Privacy Policy

Overview

We have a legal duty to protect the privacy of all personal and business data obtained from you while you are using this website. This privacy policy explains what information we may collect from you and the purposes for which it will be used. By using this website you give your agreement to the data practices described in this policy.

This website only collects personal and business data from you with your permission, for example if you register or fill in a form. No personal or business data is collected from you without you knowing about it.

Some web usage and technical information is collected by this website to help us improve our service to you, but this does not contain any personal data.

Changes to this policy

We may make changes to this privacy policy at any time. Changes will be posted here and are effective immediately. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

 

  1. Who manages this website?

This website is managed by the Welsh Government on behalf of the Welsh Ministers (whose main office address is Crown Buildings, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ), as a campaign site under http://www.business.wales.gov.uk/

  1. What information do we collect and how do we use it?

Depending on which services you use on this website, you may be asked to provide information, or we may collect information from you as explained below.

2.1 Information that you provide to us

When registering

We collect and process data that you provide for specific purposes. You will be asked to provide information which may include personal information such as your name, email addresses, mailing address and telephone number and information about your organisation. We ask that you provide genuine information only. Do not represent yourself as another person or organisation. We use this data to provide you with the information, products or services that you request from us, to communicate with you and to enable you to actively promote your services and contact details with other users of this website through the alerts. We may keep a record of any contacts you have with us.

We may use the information that you provide (as referred to above) for record keeping, statistical, or research purposes.

We only retain the information provided by you as a partner or when registering for alerts (both herein referred to as a “registered user”) where required to do so by law, for the length of time needed to provide the service or information you have requested (including any retention period specified by law or by government policy), or for the length of time that you choose to store information or permit us to contact you if you have registered with this website.

If you are a registered user, we may use your details to offer personalised or local services, to notify you of changes to our service, to ask your opinions and to help us to improve our services.

2.2 Website usage information

As well as the information that you provide to us as set out above, we receive and store a range of website usage information whenever you use this website. We use this to:

assess the effectiveness of marketing campaigns

develop and deliver services and information that better meet your needs

inform you of events, services and products which we believe to be relevant to you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes

inform the Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy (YES) Action Plan panel of “what’s happening” in Wales delivered by our partner organisations.

Web usage information is collected by our web server and from other sources including search engines, internet service providers, page tagging techniques including JavaScript, and cookies. We use IP addresses to analyse trends and track users’ movements. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

The type of website usage information that we collect during your visits to this website includes, for example the date and time, pages viewed or searched for, publications ordered, guides printed, tools used, subscriptions and referrals made, some truncated postcode or telephone area code information entered on forms (this is not traceable back to you) and other information relating to your browsing activity on this website. Where you are a registered user of this website and have logged in, we may collect web usage information to enable us to build a demographic profile. We may also use web usage information to create statistical data regarding the use of this website. We may then use or disclose that statistical data to others for marketing and strategic development purposes, but no individuals will be identified in such statistical data