The Business Clinic– Privacy Notice
Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), personal data is defined as: ‘any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person’.
Who is The Business Clinic (BCO)?
The Business Clinic is a support and growth hub for business owners looking to further develop their companies or themselves. Our clients range from start-ups to experienced businesses that have been going 50+ years. We have many avenues which we use to support our clients on their business journey including, but not limited to - business plans, marketing and cash flow forecasts, training, business strategy, ‘Peerworking’ support events, topical workshops, franchising and mentoring.
The Business Clinic also functions as a community interest company, meaning that we are a not-for-profit organisation that regularly gives back to the community by holding workshops and fundraising events to support local charities.
Why does The Business Clinic (BCO) need to collect and store personal data?
In order for us to provide you with a service, we need to collect personal data for correspondence purposes and/or detailed service provision. In any event, we are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.
In terms of being contacted for marketing purposes, BCO would contact you for additional consent.
Will BCO share data with any third parties?
Unless we have your permission, or required to do so by law, we will not sell, distribute or lease any personal information to a third party.
If you give us consent to pass your personal data on to a third party they are obliged to keep your details securely and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide you on our behalf.
How will BCO use the personal data it collects about me?
BCO will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up-to-date and not keep it for longer than is necessary.
How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs.
How long is your information stored?
We will only store information received from their involvement with you for as long as is legally required or in situations where there is no legal retention period, they will follow established best practice.
At the end of the retention period electronical data will be deleted and any physical files will be confidentially disposed of.
Can I find out the personal data that the organisation holds about me?
If BCO does hold personal data about you, you can request the following information:
• Identity and the contact details of the person or organisation that has determined how and why to process your data.
• Contact details of the data protection officer, where applicable.
• The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.
• The categories of personal data collected, stored and processed.
• Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.
• If we intend to transfer the personal data to a third country or international organisation, information about how we ensure this is done securely. The EU has approved sending personal data to some countries because they meet a minimum standard of data protection. In other cases, we will ensure there are specific measures in place to secure your information.
• How long the data will be stored.
• Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.
• Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.
• How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
• Whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether you are obliged to provide the personal data and the possible consequences of failing to provide such data.
• The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.
• Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.