Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of our supporters, members and visitors to our website. This policy is concerned with how we collect information, what we do with it and what controls you have.

Who are we

In this policy references to Stockton Business Improvement District(SBID) a registered company based at Office 7 Castlegate Business Centre, Walker House, Stockton On Tees, TS18 1BG.

Stockton Business Improvement is a business improvement district (BID) covering Stockton High Street. BIDs operate under the Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004, are elected every 5 years by their membership, funded via a business rates levy of the eligible businesses (.gov page here) and directed by a board drawn from member businesses.

The personal data we collect and why we need it

We collect personal data over three broad categories:

1. SBID newsletter sign ups - Submitted by the individual

2. Data collected by the SBID website – Collected automatically

3. BID membership data – Collected from Stockton Borough Council and by the BID team

The BID membership data is collected and processed on a legal obligation basis, as Stockton Business Improvement has an obligation to engage with its membership and ensure the BID levy is spent on their priorities. The remaining data is processed on a legitimate interest’s basis and used to fulfil SBID purpose.

Legitimate interests

Broadly speaking Legitimate Interests means that we can process your personal information if:

  • We have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of your rights and interests

When you provide your personal details to us we use your information for our legitimate business interests to improve the trading environment in and around Stockton Business Improvement District. Before doing this, though, we will also carefully consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights.

When we process your personal information for our legitimate interests, we will consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights under data protection and any other relevant law. Our legitimate business interests do not automatically override your interests – we will not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you unless we have your consent or are otherwise required to by law.

Sharing and retaining your information

We only disclose information to third parties or individuals when obliged to by law, for purposes of national security, taxation and criminal investigations and the following:

  • If you have agreed that we may do so.
  • When we use other companies to provide services on our behalf, e.g. processing, mailing or delivering orders, answering customers’ questions about products or services, sending mail and emails, customer analysis, assessment and profiling, when using auditors/advisors or processing credit/debit card payments.

We will never sell or rent your personal information to other organisations, and we hold your information only as long as necessary for each purpose we use it. If you request that we have no further contact with you we will keep some basic information in order to avoid sending you unwanted materials in the future and to ensure that we don’t accidentally duplicate information.

Cookie policy

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

If the settings on your browser that you are using to view this website are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies.

How to contact us

If you have questions about this policy, wish to obtain a copy or delete of the information we hold on you please get in touch.

Post: Office 7 Castlegate Business Centre, Walker House, Stockton On Tees, TS18 1BG.