Who we are
This work is being carried out by the Women’s Business Council, an independently led, Government backed council, set up in 2012 to investigate ways to maximise women’s future contribution to the UK economy. The Secretariat for the Council sits within the Government Equalities Office. For the purpose of data protection legislation, the Government (Government Equalities Office) is the data controller for the personal data processed as part of the Women’s Business Council.
How we will use your information
We have received your personal data because you expressed an interest in the work of the Women’s Business Council or because you have attended the Council’s events as a guest.
We are processing this information in order to inform you of upcoming events, toolkits and general updates about the Women’s Business Council, its work and updates related to the Council’s action groups and progress against the Council’s work to investigate ways to maximise women’s future contribution to the UK economy.
For more information about the work of the Women’s Business Council please explore our webpages at: www.womensbusinesscouncil.co.uk
The nature of your personal data we will be using
The categories of your personal data that we will be using for this project are:
- Your name and title
- Contact details including email addresses and postal addresses
Why our use of your personal data is lawful
In order for our use of your personal data to be lawful, we need to meet one (or more) conditions in the data protection legislation. For the purpose of this project, the relevant condition that we are meeting falls under Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR which gives a lawful basis for processing where “processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller”. The Women’s Business Council is an independent, business-led council that issupported by Government, with the aim of improving maximising women’s future contribution to the economy. The Women’s Business Council remained in place following the publication of their 2013 report recommending 93 actions for business and government to oversee progress against the business level recommendations.
The Women’s Business council needs to contact stakeholders and companies directly in order to raise awareness of best practice across the business community to reduce the barriers limiting the full potential of women’s contribution to the economy and in turn bridge the gender parity gaps within business.
Who we will make your personal data available to
We sometimes need to make personal data available to other organisations. These might include contracted partners (who we have employed to process your personal data on our behalf) and/or other organisations (with whom we need to share your personal data for specific purposes).
Where we need to share your personal data with others, we ensure that this data sharing complies with data protection legislation. For the purpose of this project:
- we may need to share your personal data with organisations supporting Women’s Business Council events in order for them to contact you with the details of upcoming Women’s Business Council events or in the promotion of Women’s Business Council activity. This data sharing is lawful because the information shared will only explicitly be in relation to inform you of upcoming events, your personal data will only be held by these organisations for the explicit purpose of informing you of these events and securely destroyed following the completion of the related event you may have been invited to.
How long we will keep your personal data
We will only keep your personal data for as long as we need it for the purpose(s) of this piece of work, after which point it will be securely destroyed. Please note that, under Data Protection legislation, and in compliance with the relevant data processing conditions, we can lawfully keep personal data processed purely for research and statistical purposes indefinitely.
Your data protection rights
You have the right:
- to ask us for access to information about you that we hold
- to have your personal data rectified, if it is inaccurate or incomplete
- to request the deletion or removal of personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing
- to restrict our processing of your personal data (i.e. permitting its storage but no further processing)
- to object to direct marketing (including profiling) and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics
- not to be subject to decisions based purely on automated processing where it produces a legal or similarly significant effect on you
If you need to contact us regarding any of the above, please do so at WBC2@geo.gov.uk..
Further information about your data protection rights appears on the Information Commissioner’s website at:
Withdrawal of consent and the right to lodge a complaint
Where we are processing your personal data with your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent. If you change your mind, or you are unhappy with our use of your personal data, please let us know by contacting the Women’s Business Council at WBC2@geo.gov.uk.
Alternatively, you have the right to raise any concerns with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) via their website at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.
We may need to update this privacy notice periodically so we recommend that you revisit this information from time to time. This version was last updated on 24th May 2018
If you have any questions about how your personal information will be processed, please contact us at WBC2@geo.gov.uk.and enter GDPR WBC as a reference.