Futuresmiths Business Support Ltd / The Futuresmiths CIC
The Future Smiths are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and Futuresmiths Business Support Ltd is registered on the Data Protection Public Register of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
The Future Smiths may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. This policy is effective from August 2023.
The type of personal information we collect
We currently collect and process the following information:
Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name and contact details)
demographic information such as postcode, city and areas of interest
personal information such as education, disability, ethnicity, skills, experience
How we get the personal information and why we have it
Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:
as part of the enrolment / registration process for our Business Support programmes
We use the information that you have given us:
in order to understand customer needs;
in order to provide customers with better service;
for internal record keeping of service delivered;
for market research purposes.
We may share this information with The Futuresmiths CIC / Futuresmiths Business Support Ltd.
Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:
Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting [email protected]
How we store your personal information
Your information is securely stored.
We keep your personal information in the following data systems:
We keep your personal information for 12 months from the conclusion of any business support provided. We will then dispose your information by removing from the relevant data system.
Your data protection rights
Under data protection law, you have rights including:
Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to object to processing - You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.
Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to make a request.
How to complain
If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at [email protected].
You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.
The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk