Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The policy: This privacy policy notice is served by Stepchange Business Growth Limited under the website www.stepchangebusinessgrowth.com. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information through the business and while you browse or use this website. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website, and or refrain from submitting your personal data to us.

Policy key definitions:

  • “I”,      “our”, “us”, or “we” refer to the business, Stepchange Business Growth Limited.
  • “you”,      “the user” refer to the person(s) using this website.
  • GDPR      means General Data Protection Act.
  • PECR      means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
  • ICO      means Information Commissioner’s Office.
  • Cookies      mean small files stored on a user’s computer or device.

Key principles of GDPR:

Our privacy policy embodies the following key principles; (a) Lawfulness, fairness and transparency, (b) Purpose limitation, (c) Data minimisation, (d) Accuracy, (e) Storage limitation, (f) Integrity and confidence, (g) Accountability.

Processing of your personal data

Contact information

If you submit an enquiry through our website the information you enter into the form is sent to us. We only collect the basic information required to establish the nature of your enquiry and to give a means of responding to you.

Mailing list

If you sign up to our email newsletter we will collect your email address. We will store your email address on our mailing list permanently or until your tell us you’d like it to be removed.

Every email we send via our mailing list will contain a link you can use to visit a page that allows you to update your preferences and unsubscribe to our list.

Curriculum Vitae

If you submit your curriculum vitae to us we will store it securely on our system. We advise you send your curriculum vitae to us as a password protected document and inform us of the password under separate cover.

We will only disclose your CV to another party after you have provided us with your approval.

Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows:

  • 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; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [www.ico.org.uk] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.

We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.

Internet cookies

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable, to display relevant adverts or content, referred you to a third party website.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

We use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies, and control which cookies are saved to your device / computer. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.

Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.

Fair & Transparent Privacy Explained

We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.

Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions

Our website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are typically served through our advertising partners; Google Adsense, eBay Partner Network, Amazon Affiliates, or are self-served through our own means. We only use trusted advertising partners who each have high standards of user privacy and security. However we do not control the actual adverts seen / displayed by our advertising partners. Our ad partners may collect data and use cookies for ad personalisation and measurement. Where ad preferences are requested as ‘non-personalised’ cookies may still be used for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting and to combat fraud and abuse.

Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. In most cases we earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.

We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.

If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.

Retention of Data

In the majority of cases we hold your data for a maximum of 6 years (from the last submission date) in order to comply with our legal requirements. Where you have submitted a CV to us we will contact you within 24 months to confirm whether you still want us to hold your CV and to provide us with up to date details.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. We would encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.