BSSEC CIC is a social enterprise, sector-led organisation working across key stakeholders, partners and operating businesses, all of whom have an interest in the regional social economy.  

We provide an annual CIC34 report to the CIC Regulator along with submitting our annual financial accounts. Data is retained and maintained in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.



When you register to attend a BSSEC CIC event, BSSEC CIC will communicate with you via email and hold your email address for this purpose only. We will not share your data with any third party without your written (emailed) consent. We will ask you if you would like us to contact you by email for other purposes such as receiving our news updates.

Our website has an online form for general enquiries and one for news subscribers, both provide clear information about opting-in for cookies and link to this web-based Privacy information page.

Contact lists for news updates, subscribers, members and events are held securely and accessed confidentially by BSSEC Directors only. We only hold essential information such as name, role, organisation and email, and provide clear information for those wishing to unsubscribe which is actioned within 48 working hours of an ‘unsubscribe request’ being received.


The relevant legal bases are set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) and in current UK data protection legislation and by adhering to UK data protection laws, we only use your data for the purpose that it is given, or for a reasonable ‘legal basis’. 

Specific consent

This is when you give us permission to use your data for a specific purpose only. You can withdraw your consent at any point by contacting us via email

Legal obligation

We only use your personal information in exceptional circumstances such as request from our Regulator and would email you to explain who and why. You can withdraw your consent at any point by contacting us via email

Legitimate interests

Occasionally we may use your personal data for our “Legitimate Interests” such as marketing information or events that, we believe, are relevant or of direct interest to you. You can withdraw your consent at any point by contacting us via email


BSSEC CIC will keep your data (namely email) unless we receive a written request to remove your data or we receive email notifications that your provided email address in ‘undeliverable’. We will delete your data within 48 working hours of receiving a written request to do so and send you a final confirmation email of action taken.


We do not share your data with third parties without your express consent – see Legitimate Interests and Legal Obligation above. We hold your data on secure, encypted laptop with appropriate online security protection.


If you no longer want to receive information from BSSEC CIC, please inform us in writing by email to or by letter to our registered address shown on our Contact page.


You have…

Right to access your personal information

At any time, you can ask us what personal data we hold about you and how we use it. We will provide this unless legal exceptions apply. 

Right to have your data updated or corrected

If at any time your data is inaccurate, please email us to have this updated on our records.  

Request restriction of data use

Please let us know by email if you have specific restrictions you would like to request in terms of your data and how it is used.

Request deletion of all your personal information

You have the right to request BSSEC CIC to delete some or all of your personal information and in certain cases, and subject to certain exceptions, you have the right for this to be done. 

Object to the use of your personal information

On the occasion of using your data for legitimate interests, reporting or similar, you can object to our use of your information. If we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you wish to object, we will stop processing your information for these purposes as soon as reasonably possible.

To enact any of your rights as listed above, please email us or write to our registered office address as shown on our Contact (link to WE’RE REAL PEOPLE/Contact page) page. We will endeavour to send you an initial reply within 48 hours of receipt of your email or letter.

Further guidance is available at UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office



When you visit our BSSEC CIC website, we will notify you that we use cookies and ask for your acceptance before moving through the website. To subscribe to our news or send an online enquiry, you will be specifically notified and asked to accept our Privacy terms and conditions. We only use basic cookies for Google Analytics only and do not embed unnecessary cookies when you access our website.


BSSEC CIC usesessential cookies to help us understand how useful and informative, accessible and navigable our website is and to make improvements for our website visitors. These are anonymous and do not track any personalised data or information about you.

Each time you first visit our website, you will be asked about your preference to opt in to cookies… but only asked once per website visit (not on every page or article).

Should you wish, you can continue to browse our website even if you opt out of cookies (that’s a good thing!).


BSSEC CIC website includes weblinks to other legitimate websites that are not under our control or influence. These are for additional context or more detailed information relevant to the article published by BSSEC CIC and may be (principally) in our blogs, shared resources, case studies or Member section.

Third party website will have their own Privacy Policy and Cookie use that will be different to ours. Please read the privacy information on the third-party websites and make your own, informed decision about their use of data and cookies, or opt out should you wish.


Please contact us if we can help with any further information about Privacy, Data, Cookies, or any of the other ‘important bits’ ?

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