Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how Standpoint magazine, and its parent company, Social Affairs Unit Magazines Limited (the ‘SAUM’ or ‘we’ or ‘us’) collect, manage and use information from users (‘users’ or ‘you’) of this website and/or any website operated by us. This Privacy Policy applies to this website and, more generally, to Social Affairs Unit Magazines Limited.

We want you to enjoy using our website. In turn, we want to ensure that any personal data you share with us is safe and secure.


What Information Do We Collect?

  1. Personal information: We collect personal information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. We will not collect any personal information from you that we do not need. You may, as appropriate, be asked to provide personal identification information (name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number and debit/credit card/direct debit information). Personal information from users of our website may be collected in a variety of ways, including but not limited to: through visits to our website, when registering on the website or placing a subscription through it, and in connection with other services or resources made available on our website. You may always refuse to provide such personal information, but it may prevent you from engaging in certain website-related activities.
  2. Non-personal information: You may visit our website without informing us of who you are or without providing any personal information. However, we may collect non-personal information about you when you use our website in order to improve our website services. Such non-personal identification information may include the internet protocol addresses of our website visitors and other related information about the means by which users connect to our website.
  3. Cookies:  We use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about the pages our users access or visit. Cookies enable us to understand the use of our website, so that we can continually improve and refine it for users. A cookie is a small text file written on to a user’s hard drive that contains the user ID. A user’s web browser places cookies on a user’s hard drive. Cookies can be disabled via a user’s browser. However, this may affect the quality of certain features of our website or may mean that certain parts of the website do not function properly for a user. For further information about cookies, including how to remove them, please visit a third-party site such as or


How We Use Collected Information

We collect information to help manage our services to you and to maintain the quality of those services. Any personal data that you provide to us will be treated with the utmost care and security. The personal data that we collect will be used to provide you with the service that you have requested or to respond to queries that you may raise with us.

Personal information may be collected for the following purposes:

  • To manage the services that we provide to you;
  • To process transactions for services that you order from us;
  • To improve our website and overall services, more broadly, based on the feedback that we receive from you;
  • To administer website features and send users information to which they have agreed;
  • To fulfil our legal obligations.

The e-mail address that you provide to us may be used to send you information, updates or responses pertaining to: orders placed; enquiries or requests made; or other services or offers provided to you. If at any time you do not wish to receive any future e-mail communications from us, please inform us of that request to ‘opt-out’. More broadly, you may request that we amend or suppress records containing certain personal data that you have provided to us. We will endeavour to make such requested changes promptly, but you may continue to receive communications from us for a transitional period whilst we process such records.


Sharing of Your Personal Information

We use third-party service providers to assist us in operating our business and in delivering services to you. We may share necessary portions of the personal information that you provide to us with them for such purposes. Our website is hosted in the United Kingdom with an organisation that complies with the EU’s data privacy regulations.

We do not sell, trade or rent the personal information of our users. We may, without consent, share generic aggregated information of our website visitors and users, not linked to any personal identification information, with business partners, trusted affiliates or advertisers, for the purposes outlined above.


Security of Your Personal Information

We maintain appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against the loss, theft, unauthorised access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information data stored on our website. We only provide access to the personal information that you provide to us to authorised service providers, who require such information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.


Retention of Personal Information

We only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to carry out the purposes for which we collected it, or otherwise as required by law.


Third-Party Websites

Users may find content on our website that links to sites and services of suppliers, sponsors, advertisers, partners, advertisers, licensors and other third-parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on those sites. Third-party websites, including those with a link to or from our website, are subject to those website’s own terms and policies.


Privacy Policy Updates/Changes

We may periodically update this Privacy Policy. Any changes made will be posted here. Your use of our website following the posting of any such changes to this policy will be deemed as your acceptance of those changes.


Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using our website, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not accept these terms, please do not use our website. Your continued use of the website following the posting of any updates to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.


How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at or, alternatively:

Social Affairs Unit Magazines Ltd.

10 Greenwich Quay

London SE8 3EY

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