Reader's Digest Fair Processing Notice

Description of processing

The following is a broad description of the way this organisation/data controller processes personal information. To understand how your own personal information is processed you may need to refer to any personal communications you have received, check any privacy notices the organisation has provided or contact the organisation to ask about your personal circumstances.
Reasons/purposes for processing information
We process personal information to enable us to:
  • provide editorial updates and information to our readers
  • process print and email subscriptions for our readership
  • provide marketing, advertising and public relation services to our clients
  • maintain our accounts and records
  • promote our services
  • undertake research
  • support and manage our employees

Type/classes of information processed

We process information relating to the above reasons/purposes. This information may include:
  • personal details
  • membership details
  • goods and services
  • lifestyle and social circumstances
  • financial details
  • education and employment details
We also process sensitive classes of information that may include:
  • physical or mental health details
  • racial or ethnic origin
  • religious or other beliefs of a similar nature
  • offences and alleged offence
  • trade union membership

Who the information is processed about

We process personal information about our:
  • readers and subscribers
  • customers and clients
  • employees
  • suppliers
  • enquirers and complainants
  • survey respondents
  • competition entrants
  • professional advisers and consultants

Who the information may be shared with

We sometimes need to share the personal information we process with the individual themself and also with other organisations. Where this is necessary we are required to comply with all aspects of the Data Protection Act (DPA). What follows is a description of the types of organisations we may need to share some of the personal information we process with for one or more reasons.
Where necessary or required we share information with:
  • subscriptions bureaus and mailing houses
  • suppliers and service providers
  • financial organisations
  • trade associations and bodies
  • professional advisers and consultants
  • survey and reearch organisations
  • family, associates and representatives of the person whose personal data we are processing
  • current, past or prospective employers
  • central government
  • employment and recruitment agencies
  • business associates or partnerships
  • credit reference agencies
  • debt collection agencies


It may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal information overseas. When this is needed information is only shared within the European Economic Area (EEA). Any transfers made will be in full compliance with all aspects of the data protection act.