Privacy Policy

Acuris (Trading as Mergermarket Ltd) Privacy Notice

This page explains what personal data we collect, why we need that data, and how we use it.
Mergermarket Ltd is our parent company, and this privacy notice also provides information for:
Debtwire; Xtract Research, Creditflux, Mergermarket, Unquote, AVCJ, Activistmonitor, Inframation, Wealthmonitor, Capital Profile, Deal Reporter, PaRR, Acuris Studios and Perfect Information.

Mergermarket Limited, a company incorporated in England, with company number 05048084, of 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1BE. We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under number: Z4836264.

How do we process personal data?

Visitors To Our Websites
Subscription Services
Information Databases
People We Work With
Job Applicants

Visitors To Our Websites

If you visit our websites, we will use Cookies to help our website perform correct. Cookies are small files that your web browsers store on your electronic device. For further details, please see our Cookie Notice


If you subscribe to any of our newsletters, we will retain your contact details so that we can send you newsletters, which will contain information that we believe will be of use to you. Every email will have an unsubscribe link that can be used to stop future messages.

We have a team who identifies people that are likely to find our events useful for their jobs (corporate subscribers) as our legitimate interest. We use those details to send event invites and relevant industry news. We always include an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email, so that invitees can remove themselves from future invites.
When clients subscribe to an event, we collect additional details so that we can fulfil the contract, such as contact details and payment details. As a legitimate interest, we will also collect information about your relevant interests and preferences. Where another organisation is sponsoring the event, we will clearly name the organisation and share your details with them, as their legitimate interest. We will not share your details with the venue or other third parties unless you provide your consent.
If you are speaking at one of our events, we will publicise the bio that you provide, as a legitimate interest. We will also use the contact details you provide, to fulfil the contract between us. After the event, we will retain your information until our business relationship ends.

If you are on our database as a previous or potential candidate for an event, we will send you surveys, information about events, and information about industry news. Every email will include an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the page, if you no longer want to receive these messages.

Subscription Services

To fulfil the contract, when you subscribe to one of our services as a corporate subscriber, we will process your user id, password and contact details. We use automated tools to monitor website access using your account details, to identify and manage potential security issues and to keep your account safe. As a legitimate interest, we will send additional information that we believe will be of interest, which you can unsubscribe from at any time using the links at the bottom of emails. When you terminate your subscription, we will keep your record for two years, in case you want to reactive your account.

Information Databases
To provide our news and financial crime prevention services, we store details about people.
For news articles, we process data for journalistic reasons and always comply with the relevant codes of conduct, including the BBC Editorial Guidelines, the Ofcom Broadcasting Code and the Editors’ Code of Practice.

For our financial crime prevention services, we store personal details (including identity, contact details, appearance on PEPs or Sanctions lists, and adverse media) as a public interest, to help our clients prevent crime. We work hard to maintain the quality of that information and delete information if we believe if to be incorrect or no longer relevant.

People We Work With

For business reasons, we partner and work with many organisations. We retain contact details of people we speak to in those organisations as a legitimate interest. We will delete or restrict use those details if requested, or if we believe the contact details are no longer of use.

Job Applicants
Data that you provide to us will be processed as a legitimate interest, to assess your suitability for the role and progress your application. Data we will require includes contact details, your curriculum vitae, your previous experience, education and answers to questions relevant to the role you have applied for. Our HR team and the hiring manager for the role will have access to this data.
We will also ask about equal opportunities data. We use this data to produce and monitor equal opportunities statistics for legal reasons. There is no obligation to provide this data and it will not affect your application if it is not provided. This data will not be made available to any staff outside of our HR team, including hiring managers.
We will only share your data with contracted third parties if it is necessary for the recruitment process, and will you notify you at the time. We will never sell your data or use it for marketing purposes. If we need to securely process the data in another country, we will let you know before the transfer happens.
If your application is not successful, unless you ask us to retain your data for other opportunities in the future, we will store your details for six months to help with any questions, before securely deleting or anonymising the data.

If your application is successful, we will need to complete employment checks for legal reasons, to verify your right to work in the country and to verify your previous employment references.

We store your employee data within our HR system (MyHR), which you can access and update as necessary. For contractual reasons, we will store details of your salary, tax, bank account and benefits. As a legitimate interest, we will store data about your performance, training, leave, absence, and disciplinary action and grievances.

Apart from data required to provide future employment references with your consent, we will delete all employee data seven years after the contract is terminated, unless there are legal reasons to retain the stored data for longer.

Protecting Personal Data


Security of personal data is very important to us. Our business operates under the ISO 27001 International Security Standard. We use a wide range of organisational, technical, physical and operational controls, which are assessed for effectiveness on a regular basis.

Individual’s Personal Data Rights
We fully respect your rights to request that we:

  • Allow you to opt-out of any process that you previously consented to, at any time.
  • Provide a copy of data we hold on you, or to pass it to a third party on your behalf.
  • Amend, delete or restrict processing of your data.
  • Explain and review any automated decision making or profiling.
  • Provide further information about our processing activities.


If you wish to raise a Data Subject Request or contact us about any another matter, please contact our Data Protection Officer at:
  • Call us on +44 (0)20 3741 1000?
  • Send an email to [email protected]
  • Send a letter to Data Protection Officer, 10, Queen St Place, London, EC4R 1BE, UK


When we receive a request, we will try to verify your identity and the request, before responding to you within 28 days. We will retain details of your request as a legitimate interest for two years, for quality assurance purposes, to deliver on our agreement to you and to help if you have any further questions about the matter.


Please let us know if you are not happy about how we are handling your data. We will do our best to resolve the matter, but if you have further concerns it is your right to make a complaint to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office at

Our Privacy Notice

Our website provides links to other websites, which are beyond our control. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. If you would like more details, please let us know.

We reserve the right to update our privacy notice and cookie notice at any time.

We keep out privacy notice under regular review. This notice was last updated 22 May 2018.