Data Protection

Information Collected

  • All information gathered by New Economy in the delivery of its services is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The information you provide to us, or our sub-contractors, will be used in the delivery of services to your business, in meeting legal obligations and contractual obligations to any funder(s) of the service (including but not limited to assisting our funders in monitoring the use of public funds). Any personal information we collect is stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.
  • We or other companies within the Manchester Growth Company group (a list of companies can be found at: http://www.manchestergrowth.co.uk/company-information/), their delivery partners, business successors, funders, and professional advisors (together Related Companies) may have access to your personal information for the purposes of statistical and/or qualitative analysis, or offering similar or complimentary products or services to your business with the aim of helping it to grow and thrive (including by email, telephone, text, fax or otherwise (‘ancillary use’)
  • In providing information when you sign up to our services and in the course of provision of the services to you and by accepting the provision of our services, you give specific and informed consent for New Economy to use such data as described.
  • Data held by New Economy will not be transferred outside the European Economic Area. You have the right to request a copy of any personal information we hold about you; if you would like a copy of some or all of your information and/or you would like any inaccuracies in the information we hold to be rectified, please write to New Economy.
  • If you wish to withdraw your consent to ancillary use of your personal information or limit such use of the information, you can “opt out” free of charge at any time by contacting New Economy in writing or by phone or email. If during signing up to our services or during the course of provision of the services you provide personal information relating to another employee of your business, you warrant that person has authorised you to provide such information and is aware of the contents of this paragraph.

Third Parties

  • We do not disseminate your personal details to third parties. If we use third parties to assist with the processing of personal information, we will require that they comply with our privacy policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • We may also share information with third parties in limited circumstances, including when complying with legal process, preventing fraud or imminent harm, and ensuring the security of our network and services.

Your Choices and Rights

  • The Data Protection Act 1998 provides you with a number of rights including the right to, access and correct information about you, which is held on computer and in some paper records.
  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides you with a general right to access ‘recorded’ information, held by public authorities, which relates to the public authority.

Independent Advice

If you have questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information. More details are available at: ICO