We’ll always do our best to fulfill your needs and meet your expectations, but it’s important to have things written down so everyone knows what’s what.
We have worked hard on making these documents as understandble and userfriendly as possible, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or feedback.
We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits the site and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
The site is owned and operated by WideCells Group PLC, a Listed company registered in England under company number 10197256.
Main trading address:
WideCells Group PLC Core Technology Facility 46 Grafton Street Manchester M13 9NT United Kingdom.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Covered in Our Policy?
Personal Data Explained?
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
Our Lawful basis for processing personal data
Privacy Notice – Legitimate Interest
Wideacademy complies with lawful basis for processing data both individual and commercial via legitimate interest.
We want to inform the general public and existing and potential clients on Wideacademy company activity, sales related initiatives, marketing communications, educational white papers, newsletters and informative blog posts via recognised media channels according to current legislation requirements
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
- The right to access the personal data we hold about you. (How Can I Access My Personal Data) will tell you how to do this.
- The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details in Contact Us to find out more.
- The right to be erased, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have. Please contact us using the details in Contact Us to find out more.
- The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
- The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
- The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
- Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Contact Us.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Data We Collect?
If you, for example:
- search for a service;
- place an order for a brochure or other materials;
- enter a survey;
- post content;
- communicate with any third party; or
- report a problem with any of the Websites,
on the site, some or all of your personal information (including your name, job title, job function, company's name, telephone, fax and mobile numbers, postal and email address, the industry you work in and your area of interest) may be collected by WideCells Group PLC Limited. We also collect personal information from you when you contact us (by email or otherwise).
How We Use Your Personal Data?
Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for one of the following purposes:
- Providing and managing your Account;
- Providing and managing your access to our site;
- Personalising and tailoring your experience on our site;
- Supplying our products or services to you. Your personal details are required in order for us to enter into a contract with you.]
- Personalising and tailoring our products or services for you.
- Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails or calls from you. Supplying you with information by email or post that you have opted-in to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by contacting email@example.com).
- Analysing your use of the site and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve our site and your user experience.
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email or telephone or text message or post with information, news, newsletter and offers on our products or services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.
Personal Data Retention Periods?
Your data will not be retained for longer than is necessary, and will be managed in accordance with our data retention policy. In most cases the retention period will be for a period of seven (7) years following the expiry of our business relationship with you, unless we are required to retain the data for a longer period due to business, legal or regulatory requirements.
If you have any questions concerning our use of your personal data, please contact The Data Protection Officer, WideCells Group PLC - please visit www.widecellsgroup.com for full address details.
Storage & Transfer of Your Personal Data?
We may store or transfer some or all of your personal data in countries that are not part of the European Economic Area (the “EEA” consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). These are known as “third countries” and may not have data protection laws that are as strong as those in the UK and/or the EEA. This means that we will take additional steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR as follows.
Where we transfer your data to a third party based in the US, this may be protected if they are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield. This requires that third party to provide data protection to standards similar to those in Europe. More information is available from the European Commission.
Sharing Your Personal Data?
On occasion we may have to disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies (this could include our subsidiaries, our holding company and all its associated subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
In addition, we may disclose your personal data to our company insurers and/or professional advisers as is reasonably necessary for the purposes of securing and maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice and managing legal disputes.
Though unlikely it is possible that We disclose your personal data to our suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of ensuring the provision of stem cell storage services and any other related products or services.
Financial transactions relating to our website and services may be handled by our payment services providers. This sharing of transactional data with our payment services providers will only be necessary for the purposes of processing your payments and will not extend further. This will also be the case with respect to refunds on such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about such payment services providers’ privacy policies and practices at on their respective websites.
In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data, it is possible that we may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
Controlling your Personal Data?
In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in (What are my rights), when you submit personal data via the site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your personal data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails or at the point of providing your details).
You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
Withholding your Information?
You may access certain areas of the Site without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on the Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
Accessing Your Personal Data?
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in (Contact Us). To make this as easy as possible for you, a Subject Access Request Form is available for you to use. You do not have to use this form, but it is the easiest way to tell us everything we need to know to respond to your request as quickly as possible.]
The Company does not charge an administration fee for the handling of normal Subject Access Requests. The Company reserves the right to charge reasonable fees for additional copies of information that has already been supplied to a data subject, and for requests that are manifestly unfounded or excessive, particularly where such requests are repetitive.
We will respond to your subject access request within one month of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.
Our Cookie Usage
Wideacademy’ website and online services may use ‘cookies’. Cookies enable you to personalise your experience on our website, use eCommerce features, tell us which parts of our website people have visited, help us measure the effectiveness of ads and web searches, and give us insights into user behavior so we can improve our communications and services.
If you want to disable cookies in your current browser, or those which you have installed, please refer to the following list:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647 Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows -internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies Edge: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy
If your browser is missing in the aforementioned list, please refer to your provider’s website.
The cookies used on our website have been categorized based on the guidelines found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. We use the following categories on our website and other online services:
- verification – cookies are used to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website
- importance – here the cookies help us to be sure if you are logged into our website
- personalisation – In order to improve our service to you and your experience of our site, cookies are employed to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you
- Security – It is important that cookies can be employed as an element of the security measures used to protect your user accounts, particularly to include preventing the fraudulent use of your login credentials, protect our website and our services generally
Category 1 — Essential Cookies These cookies are essential to enable you to browse around our website and use it’s features and functionalities. Without these cookies, features such as eCommerce and electronic billing cannot be provided, for example.
Category 2 — Performance-based Cookies These cookies collect information about how you use our website — such as the pages you go to most. This data may be used to help optimize our website and make them easier for you to navigate. These cookies are also used to let our partners know if you came to our website from one of theirs, and if your visit resulted in the use or purchase of a product or service from Wideacademy, including details of the product or service purchased. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymized.
Category 3 — Functionality Cookies These cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make while browsing. For instance, we may store your geographic location in a cookie to ensure that we show you our website localised for your area. We may also remember preferences such as text size, fonts, and other customizable site elements. They may also be used to keep track of what featured products or videos have been viewed to avoid repetition. The information these cookies collect will not personally identify you, and they cannot track your browsing activity on external sites (excluding our divisions: WideCells Group, WideCells & CellPlan).
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Postal Address: Wideacademy Ltd Core Technology Facility 46 Grafton Street Manchester M13 9NT United Kingdom
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.
Terms and Conditions
This agreement applies as between you, the User of this Web Site and Wideacedmy, the owner of this Web Site. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Web Site. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should stop using the Web Site immediately.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Agreement the following terms shall have the following meanings: "Content" means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Web Site; "Wideacademy" means WIDEACADEMY, CORE TECHNOLOGY FACILITY, 46 GRAFTON STREET, MANCHESTER M13 9NT, UNITED KINGDOM; "System" means any online communications infrastructure that Wideacademy makes available through the Web Site either now or in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, web-based email, message boards, live chat facilities and email links; "User" / "Users" means any third party that accesses the Web Site and is not employed by Wideacademy Group PLC and acting in the course of their employment; and "Web Site" means the website that you are currently using (www.wideacademy.co) and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
2. Intellectual Property
Subject to the exceptions in Clause 3 of these Terms and Conditions, all Content included on the Web Site, unless uploaded by Users, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, sound clips, video clips, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software is the property of Wideacademy, our affiliates or other relevant third parties. By continuing to use the Web Site you acknowledge that such material is protected by applicable United Kingdom and International intellectual property and other laws. Subject to Clause 4 you may not reproduce, copy, distribute, store or in any other fashion re-use material from the Web Site unless otherwise indicated on the Web Site or unless given express written permission to do so by Wideacademy Group PLC.
3. Third Party Intellectual Property
Unless otherwise expressly indicated, all Intellectual Property rights including, but not limited to, Copyright and Trademarks, in product images and descriptions belong to the manufacturers or distributors of such products as may be applicable. The Copyright of all photographs featured on the Web Site are fully licenced for use. Subject to Clause 4 or you may not reproduce, copy, distribute, store or in any other fashion re-use such material unless otherwise indicated on the Web Site or unless given express written permission to do so by the relevant manufacturer or supplier.
4. Fair Use of Intellectual Property
Material from the Web Site may be re-used without written permission where any of the exceptions detailed in Chapter III of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 apply.
5. Links to Other Web Sites
This Web Site may contain links to other sites. Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under the control of Wideacademy or that of our companies. We assume no responsibility for the content of such web sites and disclaim liability for any and all forms of loss or damage arising out of the use of them. The inclusion of a link to another site on this Web Site does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.
6. Links to this Web Site
Those wishing to place a link to this Web Site on other sites may do so only to the home page of the site www.wideacademy.co without prior permission.
7. Use of Communications Facilities
You acknowledge that Wideacademy reserves the right to monitor any and all communications made to us or using our System.
In order to use the enquiry form and any other communication facility that may be added in the future on this Web Site, you are required to submit certain personal details. By continuing to use this Web Site you represent and warrant that: Any information you submit is accurate and truthful; and You will keep this information accurate and up-to-date.
Wideacademy makes no warranty or representation that the Web Site will meet your requirements, that it will be of satisfactory quality, that it will be fit for a particular purpose, that it will not infringe the rights of third parties, that it will be compatible with all systems, that it will be secure and that all information provided will be accurate. We make no guarantee of any specific results from the use of our Services. No part of this Web Site is intended to constitute advice and the Content of this Web Site should not be relied upon when making any decisions or taking any action of any kind. No part of this Web Site is intended to constitute a contractual offer capable of acceptance. No goods and / or services are sold through this Web Site and product and / or service details are provided for information purposes only Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that all graphical representations of products and / or descriptions of services available from Wideacademy correspond to the actual products and / or services, Wideacademy is not responsible for any variations from these descriptions.
10. Availability of the Web Site
Wideacademy accepts no liability for any disruption or non-availability of the Web Site resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, power failure, natural events, acts of war or legal restrictions and censorship.
11. Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by law, Wideacademy accepts no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage, foreseeable or otherwise, including any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the Web Site or any information contained therein. Users should be aware that they use the Web Site and its Content at their own risk. Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or restricts Wideacademy’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from any negligence or fraud on the part of Wideacademy Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that these terms and conditions adhere strictly with the relevant provisions of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, in the event that any of these terms are found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that term is to be deemed severed from these terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms and conditions. This term shall apply only within jurisdictions where a particular term is illegal.
12. No Waiver
In the event that any party to these Terms and Conditions fails to exercise any right or remedy contained herein, this shall not be construed as a waiver of that right or remedy.
13. Previous Terms and Conditions
In the event of any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and any prior versions thereof, the provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.
All notices / communications shall be given to us by email to enquiries@Wideacademy.co Such notice will be deemed received the day of sending if the email is received in full on a business day and on the next business day if the email is sent on a weekend or public holiday.
15. Law and Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions and the relationship between you and Wideacademy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Law of England and Wales and Wideacademy and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
What types of cookies does Wideacademy use?
There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” Wideacademy routinely uses all four categories of cookies on the Service. You can find out more about each cookie category below.
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around the Service and use its features, such as accessing logged in or secure areas.
Functionality Cookies. These cookies allow us to remember how you’re logged in, whether you chose to no longer see advertisements, whether you made an edit to an article on the Service while logged out, when you logged in or out, the state or history of Service tools you’ve used. These cookies also allow us to tailor the Service to provide enhanced features and content for you and to remember how you’ve customised the Service in other ways, such as customising the toolbars we offer in the right column of some pages. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and they are not used to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.
Targeting Cookies. Wideacademy, our advertising partners or other third party partners may use these types of cookies to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. These cookies can remember that your device has visited a site or service, and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites or services other than Wideacademy. This information may be shared with organisations outside Wideacademy, such as advertisers and/or advertising networks to deliver the advertising, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, or other business partners for the purpose of providing aggregate Service usage statistics and aggregate Service testing.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
First and third party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Wideacademy, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for Wideacademy, for example to help us understand how our service is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.
How to control and delete cookies
If you want to delete cookies follow the instructions at wikihow. If you wish to disable your browser from receiving cookies follow the instructions at wikihow. Note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Service and other parts of our Service may not work properly. You can find out more information cookie settings at third-party information sites, such as allaboutcookies.