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Privacy Policy

inspire* Accelerator Foundation (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of use, cookie policy and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

The General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR), effective on 25 May 2018, gives data subjects (living individuals in respect of whom personal data is processed) enhanced rights and protections in relation to their personal data.  We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the users of our services.  Therefore, we have updated our Privacy Policy so we are completely clear as to what personal data we collect, why we collect that personal data and how we handle it.  We, Inspire Accelerator Foundation of 53 King Street, Manchester M2 4LQ are the Data Controller (as that term is defined in data protection legislation).

Please read the privacy policy carefully. By visiting our website ( you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

1. What information do we collect?

The following tables set out what personal information we may process, why we process that personal information and the legal basis for such processing:

1.1 Information you give us.

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1.2 Information we collect from other sources.

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3. When will we disclose your personal data to others?

3.1 We may need to share your personal information with members of our group, which means our subsidiary and our associated companies including gunnercooke llp (CRN: OC355375) gunnercooke Consulting Limited (CRN: 09060177) and our subsidiary GC Trustees Limited (CRN: 11162269). The term subsidiary is defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

3.2 We may need to share your personal information with certain selected third parties including:


(a) our business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the purpose of performing any contract we have with you or them.  In particular, we use third party companies to process your personal data in order: (1) to provide our case management system for us, (2) to carry out our identity and credit verification checks, to provide: (3) legal support services (including the processing of information by the courts service and barristers), (4) confidential information destruction and deletion services; (5) data storage services; (6) communication facilities; (7) document production services; (8) event support and management services; (9) public relations services; (10) banking services; (11) to manage legal filings and registrations; (12) legal search services; (13) conferencing facilities and call answering facilities; and (14) any other services which we deem are necessary to properly manage our business and comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.

(c) analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website.

3.3 We will also disclose your personal information to third parties in the following circumstances:

(a) If we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may need to disclose certain personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

(b) If all or most of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our clients will be one of the transferred assets.

(c) If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce any legal agreement we have with you; or to protect our rights or property, or the safety of us, our clients, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

4. Where do we store your personal data?

We will always try to ensure that your personal data is processed within the European Economic Area.  In some circumstances this will not be possible.  In circumstances where it is necessary for us to transfer your personal outside the European Economic Area, we will only transfer such personal data to third parties where we have carried out due diligence on such third parties to ensure they will protect your personal data using similar standards and safeguards as we have.  We will also have contractual provisions in place with such third parties to ensure your personal data is protected.  Such contractual provisions will be based on the standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission for the transfer of data outside the EEA or such other appropriate standards as are required from time to time by the European Commission or the UK Government.  You consent to the transfer of your personal data outside of the EEA, as long as we comply with these requirements.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not always secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, and we will maintain appropriate technical and organisation measures to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

5. Storage and deletion of personal data

(a) Any personal data that we process will be deleted from our systems once we have completed the purpose for which we were processing the personal data. In some cases, the purpose for which we are processing your personal data will last for a considerable period (for example, if you are a long term client of ours, we will need to store your data until our relationship with you comes to an end).

(b) We will determine the period for which we need to retain your data, acting reasonably, and taking into consideration a number of factors such as your relationship with us, your engagement with us, and the fulfilment of contracts we have with you.

(c) We may need to retain your personal data where this is necessary to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, or to protect the vital interest or the vital interests of another natural person.

6. Data security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

7. Your rights

7.1 Under data protection laws you have the following fundamental rights:

(a) The right to access the personal data we hold about you;

(b) The right to have your personal data corrected if there are errors or inaccuracies in it, or your personal data is incomplete;

(c) The right to restrict the processing we carry out in relation to your personal data;

(d) The right to object to the processing we carry out in relation to your personal data;

(e) The right to have the personal data we hold about you provided to you in a useable format;

(f) The right to complain to a supervisory authority (in the UK this is the Information Commissioner’s Office) about how and/or why we are processing your personal data;

(g) The right to tell us you no longer consent to us processing your personal data. In practice you will usually agree in advance to us using your personal data for marketing purposes and if you no longer wish us to use your personal data for marketing purposes, you can opt out of receiving such marketing messages at any time. You can do this either by unsubscribing from the marketing messages we send you, notifying us in writing at

7.2 You can ask us to provide you with details of any personal data we hold about you.  You do not have to pay us a fee to access your personal data unless we believe your access request is unfounded, repetitive or excessive.  In this case we may charge you a reasonable fee to access your personal data or we may decide not to comply with your request.  We will notify you if this is the case. We will require you to provide appropriate evidence of your identity before we respond to your request. Typically this identification evidence will be a photocopy of your passport or photo driving licence, which a solicitor or bank has certified as being a true copy of the original and a copy of a recent utility bill detailing your current address.

7.3 Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

7.4 If you think that any of the data we hold about you is incorrect or inaccurate, you can contact us to correct such data.  Please contact us at for these purposes.

8. Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

9. Information about us

This privacy policy relates to Inspire Acceslerator Foundation.  We are a registered charity in England and Wales with Charity number 1163140.  Our registered office address and our main place of business is at c/o gunnercooke llp 53 King Street, Manchester M2 4LQ. Inspire Accelerator Foundation operates the website  You can contact us by phone 0333 014 3401 or by email at, or by post using the address c/o gunnercooke llp 53 King Street, Manchester M2 4LQ

Our data protection officer can be contacted at or using the postal address below.

10. Any questions?

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to:

Data Protection Officer
Gunnercooke LLP
53 King Street
M2 4LQ

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