorset) Ltd Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how The Business (Dorset) Ltd uses and protects any information that you give The Business (Dorset) Ltd when you use this website.

The Business (Dorset) Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Business (Dorset) Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st January 2010.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including e-mail addresses
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • information relevant to customer surveys, offers, business clubs and upcoming events to be listed on the website.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs, provide you with a better service, and publicise your details on the website, with your permission. In particular we will use gathered information for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • Promotion of your data in the way authorized by you on the website, outlined at the time of entering your details.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically contact you by e-mail, telephone, fax or letter to keep our records up to date and ensure we still have permission to store your details on record.
  • We will never pass your personal details to third party mailing companies.
  • We may use your details for internal marketing information but will never disclose your details without your express permission.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We cannot be held responsible for the use of any data submitted for use as public on the website and visible to all website visitors. Such public details are clearly marked at the time of submitting the data to the website.

How we use cookies

Since the itnroduction of the new European Laws we have updated this information to be much more inclusive. The details can be found on our Cookie Policy page here.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties without your permission or if we are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small administration fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us in writing as soon as possible using the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

If you would like us to remove any records or personal information we hold on file, please contact us in writing and we will remove the requested record and information.

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