GFPR Policy

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and Global Market Information Ltd, the owner and provider of this Website. Global Market Information Ltd, takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website. This privacy policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, our User Terms, which can be found at our User Agreement page.
Please read this privacy policy carefully.
If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our privacy practices, please contact us on via our e-mail address
1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used: Data
Collectively all information that you submit to Witsy Limited via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws
A small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in our Cookie Policy
Data Protection Laws
Any applicable law relating to the processing of personal data, including but not limited to the Data Protection Act 2018 or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK
The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679
Global Market Information Ltd, we, us, or our
Global Market Information Ltd, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 113018491 whose registered office is at 4-4a Blackburn Road, Accrington, United Kingdom, BB5 1HD
UK and EU Cookie Law
The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011
User or you
Any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Global Market Information Ltd and acting during their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Witsy Limited and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services
The website that you are currently using,, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
2. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Global Market Information Ltd and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.
3. This website and the GMI services are not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
4. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Global Market Information Ltd is the "data controller". This means that Global Market Information Ltd determines the purposes for which and the manner in which your Data is processed.
5. In most cases, unless otherwise set out in this privacy policy, we process your personal data on the basis that you have provided your consent for us to do so, or that it is in our legitimate interests to so do for the purposes set out below. You may withdraw your consent to this processing at any time, please see the section headed "Your rights" below.
6. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data:
(a) Identity Data, such as name, job title, profession
(b) User Data, when you sign up to our services, such as username (or a similar identifier), passwords, preferences and responses to communications from us
(c) Contact Information when you sign up to our services, such as email addresses, telephone numbers, postal address and marketing preferences.
(d) Publically Available Data, for instance via social media, that has been made publically available by you, including usernames, names, contact information, professional history, rolls and responsibilities, and post content.
(e) Billing Information, when you sign up to our services, such as credit card information, bank account information, billing address, payment history
(f) Technical Data such as internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, 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 this website.
In each case, in accordance with this privacy policy. The sources of this personal data are set out in below.
7. We collect Data in the following ways:
(a) data is given to us by you
(b) data is collected from publicly available sources
(c) data is collected automatically
8. Global Market Information Ltd will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:
(a) when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means
(b) when you register with us and set up an account to subscribe to our services
(c) when you elect to receive marketing communications from us
In each case, in accordance with this privacy policy
9. We process the personal data referred to in this section on the lawful basis that it is:
(a) necessary for our legitimate interests, as set out in “Our use of data” below
(b) required for the performance of a contract between you and us
10. We may receive personal data about you from various public sources as set out below, including Technical Data (as described above), and identity/contact data (registered contact address, email address, telephone number, first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier):
(a) analytics providers such as Google, which may be based outside the EU
(b) publicly available UK-based sources, including (but not limited to):
(i) Companies House
(c) Other publicly available sources
(i) Social media websites, including (but not limited to):
(A) LinkedIn
(B) Twitter
(C) Facebook
Information gathered from social media websites will only be collected where you have made it available to the recipient of that data. The data we process in this respect will ultimately be decided by your activity and your privacy settings in the apps or websites listed above.
(ii) Automated machine learning constantly views corporate websites, press releases, news articles, Security and Exchange Commission filings, job postings, and other online sources for data about industries, locations, revenue, and other company attributes. Targeted keyword algorithms help further focus the searches, while the system also looks for technographics information on 30 million site domains each day.
How GMI uses Unstructured Public Information:
Receive updates whenever personnel are added or removed from leadership webpages
Detect public announcements of executive promotions, company news, upcoming product launches in the news
Monitor public filings for up-to-date information on revenue, employee headcount, IPO announcements, and more
Identify company website source codes to learn what technologies an organization uses
11. We process the personal data referred to in this section on the lawful basis that it is necessary for our legitimate interests as set out in “Our use of data” below.
12. We do not intend to process Special Category Data (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). If we do process this data, it will only be in situations where you have made the Special Category Data public and available via one of the sources set above.
13. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Technical Data (As described above) automatically, for example information which helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation including your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
14. We will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see our Cookie Policy.
15. We process the personal data referred to in this section on the lawful basis that it is necessary for our legitimate interests, as set out in “Our use of data” below.
16. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
(a) internal record keeping
(b) providing our services to our users
(c) improvement of our products/services including presentation and customisation to your needs and interests
(d) transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you
(e) contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Website
(f) to respond to any query you may submit to us
(g) to comply with the law
(h) as we feel is necessary to prevent illegal activity or to protect our interests
in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy
17. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed "Your rights" below).
18. Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
19. For the delivery of direct marketing to you via email, we'll need your consent, whether via an opt-in or soft-opt-in
(a) soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent which applies when you have previously engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask us for more details about a product/service, and we are marketing similar products/services). Under "soft opt-in" consent, we will take your consent as given unless you opt-out
(b) for other types of e-marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent, meaning that you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick box that we'll provide
(c) if you are not satisfied with our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed "Your rights" below.
20. When you register with us and set up an account to receive our services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter such a contract.
21. Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with our services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
22. We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data could be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. 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 policy.
23. We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:
(a) any of our group companies or affiliates, for marketing and promotions and to offer services that we believe you could be interested in
(b) our employees, agents and/or professional advisors, including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers, to enable us to provide you with our services
(c) third parties, for example, if you specifically request this, have given us consent for marketing purposes, in the event we sell or buy any business or assets, if the Website is acquired by a third party and in order to comply with a legal obligation
(d) any potential investor in or acquirer of Witsy, or as may otherwise be required in connection with a corporate restructuring
in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy
24. The major third party suppliers that we currently share your Data with, in compliance with this privacy policy, are:
(a) Amazon Web services in the US
(b) Digital Ocean in EU
We require all third parties to respect the security of your 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.
25. Where your personal data is transferred outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), it is always done so in compliance with EU law
26. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:
(a) access to your account is controlled by a password and a username that is unique to you
(b) we store your Data on secure servers.
(c) When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our registration forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
(d) We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of Internet transmission or electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
27. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this: e-mail address (
28. Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted
29. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of a legal claim in respect of our relationship with you.
30. You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
(a) Right to access - the right to request:
(i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time
(ii) that we modify, update or delete such information.
If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive." Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
(b) Right to correct - the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
(c) Right to erase - the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
(d) Right to restrict – the right to restrict our use of your Data the right to "block" us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios:
(i) If you want us to establish the data's accuracy.
(ii) Where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it.
(iii) Where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
(iv) You have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
(e) Right to data portability - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
(f) Right to object - the right to object to our use of your Data where we use it for our legitimate interests 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. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information, which overrides your rights and freedoms.
31. To make inquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via e-mail address (
32. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
33. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO's contact details can be found on their website at We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
34. It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.
35. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites, plug-ins or applications. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.
36. We keep our privacy policy under regular review and, as such, we reserve the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.
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