Privacy Policy

1. Important Information

i. Circular Summit takes your privacy seriously and information will be used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 and the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations 2003.

ii. This privacy policy describes how we collect, process and secure your personal data.

iii. We will occasionally review this policy to ensure it matches any legal requirements and our business operations. Any changes will be posted so that you are always kept informed.

2. Data Collection

i. When you communicate with us in any manner, we may collect, use, record or transfer some or all of the information you provide to us.

ii. When you subscribe to our magazine or register for one of web sites, magazines s or events we will collect the following personal identifiable information about you: First Name, Last Name, Job Title, Company Name, Address, Business Telephone, Mobile, Email, Fax, Industry Sector, Company Activity.

iii. We may also collect payment details from you if you're choosing to pay by card.

iv. We also collect information such as: First Name, Last Name, Company Name, Email Address and/or Phone Number for the purposes of maintaining our internally managed contact lists used by the editorial, advertising and awards teams.

v. We also collect data using cookies, which you can read more about below.

3. Use of Personal Information

i. When you subscribe to the magazine and our events your data will be used to communicate with you regarding your subscription and to deliver the magazine to you. If you have requested to receive digital copies of either the magazine or our newsletter, your data will be used to populate our database so that we can electronically send you the information you have subscribed and consented to receiving. In accordance with GDPR, the legal basis for such data processing is “consent”, which was provided during the completion of the subscription form.

ii. If you communicate with us in another format your data will be used to populate one of our internal contact lists, so that we can contact you again in the future. In accordance with GDPR, the legal basis for such data processing is “legitimate interest”.

iii. If we receive your data by any other means, such as from a colleague or from your company website, we will use it to populate our internal contact list so that we can contact you in the future. In accordance with GDPR, the legal basis for such data processing is “legitimate interest”.

iv. If we need to use your data for an unrelated purpose, you will be notified and be given the legal basis by which we have contacted you.

Data Retention

If your data is stored on one of our internal contact lists, or in one of the externally managed events systems we use, your data will be deleted after 6 years of no contact with us.vWe do not hold credit/debit bank or card details. If this financial data is provided as part of a payment the information will be destroyed as soon as it is used.

Sharing Information

i. If you have opted-in to receiving a copy of our magazine, your data is stored on our databases and subsequently transferred to the printing/distribution companies responsible for delivering the magazine. This will be done in accordance with their own privacy policies.

ii. If you have requested to receive any electronic media, your data will be transferred to our electronic database for processing, in accordance with their privacy policy.

iii. When you register for any of our events, your data will be stored in accordance with this privacy policy.

iv. For purposes of printing event collateral, your personal data (First Name, Last Name, Company Name) may be shared with the printing company for label production.

v. When submitting guest details for any events, such data may be shared with the venue or our events co-ordinator Flourish marketing for purposes including but not limited to complimentary guest rooms or table place names.

vi. We do not permit any of our third-party service providers to use or share any of the personal information we share with them for anything other than for the purpose with which it is intended for.

vii. We may provide general information to third parties, but this will not include any information that identifies you and will not include any sensitive personal data.

viii. Any sensitive personal data within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 will only be disclosed with your express consent.

ix. We reserve the right to access and disclose personal identifiable information to enable us to comply with any applicable laws or lawful government requests.


i. Our internal server is password protected and our network security is supported by an external IT firm, who provide the necessary software to protect and secure our server from malicious attacks.

ii. All our external data processors are fully GDPR compliant and so the data is appropriately secured on their servers. Should there be any data breach, they will inform us immediately.

iii. We have strict security procedures covering the storage of your information in order to prevent unauthorised access and to comply with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. This means that sometimes we may ask you for proof of identity or for other personal information before we can process your call or enquiry further.

iv. If a data breach is detected that affects any of your personal identifiable information, you will be contacted immediately.

Individual Rights

As an individual you have the right to access and control the data we hold on you, in accordance with ICO guidelines.vAt any point, you can choose to access all the information we hold on you. You can request that your personal data is updated, corrected or deleted. You have the right to be removed from any of our external or internal databases, if you desire. It may be necessary to retain the smallest possible amount of personal data on you to ensure you do not get contacted in future. We require some data from you in order to send you the magazine, either physically or electronically, or to process any award entries or payments. Removing or changing this data may affect our ability to provide these services to you.

Cookies and Consent

A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive. It is normally sent by a web server to you and enables the server to collect information back from your site visit. By using any of our websites, you provide your consent for us to collect information about you in accordance with EU and UK cookie law and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation (PECR).

How to contact us

i. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please call us on 020 7278 0795 or email to