This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. Furthermore, we fully endorse and will adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) and all UK data protection legislation including the Data Protection Act 2018.
In particular we will comply with our legal obligations to keep personal data up to date, to store and destroy it securely, to not collect or retain excessive amounts of data, to use reasonable measures to protect personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and to ensure that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.
By using any of our services (including our website) and by providing us with any personal data, you acknowledge that you understand that the use of the personal data will be in accordance with this policy.
Please do not send us any information if you do not want it to be used in this way.
Please note that if you do not provide certain requested information we may be unable to provide certain of our services to you and you may be unable to access certain content via our website.
If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on his/her behalf and has agreed that you can (i) give consent on his/her behalf to the processing of his/her personal data and (ii) receive on his/her behalf any data protection notices.
Personal data means any information about a living individual which allows them to be identified from that data including, for example, a first and last name, email address or address (whether at work or at home). Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
You may provide us with personal data when you visit our website, book onto one of our workshops/training courses, do business with us, fill in one of our forms on our website, email or phone us, or meet us in person.
Sensitive personal data* may be collected by us from you when you choose to attend one of our workshops/training courses (or other events organised by us or on our behalf). For example, you may choose to submit personal health data relating to special needs or dietary requirements you may have to enable us to meet your requirements or deal with your requests. We will only collect sensitive personal data with your explicit consent and, if we request such information, we will explain why we are requesting it and how we intend to use it.
* GDPR refers to sensitive personal data as ‘special categories of personal data’ (Article 9, GDPR) and includes data consisting of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.
We collect information about you when you engage with us online or by email e.g. when you visit our website, open or forward an email sent by us, engage with us on social media networks or when you are served one of our tailored adverts. Information may be collected via cookies and similar technologies, as detailed below.
We may also collect information about you from reputable third parties that operate in accordance with UK data protection legislation or other public sources, if this is permitted by law, such as:
Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images embedded in a web page or in emails to achieve similar purposes as those described above.
We use strictly necessary and analytical/performance cookies as described above. In addition, we use the following cookies and similar technologies:
To learn how to manage cookies and control your privacy and how to opt out of receiving email notifications or marketing materials from us please read the relevant sections below. For a detailed cookie report, please contact us.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/policies/technologies/cookies.
The exact procedure to prevent new cookies from being installed and how to delete existing cookies depends on which browser you are using but the following links may be helpful:
If you do not want your website visits to be recorded by Google Analytics you can opt-out with the addition of the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on which is available for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera. You can also set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ads Settings page and you can opt-out of Google Analytics Advertising Features here.
You can choose to disable cookies in your internet browser but please note that if you delete cookies or decline to accept them you may not be able to use all of the features we offer, or store your preferences; in addition, some of our web pages might not display properly. If you want to turn off the more invasive cookies but leave most other functionality in working order, then a good option is to turn off third-party cookies using your browser settings.
In addition, we recommend that you check your privacy settings on any site which requires you to register or login, and that you never save your passwords in your browser or on your device, other than in a reputable password management system.
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data although we will get your consent before sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.
Please note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data.
We may use your information for some or all the following purposes:
We will only use your information for the purpose it was collected (or for similar/related purposes). If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
We recognise that your information is valuable and will take all reasonable measures to protect your information while it is in our care (see how below).
Your personal data may be transferred to:
We may also share certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal data about you with third parties. For example, we may provide a third party with information such as the number of users who searched for a particular term or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. This information does not identify you individually.
We do not sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make personal data commercially available to any third party except as described in this policy or with your prior permission.
We use reasonable technical, administrative and physical controls to safeguard your personal data from unlawful use and unauthorised disclosure. For example, we store your personal data on secure servers. In all cases we will ensure that any access or transfer of your personal data is compliant with UK data protection law.
Where we use third parties (see above) to provide elements of our service and/or to process data on our behalf they are bound by law or contract to protect your personal data and only use it in accordance with our instructions. We only allow third parties to handle your personal data on the understanding that they will keep the information confidential.
We normally only store your personal data within the European Economic Area (“EEA”). If one of our service providers (e.g. a payment gateway provider or payment processor such as Eventbrite or an online server/storage provider such as Google) needs to transfer your personal data outside of the EEA then we will either ensure a data protection level equal to the one in the EEA or we will obtain your consent to the transfer. For example, if you book onto one of our training courses through Eventbrite or if we store your personal data on Google Drive or Office 365’s secure servers they may transfer your personal data outside of the EEA as they are US organisations – these third party organisations do however participate in and comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and accordingly the European Union allows the transfer.
All the BeLiminal partners, employees and associates/consultants who have access to personal and/or confidential information are subject to confidentiality and data protection obligations.
While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and understand that we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that is transferred from you or to you via the internet. If you want detailed information on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and other online problems you can visit Get Safe Online, which is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.
By law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers.
In some circumstances we will anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
We want to ensure you remain in control of your personal data. Part of this is making sure you understand your legal rights.
You have a number of legal rights under applicable data protection legislation in relation to the personal data that we hold about you, including:
You can exercise your rights by contacting us. Please note that we usually act on requests and provide information free of charge. We may however be entitled to refuse to act on a request and we may charge a reasonable fee in relation to our administrative costs if the request is baseless, excessive or repeated.
We will respond to you as soon as we can. This will generally be within one month from the date we receive your request but if your request is going to take longer to deal with we will let you know.
You have the right to opt out from receiving marketing materials from us. You can do this by contacting us or by clicking on the relevant link in the email itself. You may choose to opt out of one or all lists.
If you make a privacy complaint, we will respond to let you know how your complaint will be handled. We may ask you for further details, consult with other parties and keep records regarding your complaint.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.