Data Privacy Policy

Who we are

The data privacy policy is for Bright Sparks Coaching (Cambridge) and our website address is: http://www.brightsparkscoaching.co.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection
An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

What information do we collect about you

We collect information about you when you sign up for a newsletter, career development services with us via this website. This will be the contact information you submit for these purposes. We also collect information when you embark on a coaching programme, psychometric or other assessment, or other development service with us. This information will be collected during the initial consultation and during each development session.

This will include your contact information as provided and may also include personal and professional information you share with us for the purpose of your development programme such as psychometric results, your development goals, notes regarding your professional or personal situation, concerns and goals, your progress and any actions. All notes and reports are confidential to you and your coach, are stored securely, and securely destroyed after five years.

In the meantime, if you would like us to permanently erase any coaching/client data we store about you please contact us at mailbrightsparkscoaching@gmail.com

Website usage information is collected using cookies.

Media

If we upload images to our website, we will avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

By default, WordPress does not include a contact form. We use a contact form to obtain personal data so that we can contact you to manage your enquiry to Bright Sparks Coaching. The data will not be kept when our conversations are complete.  No data will be used for marketing.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

By default Bright Sparks Coaching does not share any personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have engaged with our coaching services, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

 

If you have any questions or queries about how your data is used or stored please contact us at mailbrightsparkscoaching@gmail.com