Privacy Policy

MDM Publishing Limited Privacy Policy

This policy describes the personal information MDM Publishing Ltd and our brands, which include but are not limited to International Fire Protection, Asia Pacific Fire, International Fire Fighter, Gulf Fire, UK Fire, Global Fire Directory, Global FIre Events (collectively, “MDM Publishing Brands”) collect about you, why we collect it, how we use it, and when we share it with suppliers.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). For the purpose of GDPR the data processors in the United Kingdom are MDM Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales (with company number 3836065 and VAT number 744863405 and with their registered offices at 1 The Centre, The High Street, Gillingham, Dorset, SP84AB

How do we collect personal data?

We ask you for your information in the following different ways:

  • Complete a registration form to be sent MDM Publishing Brands online every issue.
  • Complete a registration form to be sent MDM Publishing Brands in print every issue.
  • Complete a registration form to include your details on an MDM Publishing Brands website.
  • Subscribe to receive a monthly E-Newsletter from MDM Publishing Brands.
  • Given us your contact information/business card at a recent trade exhibition or meeting.

In addition, if you choose to engage in social sharing, such as by connecting your social media accounts to your reader registration, the social media site may share information with us about your use of their services, including profile information, information about your contacts and content you have viewed or liked. Please refer to the social media site’s privacy settings to control how your information is shared.

What personal data do we collect?

We may ask for the following details from you

First Name, Last Name, Job Title, Organisation, Address, Telephone and/or Mobile, Email

We may also ask you to complete a tick box form to indicate the following:

  • Type of organisation you work for
  • Your buying/specifying status
  • What products/services your organisation buys
  • Your job role/title

Why do we collect this data?

We collect this information so that we can send you the magazine either online or in print, or to send event or news updates.

If you are advertising with us we require this information to complete a contract with you, and to administer your advert in the magazine.  We may also use your information to keep you updated about our forthcoming events and product updates.

We are processing your personal data on the following legal basis:

Your Consent

Where you have completed an online form and consented to be contacted about particular products/services, we will honour that. You are free at any time to change your mind and withdraw your consent by unsubscribing from receiving information from us about one or more of our products.

As necessary for our Legitimate Business Interests

We have a genuine and legitimate reason to contact you and we are not harming your fundamental rights and freedoms. This means that we are able to offer you a free subscription to MDM Publishing Brands (either in print or online). We can also send you the free monthly newsletter from MDM Publishing Brands. We believe these products will increase your knowledge of the fire industry sector, improve the efficiency of your organisation, or help you find new products/services to enhance your operational capabilities.

As necessary to fulfil our contract with you:

Where you have a contract with us for paid services such as Advertising, your data is being processed on contractual grounds, so that we may provide the service you have paid for.

As necessary to comply with a legal obligation

We may process your data if we are asked to for any legal proceedings.

Your rights

Object to processing

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 contact us or write to us

MDM Publishing Customer Services, The Abbey Manor Business Centre, Preston Road, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2EN

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

What if you wish to complain about data use?

If you have a concern about an organisation’s information rights practices, report it to ICO  or call the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113.

How we protect your data

We do our best to provide you with a safe and convenient experience. We have in place certain physical, electronic, contractual, and managerial safeguards to help protect the security and privacy of your personal information. Our contracted processors are bound by contract to do the same.

How we share your information

We do not sell your data to any third parties.

We share your details with our publishing partners to ensure that you receive the magazine regularly e.g. Our subscriptions department, mailing house and online subscriptions host.

We can supply you with a full list of data processors.

We may use MailChimp to process your data, and their servers are located in the United States. Because MailChimp certifies to the Privacy Shield framework, they can lawfully receive EU data. Please see Section 20 of MailChimp’s Terms of Use and Section 16 of their Privacy Policy. These sections include important information about how MailChimp treats EU data.

Analytics: We use third-party service providers, including Google, which use cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyse information about the use of our websites. You can learn about Google’s practices at, and opt out by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on, available at

IP Address: Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet service provider. An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you access our websites, along with the time of the visit and the pages that were visited. Your IP address may also indicate your approximate physical location. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications and other technologies. We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels and diagnosing server problems.

Legal Requirements: We may share information about you if necessary or appropriate, in our good faith judgment, to comply with laws or regulations or in response to a valid subpoena, order, or government request, or to protect the operations, privacy, safety, property or rights of MDM Publishing Ltd or others.

Business Transfer: In the unlikely event of a sale or merger of MDM Publishing Ltd or any of our businesses, our customers’ personal information and other information we have collected as described in this policy may be among the transferred business assets.

Our Data retention policy

At MDM Publishing Ltd we aim to keep your data no longer than five years from your initial sign up or renewal. If you do not renew your contact with us we will archive your data in a secure site.

Date of Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy for MDM Publishing Limited was updated on 23rd May 2018. This will be reviewed regularly.

What about links to other websites?

If you follow links to other sites from our website your data will be subject to the privacy policies of those sites. You should refer to these policies before providing your data.

How do I contact you?

For questions about our privacy policy, to make choices about receiving promotional communications, to update your personal information, or to place an order, you can contact any of our MDM Publishing Brands by email, telephone, or postal mail:

MDM Publishing Ltd, The Abbey Manor Business Centre, Preston Road, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2EN +44 (0)1935 426428