Who we are

ABBC Limited, Registered Office: Garden Flat, County Hall, London, SE1 7GN Registered in England and Wales No: 0818998

New data protection laws – May 2018

At Algeria British Business Council, we have always taken your privacy seriously. We never share members’ personal data with third parties. However, from May 2018 the UK will be adopting new regulations about how organisations, including Algeria British Business Council, are able to request, store and use personal data.

Your data is safe with us and we make sure that only ABBC management has access to it, so we can keep you updated on changes to your membership and other relevant information affecting your membership.

As part of these changes to the law we have already contacted you by a newsletter and provided you with an option to opt out from future communication should you wish so. If you have not received this email or for any other reason did not notice the option to opt out, you can always contact our Data Collector and request an update to how you would like to be contacted.

We’ve made the process as simple as possible; If you wish to change your preferences at any point in the future, you’ll find a link to do so on all emails you receive from us.

Alternatively, you can contact our Data Collector, Lyn Prendergast on [email protected]. Please note that, irrespective of your new data preferences, you will continue to receive communications related to your membership or ticket purchases.

Thank you for updating your data preferences as soon as possible. If you have any questions about this process, please don’t hesitate to contact Lyn Prendergast, our Data Collector, on [email protected]

Anti-bribery policy

The ABBC fully abides by all the terms of the UK Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Act 2010.
The ABBC is also registered with the Information Office Commission for GDPR

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.