Privacy Policy

This privacy notice is provided to inform about how and why your personal data is used so that we can be as transparent as possible, and to ensure that you are aware of your rights under data protection legislation. 

The Company

We are Growth Animals Ltd. and we are the Data Controller, our correspondence address is 53, The Martletts, Rustington, BN16 2UB. We can be contacted on 07747 127740 or [email protected] We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as fee payers under number ZA790633. 

The purpose for processing your data and our basis for doing so.

We process your personal data so we can offer you and provide our range of ethical marketing services. We also use personal data for our own business to business marketing purposes.

We obtain your data in several ways, for example we might meet at a network event or we might find your details on a social media platform such as LinkedIn alternatively you might approach us because of our marketing activities. We only process enough details so we can make an initial contact with you, this will be your name, email address and telephone number. We do this under Article 6.1.f UK GDPR – Legitimate Interest

If we decide to engage commercially, we will process the above information and your company name, full business address and job title. We do this on under Article 6.1.b – Performance of a Contract 

If you fail to provide the information required, we will be unable to provide the agreed services to you.

We do conduct marketing on a strictly business to business basis. We do this under Article 6.1.f – Legitimate Interest. The legitimate interests we pursue is to grow our business and expand our ethical marketing approach.

Recipients of your data

As a general principle, we will not transfer your personal data to other recipients without your permission. There are some exceptions to this: 

  • It is possible, that we might be obliged to disclose personal information in response to a court order or other lawful obligation. Our lawful basis for this is Article 6.1.c -legal obligation. 
  • Our external accountants will have some limited access to your personal data through the preparation of our accounts. Our lawful basis for this is Article 6.1.f – Legitimate Interest; we have a legitimate interest in having our accounts correctly managed and filed.
  • If you do not pay your bills, we may choose to engage a third party to recover any money you owe us. Our lawful basis for this is Article 6.1.f – Legitimate Interest; we have a legitimate interest to pursue money owed to us

Data processed by third parties on our behalf. 

We use the services of other organisations in the processing your data. We use external accountants, cloud based email and document storage, video conference platforms and our website processes limited personal data such as through our contact form. We use a cloud based customer relationship management platform to store contact data and manage communications.

Those organisations that process personal data on our behalf are subject to a data processing contract as required by Article 28 of the UK GPDR. This ensures that your data is handled securely in accordance with the UK GPDR.

Transferring your data outside of the UK

We transfer personal data outside of the UK using some of our cloud based platforms. This transfer is to the USA and is international transfer is undertaken through the use of Standard Contractual Clauses.

Retention periods 

We will retain your data only for the time we require it for the purposes stated and / or where we have a legal obligation. We will retain the personal data for the duration of our commercial relationship and for 7 years subsequently. If you are a prospective client we will retain your data for 2 years after the last contact with you.

Your rights 

The UK GDPR provides you with several rights in relation to the data of your we process. The rights relevant to our activities are:

  • You have the right to get access to and copies of your personal data.
  • You can in certain circumstances, restrict our processing of your data and request us to erase it (although we may have to retain some for legal reasons).
  • You can ask us to rectify any inaccurate information we may be holding. 

If you want to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the above contact details.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing with a supervisory authority — the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office. 

Information Commissioner’s Office 

Wycliffe House
Water Lane
SK9 5AF 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113