Privacy Policy

What this policy covers

This privacy policy tells you what to expect when you visit The policy details what personal information is collected and/or processed, as well as how personal information is handled and who has access to.

Beastly Business is managed by researchers from The University Of Sheffield

What personal data we collect

In general when we collect the following personal data from you, our legal basis for this is to pursue the legitimate interests of Beastly Business.

When you contact us via a contact form

When you make contact with us via a contact form, we will collect the following information in order to provide information about our research to you (to pursue the legitimate interests of Beastly Business):

  • Your name
  • Email address
  • Any other personal data you may have submitted as part of your enquiry

How long we hold your personal data for

When you contact us via a contact form
Your enquiry and details are stored for 3 months.

When you sign up to our mailing list
Your name and email are kept on our mailing list for as long as you are subscribed. We may periodically check to see if you wish to remain subscribed to our mailing list. You can also unsubscribe at any time either by using the ‘unsubscribe’ links in any of our mail or by contacting us.

Who has access to this personal data

Beastly Business is led by researchers from The University Of Sheffield. Staff from this organisation have access to data collected on this site. You can view The University Of Sheffield’s privacy policy for more detailed information on how the organisation handles personal data below:

Which third parties have access to the data on my website?

To support delivery of our services, we engage third party data processors (‘Sub-processors’) which in turn also have access to certain personal data. This section provides important information about the identity, location and role of each sub-processor.

Prior to engaging any third party sub-processor, we perform diligence to evaluate their privacy, security and confidentiality practices, with the purpose of establishing their compliance with all UK and EU data & privacy law.

Beastly Business currently uses the following sub-processors to help with general management of this website:

Ink & Water Limited
Unit F10
Globe Works
Penistone Road
S6 3AE

View Ink & Water’s Privacy Policy

What happens when you visit our website


When someone visits, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. Google Analytics uses cookies to track site visits – we will always obtain your consent before before placing any cookies on your device.

This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Links to other websites

This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Access to your personal information

We try to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information, as well as request that this information is removed or amended, by making a ‘subject access request’. If we do hold information about you, we will:

  • give you a description of it;
  • tell you why we are holding it;
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

If you’d like to make a subject access request, please contact us.

Changes to this privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review.

This privacy policy was last updated on 21/09/21.