Privacy Notice

Purpose (HR & Coaching) Ltd is committed to protecting your data and respecting your privacy. Our Privacy Notice sets out why and how we process the data you provide to us, in order to ensure you can be confident about how this data will be held and used.

A. What information do we collect?

We may collect and hold the following information about you:

  1. If you have signed up to receive our newsletter or information about our events or workshops, we hold your name, your company and supplied email address.
  2. If you are a current or previous client, we hold information required in order to conduct the work for which we were engaged. This usually includes the name, job title, office address, e-mail address and phone number for those directly involved in the project. We also hold contact details required for all relevant invoicing and project logistics.
  3. If at some point you have requested us to provide you with a proposal, then we will hold the contact information necessary in the delivery of that proposal, usually including name, job title, office address, e-mail address and phone number of the receiving party.
  4. If we have met you at an event and you have expressed interest in Purpose HR and our services, we will hold the contact information you provided us with at the time, usually including name, job title, office address, e-mail address and phone number of the receiving party.
  5. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  6. If you have participated in any of our events or workshops then we hold the information gathered for that purpose which is contact information, usually including name, job title and e-mail address.

B. Why do we hold this data?

We hold the information described above on one of two bases:

  1. Contractual obligation: In order to fulfil contractual obligations to you; or because you have asked us to do something before entering into a contract (e.g. deliver a proposal).
  2. Legitimate interests: In order to provide you with information about events or services which we believe may be of interest to you. This belief is based on you having either received or requested services from us in the past, or having expressed an interest in similar services/events.

C. How do we use your data?

We use the data described in Section A in order to deliver or communicate services which you have either requested from us or expressed an interest in. Whether that be to deliver a project or to let you know about our latest news or events, your data is used to communicate, maintain and/or fulfil our services to you.

It’s important that you know that we only keep data that is relevant for us communicating with you. We don’t request anything that is not essential – we only request, hold and use what’s needed.

D. How do we hold your data?

We treat your privacy and the security of your data very seriously. We store your information in secure environments and we never share it with third parties.

E. Website Information

We use Google Analytics to collect information about the places people visit on our website. This is collected anonymously, in aggregate and helps us understand which areas of our website are popular and which we need to improve.

Google Analytics will store a small piece of information on your computer called a ‘cookie’. A ‘cookie’ is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. When you visit a site that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your computer/mobile device so that the next time you visit that site, your device will remember useful information, visited pages or logging in options. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or to work more efficiently, and our site relies on cookies to optimise user experience and for features and services to function properly. These cookies can be deleted at any time and do not contain any personal information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

F. What are your rights?

Your data always and only belongs to you, and you have ultimate control over all data we hold about you. Therefore, you have a number of rights:

  1. You can request to see the information we hold about you. Contact and we will provide this information.
  2. You can ask us to update this information at any time if you believe it is incorrect or out of date.
  3. You have the right to be forgotten. Contact us at to have your data removed at any time. If you are a client and we are conducting a project with you or your company, then we are not able to remove your data until the project is concluded. This allows us to carry out our contracted services.
  4. You can opt-out of newsletter communications that we may send to you by unsubscribing via the link at the bottom of the e-mail.

If you require more information about our privacy policy, please email us at

Our Data Protection Officer is Lisa Thomson, CEO who can be contacted at:

Purpose (HR & Coaching) Limited, Kingshill View, Kingswells Causeway, Prime Four Business Park, Kingswells, Aberdeen, AB15 8PU

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can do this:

• via their website

• In writing to: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

• Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number.

Purpose HR’s registered office is at Kingshill View, Kingswells Causeway, Prime Four Business Park, Kingswells, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB15 8PU and we are a company registered in Scotland under SC 474970.

This policy was last reviewed July 2022.