This privacy policy governs the collection, storage, use of personal information collected by us, Little Big PR Limited. It provides details about the personal information that we collect from you, how we use your personal information, your rights regarding the personal information that we hold about you. Please read this privacy policy carefully – by using our services, you confirm that you have read, understood, agree to this privacy policy in its entirety.

The contact details of the Data Protection Officer who is responsible for GDPR:

Gareth Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Little Big PR Limited: privacy@littlebigpr.com

Who is Little Big PR Limited?

Little Big PR  Limited (whose registered address is Lynwood House, 373-375 Station Road, Harrow, United Kingdom, HA1 2AW, and registered company number (10651099) provides publicity, social media and consultancy services worldwide for the purposes of contacting and conversing with press and influencers on behalf of it’s clients.

Little Big PR Limited is a ‘data controller’ in respect of the personal information that it collects and stores from both journalists and PRs.

What personal information do we collect about you?

We only collect basic personal data about journalists, including name, email, phone number and social media profiles.

We collect this personal information by a number of means including:

• Identifying bylines in papers, online sites and magazines

• By communicating with journalists when we hear of a move within the industry

• By following journalists updating their status on various platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter and other sites.

We collect, store and handle the personal information of journalists and influencers to enable interaction and placement of stories on behalf of our clients.

We only collect personal data from journalists or influencers that we need in order to provide and oversee this service to our clients. We believe in and carry out a policy of data minimisation. Little Big PR Limited holds no sensitive data on journalists (eg religious views, health history or criminal records).

We may also handle personal information to keep our website and the data storage platform secure and to ensure that our processes and procedures are as secure as possible.

What do we do with your data?

All the personal data that we handle is processed by our staff in the UK. However for the purposes of IT hosting and maintenance this information is located on servers within the European Union. We do not carry out any automated decision making which is likely to have a legal or similar effect on you. All our staff are aware, of our data protection policies.

Journalists’ personal information can only be accessed via a secure and password protected site. Their personal details are restricted to only those working for Little big PR Limited.

We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard the personal information that you provide to us but no transit on over the internet can ever be guaranteed so we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transfer over the internet to us.

What do the PR community do with journalists’ data?

The PR community keep journalists informed of corporate news via telephone, emails and press releases / marketing updates. The relationship between PRs and journalists is established and respected. Little Big PR Limited is accountable for identifying the ‘right’ journalists to engage with and are data controllers in respect of any personal information that they access and use from  platform. They will handle your personal information in line with the terms of their privacy policy.

Employees subscribe via a password protected site to identify the right journalist in order to:

• Call or return a call from a journalist following an enquiry

• Introduce their spokespeople to the journalist

• To send products to the journalists

• To send press releases / marketing updates

• To correct inaccurate stories written by journalists.

How we share your personal information and who we share it with

We do not share your personal information with our clients, but we may disclose information under the following circumstances:

• Compliance with laws and legal proceedings: When we respond to court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. When we believe in our sole discretion it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take actions against illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

• Merger or acquisition: When we need to transfer information about you if we are acquired by or merged with another company. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified afterwards via e-mail and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

How long do we keep your data?

Little Big PR Limited constantly checks to see if the journalists on the data platform are still working at the outlets assigned to as well as still having a career in journalism. If a journalist leaves the world of journalism, we remove that journalist from our database and remove all personal data relating to that journalist from any PR lists that we keep on our database. We work on monthly cycles to verify the data and make sure it is still relevant, if the journalist is still working in journalism, then we will retain the relevant personal information.

What are your rights in relation to the personal information that we hold?

You have the following rights:

• to ask us to provide you with copies of personal information that we hold about you at any time, subject to a fee specified by law;

• to ask us to update or correct any out of date or incorrect personal information that we hold about you (in accordance with applicable data protection legislation);

• to request that we send you (or another data controller) your personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (in accordance with applicable data protection laws); and

• the right to opt-out of any marketing communications that we (or any third party to whom we have disclosed your personal information with your consent) may send you.

If you want to exercise any of these rights, please write to us (either by post or e-mail) at the address specified below.

If you object to our processing of your personal information for certain purposes or you want us to stop using or to delete your personal information, you can contact us and tell us why. In certain circumstances we may not be able to stop using your personal information but, if that is the case, we’ll let you know and tell you why.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us to have the matter investigated. Please contact us at gareth@littlebigpr.com.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal information accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office https://ico.org.uk/ or seek a remedy through local courts if you believe your rights have been breached.

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This privacy policy was last updated on 21st May 2018. Please check back regularly to be kept informed of updates.