Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Portman Group website

1)     Privacy Policy

Privacy and your personal data

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our users. This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") is intended to inform you how we gather, define, and utilise your Information (as defined below). This Privacy Policy forms part of our Terms and Conditions (see below).

It applies to Information collected by us, or provided by you, over our Website or in any other way (such as over the telephone or in an email). It is also intended to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Website. Please take a minute to read and understand the policy.

You are not required to provide any personal information on the public areas of this website. However, you may choose to do so by completing forms on various sections of our website, including:

  • news - subscription to media releases

  • publications - subscription to newsletters and other publications

  • submitting complaints

  • advice requests

  • registering for Code training.

How we use this information

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in the relevant part of the website and for other purposes for which you give your consent.

Will my personal information be provided to third parties?

In limited circumstances we may pass your Information to other third party organisations:

i. we may supply your personal information to third parties (such as our internet service providers) who help us administer the Website (such third parties must at all times provide the same levels of security for your personal information as we do and, where required, are bound by a legal agreement to keep your personal information private, secure and to process it only on our specific instructions);

ii. if we are under a duty to disclose or share your Information to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions and other agreements or protect the rights, property, or safety of our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


We use session cookies. The cookies will remember your location and language selection during your visit on our website. The cookies are required to provide you with access to the relevant parts of our website, which may be country specific or language specific through our use of cookies. Your browsing experience will be more user-friendly. The cookies will automatically expire after your visit has ended. You may delete and block all cookies but if you do so you may find that part of this site may not work. To see what cookies have been set and how to delete them, visit

Confidentiality and security

The Portman Group acknowledges that the information you provide may be confidential. The firm will maintain the confidentiality of and protect your information in accordance with our normal procedures and all applicable laws.

6) Your consent

By using our Website you consent to our collection and use of the Information as described in this Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our Website or otherwise notify you to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

You have the right to ask us not to process for marketing purposes Information we collect from you. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing of your Information by contacting us at

How can you access your Information?

You may request access to all your personal information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing

Where we store your personal data

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


We maintain the highest standards of security, however the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. So, whilst we will do our best to protect your Information, we cannot ensure the security of your data during transit to our Website. Any information you submit is sent at your own risk. Once we have received your Information we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.

Revisions to this policy

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with any changes.

How can you access your Information?

You may request access to all your personal information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing

Contact information

If you have any questions in relation to this policy please contact us at: or write to us at Data Protection Portman Group 20 Conduit Street London W1S 2XW


2. Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the Portman Group website (the "Site").

The Site is operated by the Portman Group Limited a company registered in England and Wales (company number 02184853).
The terms "we", "us", "our" and "ours", when used in these Terms of Use, mean The Portman Group Limited. The terms "you", "your" and "yours", when used in these Terms of Use, mean any user of this Website.

We provide and maintain this Website free of charge as a service. Access to, and use of, this Website and the information, materials, products and services available through this Website are subject to all applicable laws and regulations and to these Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use may be changed by us from time to time without specific notice to you. The latest Terms of Use will be posted on the Website, and you should always review these Terms of Use prior to using the Website to ensure that you have a current understanding of the Terms of Use under which you are permitted to access this Website. If you cannot access the Terms of Use via the Internet, we can provide a copy of the most recent Terms of Use by e-mail upon request.

This Website is a commercial site. As such, it is not intended for children or minors.

Ownership of materials and licence terms
Unless otherwise indicated, this Website and its design, text, content, selection and arrangement of elements, organisation, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to this Website are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including, but not limited to, intellectual property) rights and are the property of The Portman Group Limited or the material is included with the permission of the rights owner and is protected pursuant to copyright and trademark laws throughout the world.

The posting of any such elements by us on this Website does not constitute a waiver of any right in such elements. You do not acquire ownership rights to any such elements viewed through this Website. Except as otherwise provided in these Terms of Use, none of these elements may be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, modified, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without our express prior written permission.

Permission is hereby granted to the extent necessary for you to lawfully access and use this Website and/or information, materials, products and/or services available on it to display, download, archive and print in hard copy, portions of this Website for individual use only, provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain any and all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. This permission terminates automatically if you breach any of these Terms of Use. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded, archived or printed materials.

The Portman Group Limited logo, all page headers, all custom graphics, all button icons, all trademarks, service marks and logos appearing on this Website, unless otherwise noted, are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of The Portman Group Limited (the "Marks"). All other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress mentioned, displayed, cited or otherwise indicated on the Website are the property of their respective owners. You agree not to display or use the Marks in any manner without our prior written permission. You agree not to display or use trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress of other owners without the prior written permission of such owners. The use or misuse of the Marks or other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress or any other materials contained herein, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited.

Hyperlink Disclaimer
This Website may contain links to other websites maintained by unrelated companies and persons. A link to such a website does not mean that The Portman Group approves, endorses or accepts any responsibility for that website,


Page updated: July 2013