The Consult Centre Limited understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, www.theconsultcentre.com, www.thisisthebeginning.co.uk (“Our Sites”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Sites;
“Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Sites when you visit certain parts of Our Sites and/or when you use certain features of Our Sites. Details of the Cookies used by Our Sites are set out in Part 14, below; and
“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
2. Information About Us
The Consult Centre and This is the Beginning, Ruth Wilkinson Consulting Ltd (“The Consult Centre”).
Limited company, registered in England under company number 10834469 / 12442336
Registered address: The Consult Centre, Floor Two, 231-233 Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4BQ
Data Protection Officer: Ruth Wilkinson
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone number: 01524 418225
Postal Address: The Consult Centre, Floor Two, 231-233 Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4BQ We are regulated by the ICO.
Data Protection Registration Reference: ZA698204
3. What Does This Policy Cover?
4. What is Personal Data?
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
5. What Are My Rights?
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
The right to access the personal data we hold about you. Part 13 will tell you how to do this.
The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details in Part 15 to find out more.
The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have. Please contact us using the details in Part 15 to find out more.
The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way.
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Part 15.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
6. What Data Do We Collect?
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7. How Do You Use My Personal Data?
Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data will be used for the following purposes:
Providing and managing your account, including invoicing and billing.
Providing and managing your access to Our Sites.
Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Sites.
Supplying our products and services to you. Your personal details are required in order for us to enter into a contract with you.
Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails or calls from you.
Supplying you with information by email and post that you have opted-in to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking an unsubscribe link or contacting us).
Analysing your use of Our Sites and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve Our Sites and your user experience.
With your permission and where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email, telephone or post with information and news on our products and services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.
8. How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We need to keep personal data to allow us communicate with you in our day to day operations to service your requests as a Customer, so we will always hold personal information about you as long as there is a relationship. We also need to hold personal data for our records after a relationship is finished for no longer than 6 years.
9. How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?
We store or transfer data within the UK and Ireland, this data will be fully protected under the GDPR or to equivalent standards by law. We also store or transfer some or all of your personal data in countries that are not part of the European Economic Area (the “EEA” consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). These are known as “third countries” and may not have data protection laws that are as strong as those in the UK and/or the EEA. This means that we will take additional steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR as follows.
We do not transfer your data outside of Europe.
The security of your personal data is essential to us, and to protect your data, we take a number of important measures, including the following:
necessary safety routines for avoiding virus attacks or other threats that could be harmful to the IT-environment;
an encryption system and/or other security measures with the purpose of avoiding tapping or revealing signals;
necessary security routines for IT-equipment;
a control system based on user authorisation, which enables identification of user identity (through the usage of passwords or such) and prevents unauthorized use of or access to the processed Personal Data;
automatic back-up routines, including storage of back-up copies, as well as
destruction or other means of eradication of all media that has contained Personal Data that no longer is used.
10. Do You Share My Personal Data?
We may share your personal data with other companies in our group for administrative purposes. This includes Regalo.
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
11. How Can I Control My Personal Data?
11.1 In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in Part 5, when you submit personal data via Our Sites, you may be given options to restrict our use of your personal data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails.
11.2 You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
12. How Can I Access My Personal Data?
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 11.
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.
We will respond to your subject access request within one month of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.
All Cookies used by and on Our Sites are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
Certain features of Our Sites depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown in the table below. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below, but please be aware that Our Sites may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
The following first-party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
Our Sites uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics.
Websites analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how Our Sites is used. This, in turn, enables us to improve Our Sites and the products and services offered through it.
The analytics service(s) used by Our Sites use(s) Cookies to gather the required information. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Sites, it does enable us to continually improve Our Sites, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
The analytics service(s) used by Our Sites use(s) the following Cookies:
You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies, but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Sites more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
15. How Do I Contact You?
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details (for the attention of Ruth Wilkinson Data Protection Officer):
Email address: email@example.com
Telephone number: 01524 418225
Postal Address: The Consult Centre, Floor Two, 231-233 Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4BQ
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.