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Privacy Policy

1. General*

This ( is the website of The Development Company Limited. We are committed to protecting your privacy and we take our responsibilities regarding the security of information you provide to us very seriously. We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Our ICO Registration Number is Z8698673.

This Policy covers how your data is collected, stored and used and is compliant with Data Protection Laws including the Data Protection Act (DPA), 1998, and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), 2016/679.  If you have any concerns, questions or comments please contact our data controller: Kay Buckby, Director, The Development Company Limited, Ireton House, 9 Sunny Side, Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, NN6 0EX.

By using this website you are agreeing to the terms of this policy.

2. Information We Collect *

If you provide us with any personal information through this Website and our standard operations (“Your Information”) we will use it as set out in this policy and to keep you informed about any goods or services of The Development Company Limited which may be of interest to you. If choose to receive information about our goods and services and then subsequently decide you do not want to do this then please follow the unsubscribe instructions on the correspondence you receive.

We collect your information only if you have given us explicit consent. This is information given by you when you book an open course place, purchase a product or service, dowload an ebook, make an enquiry and leave a comment on a blog page.

Consent is requested when you first visit the website. Your response will be maintained for 30 days after you gave it. You may change your response at any time by visiting the website.


For downloading ebooks you are requested to give a double opt in or opt out. Ebook downloads are not dependent on the response you give.

Information you give when you double opt out will be deleted on a monthly basis. Information you give on a double opt in will be collected in a private area of the website and then used for the purpose which you agreed to. It may be exported to an external site for email marketing. It may be held in a data file on an internal computer within The Development Company.

You may choose for this data to be deleted at any time by contacting us in writing or by email.

Contact Form*

Information that you provide on our contact form will be used for the purpose of the contact. It will then be held or deleted according to your instructions when you complete the form. Data not deleted may be exported to a data file on an internal computer within The Development Company for historic records of enquiries. This data can be deleted if you request this deletion in writing or by email. Contact Form data on this website will be deleted after 6 months. This data will not be used for marketing purposes unless you have agreed to this when you completed the form.

Blog Comments*

When you leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Shop Purchases

The information you provide will be used for the purposes of the purchase and provision of necessary paperwork. Data will be passed to a third party payment processor (Worldpay) for them to enable the purchase. Data may be exported to a third party site for email marketing. It may also be held in a data file on an internal computer within The Development Company for marketing. This data can be deleted if you request this deletion in writing or by email.


If you create an account on this website, the information you provide will be held for the lifetime of the account to enable you to have an easier experience when making further purchases in the future.. This data can be deleted if you request this deletion in writing or by email.

Google Analytics*

Google will gather data from our website to enable the production of analytics. This information is used to enable us to better position our website content to provide you with a better service.

You can read their Privacy Policy here:


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

3. Disclosure to third parties
We will not pass Your Information on to any other third parties at any time.

4. Our email newsletters and special interest newsletters
If you subscribe to receive one of our email newsletters provided by The Development Company, that newsletter will be provided to you free of charge.  To enable us to do this you will need to provide us with your email address. Our newsletters contain promotions or information relating to the goods and services provided by The Development Company Limited. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from an email newsletter you may do so by following the unsubscribe instructions on the newsletter or on this Website or by e-mailing us e-mail us.

5. Third party sites
There are no associations to third party sites.

6. Cookies
This Website makes use of ‘cookies’ and tracking software to enable your experience to be smoother on the site.

7. Security
In accordance with our requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998, we shall use reasonable endeavours to implement security procedures to help prevent unauthorised access to Your Information. However, The Development Company shall not be liable for any attempt to hack or crack or otherwise gain access to any part of this Website including any of Your Information.

8. Usage of information
We may disclose Your Information if we are required to do so by any law or other regulatory or government authority.

9. Corrections/updates
If we hold any of Your Information and that information is incorrect in any respect, you can e-mail us and the information will be corrected as soon as reasonably possible.

10. Policy changes
By using this Website you agree to the terms of this privacy policy. We may amend this privacy policy from time to time. If we do so, we will post an updated version on this Website.

If you have any concerns, questions or comments please e-mail us

The Development Company, Ireton House, 9 Sunny Side, Earls Barton, Northampton NN6 0EX England
Tel: +44 (0) 1604 810801