Version 3.0 – 12 May 2020
This document may require updating from time to time and we will ensure you are made aware of any significant changes.
1) When I use the website what information is collected?
Our website and our web hosting company will collect and store usage information about your visit to our website. We use this information for analytical purposes to make our site more accessible to visitors.
Specifically, we may record:
- The name of the domain from which you access the Internet.
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site, if any, IP address. This is not your email address.
- Geographical location
- The type of Web browsing software and operating system you are using to view our site.
- The date and time you access our site.
- The pages you visit on our site.
- The amount of time spent on the site.
- Comments you post.
All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.
2) What third party data processors will collect this data and how will it be used?
Google Analytics, WordPress, Mailchimp and 123 Reg will collect this data. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of our website and our services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services for customer benefit.
3) What platform does your blog use and what data does it collect?
We use a third party service, WordPress.com, to publish our blog, which is run by Automattic Inc. We use a standard WordPress service to collect anonymous information about users’ activity on the site, for example the number of users viewing pages on the site, to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the site and help us improve it. WordPress requires visitors that want to post a comment to enter a name and email address. For more information about how WordPress processes data, please see Automattic’s privacy notice
4) If I send an email from the site what happens to that data?
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact Us page or any email link, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors. The data will be collated into an email and sent directly to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by SSL meaning that the email content is encrypted before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.
We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding goods and/or services. The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods and/or services to you. The legal basis for this processing is consent OR the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.
5) What platform do you use for sending out emails on goods or services?
6) What if I change my mind and don’t want to receive marketing information anymore?
You will be able to change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of the emails you receive from us or if you need to change or modify information previously provided you can contact us via the website contact buttons or send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will treat your information with respect.
Yes, some parts of our website use a “cookie,” which is a file (a string of letters and numbers) placed on your computer hard drive, that allows the web server to log the pages you use in our site and to determine if you have visited the site before.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
8) What are cookies used for?
- We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
9) How can I manage my cookies?
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via the support function on the various web browsers available.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
If you block cookies, you will normally still be able to use all of the features on our website.
For more information on the usage of cookies by Google Analytics please see the Google website. A link to the privacy advice for this product is provided below for your convenience.
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop Google Analytics from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
You can set your browser to warn you when placement of a cookie is requested and decide whether or not to accept it. By rejecting a cookie, some of the features available on the site may not function properly.
10) If I make a payment on the website how am I protected?
We take site security seriously.
We have protected our website with SSL certification. This protects information as it travels across computer networks. SSL is essential for protecting our website as it provides privacy, critical security and data integrity.
We also have security policies to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification, unlawful destruction or accidental.
11) If I make a payment directly on the site what data do you collect?
We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website. The transaction data may include:
- contact details
- payment card
The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract and our legitimate interests, namely our interest in the proper administration of our website and business.
12) Which third parties do you use for payment transactions?
When working with us there are a number of ways to make a payment, either directly or through our payment service providers:
We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.
13) Do you link to other sites?
The website may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. Inclusion of links to an outside website, whether in an advertisement or content area of Natural Edge Coaching website, is not an endorsement of the website or a guarantee that the information it contains is accurate.
14) What are my rights on my data?
You do have rights here is a brief summary:
- Access to the personal data we hold about you, free of charge in most cases.
- The correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete.
- That we stop using your personal data for direct marketing.
- That we stop any consent-based processing of your personal data after you withdraw that consent.
You can contact us to request to exercise these rights at any time. Please make contact by email email@example.com
- Your right to withdraw consent
Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind at any time and withdraw that consent.
- Where we rely on our legitimate interest
In cases where we are processing your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest, you can ask us to stop for reasons connected to your individual situation.
We must then do so unless we believe we have a legitimate overriding reason to continue processing your personal data.
- Direct marketing
You have the right to stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing activity through all channels, or selected channels. We must always comply with your request.
- Checking your identity
To protect the confidentiality of your information, we will ask you to verify your identity before proceeding with any request you make under this Privacy Notice.
If you have authorised a third party to submit a request on your behalf, we will ask them to prove they have your permission to act.
15) When you do keep data how long do you keep it for?
Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we’ll only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.
At the end of that retention period, your data will either be deleted completely or anonymised.
Some examples of data retention periods:
When you place an enquiry on the website, we’ll ask you to opt in to receive updates on goods or services. You can withdraw that consent at any time using the unsubscribe link in the emails. If you withdraw consent your information will be deleted from the mailing list.
- Discovery call/online/face-to-face
If you engage in a discovery session with us we might take very brief written notes. You can request a copy of those notes. If you do not take the coaching partnership further at that stage we will ensure those notes are fully anonymised. The contact details you may have provide us with as part of your enquiry for a discovery call will be kept for up to 2 years. However, we may ask you during that initial contact if you would like to receive information on our products and services. At that time you can elect to opt in with your contact details and always have the opportunity to opt out.
If you purchase and/or engage in an event run by us we will keep the personal data you give us for five years so we can comply with our legal and contractual obligations.
- Coaching Obligations
If you purchase and/or engage in coaching services with us we will provide you with a personalised coaching agreement, consent and terms. We will also provide you with the International Coaching Federation code of ethics. Working within this code of conduct and as part of our ongoing professional coach development we are required to ask for consent from every client to log:
- Coaching hours (paid/unpaid)
- Private or Corporate
This coaching log will last the career of the coach as the hours are a cumulative record. For a coach to progress in skill set and accreditation they must accumulate a certain number of hours and complete a number of additional training courses to attain the next level of accreditation.
You will be consented for this information to be held for as long as the purpose requires. You will be able to withdraw your consent at any time. Once the data is no longer required it will be deleted.
We will always respect your wishes.
- Coaching Communications
During a coaching partnership the coach and client will likely take written notes of which the client can request a copy from the coach. We will keep the data you give us for five years so we can can comply with our legal and contractual obligations
There could also be email correspondence and other social media platforms. The client will have either proactively engaged in communication on these platforms or agreed to having communication in this manner.
The communication regarding any coaching interaction on social media platforms will deleted within 2 years from the completion of the coaching partnership.
16) How can I use the site content?
You may access, download and print materials on this website for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from this website without first obtaining written consent from Natural Edge Coaching Limited.
All materials on this site (as well as the organization and layout of the site) are owned by Natural Edge Coaching Ltd. © Copyright Natural Edge Coaching 2018. All rights reserved. No reproduction, distribution, or transmission of the copyrighted materials at this site is permitted without the written permission of Natural Edge Coaching Ltd.
17) How will I know of any change in Terms of Privacy?
We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.
This site is controlled and operated by Natural Edge Coaching Limited from its offices within the United Kingdom.
18) What happens in the event of a data breach?
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.
19) How do I contact you?
This website is owned and operated by Natural Edge Coaching Limited.
We are registered in England under registration number: 10096549
Our registered address is:
19 Broom Grove, Knebworth, Herts, SG3 6BZ
You can contact us using our website contact buttons or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.