Purpose of this notice
Accordia Training Partnership Ltd is a trading name for Accordia Training Partnership Ltd (09286439), We provide audit, leadership and finance training. We are registered in England and Wales and our registered office is at 37, Church Street, Lidlington, Bedfordshire MK43 0RJ.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Legislation and this notice, we are the ‘data controller’. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal data about you. We are required under the Data Protection Legislation to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.
Gill Baron, Director, is our Data Protection Point of Contact and is responsible for assisting with enquiries in relation to this privacy notice or our treatment of your personal data. Should you wish to contact Gill you can do so using firstname.lastname@example.org.
How we collect data
We obtain personal data about you, for example, when:
- you request a proposal from us in respect of the services we provide;
- you engage us to provide and deliver services;
- you contact us by email, telephone, post or social media;
- from third parties and/or publicly available resources (for example, from your employer or from Companies House); or
- from our website (see further details below).
Like many other Web sites, Accordia Training makes use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site as part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and the number of clicks. This information is used to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information, IP addresses, and other such information, and are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons
The kind of information we hold
The information we hold about you may include:
- your personal details (such as your name, address, email address, telephone number);
- details of any services you have received from us;
- our correspondence and communications with you;
- information about any enquiries you make to us;
- information about course attendance and where, appropriate, performance;
- information from web assessments;
- Information we receive from other sources, such as publicly available information or information provided by our clients.
How we use Personal Data we hold about you
We may process your personal data as necessary for the performance of our contract with our clients and to comply with our legal obligations. This may include processing your personal data where you are an employee, subcontractor, supplier or customer of our client.
We may process your personal data for our legitimate interests including marketing, business development, statistical and management purposes, provided that those interests do not override any of your own interests, rights and freedoms which require the protection of personal data.
We may process your personal data for certain additional purposes with your consent, and in these limited circumstances you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
We may use your personal data to:
- carry out our obligations arising from any agreements entered into between our clients and us (which will most usually be for the provision of our services). This includes where you may be a subcontractor, supplier or customer of our client;
- provide you with information related to our services and our events and activities that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, provided you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
- seek your thoughts and opinions on the services we provide; and
- notify you about any changes to our services.
In some circumstances we may anonymise the personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use it without further notice to you.
We may also process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where we are legally required to, for example by a regulator.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it is collected. When assessing what retention period is appropriate for your personal data, we consider:
- the requirements of our business and the services provided;
- any statutory or legal obligations;
- the purposes for which we originally collected the personal data;
- the lawful grounds on which we based our processing;
- the types of personal data we have collected;
- the amount and categories of your personal data; and
- whether the purpose of the processing could reasonably be fulfilled by other means.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for any reason other than for the purpose for which we collected it, where that reason is compatible with the original purpose. Should we need to use your personal data for a new purpose, we will notify you before starting any new processing.
We will share your personal data with third parties where we are required by law, where it is necessary for administration purposes or where we a legitimate interest.
“Third parties” includes third-party service providers including: IT and cloud services and banking services.
All of our third-party service providers are required to take commercially reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your personal data. We only permit our third-party service providers to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
The information and Personal Data you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) by our IT and cloud service providers if any of their servers are located in a country outside the EEA. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the EEA, however we will review their privacy policies to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.
Accordia Training does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that www.accordiatraining.com has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
We have commercially reasonable and appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.
You have various rights under Data Protection legislation. If you want to exercise any of these rights, please email our data protection point of contact in the first paragraph.
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we will only charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues, at any time. The ICO’s contact details are as follows:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Telephone – 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745
Website – https://ico.org.uk/concerns