Privacy Policy

Break for Growth Limited (“Break for Growth”, “we”, “our” or “us”) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.  We are also required to ensure we are compliant with all Data Protection law.  This includes the Data Protection Act 1998, the European General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) as well as any laws implemented, added to or replacing those pieces of legislation.

This Privacy Notice describes how we use the personal information that we collect from you, or that you provide, when you:

  • Visit our website (the “Website”);
  • Use the educational services and consultancy services (together the “Services”) that we provide;
  • Communicate with us.


Information about Us

Our Website is owned and operated by Break for Growth Limited, a limited company registered in England under company number 4020555, whose registered address is Sovereign Court, 230 Upper Fifth Street, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2HR.  Our VAT number is 769 3073 00.

Our Data Protection Officer is Cathy Rhodes, who can be contacted by email at, by telephone on 07947 465 190 or by post at 90 Brook Street, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 8SN.


Information We Collect

Information that you provide directly

We collect personal information from you:

  • Through the use of forms, which may be on paper or on our Website, such as when you sign up to receive our marketing communications, request information, make a purchase or commence a training programme;
  • When you provide us with information about any special requirements that you may have, such as dietary requirements;
  • If you choose to provide us with information when you use our Website or access our Services;
  • When you communicate with us for any reason – including by email, post or telephone – and when you use our Services.


Information that we collect automatically

When you visit our Website, we may collect certain information automatically from your device.  This may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser type, broad geographic location and other technical information.  We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our Website, including the pages accessed and links clicked.

Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our Website, where they come from and what content on our Website is of interest to them.  We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Website to our visitors.

Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further under the heading ‘Cookies’ below.


Information that we obtain from third party sources

We may receive personal information about you from third party sources, such as your employer if they enrol you on a course, but only where we believe that these third parties either have your consent or are otherwise legally permitted or required to disclose your personal information to us.  We collect only the minimum amount of information required from these third parties to enable us to provide the requested service or process any application you send to us.

We may also need to collect and maintain information from external sources such as credit reference and identity verification agencies. We will tell you when we receive information from them and how we will use it.

We only use the information we receive from these third parties as set out in this Privacy Policy.


Use of Your Information

The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our Services to you. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

  • To provide information on other Services we offer which we feel may be of interest to you, in accordance with your communications and consent preferences;
  • To meet our contractual commitments to you;
  • To act on your behalf where third party involvement is available and appropriate, for example through a third party specialist training provider;
  • To obtain additional personal information to secure funding or satisfy statutory legal or Government scheme requirements, for example through an Apprenticeship scheme;
  • To monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Website and Services and as necessary to prevent or detect crime.

In general, we will use any of the information we collect from you only for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice or for purposes that we explain to you at the time we collect such information.  However, we may also use your personal information for other purposes that are not incompatible with the purposes we have disclosed to you, such as statistical purposes, if and where this is permitted by applicable data protection laws.

If you do not want us to use your data for any marketing purposes, you will have the opportunity to withhold your consent to this when you provide your details to us.  Consent can be varied online via the Website.


Storing and Retaining Your Personal Data

The personal information you provide to us is stored within secure servers. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the personal information that we collect and process about you.  The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal information.

Non-sensitive details, such as your email address, are transmitted normally over the Internet and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so, for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business or statutory need to process your personal information we will delete it.


Disclosing Your Information

We may disclose your personal information, with your consent, to:

  • Third party service providers and partners who provide data processing services to us, for example, to support the delivery of Services, or who otherwise process personal information for purposes that are described in this Privacy Notice;
  • Partners with whom we work to provide Services, such as course vendors and trainers;
  • Any third party in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sales of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company;
  • Any law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority or other third party where we believe this is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of any third party;
  • Any other person with your consent to the disclosure.

Where you are a customer or prospective customer, we may disclose your data to third parties for our marketing purposes so that we can identify products and services we think you will be interested in.  Personal data used in this way may include contact details such as name, address, phone number, and email address.


Third Party Links

You might find links to third party websites on our Website or within documentation we provide.  This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

If you linked to our website from a third party site, we recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites as we have no control over them.


Social Networking

Our Website may offer you the opportunity to share or follow information about us, or the Website or our Services, using third party social networking functionality, such as through “share “, “like” or “follow” buttons.

We offer this functionality in order to generate interest in us, the Website and our Services among the members of your social networks and to permit you to share and follow opinions, news and recommendations about us.  However, you should be aware that sharing information with a social network may result in that party collecting your information and making it publicly available, for example through internet search engines.

Please note that we do not endorse or control the policies or practices of any third party social network.  Therefore, you should always carefully read the Privacy Policy of any social network through which you share information in order to understand their specific privacy and information usage practices.


International Data Transfers

For some of our Services, your personal information may be transferred to, and processed in, countries outside of the EEA.  However, we have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your personal information will remain protected in accordance with this Privacy Notice.  For more information about these safeguards please contact us using the contact details provided below.



Like many other websites, our Website uses cookies.  ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit.  They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full Cookies Policy. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.


Data Protection Rights

You have the following data protection rights:

  • If you wish to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by contacting us using the contact details provided below.
  • In addition, you can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information.  Do this by contacting us using the contact details provided below.
  • You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications at any time.  You can exercise this right by clicking on the “Manage my Preferences” link in the marketing emails we send you and untick the opt-in checkbox.
  • Similarly, if we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time.  Again, contact us using the details below to do this.  Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information.  For more information, contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues, at  Our ICO registration number is Z1378532.


Contacting Us

Our Data Protection Officer is Cathy Rhodes, who can be contacted by email at, by telephone on 07947 465 190 or by post at 90 Brook Street, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 8SN.


Changes to the Privacy Notice

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes. By using our website, you are agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to


What are Cookies

A cookie is a small file that websites put on your computer, mobile device or tablet. Their job is to recognise you and notify the website when you return.  They are most commonly used for recording information about websites you have visited and possibly what you viewed, bought or linked to while you were there.

We use cookies to improve your experience by remembering your preferences and user names without the need to log in. If you do not allow cookies some features on this website will not function. Please see the information below for details about the cookies this website uses.


Compliance Cookies

This cookie is placed when you click ‘Continue’ on the cookie information warning bar that is displayed at the top of our website.  It tells us you have given your consent to the use of cookies on our site and stops this message from appearing. A compliance cookie is also placed if you change your cookie preferences using the control panel on our website.


Session Cookies

Session cookies allow users to be recognised within a website so any page changes or item/data selection you make is remembered from page to page.


Cookies used: CFID – ColdFusion Unique Identifier, CFTOKEN – ColdFusion Unique Identifier, JSESSIONID – Java session Unique Identifier, FRONTUNIQUEID – SiteMachine Unique Identifier


Analytics Cookies

These cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors come from and the pages they visited. These allow us to measure and improve the performance of our site, using a service provided by Google Analytics. Click here to read Google’s privacy policy.


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Social Cookies (including YouTube)

We may embed videos from YouTube.  This may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos.

We may use social widgets to enhance visitor interaction on our site.  This collects non-personally identifiable information from many of the websites in which it is enabled and uses that information to deliver targeted advertising on other websites you may visit.


Advertising Cookies

At times advertising cookies may be set to track and monitor the effectiveness of ad related activity (e.g. by using statistical analysis cookies for tracking Google Pay-Per-Click campaigns). You can choose whether or not to allow these cookies to be set in cookie settings.

Enabling and Disabling Cookies Using Your Browser

Google Chrome

  • Click the menu icon on the browser toolbar
  • Select Settings
  • Click ‘Show advanced settings’
  • In the “Privacy” section, click the ‘Content settings’ button
  • To enable cookies in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Allow local data to be set’, this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick ‘Block all third-party cookies and site data’
  • To disable cookies, in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google:


Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’
  • In the options window navigate to the ‘Privacy’ tab
  • To enable cookies, set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below
  • To disable cookies, move the slider to the top to block all cookies
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft:


Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the browser menu and select ‘Options’
  • Select the Privacy panel
  • To enable cookies, tick ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  • To disable cookies, untick ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla:



  • Click on ‘Setting’ at the browser menu and select ‘Settings’
  • Select ‘Quick Preferences’
  • To enable cookies, tick “Enable Cookies”
  • To disable cookies, untick “Enable Cookies”
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software:


Safari on OSX

  • Click on ‘Safari’ at the menu bar and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  • Click on ‘Security’
  • To enable cookies, in the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Only from site you navigate to’
  • To disable cookies, in the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple:


All other browsers

  • Please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider.