Privacy & Cookie Policy

Privacy Policy

Reconnaissance International Ltd (designated conference managers) is incorporated in England, providing business intelligence, events and publications for the security industry and we are committed to protecting any data that we collect concerning you. By using our services you agree to the use of the data that we collect in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

This Policy indicates the type of processes that may result in data being collected about you. You can always control the cookies being stored on your computer by adjusting your browser settings.

Topics in this Policy

Your Data

Websites and Communications

Cookie Policy

Your Data

We may use personal data acquired from and provided by yourself to fulfil any of your requests and to send you appropriate and useful communications. You should be aware this includes, but is not limited to, the messages listed in ‘Types of Communications’ below.

As a business-to-business provider of Newsletters, Events and Publications, Reconnaissance utilises the ‘legitimate interests’ processing reason to lawfully process your data. Broadly speaking Legitimate Interests means that we can process your personal information if:

We have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of your rights and interests
This means that when you provide your personal details to us, we use your information for our legitimate business interests to carry out our work providing business intelligence in the fields of security printing and anti-counterfeiting. Before doing this, though, we will also carefully consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights.

A copy of our legitimate interests ‘balancing test’ is available on request as part of our commitment to managing your information rights. Please email [email protected] to request this.

We use your data for the following purposes:

a) To promote use of our products and services to you. For example, if we collect your Personal Information when you visit our website and do not sign up for any of the services, we may send you an email inviting you to sign up or attend an event. If you use any of our services or website and we think you might benefit from using another part of our portfolio we offer, we may send you an email about that. You can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the opt-out link included in every email we send.

In addition, we may use information we collect in order to advertise our products and/or services to you or suggest additional features of our Services that you might consider using. For more information on how we use cookies or other tracking technologies for these purposes, as well as how to opt out of the use of cookies, please see our Cookie Policy here.

b) To send you informational and promotional content in accordance with your marketing preferences. You can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the opt-out instructions included in every email. Further details on the types of messages sent are included messages listed in ‘Types of Communications’ below.

Websites and Communications

IP Address Lookup

Our company uses third parties to provide information about visitors to our websites. When you visit our websites we will record your IP address. This address will be matched against public and proprietary IP address databases to provide us with information about your visit. This information may identify the organisation to whom the IP address is registered but not individuals. In some limited cases, ie single person companies, it may be possible to identify personal data from publicly available ICANN data.

Website Cookies and Link Tracking

Cookies allow us to provide important site functionality so you don’t have to re-enter lots of information. They also allow us to remember what links and pages have been clicked or viewed during a session. If you have provided us with personal data (for example, completing a contact form), we may associate this personal data with other information. This will allow us to identify and record what is most relevant to you.

By using your browser controls, you are always in control of the cookies we store and access on your computer. More information on how to control cookies and limit personal data processing can be found at

You can view our cookie policy in more detail by following this link.

Types of Communications

By submitting your email address on this website you are consenting to receive the particular piece of information you requested, as well as allowing us to send you appropriate and useful communications. This includes, but is not limited to; invitations to our industry leading events, our latest assets (newsletters, reports and case studies) and offers on services. The information submitted may be used in the following ways:

  • to respond to your enquiries and fulfil your requests, such as to send you newsletters or to respond to your questions and comments.
  • to complete and fulfil your purchase, for example, to process your payments, have your order delivered to you, communicate with you regarding your purchase and provide you with related customer service.
  • to provide you with updates and announcements concerning our products within the industry you have selected as your preference and to send you invitations to relevant events.
  • to personalise your experience on the Sites by presenting products tailored to you.
  • for our business purposes, such as analysing and managing our businesses, market research, audits, enhancing our Sites, improving our services and products, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our campaigns, tailoring the Sites experience and content, gauging customer satisfaction and providing customer service (including troubleshooting in connection with customer issues).
  • as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to enforce our terms and conditions.

At any time, you can update your preferences by clicking the link in any emails you receive from us. The link will always be in the footer of the email. You can also stop receiving emails from us using that same link. If you don’t have an email from us to hand and want to update your preferences, you can contact us at [email protected]. We will send you an email for you to change your preferences as you wish.

Alternatively, you can call us, write to us or email us to let us know that you no longer wish to receive communications. We will always endeavour to make these changes within 48 hours, but on occasion with direct mail, the changes may take slightly longer to take effect.

Information Collected

We may collect any or all of the information that you give us depending on the type of transaction you enter into, including your name, address, telephone number and email address, together with data about your use of the website. Other information that may be needed from time to time to process a request may also be collected as indicated on the website.

Information Use

We use the information collected primarily to process the task for which you visited the website. Data collected in the UK is held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, which supersedes the previous Data Protection Act on 25 May 2018. All reasonable precautions are taken to prevent unauthorised access to this information. This safeguard may require you to provide additional forms of identity should you wish to obtain information about your account details.