Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Winnthinking Ltd (Winnthinking People Development) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. We take care to protect the privacy of everyone that communicates with us, as a customer, supplier, business associate or networking contact, at events, over the phone, via our website and social media platforms.

We have developed this privacy policy to inform you of the data we collect, what we do with your information, what we do to keep it secure as well as the rights and choices you have over your personal information.

The information we collect and when

We only collect information that we know we will genuinely use and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The type of information we may collect about you, and which you may voluntarily provide to us through our website and other places you communicate with us, includes your

  • Name
  • Organisation and job title
  • Telephone number(s)
  • Email address
  • IP address

We may, in further dealings with you, extend this information to include your address, services used, records of conversations, survey responses, agreements and payment transactions.

You are under no statutory or contractual requirement or obligation to provide us with your personal information. However we require at least the information above in order to deal with you as a customer, prospective customer or supplier in an efficient and effective manner.

The legal basis for processing your data is based on your specific consent, performance of a contract, compliance with a legal obligation, your vital interest or our legitimate interest.

We will not store, process or transfer your data to any third party unless we have an appropriate lawful reason to do so.

How we hold your information

Your personal information may be held in the following formats:

  • Through you accessing our website (see our Website and Cookies Policy)
  • On our CRM database
  • In paper form
  • In desktop files

How we use your information

  • To contact you following your enquiry about our services
  • To respond to any questions, suggestions, issues or complaints you have raised
  • To make our services available to you
  • To carry out the work you have contracted us to do for you
  • To personalise the service we offer you by understanding your needs better
  • To take payment from you or give you a refund
  • For statistical analysis
  • To get feedback about your experiences with us
  • To contact you about the services we offer that may be of interest to you
  • To inform the content of our website and any promotional communications

Who we might share your information with

We will never share your personal information with any third party without your express permission, or in the following circumstances:

  • If the law or a public authority says we must share the personal data
  • If we need to share personal data in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (this includes providing personal data to others for the purposes of preventing fraud and reducing credit risk); or
  • If we employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for the operation of our website. In this instance, all the information we share will be collected and anonymised, so neither you nor any of your devices can be identified from it.

If you have participated in a training event or coaching programme sponsored by your organisation, information such as your evaluation or target setting may be shared with an appropriate person within your organisation. This will always be explicitly agreed with all parties prior to the training or coaching taking place. Individuals will at all times retain the right to have such information withheld, unless the special circumstances described above are applicable.

Photographic images and use of individuals’ names

Occasionally we may make use of photographic images in publications and on the website. We may also publish testimonials and statements made about our services by customers and others. Winnthinking Ltd will never publish photographs of individuals and/or use their names on the website or in any materials without their express agreement.

How we keep you updated on our products and services

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us or emailing us.

You can unsubscribe from your newsletter subscription by using the unsubscribe link that appears on all our newsletters and email circulars.

Your rights over your information

Right to access your information

You have the right to access the personal information that we hold about you in many circumstances, by making a request. This is sometimes termed ‘Subject Access Request’. If we agree that we are obliged to provide personal information to you (or someone else on your behalf), we will aim to provide it within 30 days from when your identity has been confirmed. We reserve the right to charge a fee of no more than £10.

We would ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interactions with us that we can locate your personal information.

To exercise this right, contact us as set out below.

Right to correct your personal information

If any of the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or out of date, you may ask us to correct it.

To exercise this right, contact us as set out below.

Right to stop or limit our processing of your data

You have the right to object to us processing your personal information if we are not entitled to use it any more, to have your information deleted if we are keeping it too long or have its processing restricted in certain circumstances.
To exercise this right, contact us as set out below.

For more information about your privacy rights

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) regulates data protection and privacy matters in the UK. They make a lot of information accessible to consumers on their website and they ensure that the registered details of all data controllers such as ourselves are available publicly. You can access them here

You can make a complaint to the ICO at any time about the way we use your
information. However, we hope that you would consider raising any issue or complaint you have with us first. Your satisfaction is extremely important to us, and we will always do our very best to solve any problems you may have.

How long we keep your information for

We retain a record of your personal information in order to provide you with a high quality and consistent service. We will always retain your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and never retain your information for longer than is necessary. Unless otherwise required by law, the following retention deadlines will apply:

  • If we have provided a professional service to you or your organisation, but five years have passed since we heard from you, we will delete your personal information.
  • If we have not provided any professional services to you, for example we have met at a networking event or you made an enquiry that you chose not to follow up on, and three years have passed since we heard from you, we will delete your personal information.


Giving your reviews and sharing your thoughts

When using our website you may be able to share information through social media networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. For example, when you ‘like’, ‘share’ or review our services. When doing this, your personal information may be visible to the providers of those social networks and/or their other users. Remember it is your responsibility to set appropriate privacy settings on your social network accounts so you are comfortable with how your information is used and shared on them.


Data security is of great importance to Winnthinking Ltd and to protect your data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure your collected data.

We take security measures to protect your information including:

  • Ensuring our office building is fully secure
  • Ensuring all computer screens and devices are locked when left unattended
  • Password protecting our CRM database
  • Restricting access to our information technology
  • Using appropriate procedures and technical security measures (including
    encryption and anonymisation) to safeguard your information across our
    computer network, website, devices and premises.
  • Shredding paper records once used
  • Ensuring the full and proper destruction of any physical data storage device at the end of its period of use
  • Deleting desktop files fully and completely from the server using up-to-date software

How to contact us

If you wish to exercise one of your rights as set out above, or you have a question or a complaint about this policy, please contact us by one of the following means:

By email:
By post: Winnthinking Ltd
                The Technology Centre
                 Station Road
                 IP13 9EZ

Thank you for taking the time to read our Privacy Policy.

Winnthinking Ltd

This Policy was last updated on 30 January 2020.