Who we are

Our Privacy Policy provides you with details of how we collect and use your personal data when you visit our website www.lbn.org.uk. This includes information you provide when you contact us, sign up to our newsletter or comment on our blog.

Lakeland Businesswomen’s Network are the data controller and therefore are responsible for your personal data. If you have a complaint with how we collect and use your data, please contact us at enquiries@lbn.org.uk so we can resolve it for you.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal Data is any information that can identify an individual. The type of data Lakeland Businesswomen’s Network collects includes name, email, and technical data when you visit our website, sign up to our newsletter or comment on our blog. We also post images of meetings on Facebook. We have a members listing with business details on the website. If you would not like to be on the member list please email us at enquiries@lbn.org.uk



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you do not wish your image to be included in our Facebook meetings gallery please contact us at enquiries@lbn.org.uk


Newsletter Sign-Up

When you sign up to our newsletter you will be asked to provide your name and email. By signing up to our Newsletter you will only receive news, events and blog emails from Lakeland Businesswomen’s Network. We will not pass your details onto any third parties and you can unsubscribe at any time.



If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



We collect your technical data by using a website statistics plugin. We have chosen a plugin that only gives an overall view of traffic to our website and does not collect or store your personal computer data (ie. IP address).

You have the right to withdraw your consent for us to hold your data at any time.


Who we share your data with

Occasionally we do share your personal data in relation to the running of the Network to:

  • Service providers ie. IT and administration services.
  • Professional advisers ie. designers, lawyers, accountants and insurers.
  • HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities based in the United Kingdom.

We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for their specified purpose. All third parties are assessed and required to treat treat your data in accordance with the law.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We update our Mailing List every couple of years, but you can unsubscribe at any time. If you would like your details removed please contact enquiries@lbn.org.uk


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. European law now prohibits transfer of personal data outside of the EEA unless the transfer meets certain criteria. Our mailing list is hosted outside the EEA and meets the EEA standards.


Data Security

If we suspect a breach of personal data we have put a system in place to notify yourself and the ICO as soon as possible.