MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE, POSSIBLE

FOR GREATER LINCOLNSHIRE

Privacy Policy

Productivity Programme Application
Your personal information
The University of Lincoln collects personal information about you when enquire or apply to and, if applicable join, the Productivity Programme for Greater Lincolnshire (‘Productivity Programme)’. We use this information to assess your eligibility for the programme and, if applicable, process your contract. This notice explains more about how we use your personal information.
 What information we collect about you
 How we use your information
 Information we may share with other organisations
 How long we keep your information
 Accessing your information and other rights
 How to object or withdraw consent
 How to contact us
 How to complain

What information we collect about you
We collect information about you when you complete a Productivity Programme expression of interest form or enrolment form. Information required during each stage of the process will be stated and the purpose provided.
Keep your details up to date by e-mailing productivity@lincoln.ac.uk

How we use your information
The data we collect from you through these forms is used to record interest in joining the programme, assess your eligibility and, if applicable, to enter into a contract. This data will be processed on the basis that by signing up to the programme you are entering into a contract with the University.
Equal opportunities data is collected to measure the level of implementation and monitor the impact of policies. It supports the inclusion of people with disabilities, younger and older workers, low-skilled workers, migrants and ethnic minorities.
Financial data is only used to carry out due diligence checks on your business.
Data will be accessed by members of the Productivity Programme team and the below approved third parties.
The University occasionally uses cookies and other technologies on its website that collect data about you when you use them. Where this occurs further information will be available in a cookies policy. The cookies policy for the University website can be found here: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/termsconditions.
Information we may share with other organisations
It is necessary, to support the administration of the programme, to share your data outside of the University. The organisations your data is shared with are listed below:

Greenborough Management Ltd
Some information submitted as part of this programme will be shared with Greenborough Management Ltd as partners in the programme. This is necessary to facilitate the administration of the programme. If consent was withdrawn we would not be able to offer the programme.

Credit Safe
Financial Information is subject to credit checks through credit safe. This is necessary to carry out due diligence checks to ensure the business meets the requirements of the fund. If consent was withdrawn we would not be able to offer the programme.

Project Auditors
A legal requirement for the legitimate audit of this project. If consent was withdrawn we would not be able to offer the programme.

Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub

If you have opted in to receive further information from the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub they will contact you with details of events or further support they can offer. You can opt out at any time by selecting the unsubscribe option on emails or by contacting productivity@lincoln.ac.uk. If you opt you will not receive information about additional support available.

Grant Panel Members
As part of the application process your application will be presented to a panel and will be shared with authorised panel members. If consent was withdrawn we would not be able to offer you the programme.

ERDF
All information submitting as part of the programme will be shared with the Programme Funders – ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) for the legitimate audit and monitoring of the Programme. If consent was withdrawn we would not be able to offer the programme.

We use a number of suppliers who process personal information on our behalf. These include suppliers of software services. These act strictly on our instructions and must not use the information for their own purposes.
In exceptional circumstances we may be asked to share your information with police or other investigators if it would prevent or detect crime or safeguard a person’s wellbeing. Each instance will be judged on its own merit and any sharing of information will be done within the law.
How long we keep your information
For auditing purposes data will be kept for 25 years, as stipulated by the programme funders.
If you access additional University services these may keep a record of your contact and will provide you with details of how long they keep your information.

Accessing your information and other rights
You have a number of rights relating to your personal information. These include:
Access You have the right to request a copy of any personal information we hold about you.

If you would like a copy of any of your information please contact the Information Compliance team on the details below. The team will process your request within a month.

Portability – If you have provided information on the basis of your consent or for a contract then you can request a digital copy so you can send it to another organisation.

To request a copy please contact the Information Compliance team on the details below. The team will process your request within a month.

Correction – If any of the information we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete then please let us know. You have the right to have your information corrected so that we hold accurate records about you.

Erasure – This is also known as the right to be forgotten. You can request that your personal information is erased if it is no longer necessary for the University to keep it, or you withdraw consent that you have previously provided, or you object and there is no overriding grounds to keep it or if it is unlawful to continue to keep it.

Restriction – You can request that the use of your personal information is limited to storage only and that we use it for no other purpose. This applies where you contest the accuracy of the personal information we hold, or our use of the information is unlawful, or we no longer need the information except in relation to legal claims, or you object to the use of your data and we need to verify whether or not our purpose for keeping it overrides the grounds of your objection.

The Information Compliance team can be contacted by email on compliance@lincoln.ac.uk or by post at: Information Compliance, Secretariat, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS.

How to object or withdraw consent
If you object to our use of your personal information then we must stop unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for continuing. Please contact productivity@lincoln.ac.uk and explain your objection.
If you have provided your consent for the use of your personal information then you can withdraw this consent at any time. Contact productivity@lincoln.ac.uk

How to contact us
For general enquiries please call 01522 88 2000 or write to University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS.
You can find contact details for individual teams and staff by visiting http://staff.lincoln.ac.uk.
If you have a query about your personal information rights then please contact the Information Compliance team by email on compliance@lincoln.ac.uk or by post at Information Compliance, Secretariat, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS.
How to complain
If you feel that we have let you down in relation to your information rights then please contact the Information Compliance team by email on compliance@lincoln.ac.uk or by post at Information Compliance, Secretariat, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS.
You can also make complaints directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is the independent authority upholding information rights for the UK. Their website is ico.org.uk and their telephone helpline number is 0303 123 1113.

ELIGIBILITY

The Productivity Programme for Greater Lincolnshire is funded through the European Regional Development Fund

To fit with their eligibility criteria a business must be:

  • Based within Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire or North East Lincolnshire
  • An SME; employing fewer than 250 people and have an annual turnover not exceeding €50m
  • In receipt of less than €200k of De Minimis state aid in the past 3 years.
  • A business must not be based in the following sectors:

  • Fishery and aquaculture sectors supported by the European Fisheries Fund
  • Primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products, supported by EAFRD
  • Coal, steel and shipbuilding sectors
  • The synthetic fibres sector
  • Generalised (school age) education
  • Banking and insurance companies
  • Retail business or retail service business such as restaurants, hairdressers etc.
  • The programme cannot support replacement/upgrade of existing like for like machinery or any activity/purchase which is considered as an every day business activity.
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