Privacy Policy

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Who is the Swindon & Wiltshire LEP?

The Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) is a non-statutory partnership between the public and private sectors, established to play a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs.  The SWLEP is a partnership between Swindon Borough Council, Wiltshire Council, businesses in the area and the Military, with representatives from all these organisations on its Board.  Wiltshire Council is the Accountable Body for the SWLEP and  is the data controller for the programme. 

What do we do with your business and personal information?

This policy covers the purposes for and the treatment of personally identifiable information that SWLEP collects when you apply to SWLEP’s many funding opportunities or when you opt to receive latest news and information from the SWLEP.  This also includes SWLEP social media platforms, when you email us, give us feedback or when you complete and submit an online form via email.

The SWLEP  processes personal and business data in accordance current privacy legislation and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.  
The SWLEP  will use or continue to use the information for the following:

  • Fulfilling your request for information or services
  • Marketing
  • Surveys
  • Questionnaires 
  • Business to Business (B2B) meetings if appropriate 
  • As input to improving our systems or product
  • To inform you of improvements to our systems or products
  • To identify and prevent fraud
  • To enhance the security of our information systems
  • To better understand how business users interact with the LEP
  • To provide communications and content that we think will be relevant and interesting to you
  • To determine the effectiveness of content, services, campaigns and advertising

Whenever we process data for these purposes we will ensure that we always keep your business and personal data rights in high regard and take account of these rights. You have the right to object to this processing if you wish, and if you wish to do so please exercise your choices, indicate your wishes on the Growth Hub's registration form or your business profile, unsubscribe using the link in our emails or contact the Wiltshire Council's Information Governance Team at County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN, or email us at dataprotection@wiltshire.gov.uk

Please be aware that if you do object, this may affect our ability to carry out the tasks above for your benefit.

If you provide your data and give us permission, we will use your data to maintain e-mail, telephone and offline contact with you, preferably at your place of business. We may also ask your permission to allow our partner organisations to contact you about their products and services.

What choices do I have about how my data is used?

If you wish to be removed from the SWLEP mailing list, please unsubscribe using the 'unsubscribe' link in each email communication we send or, alternatively, send an email to communications@swlep.co.uk with the following subject line "Remove me from the SWLEP mailing list" and the email address to be removed within the email. Please note that it may take up to 21 days to action your request.If you have concerns about the use of your data, plesase contact the Wiltshire Council's Information Governance Team at County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN, or email us at dataprotection@wiltshire.gov.uk

You may request a copy of the information held about you and your business by writing to:

Information Governance Team
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
BA14 8JN

Where do we process data?

We process data at our registered offices at County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN and (under contract) at the sites of data processors and third parties appointed by us. We apply UK data protection law to our processing.

How do we keep data secure?

We take appropriate steps to maintain our contact information in a secure environment to prevent unauthorised use. Our processors are bound by contract to do the same.

Information Destruction

Hard-copy and electronically-stored information will be destroyed, as and when appropriately required, using secure methods that comply with respective legislation & regulation that are in force at the time of its destruction.

How do we use cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, with your permission, in order to let websites do several important things, including remember what’s in your shopping basket and which pages you have visited.

The Swindon & Wiltshire LEP uses the following categories of cookies:

1. Strictly necessary cookies: These do not require consent and are vital to make the website work properly.

2. Performance cookies: These cookies generally help the website operator fix bugs or glitches on the website. They may also provide analytics on which web pages are popular, allowing the website operator to improve the quality of the user’s experience.

3. Functionality cookies: These may include settings like “remember me” buttons, language settings, text size and anything that remembers the particular settings chosen by the user. These cookies can be persistent or session cookies, which generally have a longer lifespan than other cookies.

How to control cookies

When you first visit this website we ask for your consent to use cookies. You can choose not to accept cookies but please be aware that services you request may not be available. If you delete your cookies or clear your cache, you may be asked to give your consent again. This is because a cookie is usually used to remember the choice you made the first time.

If you wish to revoke your consent to the use of cookies on this website you can either delete the cookies from your browser’s storage and/or clear your cache.

If you wish to prevent cookies being set before you visit this website, or most other websites, you can set your browser to block cookies. Most browsers allow you to do this in their settings.

If you would like to know more about cookies, please visit the ICO website

What happens when I follow links on the site?

If you follow links to other sites from the LEP website your data will be subject to the privacy policies of those sites. You should refer to these policies before providing your data.

What happens when this policy changes?

Changes may be necessary to this policy to reflect legal or data processing developments. If we change the policy we will provide information on our website so that users can review the changes. Any significantly different use of your data will be communicated to you and you will be able to choose whether you agree to the new use.

How you can reach us

Information Governance Team
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
BA14 8JN
email: dataprotection@wiltshire.gov.uk

Last Updated February 2018

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