Why this Privacy Policy?

We are committed to protecting our visitors’ and/or user’s privacy and we will not collect any personal information about you as a visitor unless you provide it voluntarily.

Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act, Chapter 586 of the laws of Malta), we have a legal duty to respect and protect any personal information we collect from you, and we will abide by such duty. We take all safeguards necessary to prevent unauthorised access and we do not pass on your details collected from you as a visitor and/or user, to any third party unless you give us your consent to do so or as authorised by law. 

The policy can be easily accessible via a link at the bottom of each web page. 

How do we process personal data?

1. E-Forms

    We may collect personal information in the process of submission of forms through the website, addressed to Steves&Co. In such cases, the website is used as a User Interface and the information contained through forms is submitted for processing to the relevant person within the firm. 

    2. IP address and location

      The web server keeps limited logs about IP addresses or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We do not use IP address logs to track your session or your behaviour on our site.

      3. Contact Us

        When using this website’s online facilities, data subjects may wish/be required to provide their contact details for contact purposes. This information includes your name, your email address, your contact number and the message content you submit. All information provided in the Contact/Get in Touch form will be processed following your provision of consent, for the following purposes:

        • Respond to your inquiries and requests;
        • Provide you with information about our services or products;
        • Improve and protect our website and services.

        We will by no means collect and process personal data that is qualified as sensitive. We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes described above, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose, or we are obliged to process your data by applicable laws or court / enforceable orders. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us at hello@stevesandco.com.

        Your Rights

        As an individual you may exercise your right to access the data held about you, therefore if you have any queries in relation to this data, if any, held by us, please contact us by submitting your request through the Contact page within the website.

        It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and up to date at all times. You are therefore kindly requested to inform us of any change referring to the personal data held by Steves&Co.. In any case, if you consider that certain information about you is inaccurate, you may request rectification of such data. You also have the right to request the blocking or erasure of data, to object to the processing of your personal data, to request a restriction of processing of your personal data, to request a transfer of your personal data and the right to withdraw consent. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee (or refuse) if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. We will try to respond to all legitimate requests within a period of one month from the date of receiving your request.

        You have the right to lodge a complaint at any time to the competent supervisory authority on data protection matters in Malta, the Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner (the “IDPC”) (https://idpc.org.mt/en/Pages/Home.aspx). We would, however, appreciate the opportunity to deal with your concerns before you approach the supervisory authority, so please contact us in the first instance.

        Our website may include links to third-party websites. When connecting to such other links or websites you will no longer be subject to this policy but to the privacy policy of the new site.

        We will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to comply with legal obligations or to protect our rights. 

        We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed (safeguard its integrity and confidentiality). We also regularly review and, where practicable, improve upon these security measures.

        This site uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to ensure secure transmission of your personal data. You should be able to see the padlock symbol in the status bar of the browser’s address field. The url address will also start with https:// depicting a secure webpage. SSL applies encryption between two points such as your PC and the connecting server. Any data transmitted during the session will be encrypted or scrambled and then decrypted or unscrambled at the receiving end. This will ascertain that data cannot be read during transmission.

        If there are any changes to this privacy policy, we will replace this page with an updated version. It is therefore in your own interest to check the “Privacy Policy” page any time you access our website so as to be aware of any changes which may occur from time to time.

        Any comments or suggestions that you may have and which may contribute to a better quality of service will be welcome and greatly appreciated.

        Who is responsible for the processing of data

        The website www.stevesandco.com including all sub-domains are managed by: 

        Steves&Co Limited
        Halmann Vella Building
        Mosta Road
        Lija LJA 9016 

        T: +356 2149 4215

        Cookie Policy

        In order to be able to access and use our website, you must expressly agree and consent to the practices set out below. Please read the following carefully to understand how and why the site uses your IP address and cookies. If you do not accept or agree to the practices described in this Policy, you must exit the site immediately.

        IP Address

        Each time you visit a page on this website, your computer sends out a message asking for the requested content to be delivered. This message sent by your computer also encloses your IP Address, so that our website may find your computer in order to send it that requested content. Our web-server automatically logs all these messages.

        When we log your IP Address, the data collected is grouped up with the other logged IP Addresses in order to provide us with the statistics on the geographic location of visitors to our website, how long they stay on the site, which are the most viewed pages and for other statistical reasons that may be relevant for our business.

        We gather your IP address automatically and store it in log files. These files also contain information relating to your browser type, ISP, operating system, date/time stamp, clickstream data and the files viewed on site. Collecting this type of information allows us to generate aggregate information for the purposes of developing the site, including in terms of overall user trends and activities online (such as the number of unique visitors, pages accessed and viewed most frequently, or the search terms entered). It also allows us to administer the site, diagnose any potential server problems, analyse visitor trends and statistics, and generally helps us to provide you with a better internet experience.

        IP Addresses are not stored for longer than necessary, for the above stated purposes.


        We are committed to be fully transparent and provide you with the necessary information about the use of cookies when you visit this website. 

        A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing our website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you visit the site again, so it can recognise you and can customise what you see on the screen according to your registered preferences. You are not obliged to accept cookies and most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. However, certain cookies are essential for the functioning of the website, thus disabling them may hinder the full functioning of the website.

        Cookies typically contain the name of the website that the cookie came from, the lifetime of the cookie as well as a randomly generated unique number. Websites typically use this number to ensure that you are recognised when you visit the website again, while you move from page to page within one website and that any information you have entered is remembered.

        This website makes use of the following three different types of cookies:

        Session cookies: these are temporary cookies which are used to give you access to the content of this website. These types of cookies expire and are deleted as soon as you close the browser.

        ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies: these cookies are essential because they help you to move around our websites and use features such as the Subscriptions page. Without these cookies the website simply would not work properly. These cookies do not gather information about you.

        Analytics Cookies: in order to keep our website and mobile site relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services such as Google Analytics to help us understand how people use them. For example, we can see which parts of our websites are most popular and make sure we are constantly updating and improving our content. The information we collect is anonymous and only used for statistical purposes.

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