This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Service and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.

We use Your Personal data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy has been created with the help of the Privacy Policy Generator.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information whilst striving to provide the very best user experience. We want our websites to be safe and enjoyable for everyone. Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation 2021 (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 and related laws, we have a legal duty to protect the personal information we collect from you. GDPR says that ‘personal data’ is any information relating to a living individual who can be identified, either directly or indirectly, from that information. This could include your name, email address, postal address or telephone number, or information collected online and used to identify you.

For the purposes of GDPR, the ‘Data Controller’ for Future services based in the UK is either Future Publishing Limited, Limited or This Is The Big Deal Limited (click here for more information on how GoCompare uses your data and here for how Look After My Bills, owned and operated by The Big Deal Limited uses your data). For all services based in the United States, the Data Controller is Future US LLC, and in Australia it is Future Publishing (Overseas) Limited. As Data Controller we are responsible for, and control, the processing of your personal data for the purposes of Future’s services. 

Interpretation and Definitions


The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.


For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

Account means a unique account created for You to access our Service or parts of our Service.

Affiliate means an entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with a party, where “control” means ownership of 50% or more of the shares, equity interest or other securities entitled to vote for election of directors or other managing authority.

Company (referred to as either “the Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” in this Agreement) refers to

Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.

Country refers to: Oregon, United States

Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.

Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

Service refers to the Website.

Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Company, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Company in analyzing how the Service is used.

Third-party Social Media Service refers to any website or any social network website through which a User can log in or create an account to use the Service.

Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

Website refers to, accessible from

You means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.


Information you provide to us

When you participate in, access, purchase or sign up to any of our services, activities, online accounts or online content, such as magazine subscriptions, newsletters, surveys, vouchers, competitions, events, webinars, white papers or community forums we receive personal information about you which we use to provide these services. This may consist of data such as your name, email address, postal address and telephone number. We will use this to provide the specific products and services you are seeking, and will ensure we have a lawful basis for doing so, in accordance with the country in which you reside.

Ordering a product or service from us

If you order a product or service from us, you will need to provide certain personal details, including payment information, so the order can be fulfilled. This may be collected, for example, as part of the registration process or when creating an account. In some cases, we will use or direct you to a third party who will collect this information from you and fulfil your order. For example, if you order a subscription to our publications, you may be able to access those products through a digital newsstand such as Apple Newsstand.

Attending an event

If you attend one of our events, awards or conferences we may receive personal information about you, including your name and contact details and any dietary and accessibility requirements. If you attend one of our events remotely, we may share your name and contact details with the platform hosting the event.

Content you share with us

When you choose to share comments, photos, videos and other content with us we may receive personal information about you, for example when you interact with us on social media.

Information we collect automatically when you use our sites/services

We may collect technical and/or behavioural information about your use of our websites or other content online, and the device(s) you use to access the services. For example, this information may include details about how you browse our website and the devices and technology you use to browse our website. This may also include unique online identifiers such as device ID, device type, IP address and approximate location at the time of browsing. This may also include video viewing data and may link to your activity on other sites and allows us to recognise you or your device. We may use this to build a more detailed profile of you and your interests. We may also provide you with location-based services (for example, advertising and other personalised content), where we collect geo-location data.

Please see What data is collected on our websites? and our Cookies Policy for further details about how we use this data and information on opting out.

Information for analysis, reporting and research

We also collect statistical and analytical data about your visits and activity on our sites, such as the pages you view, how long for, and which links are followed. This helps us to improve the way we deliver content and the products and services offered to you. We also use this anonymised data to report on our performance and to sell advertising. In addition, we may need to contact you about your experience of a product or service we provide you. 

For more detailed information about the analytics companies we work with please click here


Some of our websites contain links to products and services offered by third-party websites. If you click on those links we will use data collected about your activity on our site to direct you to the third party site. We and the third party may collect data to show us that you have clicked on the link and whether you purchased any products and services. We may receive a commission from the third party if you link to their site from a Future site and purchase goods and services from them.

Direct marketing

We use the information you provide us with, such as email, address, or phone number, to send you marketing communications, either based on your consent or where we have legitimate grounds to do so. You can update your marketing preferences at any time. If you would like to unsubscribe (or opt-out) of receiving these emails please click the links on the emails you receive or contact our DPO.

Email tracking and online behaviour

We use web beacons in our emails to track the success of our marketing campaigns so if you open an email from us, we can see which of the pages of our website you visited. Our web beacons don’t store any information on your computer but, by communicating with our cookies on your computer, they can tell us which emails you’re interacting with and how you’re interacting with them. For example, we will know when you have opened an email from us and the devices used. We may keep track of the emails that we send you and may use the information we collect to personalise the emails we send to you. We also keep a record of the communications you have selected to receive or not to receive, for example whether you would like to only receive brand marketing from a particular brand, or that you have agreed to receive emails deemed of interest to you from other brands within the Group. 

We may also use your email in a hashed, unidentifiable form to help us understand your online behaviour. This may in turn be used for analytics and targeting. For use of your email for advertising purposes, see below.

If you would like to opt out of receiving such emails  or your email being used in this way, please contact our DPO.

Data matching, to recognise you or your device, and to serve targeting advertising

We may share information that we collect from you (for example, when you browse through our websites or use our mobile applications), such as your email (in hashed, pseudonymous form), IP address, your mobile advertising ID or information about your browser or operating system, with our partners, and their group companies, who use this information to create an online identification code for the purpose of recognising you on your device. This code does not contain any of your identifiable personal data and cannot be used to re-identify you. 

We place this code in our first-party cookie or use a partner’s cookie, and allow it to be used for online and cross-channel advertising. This hashed, pseudonymous code may be shared with our advertising partners and other third-party advertising companies globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or targeted advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. web, email, connected devices, and in-app, etc). These third parties may in turn use this code to link demographic or interest-based information you have provided in your interactions with them. 

For example, one of these third parties is LiveRamp who acting as “joint controllers” (as applicable and defined in the GDPR) use the information to create an online identification code that we may store in our first-party cookie for our use in online, in-app, and cross-channel advertising. This may be shared with advertising companies to enable interest-based and targeted advertising. LiveRamp uses this information to create an online identification code for the purpose of recognising you on your devices. This code does not contain any of your directly identifiable personal data and will not be used by LiveRamp to re-identify you. To opt-out of this activity with LiveRamp, click here;

We also work with other parties, for example The Trade Desk who acting as “joint controllers” (as applicable and defined in the GDPR) use your email to create an Encrypted Code (called a European Unique Identifier or EUID). This non-identifiable code is then used to recognise you on your device and is also shared with different sites and advertisers who have permission to process the  Encrypted code. As a result other websites, apps, advertisers, and advertising companies are able to show you relevant advertising.

To opt-out of this activity with Trade Desk, click here;

For more detailed information on how the third parties who we work with use your data, please see their privacy policies here. 

You have the right to withdraw your consent or opt-out of processing your personal data at any time. If you would like to withdraw your cookie consent you can do so via the consent management pop-up. To opt-out of your hashed email address being shared for profile-based online advertising, please email using the subject line ‘opt-out of hashed email ad profiling’. 

Where we have your email address, We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device and will use the unique advertising identifiers and other personal information for personalized ads and content, ad and content measurement, audience insights, and to develop and improve our products. To do this, personal information may be used to match and combine offline data sources.

When you contribute to articles and content

If you write for us, or provide us with content in return for payment, through one of our sites, we may collect your social media profiles, such as Facebook and Twitter, on registration.  This allows us to show links to your social media profiles within the content that you write, allowing other users of the site, and yourself, to share your content with others. This may also involve giving you access to the areas of a website that directly interacts with or makes use of YouTube APIs. This enables us to collect other information needed to upload content such as the source of the video, (for example, from an existing article or original content or playlist), also analytical data such as view counts, and how long watched. We will also use the information you provide us with, such as bank details, to ensure we pay you the correct fees for the content you provide for us.

Research Surveys

We may use the information you provide to invite you to participate in surveys and focus groups about our products, clients and services. Participation is always voluntary and the answers you provide are anonymous and aggregated to support our learnings and inform changes we can make to improve our products and services.

Information from other sources, including group companies

We may receive information about you from other sources (for example, missing information about your postal or email addresses) and add it to the personal information we hold about you. We may also receive data from other sources, such as our business partners, Group companies and social media platforms. For example, when you visit one of our Facebook pages. Other information, such as inferred data and demographics data, may also be collected and used to match, combine and enrich profile information we hold on you. For example, linking your contact or subscriber information with your activity across our sites. In addition, if you opt-in to receive marketing from our Group companies, you may receive emails deemed of interest to you from other brands within the Group.

Business specific data

Some of our websites also collect business data, for example when signing up for a webinar or when downloading a white paper. This may include professional or employment information, such as company name, job title,  job function, level in organisation, company type, company revenue and number of company employees, business phone number, business address, business email, corporate website, employment history, professional designations and educational information. Also location information, such as country, and state (or county), and ZIP code (or postcode).  We typically collect this information directly when you complete registration forms or when you provide other information through our Website or via email. When we collect this information directly, we let you know if providing the information is optional or if it is required to provide our Services.

Occasionally we may purchase business data from third-party suppliers which may include, for example, business email address, business job title and business postal address. This may result in you receiving communications from Future regarding your business sector or business interests without you having directly supplied your information to us. For example, we may email you to encourage you to sign up to a webinar. We keep clear records of the data suppliers and provide an unsubscribe option at every contact.

For information on the third parties we work with, please click here

If you have any queries concerning the use of business data we hold about you please email (UK/EU consumers) or (US/Canadian Consumers)


Necessary for the performance of a contract

If you are our customer, such as a magazine subscriber or event attendee, we process your personal data because it is necessary to provide our products and services to you.


In certain cases, we rely on your explicit consent to process your personal information. This occurs when you actively agree and opt-in to receive marketing communications from us. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

Compliance with laws

We may need to process and share your personal data to fulfill our legal obligations or protect our rights and the rights of others. For instance, we collect specific information for tax or financial reporting purposes when processing your subscription payment.

Legitimate interests

In some situations, we rely on our legitimate business interests to collect and use your personal data. Before doing so, we conduct a careful balancing test to consider the impact on your interests, rights, and freedoms. We only proceed with the processing if it does not have a negative impact on you. We rely on Legitimate Interests for the following activities:

  • Providing, maintaining, improving, and developing our products and services.
  • Sending direct marketing communications about our products and services, which may include content sent on behalf of advertisers.
  • Sending marketing communications related to carefully selected companies’ products and services in a business-to-business context.
  • Managing suppression and unsubscribe requests.
  • Researching publicly available business contact details.
  • Managing certain aspects of our events.
  • Analyzing the use of our products and services.
  • Using aggregated, non-personally identifiable statistical and analysis data to identify usage trends, such as site visits and activity, and measure campaign effectiveness.
  • Allowing you to comment, provide feedback, or participate in surveys on our sites.
  • Handling queries and complaints.
  • Notifying you of product recalls or providing information about purchased products.
  • Personalizing your site experience.
  • Improving merchandise selections and overall shopping experience.
  • Using hashed, non-identifiable data to find you or similar audiences through Facebook’s audience function and Google Customer Match.
  • Identifying fraudulent behavior and ensuring website and system security.
  • Building and enriching user profiles based on product selection and online behavior.
  • Sharing the information you provide and other information within our Group companies, as outlined in this policy. For more information, refer to “How we work with Group companies.”

If you object to our reliance on Legitimate Interests for any purpose, please contact our DPO.



We engage third parties to perform specific functions on our behalf, such as order fulfillment, email delivery, event organization, competition management, survey administration, data analysis, and credit card payment processing. These parties have access to your personal information only when necessary for their respective tasks and are prohibited from using or disclosing it for any other purpose without your explicit consent.

Auditing organizations and other professional advisors/companies

To fulfill our legal and regulatory obligations, such as reporting or preventing unlawful activities, we may share your personal data with third parties. We also share data with our professional advisors and auditors to seek advice and services or meet our audit responsibilities. For example, we may share data with the Audit Bureau of Circulations, a third-party auditing organization, to verify aggregated circulation and usage statistics or review our compliance with relevant standards. You can review their privacy policy at:

Aggregate Information

We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information, such as demographics and website usage statistics, with advertisers, sponsors, and other organizations. This includes tracking your cookie ID, IP address, and engagement metrics when you are online in a business context. The information is aggregated to create a profile of a company rather than an individual.

Products or services offered in partnership with third parties

Certain products or services available through this website may be provided in partnership with third parties (“Co-Branded Areas”). In such cases, the third party may require you to disclose personal information in order to receive the products or services. When you request a product or service offered in partnership with a third party, we will disclose the identity of the third party to you and transfer your personal information to them.

Additionally, when you sign in to a Co-Branded Area using a username and password obtained on the Site, your personal information may be disclosed to the identified third parties for that Co-Branded Area.

Alternatively, when you register for an event or webinar, we may share data with the sponsors, partners, and advertisers of the event or webinar. This is done in compliance with the privacy laws of your country of residence. For more information, please refer to the Webinar and Event Registration section.

We are not responsible for the data collection or practices of these third parties, and you should consult their privacy policies for more information.

Sweepstakes, Contests, and Promotions

We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions on the Site that require registration. By participating in these promotions, you agree to comply with the official rules governing each promotion, which may include specific requirements such as allowing the sponsor to use your name, voice, and likeness in associated advertising or marketing. If you choose to enter a promotion, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of the promotion, including winner selection, prize fulfillment, and compliance with legal requirements or the promotion’s official rules (such as publishing a winners list).

Group companies

Future Group companies may use and share the information you provide, as well as other information held about you, for the purposes outlined in this Policy. For more information about the Future Group, please visit the Future website. For details on how we work with group companies, see the “How we work with Group companies” section.

Changes in ownership

If we sell parts of our business, such as a website or a magazine, we may need to share your personal data with the purchaser to enable them to continue providing services to you. The new owners will handle your personal data in accordance with their own Privacy Policy.

Ad serving plus measurement and reporting services

We may use third-party network advertisers to serve advertisements on this website. These network advertisers display ads based on your visits to this website and other sites you have visited. This allows us to target advertisements for products or websites that may interest you. We may also use audience or traffic measurement services to analyze website traffic by monitoring anonymous visitor activity. If you choose to enable cookies in your browser, the website’s advertisers, sponsors, and traffic measurement services may set and access their own cookies on your computer. For further details and information on opting out, please refer to “What data is collected on our websites?” and our Cookies Policy.

Advertisers and advertising networks

We may share de-identified or aggregated information with third parties to select and deliver interesting and relevant advertising to you and other potential customers. This includes sharing data with advertising networks and search engines to deliver targeted advertising based on your interests. For instance, this could occur when you search for information or browse other sites. The sharing may involve anonymous data segments or privacy-protective identifiers that convert original information into values to protect your identity. These third parties may use the shared data to limit the frequency of specific ads, provide interest-based content, or deliver targeted advertising. You have the right to choose whether we share this data for the mentioned purposes, create the code, or share the code with our advertising partners.

Behavioural remarketing services

After you visit our site, we may utilize remarketing services provided by companies like Facebook, Google, and Bing. These services display advertising on third-party websites based on your browsing patterns and interactions. Visitors are grouped based on their actions on our services, such as visit duration. This enables us to understand your preferences and deliver personalized advertising, even when you are on another website within the network.

Social media

We may share de-identified information with social media platforms for advertising purposes. For example, we may share a hashed, non-identifiable version of your email with platforms like Facebook or Google to display relevant advertising. Alternatively, we may use this data to exclude you from seeing our advertising on those platforms. Sharing data in this manner is dependent on your agreement to receive marketing communications from us. The ability to tailor or exclude ads is determined by your account settings on the respective platforms.

Some of our sites allow users and contributors to share information with platforms such as YouTube. During these interactions, our websites directly communicate with YouTube through its APIs and utilize YouTube API services to keep analytical data up to date and complete. By using these services, users agree to be bound by YouTube’s Terms of Service, which can be found at Users can also revoke access to their data related to the YouTube API by visiting the Google security settings page at

When sharing information with third parties, we only authorize them to process the data for specific purposes. We do not provide them with more information than necessary for the relevant purpose and require them to treat the information with the same level of protection we do.


Cookies and Information Storage

‘Cookies’ are small data files sent to your computer, mobile phone, or other device to remember information about your browsing activity. We use cookies on our websites for various purposes.

Information storage and access

Cookies allow us to store and access information on your device, including advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.

Content Selection and Delivery

We collect and combine information to select and deliver content to you, as well as measure its delivery and effectiveness. This includes using previously collected information about your interests to choose content, analyzing data on content views, frequency, duration, timing, and engagement, such as clicking on content. Personalization, on the other hand, involves collecting and processing information about your use of this service to tailor content and advertising for you across different contexts over time, such as on websites or apps.


When you visit our site, we may collect information about your content usage and combine it with previously collected data to measure and report on your usage of the service. For online audience measurement projects that analyze user behavior and profiles across websites, applications, and devices in the UK, we collaborate with IPSOS, a specialized research agency. This measurement does not include personalization or collecting information for tailoring content and advertising across other contexts over time.


We collect and process information about your usage of this service to personalize advertising and/or content for you across other contexts, such as other websites or apps, over time. This allows us to make inferences about your interests based on the content you interact with, enhancing your experience with more relevant content and advertising.

Ad Selection and Delivery

We collect information, combine it with previously collected data, and use it to select and deliver advertisements to you. Additionally, we measure the delivery and effectiveness of these ads. This involves using your previously collected interest-based information to select ads, analyzing data on ad views, frequency, timing, engagement, and actions taken, such as clicking on an ad or making a purchase. Personalization, in this context, refers to tailoring advertising and content based on your usage of the service across other contexts, like websites or apps, over time.

Please refer to our Cookies Policy for more details.


Collaboration within Future Group

Future collaborates with other companies within the Future Group, exchanging information to operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our services and offerings. This includes:

  • Helping improve infrastructure and delivery systems.
  • Understanding the usage of our services and theirs.
  • Promoting safety, security, and integrity across the Future Group, including securing systems and combating spam, threats, abuse, or infringement activities.

Sharing data across systems and Group companies is essential, particularly for advertising and targeting purposes. This involves tracking your online behavior on our sites, such as brand sites, to deliver targeted advertising or email content. For example:

  • When you visit one of our brand sites, we can track your behavior on that site and other sites within our Group. This enables us to target advertising or email content based on your interests. If you prefer to opt out, you can do so through the consent management pop-up.
  • The same principle applies when you open an email from us and interact with it online. We utilize your online behavior data to target future marketing communications. For instance, if you subscribe to marketing emails on one of our women’s sites and we observe your interest in phone-related content on our other sites, we may include phone-related content in the marketing emails from the women’s site. You can unsubscribe from emails at any time.
  • We may also upload emails (in hashed, pseudonymous form) directly to the advertising data system. This allows us to identify the same non-identifiable user across devices. For example, if someone views Future home content on their phone and then Future fashion content on their desktop, we can recognize that it is the same non-identified person. You can unsubscribe from emails at any time.
  • Your provided data combined with your online behavior may be used to personalize email campaigns. For instance, if you signed up for Future marketing emails while browsing our home sites, we may categorize you as a ‘home intender’ for marketing purposes. If we later observe your interest in pet-related content, we may classify you as a ‘home and pet intender’ and include home and pet insurance content from our GoCompare brand in the emails we send to you. You can unsubscribe from emails at any time.

Please note that in scenarios involving marketing, the emails you receive will only be from Future unless you have specifically opted in to receive marketing from Group Companies.

Links to Third-Party Websites

Our websites may contain links to third-party websites, plug-ins, and applications. Clicking on these links or enabling connections may result in third parties collecting or sharing data about you. We do not control these third-party websites, and we encourage you to read the privacy notice of each website you visit after leaving ours. Some of these links may be monetized through third-party affiliate programs, which help cover the costs of producing our websites and ensure that the content remains free to you. However, this does not imply any indebtedness to Amazon or any other company. Neither Amazon nor any other company has any influence over our editorial coverage, product ratings, or the likelihood of receiving a positive review. While certain links may be monetized, we are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these websites or how they use the information they collect about you.

Storage and Retention of Data

We retain personal data for various purposes, and the duration of data retention depends on the specific services or products we provide. We only keep your data for a reasonable period based on the purpose for which it was collected. Once that purpose is fulfilled, we securely delete or anonymize your information, making it no longer attributable to you, unless we are legally or taxwise obligated to retain the data for a longer duration.

Data Security

We are committed to protecting the personal data we hold and maintain the security of your information by implementing appropriate technical and organizational measures to prevent unauthorized or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, or damage.

When using third-party service providers for data storage, we have agreements in place to ensure the protection of your personal data. Furthermore, we limit access to your personal information to employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who have a legitimate business need to access it. We also require any third parties to whom we may transfer personal data to implement appropriate security measures. They will process your personal information only according to our instructions and are bound by confidentiality obligations.

If you create an account on our websites or have an account created on your behalf, you will be prompted to set a password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for any unauthorized access or use of your account by someone else who obtained your password, whether or not authorized by you. Please notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account. If you believe your account has been compromised, please contact us at

International Data Transfer

As a global business, we may process your personal data in a country other than your country of residence. For instance, if you are a UK citizen, your data may be processed by a supplier or service based outside the UK or European Economic Area (EEA), such as the United States. If such a transfer requires additional safeguards for your personal information under UK or European data protection laws, we will implement them. These steps may include implementing the UK’s International Data Transfer Agreement clauses or the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses, supplemented with UK-specific clauses for transferring personal information to our service providers and business partners. If applicable, we may rely on derogations as outlined in Article 49 of the GDPR for transferring and onward transferring personal information collected from individuals in the UK or EEA to the United States and other countries deemed to lack adequate data protection. Specifically, we may transfer such information to another party in accordance with our lawful basis for processing.

By using our website, products, or services or interacting with us as described in this Privacy Notice, you consent to the transfer, storage, and processing of your personal information outside your country of residence, including outside the EEA, as specified in this Privacy Notice. If you do not wish your information to be transferred in this manner, please refrain from using our website, applications, or services.

Protecting Children’s Privacy

While our products and services are generally intended for a general audience, we acknowledge that some of our publications may appeal to a younger audience, particularly in our Knowledge and Gaming portfolios. Across our portfolio, we take active measures to comply with relevant laws and regulations, including not knowingly collecting personal information from children under the age of sixteen or sending marketing communications to children. Additionally, we have The Week Junior brand specifically aimed at a younger audience and have implemented special measures, such as obtaining parental consent, to ensure compliance with applicable laws when collecting and using data related to this audience.

If we run a competition or activity that may interest children, such as applying to participate in a TV show, our rules specify that a parent or guardian must provide consent for entry if the child is under eighteen. To purchase our products or services, you must also be at least eighteen years old. If you are under the age of eighteen, ensure that your parent or guardian makes the purchase on your behalf. This also applies when subscribing to The Week Junior.

If, in the future, we collect personally identifiable information from children in connection with our products and services, we will do so in compliance with relevant


Interaction with Social Media Platforms

When you visit our social media accounts, we typically only have access to the information stored in your public profile on the respective platform while you are logged into your profile and browsing our account. However, if you contact us directly by creating a post or sending a private message via Facebook, we may process the data you provide.

The operator of the social media platform also processes your data when you visit our social media accounts, regardless of whether you have a profile on the platform or not. The social media platform provides us with anonymous usage statistics, which we utilize to enhance the user experience. We do not have access to the usage data collected by the platform operator to generate these statistics. For information about the privacy policies of the social media operators, please refer to the provided link.

Certain sites require account setup for specific services. To create a secure account, you can use your email address and password. Alternatively, if the site offers Facebook single-sign-on service, you can register and log in using your Facebook account. By choosing the Facebook single-sign-on option, you grant permission to Facebook to share certain profile information with us. This may include your name, profile picture, friend list, and any other information Facebook notifies you of during the single-sign-on authorization process. You have control over the social information we can access through privacy settings on the relevant media platform and permissions granted during the single-sign-on authorization.

Additionally, some social media platforms, like Facebook, utilize cookies that are stored on your device when you visit our social media accounts, even if you don’t have your own profile or are not logged in. These cookies enable the platform to create user profiles based on your preferences and interests and display tailored advertising. For information about the cookies we use, please click the provided link.

Webinar and Event Registration

When you register for an event, webinar, or content item on any of our websites, we may add your information to our mailing lists and share it, including personal data, with the sponsors of the event, webinar, or content item, as well as other partners and advertisers (collectively referred to as “Sponsors”). This will be done in compliance with privacy laws in your country of residence. For example, in the EU/UK, you may have given specific consent for marketing from Future brands and separately for your data to be shared with a “named sponsor.” In the US, by registering for a webinar or event, you may be deemed to have consented to receive marketing communications via phone and/or email from Future and the event Sponsors, especially if the event was free and you agreed to share and use your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Regardless of your location, you can unsubscribe from our communications at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions in the correspondence you receive, adjusting your marketing preferences, or emailing our DPO or Privacy Officer with your email address, the brand name, and details of the information you no longer wish to receive. To withdraw consent (opt-out) for sharing your data, email our DPO or Privacy Officer with the subject line “Opt-out of Sharing” and provide your email and brand details as mentioned above.

You can contact our DPO and Privacy Officer as follows:

  • DPO: Email if you are from the UK/EU.
  • Privacy Officer: Email if you are from the US/Canada.

Please note that Sponsors will handle your personal information according to their own privacy policies and practices, for which we are not responsible.

Website Notifications (Pop-ups)

We offer news and updates about our sites through push notification messages or pop-ups. This is a free service, and you receive notifications only if you have clicked a button to allow them (accidental selection is possible).

The subscription to notifications is controlled by your browser and device, and we have no control over it. We do not store any identifiable data about you or your device in connection with the push notification service.

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Your Rights

  • Access to Your Personal Data: You have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you.
  • Correction of Personal Data: If your personal data is incorrect, out of date, or incomplete, you have the right to request its correction.
  • Deletion of Personal Data: You can request the deletion of your personal data.
  • Opting Out of Direct Marketing: If you object to the use of your personal data for direct marketing, you have the right to request that we stop using it.
  • Withdrawal of Consent: Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind and withdraw that consent at any time.
  • Data Portability: You have the right to request the transfer of your data to another service provider.

Where We Rely on Legitimate Interest

In cases where we process your personal data based on our legitimate interest, you can ask us to stop for reasons connected to your individual situation. We are required to comply with your request unless we believe we have a legitimate overriding reason to continue processing your personal data.

Direct Marketing

You have the right to stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing activity through all channels or selected channels. We are obligated to comply with your request. Remember, you can always unsubscribe from direct marketing messages by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any of our emails or by contacting our Data Protection Officer (DPO).

This also applies if you have chosen to receive marketing from Group companies.

Exercising Your Rights

If you would like to exercise any of your rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

By link:

When contacting us, it would be helpful if you could provide your full name, postcode, details of the service you are using, and/or magazine subscription information. We may need to request specific information to verify your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data or exercise any other rights. If a third party is acting on your behalf, we will require proof of their permission to act as a security measure. We may also contact you for additional information related to your request. We strive to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. However, if your request is complex or if you have multiple requests, it may take longer to provide a response. In such cases, we will notify you and keep you updated on the progress.

No Fee Usually Required

Normally, there is no fee required to access your personal data or exercise any of your rights. However, we may charge a reasonable fee or refuse to comply with your request if it is unfounded, repetitive, or excessive. If we choose not to fulfill your request, we will provide an explanation for our refusal.

EU Representative

To comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679), we have appointed a European representative. If you need to contact them, please use the following details:



Privacy legislation in the US and Canada is constantly evolving, leading to special rights for residents of certain states. This section provides detailed information on existing state laws and consumer privacy rights, which will be updated as new laws are introduced.

We have designated a Privacy Officer to oversee our data protection and privacy practices in the US and Canada. This position is held by our Head of Data Privacy. If you have any comments, concerns, questions, or wish to exercise your legal rights, please contact our Privacy Officer using the following methods:

When contacting us, please provide your full name, postcode, details of the service you are using, and/or magazine subscription information. Your cooperation in providing this information would be greatly appreciated.

US Privacy Rights by State

The following section outlines your rights as a resident of California, Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, or Nevada.

California Privacy Rights

This section specifically applies to California residents and provides information on how we collect, use, and share Personal Information of California residents in the operation of our business, as well as their corresponding rights regarding their Personal Information.

For the purpose of this section, “Personal Information” has the meaning given in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (“CPRA”). It does not include: (i) information lawfully made available from federal, state, or local government records; (ii) de-identified or aggregated data; or (iii) information excluded from the scope of the CCPA/CPRA.

On certain occasions, to provide services to our clients, we may process service data received from or on behalf of our clients. If you are a California resident, you may have specific CCPA rights regarding this information. When we act as a “service provider” (as opposed to a “business” or a “third party”) with respect to this information, we process it solely to provide services to our clients based on their instructions. If you wish to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA regarding this information, please contact the relevant business that collected the information from you, as they control and determine how your information is processed.

As a California resident, you have the following rights. However, please note that these rights are not absolute, and in certain cases, we may decline your request as permitted by law.

  • Information: You can request the following information regarding how we have collected and used your Personal Information during the past 12 months:
  • The categories of Personal Information we have collected.
  • The categories of sources from which we have collected Personal Information.
  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting and/or selling Personal Information.
  • The categories of third parties with whom we have shared Personal Information.
  • Whether we have disclosed your Personal Information for a business purpose, and if so, the categories of Personal Information received by each category of third-party recipient.
  • Whether we have sold your Personal Information, and if so, the categories of Personal Information received by each category of third-party recipient.
  • Access: You can request a copy of the Personal Information we have collected about you during the past 12 months.
  • Deletion: You can ask us to delete the Personal Information we have collected from you.
  • Opt-out of Sales: Future does not “sell” any of your personal information in exchange for money. However, the term “sell” has a broader meaning under the CCPA/CPRA than would ordinarily be understood outside of a legal context. If we “sell” your Personal Information, you can opt-out. Additionally, if you direct us not to “sell” your Personal Information, we will consider it a request pursuant to California’s “Shine the Light” law to stop sharing your personal information covered by that law with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. In the past 12 months, we have shared your Personal Information with third parties in the following circumstances, which California law classifies as a “sale” of your Personal Information:
  • Supplying your data to third parties with your express consent (e.g., when you opt-in to receive third-party marketing or when you have requested to be contacted by a third party).
  • Sharing with third-party marketing partners, including list brokers, for commercial use.
  • Supplying attendee data to third parties providing services in connection with our events and sending your data to suppliers of specific products and services (with your consent to receive communications from these third parties).
  • Collaborating with promotional partners, such as in the case of entering a promotion, contest, or sweepstake.
  • Like many companies, we use services that deliver interest-based ads, content, and services to you. These services may involve transferring personal information to business partners. California law classifies our use of these services as a “sale” of your Personal Information to the companies providing the services because we allow them to collect information (e.g., online identifiers and browsing activity) from users of our website in order to serve ads, content, and services more likely to interest you.
  • Opt-in: If we know that you are younger than 16 years old, we will request permission from your parent or guardian before selling your Personal Information.
  • Nondiscrimination: You are entitled to exercise the described rights free from discrimination. This means that we will not penalize you for exercising your rights by taking actions such as denying you services, increasing the price/rate of services, decreasing service quality, or suggesting that we may penalize you as described above for exercising your rights

Exercising Your Privacy Rights

 Right to Information, Access, and Deletion

To exercise your privacy rights in California, you can either contact by 

Right to Opt-Out of the “Sale” of Personal Information

For internet and mobile users (online third parties), if you do not want us or our online third-party partners (such as advertising networks) to sell or share your personal information with others, please click on the “Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information” link in the footer of the relevant website. Please note that if you access the site or app from other devices or browsers, or clear your cookies, you will need to indicate your preferences again.

Alternatively, to opt out of the “sales” or “sharing” of personal information, you can disable cookies in the cookie preference center or enable Global Privacy Control (“GPC”) on your browser. For more information about GPC, please visit

For subscribers (offline third parties), if you wish to opt-out of all offline third-party sales, please submit a request form or email In the subject header, quote “California Privacy Rights – [insert name of Future Group brand]” and state your request to “opt-out of third-party sales.”

To process your rights request, we will need to verify your identity and California residency. If you do not provide sufficient detail for us to understand and respond to your request, we may be unable to process it.

Heading 2: Our Response Time to Your Request

We will make every effort to respond to your request within forty-five (45) days of receiving it. However, if your request is complex, the CPRA allows us up to ninety (90) days to respond. Regardless, we will contact you within forty-five (45) days to notify you if we need additional time to respond and provide the reason for the extension.

Heading 2: Personal Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

The chart below provides a summary of how we collect, use, and share Personal Information based on the statutory categories specified in the CPRA. It describes our practices during the 12 months preceding the effective date of this Privacy Policy.

For the glossary of categories of personal information as defined by the amended CCPA, please click here.

Statutory category of personal information (PI) Source of the PII Purpose for collection Categories of third parties to whom we “disclose” the PI for a business purpose Categories of third parties to whom we “sell” or “share” the PI
Identifiers You


Public sources

Business partners

Our clients

Service delivery


Research & development


Compliance & Operations



Advertising partners

Service-related third parties

Professional advisors

Authorities and others

Business transferees

Third Party Partners (or business and commercial purposes as defined in the section above entitled ‘Opt-out of sales’)
Commercial Information You


Our clients

Service delivery


Research & development


Compliance & Operations



Service-related third parties

Professional advisors

Authorities and others

Business transferees

Financial Information You Service delivery, i.e. to fulfill your subscriptions and orders, and any refund requests    
Customer Records Information You Service delivery


Research & development


Compliance & Operations



Service-related third parties

Professional advisors

Authorities and others

Business transferees

Third Party Partners (for business and commercial purposes as defined in the section above entitled ‘Opt-out of sales’)
Online Identifiers You


Our clients

Service delivery


Research & development


Compliance & Operations



Service-related third parties

Professional advisors

Authorities and others

Business transferees

Advertising partners (to facilitate online advertising)


Third Party Partners (for business and commercial purposes as defined in the section above entitled ‘Opt-out of sales’)

Internet or Network Information You


Automatic collection

Service delivery


Research & development


Compliance & Operations



Service-related third parties

Professional advisors

Authorities and others

Business transferees

Third Party Partners (for business and commercial purposes as defined in the section above entitled ‘Opt-out of sales’)
Geolocation Data You


Public sources

Business partners

Our clients

Service delivery


Research & development


Compliance & Operations



Service-related third parties

Professional advisors

Authorities and others

Business transferees

Third Party Partners (for business and commercial purposes as defined in the section above entitled ‘Opt-out of sales’)

Virginia, Colorado, and Connecticut Privacy Rights

This section applies exclusively to individual residents of the States of Virginia, Colorado, and Connecticut.

Privacy laws in these states, namely the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA), Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), and Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA), grant residents specific rights regarding their personal data.

Rights and Procedures

These rights include:

  • Access: You can request a copy of the Personal Information we have collected about you.
  • Right to correction: You have the right to correct any inaccuracies in the personal information we have collected from you.
  • Right to deletion: You have the right to request the deletion of personal information you have provided or we have obtained about you, subject to exceptions under the relevant law.
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to access and obtain a portable copy of your personal information in a readily usable format to transmit to another business where processing is automated.
  • Right to opt out: You have the right to opt out of the processing of your personal information for targeted advertising, sale to third parties, or profiling.

How to Exercise Your Privacy Rights

Right to Information, Access, and Deletion

To exercise your privacy rights, please submit a request form or email In the subject header, quote “US Privacy Rights-[insert name of Future Group brand],” specify the right(s) you wish to exercise, and indicate the US state in which you reside.

Right to Opt-Out of the “Sale or Sharing” of Your Personal Information

For internet and mobile users (online third parties), if you do not want us or our online third-party partners to sell or share your personal information, click on the “Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information” link in the website footer. Please note that preferences may need to be indicated again on different devices or after clearing cookies.

For subscribers (offline third parties), submit a request form or email In the subject header, quote “US Privacy Rights – [insert name of Future Group brand]” and state your request to opt-out of third-party sale or sharing. We require sufficient detail to process your request and confirm your identity and location.

Our Response Time to Your Request

We aim to respond to your request within forty-five (45) days. If your request is complex, the legislation allows us up to ninety (90) days to respond. We will notify you within forty-five (45) days if we need additional time and provide the reason for the extension.

Residents of Virginia, Colorado, and Connecticut can appeal a refusal to take action on a request by emailing

Nevada Privacy Rights

If you are a resident of Nevada, you have the right to opt out of the sale of certain personal information to third parties for licensing or selling purposes.

Although Future does not currently sell your personal data as defined by Nevada Law, Nevada residents may request to be included on a do-not-sell list in case we do so in the future. To be added to the list, email

Policy Changes

We regularly review this Privacy Policy on an annual basis and may make amendments as necessary. We encourage you to check this policy periodically for any updates. If there are material changes, we will make efforts to provide you with appropriate notice before the changes come into effect.

Further Information

For general information about data protection, please visit the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO):

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If you believe you need to file a complaint, you have the right to do so at any time with the ICO, the UK’s data protection supervisory authority ( However, we kindly request that you first reach out to our Data Protection Officer (DPO) to allow us the opportunity to address your concerns.