The new GDPR General Data Protection Regulation law came into force on 25th May this year.

The purpose of this regulation is to protect personal data, and this notice is to clarify what information we collect and what we do with it, and how you can access it should you wish to do so.

Corde is the data controller for personal data about clients, prospective clients, job applicants and our current and former employees and event attendees.

We do not trade personal data for commercial purposes and will only disclose it if required by law, necessary to arrange your event attendance, or with your consent.

To contact Corde with a data protection query regarding the processing of your personal data, please email Alison Mc Kerracher at [email protected]


GDPR requires that you confirm you are happy for us to both hold your details on our database and to contact you. To do so we need you to ‘opt in’ and give your consent. The information we collect from you (supplied voluntarily) is kept secure, safe, accurate and relevant. We may keep a record of your social media handles to ensure that your data is kept up to date.

You can exercise your ‘right to be forgotten’ at any time and can request we erase your personal data. This will be erased on receiving your instruction, unless an exception applies that permits for us to continue processing your data for legal reasons.


We may collect information about your computer, including where available your Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not personally identify you.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Unless you have set your browser to block cookies, this site will place the following cookies on your computer. 

Our website is built using technology by Adobe and this also uses cookies that help the site to work better for you and monitors the pages that you visit. This is completely anonymous and is stored on your computer for a very short period of time. 

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or


Photography is a key part of our marketing and communications strategy. We may use photography or video taken at an event. If you do not want to be included or your name identified please advise the photographer at the time.

We may ask you for your opinion, feedback or comment on events, trends current affairs projects or our service. This could be used to improve our service delivery, research or marketing campaign. For this we may require your personal details which will require your explicit prior consent for the specific article.


Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control or responsibility for a third party website.

Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

marketing / events 

 We will not contact you via email without your prior consent except for when you have previously used services from us. In this case, you may receive marketing such as information regarding networking events. You are able to opt out from these emails at any time. If there is a joint hosted event, we may share your details with the organisers in order to facilitate the organisation of the event.


Where applicable, we may disclose your personal information to any member of our group. This includes, where applicable, our subsidiaries, our holding company and its other subsidiaries (if any). An up to date list of the companies currently part of Corde is available upon request.

Your information will only be disclosed for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy or which you have otherwise consented to.

We may also disclose your personal information to third parties:

Where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements

Or to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction

Where the transfer or disclosure would otherwise be in compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.


 As an individual whose personal data is processed by Corde you have these rights

The right to be informed, which is what this privacy policy is for.
The right to access what data we hold about you.
The right to object to direct marketing – either use the unsubscribe option or contact us directly.
The right to object to processing carried out on the basis of legitimate interests.
The right to erasure (in some circumstances).
The right to data portability.
The right to have your data rectified if it is inaccurate.
The right to have your data restricted or blocked from processing.

If, at any time, you want to verify, update or amend your personal data please email Alison McKerracher at [email protected]

You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing with the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (hyperlink


 We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 3rd October 2018.

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