As an Educational Charity and accreditation organisation, STEM Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals and the responsible use of direct and email marketing. Where we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website and other channels, be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
If you purchase a course and other services from us, communicate with us, or do business with us, this will result in us collecting personal data about you (for example, your name, address, email, and telephone number of business contacts).
We also collect information provided if you fill in a form, complete a survey, etc., which may include contact information, with your consent, for subsequent use for marketing purposes (please see ‘Consent and Marketing’ below). We do not normally collect sensitive personal data. In the event you provide us with any sensitive personal data, we will take extra care to ensure your rights are protected.
We sometimes collect additional information about actual or prospective participants and delegates from third party sources. Most of the time this won’t be personal data (for example, we might obtain information about a company’s business and performance), though on occasion we may receive personal data (such as a person’s work email or telephone number, or details of their role within a business).
We only ever use your personal data with your consent, or to the extent necessary to:
We will only use your information for the purpose it was collected for (or for similar/related purposes). For our participants and delegates, this includes using personal data to the extent necessary to perform our contractual obligations (such as administering their accounts and providing them with services).
We will never sell, lease or distribute your personal data or share it with third parties who might use it for their own purposes unless you have given us specific permission e.g. for brokering commercially beneficial introductions.
We will not collect and store your personal information unless you have given us your consent to do so. We will clearly explain why we are requesting your data and how it will be used whenever we ask for your consent through a series of privacy notices.
We use personal information (such as email addresses) to market and promote our services to participants and partners of our newsletters and mailing lists, provided you have given us consent to do so.
You can opt in to marketing communications via the website, either for specific mailing lists or when joining as a member.
You can choose to ‘opt out’ of STEM Foundation e-shots by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of our emails.
If you wish to change your contact details or preferences for other marketing such as our STEM Foundation Newsletter please email us at info@STEMFoundation.org.uk.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
We use a secure Customer Relationship Management System (CRM) to store and manage your personal information.
We remove most information provided to us by partners/ participants as soon as services are ceased, and data will cycle out of backups up to two weeks later. We store logs of outbound emails for up to 30 days after the email is sent.
We will continue to store limited information about the client (including transaction records) for up to seven years for accounting, record keeping and administrative purposes. If we consider there is a need to store records for longer (for example, the transaction has been the subject of a dispute or claim) then we will retain the data for as long as is necessary.
We want to ensure you remain in control of your personal data. Part of this is making sure you understand your legal rights, which (for individuals) are as follows:
If you would like further information on your rights or wish to exercise them, please email info@STEMFoundation.org.uk.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
Please keep in mind that there are exceptions to the rights above and, though we will always try to respond to your satisfaction, there may be situations where we are unable to do so. If you are not happy with our response, or you believe that your data protection or privacy rights have been infringed, you should contact the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, which oversees data protection compliance in the UK. Details of how to do this can be found at www.ico.org.uk.
If you have any questions about your personal data or this policy then please email us at info@STEMFoundation.org.uk.
Last modified: 21/05/2019