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Privacy Notice

Delphinium is a trading name of GLR Business Solutions Ltd. GLR Business Solutions Ltd has a responsibility to document how we will protect your personal data. This is a legal requirement of the UK GDPR under the ‘right to be informed’. This privacy notice will outline our responsibilities to you and should be read alongside and in addition to our Terms of Use and our Terms of Supply.

1.0 Key Terms

  • Data Controller: A data controller is responsible for deciding how personal data is processed and protecting it from harm.
  • Data Processor: In a similar way to data controllers, data processors must protect people’s personal data – but they only process it in the first place on behalf of the controller. They would not have any reason to have the data if the controller had not asked them to do something with it.
  • Data Protection Act (DPA 2018): The DPA 2018 sets out the data protection framework in the UK, alongside the UK GDPR. It contains three separate data protection regimes:
    • Part 2: sets out a general processing regime (the UK GDPR);
    • Part 3: sets out a separate regime for law enforcement authorities; and
    • Part 4: sets out a separate regime for the three intelligence services.
  • Data Subject: A data subject is someone who can be identified from personal data. The data could be their name, address, telephone number or something else – but if it is about a person, they are the data subject. They are the ‘subject’ of the data.
  • GDPR: This stands for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU’s agreed standards for data protection that are also written into UK law through the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). The transition period for leaving the EU ended on 31 December 2020. The GDPR has been retained in UK law as the UK GDPR and will continue to be read alongside the DPA (2018), with technical amendments to ensure it can function in UK law.
  • Individual Rights: In data protection law, people have rights over their personal data. These generally allow them to ask you to do something or stop doing something with their personal data. There are eight individual rights. If you are handling people’s personal data, you will have to comply with these rights whenever they are used unless it is an exceptional situation.
  • Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO): The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights, covering laws including the Data Protection Act (2018), Freedom of Information Act (2000), Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR) and UK GDPR.
  • Lawful Basis: A lawful basis is a reason or legal grounds you can rely on for processing people’s personal data. There are six bases that could apply: consent, contract, legal obligation, vital interests, public task, and legitimate interests. No single lawful basis is better or more lawful than any of the others.
  • Personal Data: Personal data is information about who you are, where you live, what you do and more. It is all information that identifies you as a data subject.
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR): PECR sits alongside the DPA (2018) and the UK GDPR. They give people specific privacy rights in relation to electronic communications. There are specific rules on:
    • marketing calls, emails, texts, and faxes;
    • cookies (and similar technologies);
    • keeping communications services secure; and
    • customer privacy as regards traffic and location data, itemised billing, line identification, and directory listings.
  • Processing: Processing means taking any action with someone’s personal data. This begins when a data controller starts recording information about someone and continues until you no longer need the information and it has been securely destroyed. Holding information on someone counts as processing even if you don’t do anything else with it.
  • Registration: If you have or use information about people, also known as processing, you may have to register with the ICO and pay a fee. Data protection fees are a legal obligation. You could be fined if you need to pay and do not pay the fee.

2.0 Scope

2.1 The scope for GLR Business Solutions Ltd is any data subject whose personal data is processed in line with the requirements of the DPA (2018), PECR and UK GDPR. From time to time, we may also need to meet the requirements of additional UK privacy legislation and overseas privacy legislation, such as the EU GDPR.

2.2 We also acknowledge any additional responsibilities requested by the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

2.3 The DPA (2018) and UK GDPR have a material scope covering personal data that is processed either electronically or is processed as a part of a physical filing system. For example, any personal data that may be uploaded to a computer/electronic device or stored in a structured paper filing system.

2.4 GLR Business Solutions Ltd will adhere to the UK GDPR data processing principles when handling personal data. They are:

  • Lawfulness, fairness, and transparency
  • Purpose limitation
  • Data minimisation
  • Accuracy
  • Storage limitation
  • Integrity and confidentiality (security)
  • Accountability

2.5 All associates and employees of GLR Business Solutions Ltd who interact with data subjects are responsible for ensuring that this privacy notice is drawn to the data subject’s attention at the earliest available opportunity.

3.0 Lawfulness

3.1 GLR Business Solutions Ltd is a private limited company based in England, under company registration number 09229638, complying with the laws of England and Wales.

3.2 GLR Business Solutions Ltd is registered with the ICO under registration number ZA194926.

3.3 GLR Business Solutions Ltd acts as a data controller and data processor. We adhere to UK GDPR Article 30, which asks us to record all personal data processing activities as a core responsibility.

3.4 GLR Business Solutions Ltd uses lawful bases, as set out in UK GDPR Article 6, when we process your personal data:

  • Contract – the processing is necessary for GLR Business Solutions Ltd to fulfil the obligations of an agreement or contract for the provision of our leadership development services.
  • Legitimate Interests– the processing is necessary, as GLR Business Solutions Ltd has ascertained the legitimate interest of the individual and explained why the processing of personal data is required to action the legitimate interest.

3.5 GLR Business Solutions Ltd may transfer personal data we collect about you to countries outside the UK and the EEA (European Economic Area). We treat each international data transfer individually and assess the risk associated with the transfer and whether a suitable level of adequacy with UK data protection and privacy legislation is available within the country where the personal data is being transferred.

3.6 If the international data transfer would fall within the European Union/EEA, personal data would be able to flow freely under the ‘Adequacy Decision’ agreed between the UK and European Parliament on 27 June 2021. If the international data transfer is outside the EU/EEA/UK, appropriate safeguards or derogations, such as Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs), would be implemented. This privacy notice will also be updated.

4.0 Fairness

 4.1 GLR Business Solutions Ltd processes personal data fairly. We do this by putting the individual’s rights at the heart of all processing concerning personal data. There are eight data subject (individual) rights:

  • Right to be informed– you have the right to know why we are collecting and processing personal data, and this right is met by the provision of this privacy notice and any subsequent updates.
  • Right of access– you have the right to know what personal data we have on record and request a copy.
  • Right of rectification– you have the right to correct the personal data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to be forgotten– in certain circumstances, you can ask for the personal data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
  • Right to restriction of processing– where certain conditions apply to have a right to ask us to only process your personal data for certain processing activities.
  • Right of portability– you have the right to have the personal data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
  • Right to object– you have the right to object to certain types of processing, such as marketing.
  • Right to object to automated processing, including profiling– you also have the right to object to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.

4.2 GLR Business Solutions Ltd will only handle personal data in ways that data subjects would reasonably expect and will not use it in ways that have unjustified adverse effects on them.

4.3 GLR Business Solutions Ltd will obtain personal data in the first instance fairly. We will seek consent from the data subject or only bring personal data into the business where explicit consent has been given and recorded.

4.4 GLR Business Solutions Ltd always considers the rights and freedoms of data subjects when processing personal data. This could be individually or in a group.

5.0 Transparency

 5.1 Transparency is fundamentally linked to fairness. GLR Business Solutions Ltd will always be clear, open, and honest with people from the start about who we are, and how and why we need to use your personal data.

5.2 GLR Business Solutions Ltd wants individuals to have a choice about whether they wish to enter a relationship with us. We tell data subjects from the outset the types of personal data we may need to process, usually within our contract and proposal documentation. We issue all individuals with a copy of this privacy notice.

5.3 GLR Business Solutions Ltd processes the following personal data types as a minimum:

  • Identity Data (e.g., contact name, email addresses, telephone numbers); and
  • Location Data (e.g., addresses).

5.4 We believe if individuals know at the outset what we will use their personal information for, they will be able to make an informed decision about whether to enter a relationship with GLR Business Solutions Ltd.

5.5 GLR Business Solutions Ltd informs individuals about all personal data processing in a way that is easily accessible and easy to understand, using clear and plain language. We do this via this privacy notice.

5.6 GLR Business Solutions Ltd hope we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your personal data. You can contact GLR Business Solutions Ltd in the first instance at any time on 0161 949 9736 or via email [email protected].

5.7 Should we not be able to resolve the complaint, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), who may be contacted by telephone on 0303 123 1113 or by visiting

6.0 Purpose Limitation

 6.1 GLR Business Solutions Ltd will always be clear about what our purposes for processing are from the start. For example, the processing of identity and location personal data to facilitate a contract.

6.2 GLR Business Solutions Ltd will record our purposes for data processing as part of our contract and proposal documentation obligations. We will also specify them in any additional privacy documentation provided.

6.3 GLR Business Solutions Ltd specifically process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Administering our leadership development solutions;
  • Delivering and supplying our leadership development solutions;
  • Managing payments for our leadership development solutions;
  • Personalising and tailoring our leadership development solutions to you;
  • Communicating with you regarding the management of the contracted leadership development solutions;
  • Communication with you regarding supplementary GLR Business Solutions Ltd leadership development solutions;
  • Facilitating payments via PayPal and Stripe within our secure Member Vault for our leadership development solutions;
  • Supplying you with service communications regarding the contracted leadership development solution;
  • Supplying you with our company newsletter, which you can opt out of at any time; and
  • Supplying you with company communications required by law, such as updates to this privacy notice.

6.4 GLR Business Solutions Ltd will only use personal data for a new purpose if either this is compatible with your original purpose, or we obtain consent, or we have a clear obligation or function set out in law.

6.5 Where relevant, GLR Business Solutions Ltd may also share your personal data with the following categories of third parties:

  • Trusted third-party partners who we work alongside and process personal data on behalf of, with regards to agreements and contracts, or for the provision of supplementary support services. Disclosure of the nominated trusted third-party partner would be provided at the agreement/contract stage, and a relevant Data Processing Agreement (DPA) would be put in place to protect all personal data from a data controller, data processor, and data subject perspective.
  • Fraud prevention agencies, money laundering agencies and associations.
  • Regulators and law enforcement agencies, including the police, HM Revenue and Customs, or any other relevant authority who may have jurisdiction. We will always inform you ahead of acting on any instructions to proceed.

6.6 GLR Business Solutions Ltd will share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities if required by law.

7.0 Data Minimisation

7.1 GLR Business Solutions Ltd always ensures the personal data we are processing is:

  • Adequate – sufficient to properly fulfil our stated purpose;
  • Relevant – has a rational link to that purpose; and
  • Limited to what is necessary – we do not hold more than we need to for that purpose.

The UK GDPR does not define these terms. As this is the case, GLR Business Solutions Ltd accepts these terms may have a differing definition from one individual to the other, as the processing will depend on the specified purpose for collecting and using the personal data.

7.2 In order to assess whether we are holding the right amount of personal data, we demonstrate clearly why we need it before engaging with the data subject.

7.3 GLR Business Solutions Ltd undertakes an annual data protection audit to review our processing to check that the personal data we hold is still relevant and adequate for the stated purposes, and we delete anything we no longer need.

8.0 Accuracy

8.1 GLR Business Solutions Ltd will take all reasonable steps to ensure the personal data we hold is accurate and up to date.

8.2 GLR Business Solutions Ltd will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal data we hold is not incorrect. This may involve contacting you via our official communication channels to ensure all personal data held is accurate.

8.3 GLR Business Solutions Ltd will always record the source of where personal data came from and will ensure that the source is compliant with UK privacy laws, including the UK GDPR.

8.4 If we need to keep a record of a mistake, we clearly identify it as a mistake and add this to our records of processing for audit purposes and continuous improvement.

8.5 All GLR Business Solutions Ltd records clearly identify any matters of opinion and, where appropriate, whose opinion it is and any relevant changes to the underlying facts.

8.6 GLR Business Solutions Ltd will comply with the individual’s right to rectification and carefully consider any challenges to the accuracy of the personal data.

8.7 As a matter of good practice, we keep a note of any challenges to the accuracy of the personal data.

9.0 Storage Limitation

9.1 GLR Business Solutions Ltd will not keep personal data for longer than we need it.

9.2 GLR Business Solutions Ltd will only keep personal data for the period outlined to meet the requirements of the contract, legal obligation, or legitimate interest identified. We always document our purposes for holding personal data.

9.3 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 requirements.

9.4 Any retention of personal data will be carried out in compliance with legal, professional body and regulatory obligations. These data retention periods are subject to change due to any revisions of associated legislation, regulations, or requirements.

9.5 GLR Business Solutions Ltd acknowledges that UK privacy legislation does not determine how long personal data needs to be kept. This is up to us as a data controller or processor to determine and document accordingly at the earliest possible opportunity. For example, in contracts or proposal documentation.

9.6 GLR Business Solutions Ltd has a personal data retention policy and procedure, which documents the types of records or information we hold, what we use it for, and how long we intend to keep it. We keep copies of most personal data for a period of up to seven years to satisfy legal obligations.

9.7 GLR Business Solutions Ltd periodically reviews the personal data we hold and erases or anonymises it when we no longer need to process it.

9.8 GLR Business Solutions Ltd also considers any challenges to the retention of personal data. We understand that individuals have a right to erasure if we no longer need the personal data.

9.9 GLR Business Solutions Ltd acknowledges there are exceptions to retention periods. Here we can keep personal data for longer if we are only keeping it for public interest archiving, scientific or historical research, or statistical purposes. We would always inform you if this was the case, along with our lawful basis for retention.

9.10 Any personal data held as physical documents are securely stored pre-destruction, and securely destroyed, with a Certificate of Destruction issued in line with our UK GDPR and our Data Retention Policy.

10.0 Integrity and Confidentiality (security)

10.1 GLR Business Solutions Ltd undertake an analysis of the risks presented by our processing and use this to assess the appropriate level of security we need to put in place. We review our Business Continuity Plan (BCP) annually.

10.2 We have an information security policy and take steps to make sure the policy is implemented. For example, we undertake an annual information security review with an accredited external provider. We make sure that we regularly review our information security policies and measures and, where necessary, improve them.

10.3 GLR Business Solutions Ltd believe in building an information governance framework by design. Where necessary, we have additional policies and ensure that controls are in place to enforce them.

10.4 GLR Business Solutions Ltd has put in place basic technical controls such as those specified by established frameworks like Cyber Essentials.

10.5 We understand that we may also need to put other technical measures in place depending on our circumstances and the type of personal data we process. For example, we use encryption for personal data transfer, where it is appropriate to do so.

10.6 GLR Business Solutions Ltd understands the requirements of confidentiality, integrity, and availability for the personal data we process.

10.7 GLR Business Solutions Ltd makes sure that we can restore access to personal data in the event of any incidents, such as by establishing an appropriate backup process.

10.8 GLR Business Solutions Ltd conducts regular testing and reviews of our measures to ensure they remain effective, and act on the results of those tests where they highlight areas for improvement.

10.9 Where appropriate, GLR Business Solutions Ltd implement measures that adhere to an approved code of conduct or certification mechanism.

10.10 GLR Business Solutions Ltd ensures that any data processor we appoint implements appropriate technical and organisational measures.

10.11 GLR Business Solutions Ltd does not use tracking cookies on our website to track user behaviour and/or improve site experience. The UK GDPR and PECR interpret data collected by cookies as personal. It prohibits the collection of personal data without consent, which means a website is only allowed to collect information that the user voluntarily inputs. This includes name, email address, phone number or any other information the user shares with the website. The cookie consent must be freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous. GLR Business Solutions Ltd does not use these tracking cookies, giving users complete control over their personal data.

11.0 Accountability 

11.1 Accountability is one of the data protection principles. GLR Business Solutions Ltd takes our responsibility for complying with the UK GDPR very seriously, as documented by this privacy notice.

11.2 GLR Business Solutions Ltd has put in place several measures that we can, and in some cases must take, including:

  • Adopting and implementing data protection policies;
  • Taking a ‘data protection by design and default’ approach;
  • Putting written contracts in place with organisations that process personal data on our behalf;
  • Maintaining documentation of our processing activities;
  • Implementing appropriate security measures;
  • Recording and, where necessary, reporting personal data breaches;
  • Carrying out data protection impact assessments for uses of personal data that are likely to result in high risk to individual’s interests;
  • Appointing a data protection officer;
  • Adhering to relevant codes of conduct and signing up to certification schemes; and
  • Undertaking annual employee training regarding data protection and UK GDPR.

11.3 GLR Business Solutions Ltd understands that accountability obligations are ongoing. We review and, where necessary, update the measures we put in place. For example, we continually enhance our privacy management framework, which can help embed our accountability measures and create a culture of privacy across our organisation.

11.4 GLR Business Solutions Ltd understands that being accountable can help build trust with individuals and may help mitigate any gaps in compliance and, thus, any potential regulator enforcement action.

11.5 If you have any questions or concerns about how GLR Business Solutions Ltd processes and protects your personal data not covered in this privacy notice, please get in touch with GLR Business Solutions Ltd at 0161 949 9736 or via email at [email protected].


This Privacy Notice was last updated on 1st February 2024.