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Privacy Statement

Shearwater Group collects data about individuals, usually within a business context. Shearwater Group treats all data which identifies an individual as Personal Data.

Shearwater Group will be what’s known as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us, this means we control what happens to the data in our possession.

We only collect basic personal data about you. It does not include any special types of information or location based information. This can however include name, address, email, phone number etc.

We need to know your basic personal data to provide you with information associated with our assessment services, training and consultancy. We will not collect any personal data from you we do not need to provide and oversee this service to you. All the personal data we process is processed by us in the UK. Data is located on servers within the UK. Outside of the Shearwater Group, no other 3rd parties have access to your personal data unless you specifically agree or the law allows them to do so.

If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you may request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer, Philip Lewis, at philip.lewis@theshearwatergroup.co.uk who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Cookies

We employ cookie technology to help log visitors to our web site. Cookies are pieces of data that are often created when you visit a website, and which are stored in the cookie directory of your computer. A number of cookies may be created when you visit the Shearwater Group website. The cookies do not contain any personal information about you, and they cannot be used to identify an individual user.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. If you do not know how to do this, contact us, giving details on the type of browser you are using, and we will do our best to help. Please note that if you do set your browser not to accept cookies many of the enhanced features may not work correctly.

Log Files

When you visit the Shearwater Group or one of its portfolio company websites, we collect web statistics concerning your visit, which are stored in a log file. Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. The web teams use analytics to record visitors’ use of the site and use this information to make changes to the layout of the website and to the information in it. Log files do not contain any personal information and they are not used to identify any individual patterns of use of the site. This statement only covers websites maintained by us, Shearwater Group and does not cover other web sites linked from our site.