This Privacy Notice is designed to help you understand how and why the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership processes your personal data. This notice should be read in conjunction with the Council’s Corporate Privacy Notice.

Who are we?

North Yorkshire County Council is a ‘Data Controller’ as defined by Article 4(7) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership [henceforth referred to as the ‘LEP’] is one of 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships set up by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to stimulate economic growth through business, skills and infrastructure support. The LEP is not a legal entity in itself, so cannot be classed as the ‘Data Controller’. The accountable body for the LEP is North Yorkshire County Council.  

The Council has appointed Veritau Ltd to be its Data Protection Officer. Their contact details are: 

Data Protection Officer
Veritau Ltd
County Hall
Racecourse Lane
01609 53 2526

What personal information do we collect? 

In various places within this website, and via our LEP employees (either on the telephone, face-to-face, or via email) we may ask for the following information, including but not limited to: 

  • Name and job title 
  • Contact information, including email address and phone number  
  • Information such as postcode, preferences and interests 


Why do we collect your personal information? 

Your data is collected via the website and LEP employees for the following reasons: 

  • To keep you up-to-date on the work of the LEP and add you to our mailing list (when you have opted-in to this). 
  • For monitoring purposes to understand what content is of most interest to our audience. 


Who do we share this information with? 

The data you share with us will never be sold to third parties and will be treated with confidentiality. There are no instances in which we would need to share your data.  


How long do we keep your information for? 

Data held Retention period
Personal and organisational information  For as long as you remain an ‘active user’ of our services. This means that you are regularly engaging with our content.  

If you opt-out of emails and request your details are removed, this will be done within 2 week to allow employees the capacity to remove all of the information.  

If you become ‘inactive’ for more than 12 months, we will also remove your data from our CRM system 

What is our lawful basis for processing your information? 

Article 6 (1) (a) Consent: this relates to when you give clear consent to us to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will always ask for your consent when it concerns marketing information and being added to our mailing list. You will not be sent any regular updates unless you have opted-in to this.  


For More information about how the County Council uses your data, including your privacy rights and the complaints process, please see our Corporate Privacy Notice 



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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing pieces of information that websites can store on your computer’s hard disk. Cookies enable users to navigate around the website and allow us to continually improve the website and make it more efficient to use on future visits.

We use two types of cookies on this website:

  • Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your machine only for as long as you are on the website and are deleted after each visit.
  • Persistent cookies remain on your machine until expiry or deletion. Persistent cookies may store your personal preferences. They may also be used to record activity you may have previously completed, such as selecting preference filters, so that you are not asked to change your setting on each visit.

How we use cookies

Some of the cookies we use within our online services are ‘strictly necessary’. These are limited to those deemed essential to provide you with the services you have requested.

In addition we use cookies to:

  • Compile statistical reports on website activity, e.g. number of visitors and the pages they visit
  • Temporarily store any information which you may enter in tools, such as web forms
  • In some cases, remember information about you when you visit our site. We may need to do this to provide some of our services.
  • We sometimes use third parties to assist us in the analysis of visits to and performance of our website, but no information that isn’t freely available online is collected. We do not use cookies to store any personal information that others could read and understand.

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