Privacy policy

Our goal is to ensure that we adhere to a robust privacy policy. We collect information specifically for the following purposes:

  • to help us make the site work better for you

  • so that we can contact you when you ask us to do so

  • to enable us to inform you with relevant updates if you are registered to receive our


    This website uses links to and from other organisations. We want to make it clear that this privacy policy (the one you are reading) relates to the BeTheSpark CIC website only.

    Cookies are used on this site

    The information we collect

    Welsh Government provide the platform on which BeTheSpark CIC is housed, and S8080 provide web maintenance and hosting for BeTheSpark CIC. For this reason, both Welsh Government and S8080 are data processors required in order to deliver BeTheSpark CIC. Both Welsh Government and S8080 are able to view collected data during processing, but do not have permission to use this data for any purpose, other than to deliverBeTheSpark CIC.

    If you have any questions regarding the use of your data, please contact us at

    We collect the following information from people visiting the website:

  • the questions, queries and feedback people leave, including your email address if you send us email

  • brief personal and business details (your name, business name, email address)

  • visitors' IP addresses, and details of which browser they used (this information is collected as part of data processing and is not used for any purpose by any data

    processor, including BeTheSpark CIC)

  • information on how people use the site, using cookies and page tagging


    If you contact us via email or via webforms, we will keep a record of your message.

    Your details will be retained on the BeTheSpark CIC database until you require them to be removed and decide you no longer need to access the information. You have the right to withdraw consent and request that your data be removed at any time. You can do this by contacting

    More about cookies

    BeTheSpark CIC uses small data files stored on your computer called 'cookies'. Most big websites do this. They help us improve the website experience for you. Find out what we use them for, and how to control their use on our cookies page

    Any information we collect is used to:

  • improve the content and design of the website

  • contact you (with your permission) to respond to feedback

  • contact you through our newsletters (with your permission) to send you information

We will not share your information with other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your personal information to any other website.


Cookies used on this site

Universal Analytics

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_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made

Google Analytics

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_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on this website
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser
_utmz This tells us how you reached this website  (eg from another website or a search engine)


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__atuvc Used by the AddThis social sharing buttons
__atuvs Used by the AddThis social sharing buttons

Cookie control widget

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business-wales_cookiecontrol Stores your cookie control preference. This is always set.

Drupal Cookies

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has_js Drupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitors’ browser has JavaScript enabled.

Drupal authenticated users

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SESS* Session cookie to store the authenticated user session
drupal.tabledrag.showweight Sets whether table items are draggable
Drupal.toolbar.collapsed Stores the preference to collapse the admin menu display

Registration Privacy Notice

This notice was last updated on 20 March 2019

Your privacy is important to BeTheSpark CIC and in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) we have developed a Privacy Notice that covers why we collect and use your information. This privacy notice ensures that your personal data will be processed fairly and lawfully and in a transparent manner.

Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our privacy practices.

Why we collect and process the data collected

BeTheSpark CIC will be the Data Controller for the personal data you provide on the BeTheSpark CIC webforms. The purpose of collecting this data is for you to be able to access information not available on the public interface.

Who will have access to your data

The collected information will be accessible by the system technical administrators who support the I.T. system, and by members of Welsh Government, as the BeTheSpark CIC website is housed on a Welsh Government platform. System technical administrators and Welsh Government members will not use your details in any way.

How long are your details kept

Your details will be retained on the BeTheSpark CIC database until you require them to be removed and decide you no longer need to access the information.

Your rights

Under the data protection legislation, you have the right:

  • to access the personal data that BeTheSparkCIC holds on you

  • to require us to rectify inaccuracies in the personal data that BeTheSpark CIC holds on you

  • to (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing

  • to request (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’

  • to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who is our

independent regulator for data protection

The contact details for the Information Commissioner’s Office are: Customer Contact

Wycliffe House

Water Lane


Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113 Website:

For help with any of the above rights then please contact BeTheSpark CIC at

Changes to this policy

BeTheSpark CIC may make changes to this privacy policy at any time. Changes will be posted here and are effective immediately. When changes occur to this policy we will contact you on the email address we have recorded in your account to enable you to review the new version.

For further information on your information rights, please contact