Data Privacy Policy

About this Policy:


1.   This policy explains when and why we collect personal and business information about our members and potential members, how we keep it secure and your rights in relation to it.

2.   We may collect, use and store your personal data, as described in the Data Privacy Policy and as described when we collect data from you

3.   We reserve the right to amend this Data Privacy Policy from time to time without prior notice. You are advised to check our website regularly for any amendments

4.   We will always comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when dealing with your personal data. Further details on GDPR can be found at the website for the Information Commission ( For the purposes of the GDPR, we will be the ‘controller’ of all personal data we hold about you.


Who we are:  


We are the Academy for Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Ltd (ABLE) - Registered Office Archway House 81-82 Portsmouth Road Surbiton SURREY KT6 5PT and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). ABLE is also committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. 




This amended policy is based on the original Data Privacy Policy courtesy of

Type of information we collect:

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation);
(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of member registration (including your name, address, telephone number, mobile, business details and email address);
(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;
(d) any other information that you choose to send to us.


A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; and other uses. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit; and other uses.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at:


Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites including this one.

Using your personal information:


Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.
We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;
(d) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(e) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
(f) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
(g) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user; and
(h) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.


We may disclose information about you to any of our agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to us or to meet reporting requirements. However, we only disclose personal data that is necessary for the third party to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure as per GDPR and not to use it for their own purposes.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

Security of your personal information:


We will not without your personal consent transfer your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing. We will not share any details with other members of ABLE and the only data we would make visible would be that already existing in the public domain.

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.


How long do we keep your information:

We will hold your personal data on our system for as long as you are a member of ABLE.


Withdrawing Consent:


 Withdrawing consent for us to hold your data will essentially mean we delete all information held by us


How to withdraw your Consent:


You may ask us to delete your data from our system at any time via an email to


Policy amendments:

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Your rights:


You have rights under the GDPR:

(a)  To access your personal data

(b)  To be provided with information on how your personal data is processed

(c)  To have your personal data corrected or updated

(d)  To have your personal data erased in certain circumstances

(e)  To object to or restrict how your personal data is processed

(f)   To have your personal data transferred to yourself or to another business in certain circumstances.

To request any of the above please email


You have the right to take any complaints about how we process your personal data to the Information Commissioner: (T) 0303 123 1113 Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF


Third party websites:

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.


If you have any questions about this data privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email to or by post to Academy for Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs, Archway House 81-82, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 5PT.


Revised 22nd May 2018

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