Background

This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Website and The Business Partnership, the Owner and provider of this Website and includes Bright Green Business, Bright Green Hydrogen, Bright Green Business Network, Green Ticks and the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce . This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Website.

1. Definitions & Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Data”

means collectively all information that you submit to the Business Partnership via the Website. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998.

“Cookie”

means a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in Clause 12.

“Name of Company”

Business Partnership, Bright Green Hydrogen, Bright Green Business,
Bright Green Placements, Green Ticks, Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce, Bright Green Business Network

“UK and EU Cookie Law”

Means the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;
“User” means any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by the Business Partnership and acting in the course of their employment.

“Website”

Means the website that you are currently using www.thebusinesspartnership.org.uk and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

2. Scope of this Policy

This Policy applies only to the actions of the Business Partnership and its subsidiary companies and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

3. Data Collected

Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected by this Website from time to time:
3.1 [name]
3.2 [date of birth]
3.3 [gender]
3.4 [job title]
3.5 [profession]
3.6 [contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers]
3.7 [demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests]
3.8 [financial information such as credit / debit card numbers]
3.9 [IP address (automatically collected)]
3.10 [web browser type and version (automatically collected)]
3.11 [operating system (automatically collected)]

4. Our Use of Data

4.1 Any personal Data you submit will be retained by the Business Partnership
4.2 Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 5your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This does not include our affiliates and / or other companies within our group.
4.3 Personal details are provided at your own risk
4.4 All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
4.5 Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
4.1.1 [internal record keeping;]
4.1.2 [improvement of our services;]
4.1.3 [transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;]
4.1.4 [contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Website.]

This website operates an email newsletter program, and subscribers do so at their own discretion. Subscriptions are in accordance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy andElectronic Communications Regulations 2003. Emails from this website may contain tracking facilities, whereby activity is stored and logged for analysis and evaluation. This is so that the user may be provided with more relevant content in the future. Such activity may include opening and forwarding of emails, clicking of links etc. Please note this list is not comprehensive.

5. Third Party Websites and Services

5.1 The Business Partnership may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to, payment processing, delivery of purchased items, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. The providers of such services do not have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.
5.2 Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that The Business Partnership requests. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties shall be processed within the terms of this Policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

6. Links to Other Websites

6.1 This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. The Business Partnership has no control over such websites and is in no way responsible for the content thereof. This Policy does not extend to your use of such websites. Users are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.
6.2 Interactions on Social Media sites by this website and its owners are subject to the terms and conditions and the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. Users are advised to take due precautions with their personal details/privacy, and to take caution with shortened URL’s

7. Changes of Business Ownership and Control

7.1 The Business Partnership may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of the Business Partnership. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

In the event that any Data submitted by Users is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.

8. Controlling Use of Your Data

8.1 Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:
8.1.1 Use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and
8.1.2 Sharing Data with third parties.

9. Your Right to Withhold Information

9.1 You may access certain areas of the Website without providing any Data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on the Website you may be required to submit certain Data
9.2 You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies.
For more information see Clause 12.

10. Accessing your own Data

You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by the Business Partnership (where such data is held) on payment of a small fee which will not exceed £10.

11. Security

11.1 Data security is of great importance to the Business Partnership and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website.

12. Cookies

12.1 This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. The Business Partnership uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of services. The Business Partnership has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.
12.2 All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.
12.3 By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling The Business Partnership to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.