Start My Business Limited trading as StartMyBusiness understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, https://startmybusiness.com (“Our Site”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
|means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;||means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in Part 14, below; and||means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;|
Our Site is owned and operated by Start My Business Limited trading as StartMyBusiness, a limited company registered in England under company number 12371542.
Registered address: 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, England, N1 7GU.
VAT number: 357613876.
Data Protection Officer: Shaista Ali.
Email address: [email protected].
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (collectively, “the Data Protection Legislation”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
Under the Data Protection Legislation, you have the following rights, which We will always work to uphold:
For more information about Our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Part 15.
It is important that your personal data is kept accurate and up-to-date. If any of the personal data We hold about you changes, please keep us informed as long as We have that data.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about Our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. We would welcome the opportunity to resolve your concerns ourselves, however, so please contact us first, using the details in Part 15.
|Data Collected||How We Collect the Data|
|Identity Information including personal details such as full name, date of birth, identification documents etc.||Using checkout forms, post checkout questionnaires or through 3rd party tools to carry out individual and/or company AML checks for compliance, depending on products purchased.|
|Contact information including address, email, telephone numbers etc.||Using checkout forms, post checkout questionnaires or through 3rd party tools to carry out individual and/or company AML checks for compliance, depending on products purchased.|
|Business information including business name, job title, profession etc.||Using checkout forms, post checkout questionnaires or through 3rd party tools to carry out individual and/or company AML checks for compliance, depending on products purchased.|
|Payment information including card details, bank account numbers etc.|
|Profile information including preferences, interests, login details, purchase history.|
|Technical information including IP address, e.g. browser type and version, operating system etc.|
|Data from third parties including technical information, contact information etc.|
Under the Data Protection Legislation, We must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. The following table describes how We may use your personal data, and Our lawful bases for doing so:
|What We Do||What Data We Use||Our Lawful Basis|
|Registering you on Our Site.||Contact us and checkout forms.||In order to process your order.|
|Providing and managing your Account.||Login information.||In order to process your order.|
|Providing and managing your access to Our Site.||Login information.||In order to process your order..|
|personalising and tailoring your experience on our site||Analytical website tools.||To ensure we tailor the best experience for your purchase.|
|Supplying Our [products] AND/OR [services] to you.||Your contact information and completed forms.||In order to process your order.|
|Managing payments for Our [products] AND/OR [services].||Third party payment tools to collect our fees.||To collect our fees due.|
|Communicating with you.||Your contact information.||In order to process your order AND/OR resolve your enquiry.|
|Supplying you with information by [email] AND/OR [post] that you have opted-in-to (you may opt-out at any time by emailing [email protected]||Your contact information.||In order to process your order AND/OR resolve your enquiry.|
[With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by [email] AND/OR [telephone] AND/OR [text message] AND/OR [post] with information, news, and offers on Our [products] AND/OR [services]. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the Data Protection Legislation and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.] [We will always obtain your express opt-in consent before sharing your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes and you will be able to opt-out at any time.]
Third Parties (including ones from our site) whose content appears on Our Site may use third-party Cookies, as detailed below in Part 14. Please refer to Part 14 for more information on controlling cookies. Please note that We do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data that they collect and use themselves, and We advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.
We will only use your personal data for the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected unless We reasonably believe that another purpose is compatible with that or those original purpose(s) and need to use your personal data for that purpose. If We do use your personal data in this way and you wish us to explain how the new purpose is compatible with the original, please contact us using the details in Part 15.
If We need to use your personal data for a purpose that is unrelated to, or incompatible with, the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, We will inform you and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
In some circumstances, where permitted or required by law, We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent. This will only be done within the bounds of the Data Protection Legislation and your legal rights.
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):
|Type of Data||Period|
|Identity Information||Data will not be kept longer than we need it.|
|Contact information||Data will not be kept longer than we need it.|
|Business information||Data will not be kept longer than we need it.|
|Payment information||Data will not be kept longer than we need it.|
|Profile information||Data will not be kept longer than we need it.|
|Technical information||Data will not be kept longer than we need it.|
[We will [only store or transfer your personal data] OR [store or transfer some of your personal data] within the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the Data Protection Legislation.]
[We will [only store or transfer your personal data] OR [store or transfer some of your personal data] within the European Economic Area (the “EEA”). The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. This means that your personal data will be fully protected under the Data Protection Legislation, GDPR, and/or to equivalent standards by law.]
[We [may] store or transfer some or all of your personal data in countries that are not part of the [European Economic Area (the “EEA” consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein)] OR [EEA]. These are known as “third countries” and may not have data protection laws that are as strong as those in the UK and/or the EEA. This means that We will take additional steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the Data Protection Legislation as follows.
[We share your data within the group of companies of which we are a part. Where this involves the transfer of personal data outside the EEA, Our group ensures that personal data is protected by requiring all companies within the group to follow the same rules with respect to personal data usage. These are known as “binding corporate rules”. More information on binding corporate rules is available from the European Commission.]
[We share your data with external third parties, as detailed below in Part 10, that are based outside of the EEA. The following safeguard[s] [is] OR [are] applied to such transfers:
[We [will only] transfer your personal data to third countries whose levels of data protection are deemed ‘adequate’ by the European Commission. More information is available from the European Commission.]
[We use specific contracts with external third parties that are approved by the European Commission for the transfer of personal data to third countries. These contracts require the same levels of personal data protection that would apply under the Data Protection Legislation. More information is available from the European Commission.]
[Where We transfer your data to a third party based in the US, the data may be protected if they are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield. This requires that third party to provide data protection to standards similar to those in Europe. More information is available from the European Commission.]
Please contact us using the details below in Part 15 for further information about the particular data protection mechanism[s] used by us when transferring your personal data to a third country.]
The security of your personal data is essential to us, and to protect your data, We take a number of important measures, including the following:
We will not share any of your personal data with any third parties unless in some limited circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
We may sometimes contract with our partnership companies to supply certain [products] AND/OR [services] where our resources have been reached, UK or internationally.
If any of your personal data is shared with a third party, as described above, We will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law, as described above in Part 9.
If any personal data is transferred outside of the EEA, We will take suitable steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the Data Protection Legislation, as explained above in Part 9.
You may access [certain areas of] Our Site without providing any personal data at all. [However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.]
If you want to know what personal data We have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 15. [To make this as easy as possible for you, a Subject Access Request Form is available for you to use. You do not have to use this form, but it is the easiest way to tell us everything We need to know to respond to your request as quickly as possible.]
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover Our administrative costs in responding.
We will respond to your subject access request within 30 days of receiving it. Normally, We aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date We receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of Our progress.
By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third-party Cookies on your computer or device. Third-party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. Third-party Cookies are used on Our Site for collecting data. For more details, please refer to the table below. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of Our Site and your use and experience of Our Site will not be impaired by refusing consent to them.
All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a prompt requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us 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 Our Site may not function fully or as intended. [You will be given the opportunity to allow only first-party Cookies and block third-party Cookies.]
[Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown in the table below. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below, but please be aware that Our Site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.]
In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies, but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.]
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details [(for the attention of Shaista Ali)]:
Email address: [email protected].
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if We change Our business in a way that affects personal data protection.