12 Wesley Street, Hamilton HM11

Privacy & Cookies

We at Ignite Bermuda, are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.This policy (together with our Terms & Conditions and any other documents referred to within it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, via our website, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

By using our website, you agree to this policy. If you do not agree, please do not use our website or submit any personal data through it. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is Ignite Bermuda.

Together with key stakeholders in the community, Ignite Bermuda offers a formalised business curriculum for entrepreneurs to improve their skillsets and a network of mentors and investors to provide enablement and access to capital. Entrepreneurs need to apply in order to be considered for the programme.

1. Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following information about you:

  • information that you provide when filling in forms on our website, including your name, gender and contact details;
  • information that you provide when you report a problem with our website;
  • if you contact us by phone, e-mail, social media or otherwise, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
  • details of your visits to our website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

The information you give us may include your name, address, location, e-mail address, details of your device, particulars of your social media account, goods and services which you have purchased and details of the organisations from whom you have purchased goods and services.

2. IP addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including, where available, your IP address, operating system, browser type and version, time zone setting and browser plug-in types and versions for system administration and to collate aggregate information. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

3. Cookies

3.1. Our website use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. A cookie file (a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your computer or other access device) will be placed on your computer or other access device each time you visit our website.

3.2. We also use analytical cookie files. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using them. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

3.3. Cookies may be placed on your computer or internet-enabled device whenever you visit us online. This allows the site to remember your computer or device and serves a number of purposes. A notification banner may appear requiring your consent to collect cookies. Closing the notification banner and continuing to use the website, still results in your browser accepting cookies. Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu). You may also delete cookies from your device at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our web sites’ features.

Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through sites such as www.allaboutcookies.org.

Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our web sites:

Purpose

Analytical

Description

We use several third party analytics tools to help us understand how site visitors use our web site. This allows us to improve the quality and content on IgniteBermuda.com for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to our web sites. For further

details on our use of Google Analytics, see below.

Type and Expiry

Persistent, but will delete automatically after 2 years if you no longer visit IgniteBermuda.com

Analytical

We use several third party analytics tools to help us understand how site visitors use our web site. This allows us to improve the quality and content on IgniteBermuda.com for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers We use third party social media widgets or buttons to provide you with additional functionality to share content from our web pages to social media websites and email. Use of these widgets or buttons may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages (e.g. the social share count cache is updated) and log information about your activities across the Internet and on our web sites. We encourage you to review each provider’s privacy information before using any such service. For further details on our use of social media widgets and applications, see below.

Persistent, but will delete automatically after 2 years if you no longer visit IgniteBermuda.com

Other third party tools and widgets may be used on our individual web pages to provide additional functionality. Use of these tools or widgets may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, and ensure your interaction is displayed on our web pages properly.

Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we may obtain other identifiers including IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our web sites and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors.

BY NAVIGATING ON OUR WEB SITES OR ENTERING YOUR LOGIN DETAILS TO ACCESS AREAS RESERVED FOR REGISTERED USERS, YOU AGREE THAT WE CAN PLACE THESE COOKIES ON YOUR COMPUTER OR INTERNET ENABLED DEVICE.

3.4 Google Analytics

Ignite Bermuda uses Google Analytics. More information about how Google Analytics is used by Ignite Bermuda can be found here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

To provide website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the website itself or to other web analytics services.

3.5 Web beacons

A web beacon is a small image file on a web page that can be used to collect certain information from your computer, such as an IP address, the time the content was viewed, a browser type, and the existence of cookies previously set by the same server. Ignite Bermuda only uses web beacons in accordance with applicable laws.

Ignite Bermuda or its service providers may use web beacons to track the effectiveness of third party web sites that provide us with recruiting or marketing services or to gather aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies.You have the option to render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address but cookie information will not be recorded.

In some of our newsletters and other communications, we may monitor recipient actions such as email open rates through embedded links within the messages. We collect this information to gauge user interest and to enhance future user experiences.

3.6 Location-based tools

Ignite Bermuda may collect and use the geographical location of your computer or mobile device. This location data is collected for the purpose of providing you with information regarding services which we believe may be of interest to you based on your geographic location,and to improve our location-based products and services.

3.7 Social media widgets and applications

The Ignite Bermuda web site may include functionality to enable sharing via third party social media applications, such as the Facebook Like button and Twitter widget. These social media applications may collect and use information regarding your use of the Ignite Bermuda web site (see details on ‘Social Sharing’ cookies above). Any personal information that you provide via such social media applications may be collected and used by other members of that social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. We do not have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your information.

In addition, the Ignite Bermuda web site may host blogs, forums, crowd-sourcing and other applications or services (collectively “social media features”). The purpose of social media features is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and content. Any personal information that you provide on any Ignite Bermuda social media feature may be shared with other users of that social media feature (unless otherwise stated at the point of collection), over whom we may have limited or no control.

3.8 If you wish to delete any cookie files, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Our cookies will contain the domain name ingnitebermuda.com within the file name.

3.9 You may refuse to accept cookie files by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you choose this setting, you may be unable to access certain parts of our website.

4. Where we store your personal data

4.1 The information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination in the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating within the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy and cookie policy.

4.2 All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.

4.3 Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will take all reasonable endeavours to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, please be assured that we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access to, destruction of or damage to such personal data.

5. Uses made of the information

5.1 We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • registering you with the website to receive future information and / or participate in the programme;
  • to process your application or fulfil any transaction that you enter into on our website;
  • to improve our website and to ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or other access device;
  • to administer our website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;§ to allow us to consider your comments, queries and suggestions and respond, if necessary;
  • public relations opportunities;§ as part of our efforts to keep our website safe and secure;
  • to comply with any legal obligations; and/or
  • to enable or facilitate the exercise of our rights under our terms and conditions of website use.

5.2 We may also contact you by mail, telephone, fax, e-mail or other electronic messaging service with the Ignite Bermuda newsletter and information about opportunities available to you such as networking or educational opportunities. If you do not wish to receive such communications from us, please e-mail us at hello@ignitebermuda.com and include “Your Communications” in the subject line of the email.

5.3 We may keep personal data which we collect for a reasonable period for any of the purposes mentioned above.

6. Disclosure of your information

6.1 We may share your personal information with:

  • business partners, suppliers, licensees and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into in relation to content you have uploaded to our website, including your application and its evaluation and your participation in the programme; and


  • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website.

6.2 We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case, we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
  • if Ignite Bermuda or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case, personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets;


  • 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 Ignite Bermuda, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

7. Third party personal data

7.1 Where you submit personal information, sensitive personal information or GDPR special category data regarding another person, you confirm that (where the person is not deceased) they have explicitly consented to you submitting their personal information and sensitive personal information to us, and that you have informed them of our identity and the content of our terms and conditions of website use and this privacy and cookie policy, including the purposes for which such personal information and sensitive personal information will be processed by us.

7.2 Our terms and conditions of website use and this privacy and cookie policy will apply to any such third party personal information and sensitive personal information in the same manner that they apply to your own personal information.

8. Your rights

8.1 You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your information) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting our Privacy Officer at privacyofficer@ignitebermuda.com.

8.2 Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the website of participant organisations, our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these website, please note that these website have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.

8.3 Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we also wish to inform you of the below applicable rights, which is not an exhaustive list of your rights under GDPR:

  • The right to be informed – you have the right to be told about the collection and use of the personal data you provide. This privacy policy sets out the purpose for which we process your personal data, how long we will keep your data, who we will share your data with. If you have any questions on how and why we process your data please contact the Privacy Officer at privacyofficer@ignitebermuda.com. If you want to know more about this right, the ICO has more guidance on their website:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/right-to-be-informed/

  • Right of access – you have the right to know whether we are processing your personal data, and to a copy of that data. We would need as much information as possible to enable us to locate your data. If you want to exercise this right, please contact the Privacy Officer at privacyofficer@ignitebermuda.com. If you want to know more about this right, the ICO has more guidance on their website:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/right-of-access/

  • Right to rectification – you have the right to have any incorrect personal data corrected or completed if it is incomplete. You can make this request verbally or in writing. We will need as much information as possible to enable us to locate your data. If you want to exercise this right, please contact the Privacy Officer at privacyofficer@ignitebermuda.com. If you want to know more about this right, the ICO has more guidance on their website:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/right-to-rectification/

  • Right to erasure – this right, often referred to as the right to be forgotten allows you to ask us to erase personal data where there is no valid reason for us to keep it. If you want to exercise this right, please contact the Privacy Officer at privacyofficer@ignitebermuda.com. If you want to know more about this right, the ICO has more guidance on their website:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/right-to-erasure/

9. Changes to our privacy and cookie policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy and cookie policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy and cookie policy.

10. Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy and cookie policy are welcomed and should be addressed the Privacy Officer at: privacyofficer@ignitebermuda.com