Legal, Privacy & Data Protection Statement

Data controller

Man Bites Dog acts as both Controller and Processor of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) as defined in GDPR 25th May 2018.

Man Bites Dog adheres to GDPR and Data Protection Act 1998. This privacy policy sets out how Man Bites Dog [“we”, “us”, or “our”] uses and protects data gathered in online or offline environments.

We respect your right to privacy and will only process PII in accordance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 1998. We reserve the right to change the manner in which data is collected or processed within these frameworks. Details of any changes to the way data is collected or processed will be outlined on this page.

Non-PII data collection and storage, including ‘cookies’

Cookies are small data files stored on your personal electronic device that are created when you visit a website.

Our website does not require cookies to operate, however uses Google cookies to improve the user experience and market our services. Cookie data is anonymous and stores information such as IP address and browser information, but do not contain PII.

PII data collection

Data is collected using automated Sharpspring tracking embedded on our website and via ‘forms’ on our website which are proactively completed by users. The data collected may relate to your email address, physical address, name, and the company you work for.

PII data storage

Man Bites Dog access data from secure servers in the UK. Sharpspring servers are located outside the EU, primarily in the US, and can only be accessed by Sharpspring and their subsidiaries in an encrypted format.

PII type and usage

PII stored in SharpSpring is processed in order to manage incoming enquiries, market our services, and improve our services.

Man Bites Dog does not collect data unrelated to its needs, for example age, gender, or personal interests. We do not collect high-risk data such as bank details.

Man Bites Dog does not use data for any other purpose for example the building of profiles.

Man Bites Dog does not and will not share, sell or distribute data publically or with any third party.

If you wish to change the way in which we use your data, you can amend your communication preferences here without having to contact us directly.

Legal base for processing PII

Man Bites Dog will process PII, only in the following instances;

  • To provide services outlined in contracts, or notifications of intention to form contracts
  • To send marketing communications where the individual is opted in to the specific channel, and the communication is relevant to the individual
  • To fulfill other contractual obligations, including billing
  • To otherwise fulfill privacy requirements and data protection regulation and legislation
  • Where necessary for pursuing a legitimate interest

Data retention

Man Bites Dog will not seek to retain information where it does not have a legal basis or legitimate interest in doing so.

Individual rights

Individuals have the right of access, alteration and erasure of PII. If you wish to understand the nature of the data we hold, amend the data, or delete it entirely, please contact us by the method below. We will ask you to verify your identity as part of this process.

You can amend your communication preferences here without having to contact us directly.

Man Bites Dog reserves the right to decline requests that are manifestly unfounded or excessive in nature, but will make clear if this is our decision why we have done so.

Contact us

You can contact us at any time to;

  • Request access to information Man Bites Dog has about you
  • Change information Man Bites Dog has about you
  • Erase any or all information Man Bites Dog has about you

To make a request, please contact;

Data & Marketing
Man Bites Dog
Moore House
13 Black Lion Street

Or email us on;

When contacting us, please leave your name, contact details, and outline the nature of your request to allow faster compliance.

External sources

Our website may contain links to other related websites. Man Bites Dog cannot be held responsible for the content, privacy, or data protection policies of other websites.

Data breaches and unauthorised access

Man Bites Dog is committed to minimising the ability of persons externally and internally accessing the data for malicious or otherwise unauthorised purposes.

In the unlikely event of a data breach, we will inform the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) within 24 hours, including the nature of the breach, the number of individuals affected, the name and contact details of the appropriate company Director at the time of the breach, and the likely or expected consequences of the breach.

Our internal processes are designed to mitigate and limit the impact of any breach, and we will inform the ICO of any actions taken in light of the breach immediately.


If you wish to make a complaint to Man Bites Dog, please contact us via the method above.

If you wish to make a formal complaint to an independent body, please contact the ICO directly on 0303 123 1113, or you can find more information here.

Modern slavery and human trafficking

This policy outlines Man Bites Dog’s position on modern slavery and human trafficking.

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. This policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls which address the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.

As part of our efforts to identify and mitigate the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, we shall:

  • Look to build long term relationships with our suppliers  and clearly highlight to them our expectations of business behaviour;
  • Look to contract with a UK company or branch whenever possible and ensure that these entities have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and procedures in place;
  • Encourage the reporting of concerns and provide appropriate protection for whistle blowers.

We will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking. Senior management will take responsibility for implementing this policy statement and its objectives and will provide training and adequate communication throughout Man Bites Dog to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within Man Bites Dog or its supply chains.