Privacy Policy

By registering your details with Starboard, you’ll be the first to know about upcoming events, news and fresh insights in the HR and wider business world. You will have the option to change your preferences at any time.

Who controls my personal data?

The Data Controller is Starboard Thinking Limited. It is registered in the UK, company number 09379182
Registered address: 39 The Metro Centre, Tolpits Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 9SB
The Data Controller’s representative is the Data Protection Officer
You can contract the Data Protection Officer at [email protected]
You can call them on +44 (0)1727 847 398
Starboard Thinking Limited is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Certificate Number A8240863.

What type of information is collected from you?

The categories of personal data collected are your name, your job title, your company name, your company address, your business email and telephone.

How is your information used?

Your information may be used to:
Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us
Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest
Notify you of news, insights and upcoming events including from the Business Culture Awards, which is owned and operated by Starboard.

What is the purpose and legal basis of the processing?

At Starboard we will rely on your ‘consent’ to process personal data. This is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standard of ‘consent’ as a legal basis for processing personal data.
GDPR defines consent as ‘any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subjects’ wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her’.
By submitting your information you have accepted that you understand and accept this as valid legal basis for processing your personal data.

Who has access to your information?

Your submitted information is only available to employees and contracted service providers managing this information for purposes of contacting you based on your preferences.
In addition to any details you provide when using the site, we gather aggregate site traffic information. This aggregate data allows us to monitor browsing patterns and thus improve service. We only work with GDPR compliant suppliers.
We will never sell or rent your information to third parties.

Will the data leave the UK?

Starboard Thinking Limited has advised all parties that data may not be transferred outside the UK without submitting satisfactory proof of their safeguarding measures and proof of a certified privacy shield.

How long will the data be kept?

The retention period for personal data is 5 years, in alignment with the average length of time an individual will remain in his or her current job post.
Starboard will be required to deactivate personal data after the relevant retention period, or following receipt of a data subject’s request to do so; whichever comes first. The data subject reserves the right to change their preferences or withdraw consent at any point during the retention period.

Starboard confirms the following rights to each Data Subject:

The right to be informed
The right of access
The right to rectification
The right to erasure
The right to restrict processing
The right to data portability
The right to object
Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

Managing your Preferences & Unsubscribing

Each email communication contains an easy way for you to stop receiving emails from us or change your preferences, or you may contact [email protected] or call +44 (0)1727 847 398.

Updated on 14 May 2018