By using this website, you agree to our privacy policy.

How we use your data

Your privacy really matters to us. This page outlines how we use your data and how we comply with GDPR regulations. It also explains your rights over your data, including the right to ask us to remove your details from our records at any time. We will never be intrusive or invasive of your personal privacy, nor will we ask you to provide data that is irrelevant or unnecessary.

What data do we collect?
If you register for our mentoring services as a mentor or mentee, you’ll need to provide us with some personal data. This will include your name, email address, phone number, profession, job title and geographical location. Other personal data may also be gathered such as your views on returning to work after maternity leave. After receiving your verbal consent on an introductory call, we will pass some of the relevant information you have shared to the mentor or mentee you are matched with. Personal data will be retained on our records for a period of up to three years. Additional collection of data may be carried out for the following purposes: · Evaluation of our services to help us improve the services we offer · Recording donations for future fundraising projects (note: we will never store donors’ personal banking information or pass on donor records to a third party in any form).

Impact measurement
As a not-for-profit organisation, we work hard to try and understand who we’re helping, and the impact we’re making. For this reason, we use aggregated data from registration forms and/ or evaluation forms to communicate our impact both in our marketing materials and in applications to funders. Individual data will not be used in this way, and any personal case studies or evidence shared with a third party will not be shared without full consent of the individuals involved. Newsletter and marketing preferences You may sign up to our newsletter in the following ways: · via our mentor registration form · via our mentee registration form · using the ‘sign up’ tool on our website pages If you wish to amend your preferences or stop receiving updates from us, you can unsubscribe at any time at the bottom of our newsletters, or by emailing [email protected]

Website cookies
We use cookies and similar technologies to learn more about people using our website to help us improve our services. Website usage information is collected using cookies to monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed and web traffic routing. We will store the data collected for analysis purposes, however it will not be used to target marketing material to an individual user. We will process data under the legitimate interest legal basis as we only use the data to perform aggregated tracking analysis and will not target individuals based upon this analysis and you also need to accept our cookie policy to allow us to process the data.

Disclosure of information to third parties
We work with third party service providers who provide email hosting, web hosting, maintenance, analytics, and other services for us. These third parties may have access to, or process Personal Data or Client Data as part of providing those services for us. We limit the information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and our contracts with them require them to maintain the confidentiality of such information.

Our current service providers include:
- Google Workspace for cloud storage and email services
- Amazon Web Services for hosting servers and databases
- Mixpanel for providing basic analytics to help us improve our service
- Trello for organising engagement with mentors and mentees
- MailChimp for distribution of newsletters and marketing materials
- Collctiv for processing financial transactions and donations
- Stripe for processing financial transactions and donations

Sharing data for legal reasons
We may disclose personal data if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable laws.

Security breaches
In the event that we discover or suspect a data breach, we will notify you as soon as we are able to provide sufficient information as to the nature and extent of the breach. The notice will include, where available at the time of sending, the following:
- The dates and times of the security event
- The details of the event including:
- A description of the data involved in the event
- The facts of the event or details of the decision to investigate a suspected event
- The steps we are taking or planning to take to remedy or mitigate the vulnerability.

Your rights in line with GDPR
Under GDPR you have the following rights around the use of your data:
- The right to be informed, this document tells you everything we are obliged to share
- The right to access information that identifies you
- The right to be forgotten, we will delete data that identifies you upon request unless we have a legal obligation to retain it
- The right to question automated decision we may make about you. We currently do not make such decision but will update this notice if this changes
- The right to portability. You can ask us to share your details we a similar service provider
- The right of rectification. If the information we hold about you is inaccurate you can ask for it to be rectified without undue delay
- The right to restrict the processing of your data. Under certain circumstances you may wish for us to not process your data
- The right to object to our processing of your data. If you are concerned about our use of our data, you may object. If your objection is not satisfactorily dealt with, you may complain about this to the regulator of data protection in the UK, the Information Commissioners Office

How to contact us
To request amends or removal of personal information, or questions any use of your data, contact us via [email protected].

Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 6th December 2022.