We at 7C Consociation operate our services in accordance with the highest level of professional ethics and social responsibility. This includes responsibility to the environment, and to the individual with no form of compromise accepted.
Our policy and legal statements have been formed in accordance with this and can be found below. Any queries regarding our policies are welcome using the details on our Contact page.
The Data Protection Act 2018 (the Act) is the UK's implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Everyone responsible for using personal data has to follow strict rules called 'data protection principles'. They must make sure the information is: used fairly, lawfully and transparently.
The Act updates data protection laws in the UK. It is a national law which complements the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation and replaces the Data Protection Act 1998.
7C Consociation LLP (we / us) is the sole owner of the information collected on this website, with the exception of any regular newsfeeds to which we may be subscribed. We only gather information we need to serve you better and will not – without your consent – sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement except in cases where, in good faith, we believe that the law requires us to do so; it is necessary to protect 7C Consociation LLP's rights and/or property, or if circumstances necessitate acting to protect the personal safety of staff or of the public.
7C Consociation LLP recognises its obligations that may occur under the UK’s Data Protection legislation. It also recognises its obligations under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 under the terms of that act.
This website contains links to other websites. If you choose to activate these links you should make yourself aware of their separate privacy and data collection policies. We accept no responsibility or liability for such policies of these third parties.
We are committed to ensuring that any personal data we hold about you is protected in accordance with data protection laws and is used in line with your expectations. This notice relates to both data collected from you as part of transactions we make with you, and also data collected by this website.
1. Relating to data collected from you as part of transactions
1.1. What is personal data?
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. The processing of personal data is governed by the Act.
1.2. Who are we?
7C Consociation LLP is the data controller (contact details below). This means we decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
1.3. What data do we collect?
1.3.1. Company information such as email address, postal address and telephone numbers.
1.3.2. Name of contact(s).
1.3.3. Financial information relating to our transactions with you (including bank details).
1.3.4. Company or personal information available in the public domain.
1.3.5. Company or other personal information that you may supply in the course of our work that is identified as confidential.
1.4. Your rights
Unless subject to an exemption under the Act, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -
1.4.1. The right to request a copy of your personal data which we hold about you.
1.4.2. The right to request the correction of any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date.
1.4.3. The right to object to us using your personal data for particular purposes.
1.4.4. The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office.
1.5. Our principles of use.
Under the obligations of the Act the data we hold is:-
1.5.1. Collected and processed for a lawful reason, and in a fair and transparent way;
1.5.2. Only used for the purpose for which we originally collected the data;
1.5.3. Limited to that which is necessary for the stated purpose (in other words, we do not collect irrelevant data);
1.5.4. Accurate and kept up to date;
1.5.5. Kept only for as long as it is necessary;
1.5.6. Kept securely whether it is held on paper or electronically;
1.6. How do we use your data? (this is known as processing)
We use your personal data to enable us to carry out business transactions with you.
1.7. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
The processing is necessary for a contract we have with you, or because you have asked us to take specific steps before entering into a contract
1.8. Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential except where it is necessary to share information as part of our contract with you. 7C Consociation LLP will not use your personal information for any other reason than that for which it was originally intended. Furthermore, we will never pass on your information to third parties for marketing or related purposes.
1.9. How long do we keep your personal data?
We will keep your personal data for as long as it is necessary to do so to meet our legal obligations under our contract with you.
1.10. Further processing
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
2. Additional information relating to data collected by this website
7C Consociation LLP operates this website, https://www.7c-consociation.com/
This website collects no Personal Data. We do collect anonymous usage data for improving and monitoring the site. By using this site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
2.1 Google Analytics on this website
We use Google Analytics on this website to inform us of various things about users of our website, including what website you came from to get here, how long you stay for, what kind of computer or device you’re using, and some other analytical information. All this information is anonymous and no Personal Data is recorded.
The information collected by Google Analytics allows us to better understand the kind of people who come to this website, how easy it is to find your way around the website and what contents are popular. This allows us to make better decisions concerning the design and content of this website.
Occasionally, we will compile aggregate statistics about the number of visitors this website receives and browsers being used. No personally identifying data is obtained by this type of reporting. All of this activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service. You can disable Google Analytics for all websites using this browser plugin provided by Google: Opt-out Browser Add-on.
2.2 Cookies created
Cookies are files which contain a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier.
Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer's hard drive.
If you have any concerns about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we request that you directly raise your concern with us in the first instance using the contact form located at the bottom of this page, or emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113 or at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking
Slavery and human trafficking is rightly being given a much higher priority as a global problem facing millions of people and the way that they are forced to live. The UK government has legislated to encourage businesses to play their part more overtly and this statement is 7C Consociation's contribution to this call for action.
Our Organisation's Structure
We ‘apply business wisdom’ as a service to clients on an international basis. The vehicle for the application of our expertise can be varied to suit the client’s needs, be it consultancy, interim, NED, advisory, coaching or mentoring. As a business, we are a small enterprise but when on assignment, we share in the well-being of the client organisation. This may be a complex company covering a number of sites and countries employing many thousands of people with an international supplier and customer base.
Our Supply Chains
As 7C Consociation is a small enterprise, our supply chain is very simple, with our main expenditure being professional service businesses and IT companies based in the UK. We do not expect to confront difficulties regarding modern slavery and human trafficking with such suppliers but ask for guidance regarding their policies and statements where not found online.
Our Client Base
7C Consociation recognises its obligations under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 and as such already takes measures to ensure that potential and actual clients are behaving within that act. Given the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and subsequent amendments,, this will be treated similarly in the way that we assess the client base prior to and during any assignment.
7C Consociation's Policies on Slavery & Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our value-added chain. 7C Consociation is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
This approach is also consistent with the Institute of Interim Management’s Code of Conduct to which all accredited members must sign up. 7C Consociation is committed to this code as one of the partners (Tony Evans) is a full member of the IIM, an elected Companion, and was involved with the IIM Board in the initial writing of the code.
As an accredited executive coach, the same partner (Tony Evans) is a full member of the Association for Coaching and has ensured that all 7C Consociation partners comply with the association's global code of ethics.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery & Human Trafficking.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk:
Where possible we build long standing relationships with our key suppliers and make clear our culture and expectations of business behaviour (and hold them accountable to those standards).
When establishing new client relationships, we take time to understand their situation, the issues prevalent at that time and what we will do to achieve the client’s goals in a manner that is consistent with 7C Consociation's culture, ethics and the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Where client circumstances change with time, we endeavour to handle any adverse changes so that the legislation is applied as soon as practically possible. We ensure that concerns are reported, internal audits are thorough and whistle blowers are protected.
Value-Added Chain Adherence to Our Values.
We expect all those in our value-added chain to comply with our values. This includes a zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking.
As a small enterprise, all 7C Consociation partners have joint ownership of ensuring our approach and the law are adhered to.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, the partners actively keep themselves briefed on changes in legislation and variations in approach in countries where assignments are based.
Effectiveness in Combating Slavery & Human Trafficking.
As mentioned above, 7C Consociation's supplier base is very simple and is dealt with largely through annual review at the company year end.
When engaged with larger clients on assignment, a number of activities are undertaken that allow good coverage of the client’s situation. These include:
Completion of internal audits by independent group personnel.
Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems.
Application of relevant procedures within the client’s supply chain.
Adherence to client customer requirements with respect to the act.
Clear delegated responsibility to senior managers within the client organisation to ensure consistency of approach throughout the company.
Ensuring that the HR department has relevant policies in place to support reporting concerns or whistle blowing.
This is the slavery and human trafficking statement for 7C Consociation LLP and is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.