Last Updated: August 10th, 2023
Midshore Consulting Limited (a member of Midshore Group) (collectively “Midshore Consulting”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the www.midshoreconsulting.com website (the “Service”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
In providing these services, Midshore Consulting needs to gather and use certain information about individuals in the provision of those services – it is a Data Controller. These can include customers, suppliers, business contacts, employees and other people the organisation has a relationship with or may need to contact (“data subjects”).
This policy describes how this personal data must be collected, handled and stored to meet the business’ data protection standards – and to comply with relevant law and regulation.
This data protection policy ensures that Midshore Consulting:
The following laws and regulations describe how organisations – including Midshore Consulting – must collect, handle and store personal information:
These rules apply regardless of whether data is stored electronically, on paper or on other materials. To comply with the relevant laws and regulations, personal information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely, kept up to date and not disclosed unlawfully.
The requirements of data protection laws and regulations are underpinned by seven principles, the first six of which state that personal data must:
The seventh principle applies to data controllers, including Midshore Consulting, and states that such data controllers are responsible for, and must be able to demonstrate, compliance with the other six principles.
Data controllers also have an obligation to facilitate exercise of the rights of data subjects (the “Rights”).
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally, identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage of Data”). This Usage of Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Personal data is of no value to Midshore Consulting unless the business can make use of it. However, it is when personal data is accessed and used that it can be at the greatest risk of loss, corruption or theft.
Employees should not save copies of personal data to their own computers. Always access and update the central copy of any data.
Midshore Consulting Limited uses the collected data for various purposes:
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside of Guernsey and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Guernsey and process it there.
Midshore Consulting Limited may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
There are other circumstances where personal data may be disclosed, without consent of the data subject. This includes situations where the data must be disclosed by reason of local legislation or international agreement.
Under these circumstances, Midshore Consulting will disclose the requested data. However, the data controller will seek to ensure the request is legitimate, with approval from the board and legal advisers as appropriate.
The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Details of our websites security certificate can be seen by clicking on the padlock – how this is done is dependant on your browser, so please consult the help section.
This policy helps to protect Midshore Consulting from data security risks, including:
Reputational damage, for example the business could suffer if hackers successfully gained access to sensitive data
These rules describe how and where data should be safely stored. Questions about storing data safely can be directed to the IT manager or the person responsible for data protection.
When data is stored on paper, it should be kept in a secure place where unauthorised people cannot see it. This also applies to data that is usually stored electronically but has been printed out.
When data is stored electronically, it must be protected from unauthorised access, accidental deletion and malicious hacking attempts:
All servers and computers containing data should be protected by approved security software and a firewall.
The law requires Midshore Consulting to take reasonable steps to ensure data is kept accurate and up to date. It is the responsibility of all employees who work with data to take reasonable steps to ensure it is kept as accurate and up to date as possible.
All individuals who are the subject of personal data held by Midshore Consulting are entitled to:
If an individual contacts the business requesting this information, this is called a subject access request. Subject access requests can be received from the data subject by mail or email.
An individual making a subject access request can request a single copy of their data free of charge. The business will aim to respond to this within 14 days. If the individual requests further copies of their data, then administrative costs can be charged at standard rates.
The business will always seek to verify the identity of the individual making a subject access request prior to providing them with any information.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analysing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We use service providers such as PayPal to make it easier for our customers to pay for our training courses / documents / events online. A copy of PayPal’s Terms & Conditions can be found on their website.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child/Children has/have provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.
This policy applies to:
It applies to all data that the business holds relating to identifiable individuals, whether or not that data falls under the provisions of relevant data protection legislation, including: