Privacy Policy

Westies & Besties Magazine and website is owned and published by Westies & Besties Ltd (“we” “our”). Our company registration number is: 12068645. We are the controller of data collected through this website.  Our full contact details are set out below under the CONTACT US heading.

What data is collected and who has your data?

Digital magazine format

The digital version of Westies & Besties Magazine is available via a digital platform called Issuu. The data captured such as credit/debit card details, name, and address, are stored with Issuu and payment provider, Stripe, and not with Westies & Besties Magazine.  Issuu is the data controller of any data collected through the website. For more information on Issuu’s privacy policy and how they may use your data please visit  Issuu only shares which subscription the customer has opted for with Westies & Besties and no personal data.

Print Magazine

In order to process your print magazine subscription, we will collect your name, address and telephone number. This information is needed to process your subscription, to keep track of your subscriptions, and to ship the magazine to your address. We will use this for the lawful basis of performance of a contract with you.  We will keep this information unless you ask us to delete it or, if you cancel your subscription, we will keep it for a period of 6 months after cancellation. We aim to review your account every 3 months to see if an account is still active or has not been active during this period to assess if we still need your data. If we do not, we will delete it. See our Terms & Conditions.

We do not collect any special categories of data.

How is the data used for the print version of the magazine?

Your data, name, address, and telephone number will be used by us to proceed with processing your magazine subscription for the print version of the magazine. We use this information to process your subscription order, to track your subscriptions and to ship the publication to your supplied address.

By supplying us with this information, name, address, telephone number, you also consent to Westies & Besties Ltd communicating with you via email/newsletter about your print subscription for our legitimate interests.

We may also use your personal data for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) in connection with any potential sale of our business or any asset in our business.  As above, the purposes for which we will use your data are (i) for the performance of your print subscription contract, (ii) where it is necessary for our legitimate interests of managing your subscription.

Who has your data for the print version of the magazine?

Westies & Besties does not share your data or any information about you with any third parties or other companies.

The exception to this is where payment is made via Stripe who need your payment details and your name and address and email address to accept payment in order for your print subscription to be finalized and processed by us. However, in this case you provide your payment data directly to Stripe – Westies and Besties do not collect, use, or store this data.

Our website is hosted and supported by Digital Ocean; a service provider based in the United States with servers based in the United Kingdom. Digital Ocean may provide help and information about servers –

Our print edition of the magazine is distributed by Warners Midlands PLC, a company based in the United Kingdom. Warners Midlands PLC provide a secure FTP site to ensure the protection of our customers’ data (name and address) which is only used for mailing purposes.

Embedded Content from Third Party Websites

This website may include embedded material in the form of videos and some articles and images. This means that these websites may collect data about you using cookies or third-party tracking and they may monitor your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account with them and are logged in to their website. You should check their privacy policies for how they may use your data.


We are an independent publisher and we do not share your data with third parties.

We use Google Analytics to find out which location our readers are in, the age group of our readers, which stories they have spent time reading on our website, and how long viewers have spent observing content on this website. This allows us to create certain content to engage our readers but does not identify individuals.


We don’t use cookies on our website.

Data security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so. Westies & Besties uses secure HTTPS servers to ensure data is encrypted.



Your 6-month, or 12-month print subscription will automatically renew on the same date 6 or 12 months from the date you purchased the original subscription. If you do not wish to renew your subscription you must write to us informing us 1 month before your current subscription is due to end. See our Terms & Conditions.



If you notify us that the personal data we hold is incomplete or inaccurate we will correct or complete the information as soon as possible.


You have the right to request that your personal data be deleted; including if we no longer need it for the purpose we collected it, or, where our legal basis for processing is that you have given consent, you withdraw your consent.

Following such a request we will erase your personal data without undue delay unless continued retention is necessary and permitted by law. If we made the personal data public, we will take reasonable steps to inform other data controllers processing about processing your erasure request.


You have the right to object to us processing your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.


You have the right to request that we suspend processing your personal data, but hold it for you, in the event the personal data we hold is inaccurate, the processing is unlawful or we no longer need the personal data. Once the processing is restricted, we will only continue to process your personal data if you consent or we have another legal basis for doing so.


You have the right to access information held about you and any access request will usually be free of charge. We will endeavour to provide information in a format requested, but we may charge you a reasonable fee for additional (duplicate) copies.


You have the right to receive a copy of your personal data which you gave to us. The copy will be provided in a commonly used and machine-readable format. You can also have it transmitted directly from us to another data controller, where reasonably technically possible. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.


You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.


You may withdraw your consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.


We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.


We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.


Westies & Besties does not share your personal information with any of our advertisers either in our digital or print versions of the magazine.


We may amend and update this policy from time to time. Any changes in the future will be posted on this page. The date of the latest update to this privacy policy is set out at the top of this policy.

If your require further information on our privacy policy, have any questions, or have a complaint for our team please email or write to us at 20 Tatham Road, LLanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5FB. We may update this policy periodically to comply with and to reflect changes to UK law, our business operations, and for compliance reasons.

This Privacy Policy provides information on who we are and how we collect, use, and share the information of our valued readers and subscribers when visiting our website and when a reader subscribes and purchases copies of the digital and print copies of our magazine.