The Footwear Gazette website is owned by Essential Publications, which is the data controller of your personal data.

We have adopted this Privacy Policy, which sets out how we treat information collected by Footwear Gazette and the reasons why we need to collect certain personal information from you. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy before using the Footwear Gazette website.

Your personal information is important to us and we are committed to keeping it confidential and secure.

The personal information we collect:

When you visit Footwear Gazette, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, your IP address, your time zone, and some of the cookies installed on your device. In addition, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products you view, the websites or search terms that referred you to the Site, and how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically collected information as “Device Information.” In addition, we may collect the personal information you provide to us during registration (including, but not limited to, your last name, first name, address, etc.) in order to fulfill the contract.

Why do we process your data?

The security of our customers’ information is our highest priority, and as such, we may only process minimal user information to the extent necessary to maintain the Site. Automatically collected information is used only to identify potential abuse and to compile statistical information about website usage. This statistical information is not otherwise aggregated to identify any specific user of the system.

You can visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information that could be used to identify you as a specific, identifiable individual. However, if you wish to use certain features of the Site, receive our newsletter, or provide other information by filling out a form, you may provide us with personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, first name, last name, city of residence, organization, telephone number. You can choose not to provide us with your personal information, but you may not be able to take advantage of certain website features. For example, you may not be able to receive our newsletter or contact us directly through the site. Users who are unsure what information is required are encouraged to contact us at

Your rights:

If you are a European resident, you have the following rights with respect to your personal information:

  • The right to be informed.
  • The right of access.
  • The right to rectification.
  • The right to erasure.
  • The right to restrict processing.
  • The right to data portability.
  • The right to object.
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

If you wish to exercise this right, please contact us at the following e-mail address:

In addition, if you are a European resident, please note that we will process your information in order to perform any contracts we may have with you (for example, if you place an order through the Site) or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests as set out above. In addition, please note that your information may be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

Our website may contain links to other websites that we do not own or control. Please be aware that we are not responsible for these other websites or the privacy practices of third parties. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

Information security:

We secure the information you provide on computer servers in a controlled and secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure of personal information under our control and custody. However, no data transmission over the Internet or a wireless network can be guaranteed to be secure.

We will disclose any information we collect, use or receive when required or permitted by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process, and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, your safety or the safety of others, to investigate fraud, or to respond to a governmental request.

Contact details:

If you would like to contact us to learn more about this policy, or if you would like to contact us regarding any issues related to individual rights and your personal information, you can send an email to