Introduction

At Career Garden we take your privacy seriously and are committed to protecting the privacy of our clients, and any users of our services. This privacy policy describes our privacy practices and approach regarding the collection and use of any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. This policy may occasionally be updated by us so we suggest you re-review from time to time.

Who is responsible for your personal data?

Hilary Ellis, Partner at Career Garden, is registered as a data controller in the United Kingdom for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 or any subsequent UK legislation resulting from EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Where is your personal data stored?

All the personal data we have is stored on our database in the UK. The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (”EEA”). It may be transferred to and processed by third parties outside of the EEA for the purpose of assessment services such as psychometric or self perception tools. It may also be processed by one of our suppliers. This includes web hosting services and the provision of marketing services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. Career Garden will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy notice.

The information we collect and how we use it

We collect information that you give us when filling in forms on our website (www.Careergarden.co. Uk), subscribe to our services or mailing list, attend our events, participate in a survey  or complete a feedback form or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or by giving us your business card.

If you engage us to provide coaching services, we may also with your permission, hold notes taken during coaching sessions on paper and electronically. As a client, your personal details may include your name, address, private and corporate e-mail address and phone number; financial information; curriculum vitae and photograph; assessment or exercise responses, and links to your professional profiles available in the public domain e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, business Facebook or corporate website.

This information is held and used by us for some or all of the following purposes:

  • To assist us in providing you with career and leadership coaching services
  • For purposes of Continuing Professional Development : name, e-mail, address and number of coaching hours for continued professional  coach accreditation
  • Anonymised issues may be discussed with your coach’s supervisor
  • To improve our customer service and make our services more valuable to you;
  • To notify you about upcoming events, news and offers when you have granted us permission to do so;
  • Information we obtain from other sources

This is information we obtain about you from other sources such as LinkedIn, your business card or personal recommendations. In this case we will inform you, by sending you this privacy notice, within a maximum of 30 days of collecting the data of the fact we hold personal data about you, the source the personal data originates from and whether it came from publicly accessible sources, and for what purpose we intend to retain and process your personal data.

Disclosure of your information

We will share your information responsibly with selected third parties including:

  • Marketing and technology platforms and suppliers Mailchimp and SurveyMonkey
  • Providers of assessments, psychometrics and self-perception tests that you decide you wish to take as part of a coaching or development programme.
  • International Coach Federation for purposed of Continuous Professional Development

These suppliers have their own privacy policies on their websites which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties where we are legally required to do so

Retention of your data

We understand our legal duty to retain accurate data and only retain personal data for as long as we need it for our legitimate business interests and that you are happy for us to do so. We segregate our data so that we keep different types of data for different time periods. The criteria we use to determine whether we should retain your personal data includes:

  • The nature of the personal data;
  • Its perceived accuracy;
  • Our legal obligations;
  • For purposes of Continuing Professional Development

Depending upon the criteria used as to whether we should retain your information we may:-

  • Retain your personal data (first name, last name, email address, start and end date of the coaching programme, number of coaching hours received) on a coaching log
  • Retain your personal data (name and address) on copies of the invoices we have sent to you for as long as required by HMRC.
  • Retain your personal data (first name, last name, email address) on a Mailchimp mailing list if you have opted-in to receiving marketing information from us.

All other client information and data collected during the course of your coaching programme whether held on paper or electronically, will be destroyed on completion of your coaching programme.

What are your rights?

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. From May 25th 2018 we will always obtain your consent before we use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to accept or prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.

You have the right to request information about the personal data we hold on you at any time. If you would like to make a request for information please email info@careergarden.co.uk

You have the right to request modifications, updates or removal of your data. We may ask you to verify your identify and for more information about your request.

How do we protect your personal data?

We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal data but cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. You accept the inherent security implications of sending information over the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure password protected systems; robust firewall. We take all reasonable care to avoid clicking on potentially malicious links or attachments to ensure risk from phishing and other malware is minimal.

Changes to our privacy policy?

Career Garden may change this Privacy Policy at any time. If we change our Privacy Policy in the future, we will set out those changes here, so that you will always know what personal information we gather, the purposes we might use it for and to whom we might disclose it. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about our online privacy commitment, please feel free to email us at info@careergarden.co.uk. If you would prefer to write to us then our contact address is: Career Garden, 26 Westbourne Place, Hove, UK

Use of cookies

On occasion, we may gather information about your computer to provide statistical information regarding the use of our website to help improve our services.

Such information will not identify you personally, it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. It is used by us to analyse how visitors interact with the website so that we can continue to develop and improve it.

We may gather information about your general internet use by using a cookie file that is downloaded to your computer. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically.  This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our Website and the service that we provide to you.

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular areas of our website.

Although we do not have any advertising featured on this website if we do in the future, they may also incorporate cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on the advertisements.