Privacy Policy


Western Business Media Ltd is the publisher of “Industrial Plant & Equipment”, “Controls, Drives & Automation”, “Health & Safety Matters”, “Cleaning Matters”, “Fire Safety Matters”, "Security Matters", “Logistics Matters”, “Professional Security Installer”, “Benchmark”, and “Risk Xtra” magazines. They are also the organiser of “The Safety & Health Excellence awards”, “Fire and Security Matters Awards”, "Cleaning Excellence Awards" and the “PSI Premier Awards”.

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you register for one of our magazines.


What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you register to receive one of our magazines or enter one of our awards categories.

Website usage information is collected using cookies.


How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you in order to process your subscription request, manage your account and to email you about other products and services that we believe may be of interest to you.

If you have subscribed to one of our magazines we will use your data to fulfil this subscription. We will also store contact details so that we can alert you of any changes to your subscription and to inform you when your subscription is coming to an end.

If you have entered in one of our awards categories we will use your data to contact you about the progress of your nomination, this will be to keep you up to date about when a winner is chosen and when tables become available. We will also contact you to announce when entries open for the following year so you can enter again.

Your data will be held for 5 years, the length of a subscription is 3 years, this allows 3 years of subscription one year to renew and another year for last chance to renew.

We may share your personal data with a third-party auditing organisation (ABC) so they can verify aggregated statistics about circulation and usage of our products or review our policies, processes and procedures for compliance with relevant standards. You can view their privacy policy by following this link.



We would like to send you information about products and services of ours which may be of interest to you. If you have consented to marketing you may opt out at a later date.

We may also market to you certain products that we feel will be relevant to you or your business.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes.


Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or

write to us. We will not charge for this service unless the request is found to be excessive or undue.

We want to make sure your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove any information you think is inaccurate.

If you would like to withdraw your consent or restrict processing at any time you may do so by contacting us via the details below.

Should you feel that your information has been misused or is not being held in an appropriate manner you may complain to the Information Commissioners Office.



Cookies are text files places on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on web activity. For further information on cookies please visit

You can set your browser to not accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.


Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.


Changes to our privacy policy

As the world of data protection is constantly changing, so is our privacy policy. We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page.

This privacy policy was last updated on 21 November 2023.


How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you: By email:

Or write to us at: Western Business Media Ltd, Data department, Dorset House, 64 High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3DE

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