We are Better with Money Ltd. We provide expert, high quality financial education to organisations and their employees, in an accessible and interesting way through face to face and web-based courses. We are a private limited company registered in England & Wales under registration number 09943881. Our registered office is The Hermitage, 15A Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AG. We hold a Data Protection Registration with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office under registration ZB029730.
We have a moral and legal responsibility to respect your privacy and take care of any personal data we hold about you, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (the UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
We are the data ‘controller’ for the personal data we process about our clients’ representatives, subscribers, client leads, job applicants, employees and contractors and website users. This privacy notice tells you what to expect when we handle personal data as a data controller.
We sometimes process personal data as a data ‘processor’. This is when we handle personal data on behalf of our clients (e.g., to provide financial education courses to their employees). In these cases, we process this information upon our clients’ written instructions under a contract. Any collection or use of that information is limited to the purpose of providing the service to our clients and their employees.
There may be links on our website to third party sites. These are beyond our control; we therefore suggest that you check the privacy notices of these sites before using them.
How we get your information
Most of the personal data we process is provided to us directly by you, for example when you:
- make an enquiry by email, phone or through our website
- sign up to our newsletters, blogs and promotions
- apply for a job
- work with us as an employee or contractor
- use our website
We may also collect personal information about you indirectly, for example through:
- our clients
- public sources (e.g., websites and professional networking sites)
- recruitment agencies
- referees to support your job application (at your request)
Personal data collected and how it is handled
When someone contacts us asking about our services through our website, by email or over the telephone, we collect their name, contact details and the nature of their enquiry. We collect this information for our legitimate interests as a company, to be able to respond to their enquiry and keep a record of our communications with them. We keep this information for 2 years from the date of the last communication.
We collect the name and contact details of our clients and information about the service they have purchased. We need this information so we can fulfil our contract with the client, or take steps at the request of the client, prior to entering into a contract with them. We also collect this information for our legitimate interests in maintaining records for accounting, legal and insurance purposes. We keep this information for as long as we need to, to satisfy any contractual, legal, accounting, or reporting obligations, however this is usually archived and kept for 7 years after termination of the service contract.
We collect the name and contact details of people who want to subscribe to our newsletters, resources, blogs and promotions. We collect this information with the consent of the individual when they opt-in to receive these communications. If a person unsubscribes, we remove them from our mailing list but retain their contact details in a separate database. We need to retain this information for our legitimate interests, to ensure we do not contact them again in the future. We keep subscriber data until they unsubscribe or if the email address becomes invalid. We retain the contact details of those who have unsubscribed indefinitely.
We sometimes collect the name, job role and work contact details of employees working for potential clients, who we think would be interested in receiving information about our company’s services; this is known as ‘B2B’ or ‘business to business’ marketing. This information is only collected from public sources, such as company websites or where the employee has published their name, work profile and contact details on a networking site for professionals, (such as LinkedIn) and therefore would have a reasonable expectation that companies like us, may contact them to make introductions and market their services. We collect this information to pursue our legitimate interests, to be able to promote and market our services to potential new clients. Contact leads can opt-out from receiving communications from us at any time, by emailing email@example.com
We keep this information for 2 years from the date of our last communication, where the communication does not lead to a sale. If the communication does lead to a sale, this information will be retained in line with our retention period for clients.
We receive Curriculum Vitae (CVs) and application forms from people who apply for jobs with us. This will often include the individual’s name, contact details, experience, education and a personal statement to support their application. We collect this information with the person’s consent and for our legitimate interests to be able to assess the suitability of the individual and where relevant, invite them to interview. Applicants who are not successful, prior to or after interview, their CV and application will be destroyed after 6 months, unless the applicant gives us their permission to retain this information for longer. Information relating to successful applicants, will be retained on their employee file and held for the duration of their employment, plus a further 7 years after their contract has ended.
We collect information about our employees, such as their name, date of birth, contact details, recruitment information, evidence of their right to work, outcome of their criminal record check (DBS), contract, bank details and other employment information. We collect this information to enable us to fulfil our contract with the employee or to take steps at the request of the employee, prior to entering into a contract with them. For example, to ensure they are paid; make pension and tax contributions on their behalf and provide employee services and benefits to them. We also collect this information to pursue our legitimate interests, for example to recruit employees, maintain a register of our employees (past and present) for insurance, legal, tax and pension purposes and to assist in the prevention or detection of crime (including fraud).
We sometimes collect ‘special category data’ about our employees, for example information about their disabilities, health and dietary needs or religious beliefs. We do this with their explicit consent, so we can make reasonable adjustments in the workplace, and to enable us to carry out our legal obligations under employment (such as the Equality Act) and safeguard the welfare of the employee and where relevant colleagues. We keep employee files for 7 years after the contract has ended.
We collect information about our contractors, such as their name, contact details, experience, outcome of their criminal record check (DBS) (where required), service contract and bank details. We collect this information for our legitimate interests, to be able to assess the suitability of the individual and to enable us to fulfil our contract with them or to take steps at their request, prior to entering into a contract with them. We keep contractors’ files for 7 years after their contract has ended.
Who we share information with
We do not share your data with other organisations, unless it is necessary for legal, contractual, regulatory or law enforcement purposes. Where we use data ‘processors’ to help us manage and store our data (cloud storage providers); promote our services (advertising/marketing companies) and facilitate our services (web conference/training platforms), we have Data Processor Agreements or confidentiality agreements in place, to protect any personal data they may have access to on our behalf.
Our data processors only act on our instructions and are carefully selected to ensure they have robust security measures in place and comply with the UK GDPR when processing personal data.
Where we process your personal data as a data ‘processor’ for our clients, your personal data may be accessible to that client, to enable us to fulfil our contract with them.
There may be times when we need to disclose personal data to other data controllers, for example:
- In the event that we sell any business or assets
- If we or substantially all of our assets (including data) are acquired by a third party
- If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions and other agreements.
- To protect the rights, property, or safety of Better with Money, our clients, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
We will never sell your personal data or share it in a way you would not reasonably expect.
Where we store data
Better with Money only stores personal data on encrypted servers within the United Kingdom (UK).
How we protect your information
We take our security responsibilities very seriously and have put in place robust measures to protect our and our clients’ personal data from accidental or unlawful access, disclosure, loss, damage or destruction. The following are examples of how we achieve this:
- All data is held on encrypted servers in the UK
- Access to our data and systems is on a strict need to know basis and we ensure our employees, contractors and sub-processors are under an obligation of confidentiality
- Employees receive mandatory annual data protection training and sign up to our Data Protection Policy
- We have robust procedures in place to manage and report personal data security breaches, in the unlikely event of a breach occurring
- Where we use companies who process personal data on our behalf to help us provide our services to our clients, we will carry out due diligence checks on these companies and have written contracts in place which require them to handle personal data in line with the data protection laws
- We use up to date virus and malware protection software and we back up data regularly
Your data protection rights
You have the following rights under the data protection laws:
- The right to be told how your personal data is being processed
- The right of access to your personal data
- The right to rectify personal data held about you which you think is inaccurate or incomplete
- The right to erase your personal data in certain circumstances
- The right to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances
- The right to object to your information being used for public interest or direct marketing purposes
- The right to ask that your personal data is transferred from one organisation to another or given to you, in certain circumstances
- The right to complain to the organisation processing your personal data if you are not happy with the way it has been handled, and to escalate this to the Information Commissioner if you remain dissatisfied
To exercise these rights, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org You are not usually required to pay a fee and can expect to receive a response within one calendar month. Further information about your data protection rights, can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website at www.ico.org.
If you have any queries about this privacy notice or our data protection compliance, please contact us at email@example.com
Changes to this privacy notice
We may need to update this privacy notice periodically, so we recommend that you revisit this information from time to time. This version was last updated on 01/04/2021.