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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY

Welcome to the InvestIN’s privacy policy.

InvestIN Education Ltd respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us, and tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting www.investin.org or www.investineducation.co.uk (our Site) you acknowledge and are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

InvestIN, is the trading name for InvestIN Education Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales. Our company registration number is 08179629 and our registered office is at 85 Great Portland Street, First Floor, London, W1W 7LT.

It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other privacy policy or fair processing policy we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data.

Controller 

InvestIN Education Ltd (“We, Us or Our”) is the controller and responsible for your personal data.

We have appointed a data privacy manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the data privacy manager using the details set out below.

Contact Details 

If you have any questions about this policy or our privacy practices, please contact our data privacy manager in the following ways:

By post to: InvestIN, 85 Great Portland Street, First Floor, London, W1W 7LT
By email to: info@investin.org 
By phone: +44 (0) 203 488 5089

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

Changes To this Policy and Your Duty to Inform Us of Changes

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. This version was last updated on 29 March 2021. 

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

Third Party Links

This Site may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data could be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific Site feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

If you register for an InvestIN programme we collect some Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity,) for the purposes of enabling us to provide you with information about targeted opportunities (such as work experience) and to assist us with meeting any requirements you may have when attending the programme (for example, if you have any dietary requirements).

Minors

We are mindful that some of our courses are attended by minors who, by law, cannot consent to the processing of their personal data if they are under the age of 13.

Any booking made for any child under the age of 18 must be submitted by either a parent who holds parental responsibility for the child, or by a school/institution which they attend who has the necessary authority to provide the information on the child's behalf.

By submitting a booking you are specifically providing consent to our processing of the child’s personal data.

Photography and Videoing at Events. 

From time to time we will take photos and videos of students during their time at an event. The purpose of this is to assist us with training and refreshing the programme content, as well as for use in promotional material. In addition, some recorded programme content will be made available to other students who could not attend on the day for personal reasons.

Our lawful basis for processing this information will be either consent or legitimate interests, depending on the processing activity. 

If You Fail to Provide Personal Data

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product, service or event you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

We may also collect personal data from various third parties and public sources. 

Information From Other Sources

This is information we receive about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data if we intend to share those data internally and combine it with data collected on this Site. We are working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies). We will notify you when we receive information about you from them and the purposes for which we intend to use that information.

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

Purposes For Which We Will Use Your Personal Data

We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.

Purpose/Activity

Type of data

Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest

To register you as a new customer

Identity

Contact

Performance of a contract with you

To process a registration request and bookings, manage payments, fees and charges and collect and recover money owed to us

 

 

Identity

Contact

Financial

Transaction

Profile

Marketing and Communications

Performance of a contract with you

Necessary for our legitimate interests to take and make payments.

To manage our relationship with you which will include:

Notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy policy

Asking you to leave a review or take a survey

Identity

Contact

Profile

Marketing and Communications

Performance of a contract with you

Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how users use our Site)

To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)

Identity

Contact

Profile

Marketing and Communications

Performance of a contract with you

Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how users use our Site)

To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you

 

Identity

Contact

Profile

Usage

Marketing and Communications

Technical

 

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

 

To use data analytics to improve our website, services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences

Identity

Contact

Technical

Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)

Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

To make suggestions and recommendations to you about offers or services that may be of interest to you

Identity

Contact

Technical

Usage

Profile

Marketing and Communications

 

 

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and our services, to keep our Site updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To enrol you into our alumni platform, InvestIN Connect and provide you with information about targeted opportunities which may be of interest to you, for example in relation to relevant work experience

Identity

Contact

Date of birth

Email address

School/College

Profile

Marketing and Communications

Gender*

Ethnicity*

Religion*

Disability*

Consent (and explicit consent for special category data, marked with *)

 

Marketing

We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising. We have established the following personal data control mechanisms:

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

We may share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table “Purposes for which we will use your personal data” above.

Any third parties in the UK and the EU are subject to the provisions of the GDPR or similar regulations in relation to your personal data. We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the United Kingdom and European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the UK or EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. This includes staff engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services.

The law restricts data transfers to countries outside the UK or EEA in order to ensure that the level of data protection afforded to individuals is not undermined. We transfer personal data originating in one country across borders when we transmit, send, view or access that data in or to a different country. 

We will only transfer Personal Data outside the UK or EEA if one of the following conditions applies:

In particular, we currently engage the Rocket Science Group LLC (trading as “MailChimp”), a US company, to maintain our online email databases and to allow us to keep in contract with you, primarily by sending emails. MailChimp is committed to protecting all personal information received from us and we have entered into appropriate contractual arrangements with MailChimp in order to ensure the security and proper use of your data but if you have any questions about this, please contact the data privacy manager directly. A link to MailChimp’s own privacy notice can be found here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ 

Please contact our data privacy manager if you want further information about when we may transfer your information outside the UK or EEA and the specific mechanisms used by us to ensure the protection of your personal data.

DATA SECURITY

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.

By law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: – “Your Legal Rights” below for further information.

In some circumstances we will anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.  These include your right to:

Please refer to the Glossary below for more detailed information on your rights.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.

No Fee Usually Required

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

What We May Need From You

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time to Respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.


 

GLOSSARY

Lawful Basis

Third Parties 

 

Your Legal Rights

You have the right to:

 

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie(s)

Name /

Provider

Purpose

Expiry

More Information

MUID

_HPVN

_RwBf

MR

 

Bing.com

 

 

These cookies are used by Microsoft advertising to anonymously store and track visits across websites.

 

The cookies are set as a unique user ID which enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domains.

 

These cookies also connect data from the Bing’s advertising network with actions performed on the Website.

1 year

For more information on the function and use of Microsoft’s cookies, please visit: Microsoft Policy Statement

 

 

SRCHD

SRCHHPGUSR

SRCHUID

SRCHUSR

Bing.com

These cookies are set by Microsoft to allow Bing search to remember your preferences for user tracking and ad targeting purposes

 

In particular, it allows the BING map functionality to operate successfully.

2 years

 

 

 

 

 

DSID

Doubleclick.net

This cookie is used by Google’s DoubleClick marketing service.

 

It is used for targeting purposes to store Google IDs so that your activity can be linked across devices (if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device), in order to show relevant & personalised advertising across all devices.

At least one session

For more information on the function and use of Google’s cookies, please visit Google Privacy Terms

 

IDE

Doubleclick.net

This cookie is used by Google’s DoubleClick marketing service.

 

It is used to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. 

2 years

RUL

Doubleclick.net

 

This cookie is used by Google’s DoubleClick marketing service to determine whether a website advertisement has been properly displayed (to make their marketing efforts more efficient).

1 year

 

 

 

 

 

FR

_fbp

Facebook

These cookies are used by Facebook to enable ad delivery or retargeting for marketing purposes.

 

In particular, the cookies are used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. They are also to deliver, measure and improve the relevancy of Facebook’s advertising.

3 months

For more information on the function and use of Facebook’s cookies, please visit: Facebook cookie policy

 

 

 

 

 

_ga

 

Google Analytics

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to helps us count how many people visit our website by tracking if you’ve visited before.

 

This cookie collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

2 years

For more information on the function and use of Google’s cookies, please visit: Google Privacy and Terms

 

 

 

 

 

You can ‘opt out’ of the use of certain Google cookies by visiting:   https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

 

_gid

Google Analytics

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to helps us count how many people visit our website by tracking if you’ve visited before.

This cookie collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

1 day

_gat

 

Google Analytics

This cookie is used by Google Analytics to manage the rate at which page view requests are made and limits the collection of data on high traffic sites.

1 minute

_gcl_au

Google Tag Manager

This cookie is used by Google Tag Manager to monitor how many times people who click on ads end up taking an action on the site (e.g. making a purchase) to allow Google advertising to determine that you clicked an ad and later visited the site.

3 months

_uetsid

Google Tag manager

This cookie is used by Google Tag Manager to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.

 

1 day

_uetvid

Google Tag manager

This cookie is used by Google Tag Manager to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisements based on the visitor's preferences.

 

2 weeks

ANID

Google.co.uk

This cookie is used by Google for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising.

 

10 months

CONSENT

Google.co.uk

This cookie is used by Google to store a user’s cookie settings to establish their preferences for the use of cookies.

18 years

NID

Google.co.uk

This cookie is used by Google to store preferences in a unique Google ID to remember your information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.

 

These preferences can be used for optimised and/or personalised advertising on Google networks.

6 months

1P_JAR

Google.com / Google.co.uk

This cookie is used by Google to store information about how you use the website and any advertising that you may have seen before visiting this website, in addition to being used to help customise advertising on Google properties by remembering your most recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser's ads or search results and your visits to an advertiser’s website.

1 month

_Secure-3PAPISID

 

_Secure-3pSID

Google.co.uk

This cookie is used by Google for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising. 

2 years

_GRECAPTCHA

Google.com

This cookie is used by Google for spam protection.

1 year

 

 

 

 

 

 

_hssc

HubSpot

This cookie is used by HubSpot to keep track of a website user’s sessions.

 

It is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the “__hstc” cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.

 

30 minutes

For more information on the function and use of HubSpot’s cookies, please visit: https://knowledge.hubspot.com/reports/what-cookies-does-hubspot-set-in-a-visitor-s-browser

_hssrc

HubSpot

This cookie is used by HubSpot whenever it changes the session cookie.

 

This cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session.

 

session

_hstc

HubSpot

This cookie is used by HubSpot for tracking visitors for the HotJar/Hubspot integration.

 

It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).

 

13 months

hubspotutk

Hubspot

This cookie is used by HubSpot to keep track of a visitor's identity.

 

This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.

13 months

messagesUtk

HubSpot

This cookie is used by HubSpot to recognize visitors who chat with us via the “chatflows” tool.

 

If a visitor leaves our site before they're added as a contact, they will have this cookie associated with their browser.

 

If we chat with a visitor who later returns to our site in the same cookied browser, the chatflows tool will load their conversation history. The cookie is controlled by the settings in chatflow.

 

13 months

 

 

 

 

 

_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress

HotJar

This cookie is used by HotJar to detect the first page view session of a user.

 

30 minutes

For more information on the function and use of HotJar’s cookies, please visit: Hotjar Cookie Information

 

_hjDonePolls

HotJar

This cookie is set by HotJar once a visitor completes a poll using the “Feedback Poll” widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not reappear if it has already been filled in.

1 year

_hjFirstSeen

HotJar

This is set by HotJar to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by recording filters to identify new user sessions.

Session

_hjIncludedInPageviewSample

 

_hjIncludedInSessionSample

HotJar

This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by our site's page view or daily session limit.

30 minutes

_hjid

Hotjar

This cookie is set by HotJar when a website user first lands on a page with the HotJar script. It is used to persist the HotJar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.

1 year

 

 

 

 

 

_landing_page

_orig_referrer

cart

cart_currency

cart_sig

cart_ts

cart_ver

cookietest

shopify_pay_redirect

Shopify

These cookies are used by Shopify in connection with the proper functioning of its checkout and shopping cart.

 

2 weeks

For more information on the function and use of Shopify’s cookies, please visit: Shopify cookie policy

_s

_shopify_d

_shopify_s

_shopify_fs

_shopify_y

_y

Shopify

These cookies are used by Shopify in connection with its analytics suite.

At least 1 session

_shopify_sa_p

_shopify_sa_t

Shopify

These cookies are used by Shopify in connection with its analytics relating to marketing and referrals

30 mins

 

 

 

 

 

fpestid

ShareThis

This cookie is set by ShareThis and is used as an identifier.

13 months

For more information on the function and use of ShareThis’ cookies, please visit: https://sharethis.com/privacy/#gdpr-and-eu-rights


 Please note that the third parties listed above may also use these cookies for their own purposes over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies. 

To deactivate the use of third party advertising cookies, you may select to do so when prompted on visiting our website..

You can also block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

The cookie settings for each browser are different. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies for the most common browsers, please see the following: