This privacy notice sets out how Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub (Boost) uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.
Boost comprises of a partnership between Lancashire County Council, Growth Lancashire, Growth Company and Selnet supported by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Department for Business and Trade.
Boost Business Lancashire is led by Lancashire County Council and in order to comply with articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), where personal data relating to a data subject is collected, Lancashire County Council would like to provide you with the following details.
Lancashire County Council, PO Box 78 County Hall, Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8X
Our Data Protection Officer is Paul Bond. You can contact him at DPO@lancashire.gov.uk or Lancashire County Council, PO Box 78 County Hall, Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8XJ
Boost’s mission is to serve both new and existing businesses to grow job opportunities and skills across the county. Boost provides business support and economic development services. Our team of business advisors offer impartial advice to help businesses realise their potential either through specialist in-house support or through our extensive network of public and private sector partners.
The legal basis for processing your personal data, in accordance with the UK GDPR is:
(a) Consent: the individual has given clear consent for you to process their personal data for a specific purpose.
Where a client wishes to sign up to receive specific information from the stakeholders, such as a newsletter, consent must be gained, verbal or written. This consent must adhere to UK GDPR rules around consent management.
(f) Legitimate Interests: pursued by the controller or by a third party.
Legitimate Interests would apply where the data subject directly engages with one or more partner for the purposes of delivering a support service to them. Boost understands that any further sharing of personal data is their responsibility as a data controller, and they must identify a clear lawful basis for any onward sharing of personal data.
The legal basis for processing your special categories of personal data, in accordance with the UK GDPR is:
Where one of more participating organisations requests the ethnicity or disability status of a business owner, explicit consent will be sought. It will be the responsibility for each Boost provider who seeks explicit consent to ensure that an appropriate consent form is in place. The partner will explain to the data subject the reason they are seeking to capture this information and request consent.
Boost comprises of a partnership between:
The project is supported by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. We need to share the information with our funding providers; the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Department for Business and Trade.
Boost partners with the following local authorities (each acts as a data controller for personal data they receive):
Wider organisations and processors may have access to information in order to offer the client the best business support service. Wider partners and processors may include any number of the following organisations – East Lancashire Chambers of Commerce, University of Central Lancashire, Lancaster University, Edge Hill University, University of Sheffield, Innovation Agency, North West Aerospace Alliance, Northern Automotive Alliance, People Plus, Lancs Forum.
Each Boost partner organisation will only share the necessary and relevant information required to provide your business with help, advice and relevant funding opportunities.
This information is required to monitor external funding such as the European Regional Development Fund and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Funding bodies require details of the clients that have been assisted by partners as evidence for claims.
Data relating to the client journey and the hours the client has spent working with the project is required to comply with the State Aid De Minimis and Subsidy Control regulations for monitoring that the client hasn’t been supported above the threshold. This legislation is enforced across all Government or European funded business support projects.
The benefits of information sharing includes giving all partners involved a clearer picture of the clients’ requirements and tracking which services the client has received. Failure to appropriately share information would result in clients having to repeat their requirements to various organisations within the partnership. This would lead to the partnership not being able to track the allocated funding and support that the client has received from other partners.
GDPR restricts transfers of personal data outside the EEA, unless the rights of the individuals in respect of their personal data is protected in another way, or one of a limited number of exceptions applies. We will not transfer personal data outside the EEA.
The Boost Partner will only store information received from their involvement with you for as long as is legally required or in situations where there is no legal retention period they will follow established best practice. At the end of the retention period electronical data will be deleted and any physical files will be confidentially disposed of.
|Emails held in Outlook that haven't been exported or moved elsewhere
|Encryption used when emailing personal data to partners.
|1 year from the date received and then automatically deleted.
|Data record (fields as listed above under "What data will be shared")
|Database records containing the fields required by funding provider ERDF
|Data held on a password protected system which is regularly backed up
|For UKSPF funded projects, this is currently estimated to be summer 2030.
|Hard copy file
|Forms and other paperwork regarding your support under the ERDF funded scheme
|Files are mainly stored securely in locked cabinets and due card and attention is taken to avoid unlawful or unauthorised disclosure while in use
|For UKSPF funded products, this is currently estimated to be summer 2030.
You have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), these are the right:
If you want to exercise any of these rights then you can do so by contacting:
Information Governance Team
Lancashire County Council
PO Box 78
Or email: email@example.com
To ensure that we can deal with your request as efficiently as possible you will need to include your current name and address, proof of identity (a copy of your driving licence, passport or two different utility bills that display your name and address), as much detail as possible regarding your request so that we can identify any information we may hold about you, this may include your previous name and address, date of birth and what council service you were involved with.
If you would like more information concerning Boost and their work then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact DPO@lancashire.gov.uk
If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).