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Who We Are


Leven Media Group its affiliates and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Leven Media Group”, “LMG”, “our”, “us” or “we”) owns, operates, or manages, several businesses and websites listed below and features and services, including, but not limited to, website content, emails, newsletters, sweepstakes and contests (collectively “Services”). 


This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected about “readers” (people who visit our website or engage in our digital content) and Businesses (including an “Organisation’s Point of Contact” or an “Organisation’s Points of Contact”) by Leven Media Group, regardless of how it is collected or stored, and describes, among other things, the types of information collected about you when you visit the Services, how your information may be used and when it may be disclosed, how you can control the use and disclosure of your information, and how your information is protected.


This privacy policy covers information collected and used by:


  • Leven Media Group

  • Engine House Media

  • Black Dog Logistics

  • The Ocean Agency

What we collect

Leven Media Group never buys or mines data. We collect Business information manually across many sources for businesses that align with our business goals. In contacting a business, an individual/ individuals from that business may volunteer their personal information to become an “Organisation’s Point of Contact” or “Organisation’s Points of Contact” for said business dependent on size and stucture. 


The details we may collect for the Organisation’s Points of Contact are:

  • Contact information, such as; name, email address, business address, LinkedIn Profile, Phone numbers (Office and Mobile)

Leven Media Group may also collect Personal Information volunteered by readers through the Services we offer. The Personal Information we may collect from you:

  • Contact information, such as your name; post code and email address

  • Demographic information such as, but not limited to; gender, property value, family information, age range, household income and your interests.


What we do with the information we gather

We use Business information and the “Organisation’s Points of Contact” for:

  • Internal record keeping.

  • We may periodically send Businesses and an Organisation’s Points of Contact promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, and/or mail. We may use the information to customise the products we offer and/or the website according to your interests.

  • We may also share your information with the subsidiaries and departments within Leven Media Group.

We use information collected from readers to:

  • To send a weekly newsletter which contains information from us and contributors to our magazines if consent has been given.

  • Market research purposes to customise the products we offer and/or the website according to your interests.

  • We may share data with providers of competitions, only where you have consented to this, terms and conditions of individual competitions will be highlighted at the point of competition entry and full competition terms and conditions can be found here.

Leven Media Group does not and will not sell, transfer, share or rent any Personal Information we hold in any way other than the ways stated above.

Data Processing

Leven Media Group processes some of the personal data we hold under the legal basis of legitimate interests. For all legitimate interests we have performed an internal review of how necessary the business sees each processing activity. 


We have balanced this need for processing against your rights and our processes do not infringe them. If you wish to know more on how we balanced this please email:-


Below are the ways we process personal data and the legitimate interest we use.

  • We have a legitimate interest for directly marketing to businesses and their organisations point of contact. The disproportionate effort that it would take for LMG to directly market to each individual would not warrant the return on effort investment. We believe in balance that using your personal data to directly market to you will have minimal impact on rights and will not cause you any harm.

  • We have a legitimate interest for transferring personal data to internal organisations or departments. LMG share data organisationally, meaning that all sections and subsidiaries can use your data. This helps with logistics, directly marketing related products and services and updating individuals preferences and details. We believe in balance that using your personal data across all facets of our organisation will have minimal impact on you.

  • We also directly market to readers who are engaged with our services using our legitimate interest. The disproportionate effort that it would take for LMG to directly market to each individual would not warrant the return on effort investment. By reviewing our engaged audience regularly, we believe that on balance, using your personal data to directly market to you will have minimal impact on your rights and will not cause you any harm.

In every instance where we apply the lawful basis of legitimate interest to process your personal data by means of contact and/or marketing to you, we will provide an easy to use "Opt-Out" facility. This ensures you are provided with the means to express your request for us to cease the processing of your personal data, at which point we will erase the data and not contact you again - as such complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).



We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. We use technological and operational procedures to protect our users’ information, prevent unauthorised access or disclosure and we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online and offline.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Clicking on the unsubscribe button on any of the emails we send to you.

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, choose no in the box that to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.

  • If you have previously volunteered your personal information to us and consented to our direct marketing, you may request that we: view the personal data that you have volunteered to us, amend the personal data we hold for you, remove your consent for us to use that data or erase the data we hold for you by emailing us

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly update any information found to be incorrect.

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