Privacy Policy

Please read the following terms and conditions thoroughly. By using, and submitting data to, the Balance website, you are giving your consent to the possibility that all personal data could be processed by us for the purposes of, and in the manner described, in the following privacy policy.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes the current practices and procedures of The Weekend Limited with regard to the collection, storage and use of your personal information via the website . The term ‘personal data’ is defined as personally identifiable information about you, for example, your name, e-mail address, business name or mailing address.

Our Collection of Cookies and Other Information:

We use cookies primarily to monitor which pages and content sources you visit most frequently. This helps us to improve our service and provide you with an effective and efficient experience and to provide you with access to the content that is most relevant and interesting to you when using our services.  We also pass on usage information to partners.

In order to better understand and serve our users, certain information about you based upon your behaviour on our site is tracked automatically. This is used for internal research on the demographics of our users, as well as their interests and behaviour.

If you log in using LinkedIn then your contact data, data about your company given to Linkedin, your LinkedIn profile link and any other information avaiblae regarding your site behaviour, including the content you access, may be shared with partners.

We use a web analytics tool to examine site usage. Information such as how our users arrive at our site, what they do on the site, what browser they are using and on what operating system, etc. But, this analytics data, collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site, is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

We use many different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then you can find detailed guidance on the matter via the following link:

The tables that follow describe the cookies we use on this site and what capacity we use them. We currently operate under a policy of ‘implied consent’. This means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If this is not so, then you should either cease to use this site, delete your cookies having visited the site, or browse the site using your internet browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

Persistent Cookies for Site Analytics and Performance

DoubleClick (Google)

This cookie (Google owned/controlled) is used to analyse how well the display advertising shown on the site is performing. All user data is anonymous. You can find out more about Google and its policies on advertising via this website:

Google Analytics

We use this to gain an understanding as to how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. Once again, user data is all anonymous. You can find out about Google’s position on privacy on its analytics service via this website:


We use this tool on the website to enable users to add comments to articles. Find out about the cookies used by Disqus and their privacy policy via these ebsites: and

Social buttons

Many of the sites pages include ‘social buttons’. These enable users to share or bookmark web pages. There are buttons for: Twitter, Google +1, Facebook ‘Like’, LinkedIn ‘Share’, and StumbleUpon. In order to implement these, and to connect them to social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside our own website. Be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about your activity all over the internet, our website included. If you click on any of these buttons, these sites will register that action and perhaps use that information. In some cases, these sites will be registering that you are visiting our website, and the specific pages upon which you have landed, even if you don’t click on the button. This happens if you are logged into their services, such as Google or Facebook. It would be wise to check the policies of each of these sites to see how they are using your information and to find out how to delete such information.

External web services

We use many external web services on our website. These are predominantly used to display content within our own web pages, to display banners we use Double-Click / OpenX, for example, to show any videos we use via YouTube. We also use Canddi ( This reveals the identity of our web visitors are, where appropriate. This is not a complete list of the services we use currently, or services that we may use in the future, when embedding content. They are, however, the most common. As with the social buttons we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information about your personal usage of embedded content (eg ClickTale, Quantserve, statcounter, serving-sys etc). They will not know who you areif you are not logged in to these external services. They are, however, likely to gather anonymous usage information, such as; number of views, plays, loads etc.

Email tracking

We do add tracking to some of our outgoing emails so that we can tell how much traffic those emails send to our site, our daily newsletter for example. We can track some e-mails individually, whether or not the user has opened or clicked on the email. We rarely use the latter information at a personal level, instead we use it to understand open and click rates on our emails, this helps us to improve them. We do occasionally use the personal information e.g. to re-email people who didn’t click the first time. You should opt out of our emails tf you want to be sure that none of your email activity is tracked. You can do this by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of every email newsletter.

Notification of changes to this policy

We are always improving our existing services and adding new features and functions to the website. Because of ongoing improvements, modifications in the law and the ever-evolving nature of our technology, our data practices do vary from on occasions. If, and when, our data practices change, we will update this policy in order to reflect said changes. Seeing as this is the case, we encourage you to check these pages frequently. If you continue to use this website after the policy has been amended you will be considered to have accepted and consented to the changes, whether or not you revisit this page.

Collection of personal data including e-mail addresses

 Elements of the Weekend Pages website can be browsed without registering, however if you do register or login using LinkedIn in order to view advanced website content and/or order products through it, you will need to provide some personal data. The information that you give us will be collected and stored. This data may be shared with partners. The following personal information will be collected at the time of registration and/or a product purchase:

Your name, job title, postal address, organisation name, email address, telephone number, fax number, various other information relating to you and your company.

When you order from us, we may also collect:

Your debit or credit card number, expiry date and other relevant information to allow us to collect payment and fulfil your order.

We reserve the right to add to the information provided by you with information gained from third parties. If inaccurate postal or zip codes are received at the time of registration, for example, third party software and tools may be used in order to fix them.

Use of personal data

 Your personal data is processed for specific and limited purposes only. All we ask is that the data given is adequate, relevant and not excessive for those purposes.

As well as providing our products and services to you (as set out above), we will occasionally contact you in order to inform you of any news or development relating to the outsourcing sector, new products or services that we are providing and/or events or articles that we think could be of interest to you. Your personal data will also be used internally by us to help improve our products and services and to help resolve any problems that may arise.

To opt-out of such communication

If you do not wish to receive information from us any longer, and want to be removed from our mailing list at any time, you can do so by emailing us at the following address:


Anonymous data collected through this website


In addition to the information we collect (as described above), we use technology to collect anonymous information about our websites usage. We use it to track which web pages visitors view, for example. This technology is also used as a way to determine which web browsers our visitors are using to access the site. This technology does not identify you personally; it simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and informs us on how they use the website. This anonymous data is used by us to improve the website’s content, it’s usability and the quality of our e-mail updates. It also helps us to better understand our clients and markets, and to improve our services in general.


 In order to collect the anonymous data described above, we may use temporary ‘cookies’ that collect the first level domain name of the user at some point in the future (if your e-mail address is‘’, for example, the cookie collects the ‘’ portion of your e-mail address). These ‘cookies’ also log the date and time at which you accessed the website.

Cookies cannot be used to discover the identity of the user by themselves. A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. They are not able to damage your computer. It is possible to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, which enables you to decide whether you want to accept it or not.

Your IP address is also used to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the website. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on a network, or the internet, in this case. IP addresses are also used to gather broad demographic information, such as determining how many of our visitors are from outside of the UK. IP lookups may also be performed by us in order to determine which domain you are coming from (i.e., Through this we can gauge our users’ demographics more accurately.

Disclosure of your personal data

 Gold Star Limited knows that your privacy is important, and is dedicated to protecting it. For this reason Gold Star Limited will not share, sell or distribute your personal data to any unrelated third party, unless any of the following strictly limited circumstances apply:

  • * Personal data may occasionally be transferred to third parties who act for us for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected or to which you have already consented.
  • * We might share or transfer the information in our databases to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or this website, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event of a sale, merger, reorganisation, dissolution or similar event.


Data integrity and security

We endeavour to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of personal data in our databases and to protect the privacy and security of our databases. Your personal data is kept only for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirement that may apply.

Any of our employees and counsellors that have been granted access to personal data have been trained to handle such data in accordance with our security protocols and strict standards of confidentiality. We cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorised disclosure, alteration or destruction of data. However, we do endeavour to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

Data access and corrections

 Upon receipt of your written request and enough information to permit us to identify your personal data, we will disclose to you the personal data we hold about you. Additionally, we will correct, amend or delete any personal data that is not accurate and notify any third party recipients of the necessary changes.

If you require access to your personal data, or wish to correct it, please write to The Weekend Pages Circulation Department, Gold Star Media, Suite 4 Galley House,
Moon Lane, Barnet, London, EN5 5YL

Complying with a correction request is not a service for which we charge, however, for all other requests, a small fee may be incurred in order to cover its costs. Any requests to delete personal data will be subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document retention obligations imposed on us.

Link to other websites

 This website may contain hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by us. The hyperlinks included are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites or any association with their operators. These websites are not controlled by us and are not responsible for their data or privacy practices. We urge you to review any privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal data about yourself.

Transfer of data abroad

 Personal data is not transferred outside of the UK intentionally by us. If you are visiting this website from outside of the UK, the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By visiting this website and communicating electronically with us, you consent to these transfers.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or any concerns about the way we process your personal data, please contact us by email at


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