Privacy & Data Policies

Last updated 1 September 2020

Thank you for your interest in our business & company and of such data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of Business Genius Ltd.

We are registered with the ICO for Data Protection #ZA234045. When using the term “personal data” in our privacy policy, we mean information that relates to you and allows us to identify you, either directly or in combination with other information that we may hold. Your personal data may include for example your name or your contact details.

Please read this privacy policy carefully. By entering or submitting information, you acknowledge and agree to this privacy policy. If you do not agree with this privacy policy, do not use this website. You have the right to object to a) processing based on legitimate interests (including profiling); b) direct marketing (including profiling); and c) processing for purposes of research and statistics. Business Genius Ltdfully complies and respects your privacy rights as in the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, the Electronic EU Regulations 2011, as well as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (from May 25th, 2018 onwards). For more information, please visit www.ico.org.uk.

Please note that we do not share your contact details and other personal data with other companies for direct marketing purposes unless we have obtained your explicit consent to do so. 

 

YOUR DATA:

 

Who is responsible for your data
Our privacy policy applies to the personal data that Business Genius Ltd collects, uses, and may transfer to third parties. References in this Policy to “Business Genius Ltd”, “we”, “us” or “our” mean Business Genius Ltd who control the ways your personal data are collected and the purposes for which your personal data are used by Business Genius Ltd and who is the “data controller” for the purposes of the applicable national and European Data Protection laws. 

You have the following rights:
• Right of access: you may request us to confirm if information about you is processed. If such is the case, you will receive access to your information.
• Right of rectification: if our information about you is incorrect, you may request us to rectify your information. This includes the right to have incomplete information completed, taking into account the purpose of the processing.
• Right to erasure: you may request us to erase your information, for instance, if the information is unlawfully processed, or if you have withdrawn your consent. We will exercise your right to erasure without undue delay.
• Right to restrict processing: you may request us to restrict the processing of your information, if (i) the information is inaccurate, (ii) the processing is unlawful, (iii) you need us to retain the information after the retention period for a legal claim, or (iv) you have objected to the processing and verification of our legitimate interests is pending. We will exercise your right to restrict processing (for marketing purposes) without undue delay.
• Right to data portability: you may request us to provide you with an electronic file of your information, or to transfer your personal data to a third party if such is technically feasible.

Requesting access to your data
You have a right to request access to the personal data that we hold about you. In order to request a copy of the personal data that Business Genius Ltd holds about you, please email hello@geniusbusiness.co with the subject title “My data request” including the following

• Your full name;
• A description of the data that you are requesting, including a date range;
• All email addresses and phone numbers used
• A copy of your current and valid photo ID

From the date that we receive ALL of the Required Information, we have, under the relevant legislation, one month to process your request.  Whilst we will endeavor to process your request in advance of this deadline, we cannot guarantee that this will be the case. Please note that any missing information will delay the processing of your request. We will respond to your requests without delay, or within one month if permitted. If allowed under applicable legislation, we may extend the response period with two further months if such is necessary due to the complexity and number of requests. We will notify you of any extension and the reason thereof. If we deny your request, we shall inform you of the reasons for such denial. You may (in addition to the rights above) lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your information by us, or regarding the denial of a request as meant above, with the Data Protection Authority. If you would like to amend/delete details or contact us in relation to the above, do not hesitate to email us.

Security of your data
We are committed to taking appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction, or damage to personal data. When you provide your personal data through our website, this information is transmitted across the internet securely using high-grade encryption. As described in this privacy policy, we may in some instances disclose your personal data to third parties. Where Business Genius Ltd discloses your personal data to a third party, we require that third party to have appropriate technical and organizational measures in place to protect your personal data. The information that you provide to us will be held in our systems, which are located on our servers or those of an appointed third party. We may also allow access to your information by other third parties who act for us for the purposes described in this privacy policy or for other purposes approved by you. Your personal data may be accessed by and processed outside the European Economic Area (the European Economic Area being the European Union and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, also referred to as the “EEA”) – including by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers or agents (this includes staff engaged in, among other things, the fulfillment of your booking, ground handlers, and the provision of support services). Where your personal data are transferred outside of the EEA, we require that appropriate safeguards are in place.

Sharing your data
Your personal data may be disclosed to a third party who acquires us. Your personal data will not be disclosed to any third party for marketing purposes unless you have provided us the consent to do so. When joining any competitions or offers, you have the option to allow third parties – the Sponsors of our campaigns – to contact you via email and/or phone or SMS, whichever you choose. You can choose to be contacted by all the Sponsors, some of the Sponsors or none at all. This is fully up to you. In case you allow one or more Sponsor to contact you, said Sponsor will also become a Data Controller, that is, they will also be responsible for your data. As such, your data will be governed by their privacy policy. How many times they will contact you, through which method, how long they will keep your data, and so on, will all be covered by the privacy policy of the Sponsor. As such we advise you to read their privacy policy carefully. Once you have provided consent to be contacted by one or more of the Sponsors, you grant permission for the sponsors to contact you via the contact methods you opted in to. You can choose to opt-out from receiving marketing communications at any time, by clicking on the relevant unsubscribe link at the bottom of any marketing related email you may receive from a Sponsor.  We will also transfer your data to third parties (data processors). These data processors will range from email service providers to cloud storage providers, to delivery (transmission) platforms.

 

NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTIONS

 

In some cases when you sign up to our newsletters you are asked whether you want to share your information with the Sponsors of the campaign during the registration process. You can choose to be contacted by all the Sponsors, a select few, or from none at all. If you do not opt in to any sponsor offers. If you choose to share your information with the Sponsors of the campaign, the data that you register with us will be transferred to any sponsor you opt-in to share your data with and they may contact you to engage their products and/or services. The policies of the sponsor then become into effect as the controller of your data once passed to them. We ask you to please read the privacy policy of each Sponsor before you agree to be contacted by them. You can choose to opt-out from receiving marketing communications at any time, by clicking on the relevant unsubscribe link at the bottom of any marketing related email you may receive from said Sponsor.   The legitimate interests pursued by the data controller is to have your contact information in order to contact you.

Business Genius Ltd may transfer your data (in case you provided consent) in the EEA. In case we transfer the data outside the EEA, we will do so exclusively to countries which have been approved by the European Commission (an adequacy decision by the Commission exists) to have a similar level of personal data protection laws, or we will do so utilizing contractual clauses. Business Genius Ltd will store your data in the EEA. Your data will be stored by us for a maximum of five (5) years after you provided marketing consent. After this period, your personal data will be automatically deleted from our servers. 

We collect and process the following information where supplied.

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth (Age)
  • Postal Address
  • Email Address
  • Telephone/ Mobile number
  • Date of registration
  • IP Address
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Purposes and legal basis of use:

• To administer the newsletter. When you join one of our newsletters, we use your information to perform our services in relation to the newsletter. The legal basis for processing this information is: the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract (6.1.b) GDPR).
• To provide you with information about new third party offers. We will do so based on legitimate interest grounds. We will send you monthly emails regarding new offers. You can unsubscribe from these communications at any time. This is based on an existing customer relationship. The legitimate interests pursued by the data controller (us) is to keep you as a subscriber. 
• To communicate with you and manage our relationship with you. Occasionally we may need to contact you by email and/or phone for administrative or operational reasons. Please be aware that these communications are not made for marketing purposes and as such, you will continue to receive them even if you opt-out of receiving marketing communications. You can also opt-out from the competition to stop receiving these types of communications; for this, please contact us. We will also use your personal data if we contact you after you have sent us a request, filled in a web-form through our website, or contacted us on social media.  The legitimate interest is to provide the service.
• To disclose (share) your data to third parties you have previously consented to in order for them to inform you about news and offers that you may like. You can unsubscribe from them anytime.
• To comply with our legal obligations. For example, if a data protection authority requests more information, or in case we have to do so to defend against a claim. This also includes being able to prove that you have provided consent. Legal Basis: the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller/processor is subject (6.1.b).
• To send you advertisements from third companies on interesting offers where you granted consent to us. The legal basis for processing this information is consent (6.1.a) GDPR). 

 

COOKIES:

 

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the device you are using and provide you with better website experience. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer or mobile device you are using via a randomly generated identifying tag.

To make full use of the website, your computer, tablet, or mobile phone will need to accept Cookies. Business Genius Ltd uses Cookies to give you a better experience. For example, Business Genius Ltd uses Cookies in the following ways:

• To enable progression through the registration process to ensure that you have a seamless experience.
• To provide information that can help us to understand what interested you about our website and emails and what did not. This helps us provide you with more personalized features and more relevant information on subsequent visits.
• To measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use our site.

You can view a comprehensive list of the Cookies (see below) used which provides more information on the cookies we use and why we use them.

Category 1: Necessary Cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. These Cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these Cookies, services you have asked for may not be provided.
 
 Category 2: Performance Cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. These cookies collect information about how visitors use our websites, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our website works.

We use this type for the following purposes:

1. Analytics: We use Google Analytics to better understand how customers are using our site to assist in managing the performance and design of our site. Google will store this information. Google’s Privacy policy is available at google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
2. Testing variations of design in order to improve customer experience and site performance
3. To analyze the use of our website and provide learning’s to improve the usability of the website and improve the customer experience
4. To analyze the effectiveness of our homepage banners
 
Category 3: Functionality Cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts, and other parts of web pages that you can customize.

We use this type for the following purposes:

1. Remembering site settings such as your language preference
2. Remembering previous choices so that you are not required to fill in the same data again
3. Detecting if a product or service has already been offered/selected
4. Fulfilling a request by you such as submitting the registration
5. To personalize our site and provide relevant offerings that may be of more interest to you and to remember your settings.
 
We need to use these three categories of cookies to maintain our web site’s effectiveness, ease of use, and to provide you with a seamless experience. As such we have not provided an opportunity for these to be disabled independently, and by using our site and online services you are agreeing that we can place these types of cookies on your device. 
 
Category 4: Advertising Cookies

These Cookies use information about your browsing in order to make advertising more relevant to you. These Cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of our digital advertising campaigns. They are placed by third-party advertising networks on our behalf and with Business Genius Ltd permission. They remember that you have visited our website and this is shared with other organizations such as media owners. You can opt-out of these and continue to use the site. More information about these types of Cookies and opt-out information can be viewed in the Business Genius Ltd Cookie list below.

We use this type for the following purposes:

1. To deliver adverts more relevant to you
2. Limit the number of times you see an advertisement and measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns

In order to improve our services, to provide you with more relevant content, and to analyze how visitors use our website and app, we may use technologies, such as cookies, pixels, or tracking software. Please be aware that in most cases we will not be able to identify you from the information we collect using these technologies. For example, we use software to monitor customer traffic patterns and website usage to help us develop the design and layout of the website in order to enhance the experience of the visitors to our website. This software does not enable us to collect any personal data. In addition, in order to understand how our customers interact with the emails and the content that we send, we use pixels that allow us to know if the emails we send are opened or if the content of our emails is displayed in text or HTML form. We also use cookies on our website, mobile app, or in our emails. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. You can delete cookies if you wish; while certain cookies are necessary for viewing and navigating on our website or app, most of the features will be still accessible without cookies. If you’d prefer to restrict, block, or delete Cookies from Business Genius Ltd , you can use your browser to do this. If you decide not to allow our website as a “trusted site”, please be aware that you will be unable to use the site. You can view the Business Genius Ltd Cookie list to find out more about the types of cookies used on this site and for information on how to manage preferences for the Targeting/Advertising cookies used on this site.

 

CONTACT:

 

You have the right to request from us access to and rectification or erasure of personal data as well as restriction of processing concerning your data or to object to the processing as well as the right to data portability. Please contact us to exercise your rights. You have the right to lodge a complaint with The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for a breach of our obligations.

Data controller
Business Genius Ltd
483 Green Lanes
London, N13 4BS
United Kingdom
hello [at] geniusbusiness.co

Data Protection Officer
Allan Bradbury
483 Green Lanes
London, N13 4BS
United Kingdom
hello [at] geniusbusiness.co

Any user of the site or business person may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection.