Startup Discovery School understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits our websites and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and our obligations under the law.
Your personal data.
We use your personal details to understand your needs and provide you with a better service for the reasons shown below:
- To see if our programmes are a good fit for you
- For internal record keeping
- To improve our events and services
- To share new opportunities such as promotional emails about news, events, or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address/phone number which you have provided
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you in order to measure the impact our services have had on your business
- We may use your name, personal/business description and photo on our website to show that you are part of our community
- We may use your name, personal/business description and photo for promotional purposes
Startup Discovery School’s programmes and services are not directed to children under 18 years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If we discover that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information, we will promptly delete such personal information from our systems.
What data we use
If you signup for our newsletter we will use your name and email in order to send you our newsletters. If you contact us using our forms or apply for our programmes/events:
Form field name
Why we need it
Date of Birth
Some of our services are aimed specifically atcertain age groups, we need to know your age so we can see if you are eligiblefor support. We also collect this data so we can get an idea of the agerange of applicants apply for our programmes so we can better match ourservices with our usersand to provide analytical data for our reports.
Address/ Borough/ Postcode
Some of our services are aimed specifically at entrepreneurs that live in certain areas, we need to know your address so we can see if you are eligible for support. We also collect this data so we can get an idea of where applicants who apply for our programmes are based, so we can better match our services with our users, to contact user regarding our services and to provide analytical data for our reports.
Some of our funding is aimed specifically at entrepreneurs that operate in certain sectors, we need to know what your business does so we can see if you are eligible for support and if you are a good fit for our programmes. We also collect this data so we can get an idea of what type of business our users own, so we can better match our services with our users and to provide analytical data for our reports.
To contact our users in regards to our services.
Some of our programmes are targeted at women and marginalised genders. We need to know your gender to see if you are applicable, so we can better match our services with our users and to provide analytical data for our reports.
How did you discover us
We use this information for marketing purposes.
Website address (if exists)
Social Media Sites/Handles:
We use this information to promote your business on our website and on our network.
Company House Reg. No
Date Trading Commenced
Sector of Business
No. of other Directors in the Business
No. of Employees
How much investment have you received?
Interested in raising investment in the next 12-18 months?
Interested in a Capacity Building Grant?
We use this information to help us come to a decision on whether you are suitable for our programmes and to provide analytical data for our reports.
Do you claim benefits of any kind?
Some of our funding is aimed specifically at entrepreneurs who are under-employed or receive benefits we need this information so we can see if you are eligible for support and to provide analytical data for our reports.
What is your ethnic group?
Some of our funding is aimed specifically at entrepreneurs who are from a Black, Asian or Middle Eastern background. We also use this information to track whether our programmes are reaching all parts of society and to provide analytical data for our reports.
Do you have a disability or a health condition as defined in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995?
Highest level of education
We use this information to track whether our programmes are reaching all parts of society and to provide analytical data for our reports.
We also collect some non-identifying information for analytic purposes:
- Web browser type and version
- Operating system
- The site that referred you to us, and the site you exit to
- How long you spent on our website
- Which pages you visited
- Whether you’ve been to our website before
- A recording of your use of our websites
- What parts of the website you clicked on/scrolled to
- We may use polls to collect additional information
What we do with your data
Any information you enter into our application forms is transferred securely to our online data storage accounts which we use to keep track of our users. Your data will only be viewed by authorised Startup Discovery School employees and our funders (list available on request). We will not share your information with any other 3rd parties without first asking your consent.*
Any data entered into any other form is transferred securely to our online data storage accounts which we use to keep track of our newsletter subscribers. Your data will only be viewed by authorised Startup Discovery School employees*. We will not share your information with any other third parties without first asking your consent.
*Information sent to us which are handled by 3rd parties such as salesforce or mailchimp can be viewable by staff members of those organisations if we authorise their access, this will only be done if Startup Discovery School requires administrative support using the service. We will not share your information with any other 3rd parties without first asking your consent.)
Other than the 3rd parties mentioned above we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to anyone else unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
Where we store your data
Some or all of your data may be stored or transferred outside of the European Economic Area (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). If we do store or transfer data outside the EEA, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the EEA and under the GDPR. Such steps may include, but not be limited to, the use of legally binding contractual terms between us and any third parties we engage and the use of the EU-approved Model Contractual Arrangements.
How long we retain your data
Any emails you send to us or stored indefinitely. All data entered into our forms(newsletter, contact or application form) are kept for up to 7 years from the last time we were in contact with you. If you have been through our entrepreneur programme any details about you or your business added to our website are stored indefinitely. If you join any of our memberships your details will be removed from our website once you have informed us you have left and will be deleted from our internal systems 7 years after you have left unless you request otherwise.
Basis for processing
We process your data under the legitimate interest basis, in conducting our work offering training and events in furtherance of our charitable objectives – except for sensitive personal data, which we process on the basis of consent. You do not have to supply us with sensitive personal data (for instance about ethnicity or disability status). Since securing funding for our organisation often requires us to report on sensitive personal data, if you do not supply this information we cannot offer you a bursary on our programmes and will instead charge you at the listed price. We will also not be able to admit you on any programmes that have an entry requirement related to sensitive personal information (such as training programmes specifically for entrepreneurs from BAME backgrounds).
How to get your data
Please email email@example.com with your name and the email you used to use our services stating you would like all/part of your data. This will take up to 30 days to complete.
How to delete your data
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the email you used to use our services stating you would like to delete all/part of your data. This will take up to 30 days to complete.
Data security is of great importance to us, and to protect your data We have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data we collect online.
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You may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third partyCookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us.We use third party Cookies on our websites for analytic and marketing purposes. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of our websites.
How to remove cookies
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Embedded content from other websites
Links to other websites
Our websites may contain links to other websites not under our control. If you leave our websites using one of these links we cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting sites not governed by this privacy statement. Please exercise caution and look at the privacy statement on the website in question.
If you have any questions about how Startup Discovery School uses your personal data, or you want to exercise your rights concerning your personal data, please contact us via email@example.com or write to Data Protection Queries, Startup Discovery School, 320 City Road, London, England, EC1V 2NZ.
Under the GDPR, you have:
- The right to request access to, deletion of or correction of, your personal data held by us
- The right to complain to a supervisory authority
- Be informed of what data processing is taking place
- The right to restrict processing
- The right to data portability
- Object to processing of your personal data
- Rights with respect to automated decision-making and profiling