Privacy Policy

General

We want to protect the privacy of visitors to our website and that of our clients, and other individuals. Please read the following policy; it will help you to understand how we use your personal data. We may change our privacy policy at any time without giving you notice, so please check it each time you visit this website.

Whenever you give us personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use in accordance with this privacy policy, including our contacting you by email about our services and those offered by other organisations, and our use of cookies as explained below.

What personal data do we collect?

When you visit our website we log your Internet Protocol (IP) address, that is a string of numbers unique to your computer that is recorded by our web server when you request any page or component on our website. We use this to receive and send information from and to you over the internet and to monitor your usage of our website.

When you register with us or make an enquiry, you will be asked to provide some personal data such as your name, job title, address, telephone number and e-mail address.

When you register with us as an investor, we will collect personal data such as your name, address and contact details. That data will be included in our confidential computerised database and we will use it in order to administer our networks of investors, to facilitate matching and to inform you of businesses in which you may be interested in investing and to invite you to events.

When you complete a pre-application or application form for funding we will collect personal data such as the name and details of a contact person. That data will be included in our confidential computerised database and we will use it in order to administer your application and to keep you informed about our activities and offerings. That data may be shared with other members of the FSE Group, providers of funding and other organisations involved in administering the relevant fund, but it will not be disclosed to anyone else unless we first obtain your consent to make that disclosure.

Cookies

Please see our cookie policy.

How do we use your personal data?

We use your personal data to provide information and services to you or your organisation, to let you know about other goods and services in which you may be interested, to inform you about changes and improvements to our website, and for direct marketing purposes (but we do give you the option to opt out of this).

When you give us personal data, those data may be sent electronically to servers anywhere in the world and may be used, stored and processed anywhere in the world, including countries outside the European Economic Area. (Bear in mind that many countries outside the EEA do not adequately protect your rights as a data subject.)

Whenever and wherever we collect, process or use personal data, we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely and in accordance with our privacy policy.

To whom we might disclose your personal data to?

We may pass your personal data to anyone who needs those data in order to answer your enquiry or to fulfill your request for services.

We may pass personal data relating to investors to other companies in the FSE Group and to our data processors to our partners and our associated companies and to our data processors.

We may pass personal data relating to any applicant for funding or its contact person to other companies in the FSE Group to organisations who provide the funding which we manage and to other organisations involved in administering the relevant fund and to our data processors.

We may pass personal data relating to any individual requesting business support services to other companies in the FSE Group, to persons (such as mentors) involved in providing those services and to our data processors. We ask them to use that personal data only for the purpose of providing you with information about business support services relevant to your business].

We may pass personal data relating to delegate attending an event to other companies in the FSE Group, to persons involved in organising and presenting that event and to our data processors.

We ask our partners to use your personal data only for the purpose of providing you with information about business support services relevant to your company.

Persons to whom we pass your personal data may use your personal data to send you information about their services. However, you may opt-out of your personal data being used in this way at any time.

We may also provide your personal data to anyone who buys our business or business assets.

Except as set out above, we will not disclose your personal information unless we are obliged to do so or allowed to do so by law, or where we need to do so in order to run our business (for instance where we outsource services or other people process data for us).

Direct Marketing

We may contact you by e-mail to market our services, but you may at any time request us to stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you wish to do this please email Tom Clarke.

Links

Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our website, and to read the privacy policy of other sites that collect or use personal data. This privacy policy applies only to personal data collected by FSE C.I.C. and other companies in the FSE Group.

Security

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or any other network can be guaranteed as 100% secure, but we take appropriate steps to try to protect the security of your personal data.

Access to your personal data

Individuals have certain rights of access to their personal data. If you want to request any information about your personal data, please email karen.karaahmet@thefsegroup.com.

Inaccuracies and Corrections

We would like to keep your personal data accurate and up to date. If you become aware of any errors or inaccuracies please let us know by contacting Karen Karaahmet.