Business for Calderdale (BfC) is a not for profit networking organisation run by committee. The correspondence address for BfC is care of Chadwick Lawrence LLP, The Fire Station, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX.

As a not for profit organisation, BfC is not registered with the Information Commissioners Office. The person responsible for data protection at BfC is the chair, Nick Worsnop who can be contacted at

Generally, the data BfC processes is in relation to its former members and members of the Calderdale business community and comprises people’s names, business, contact email addresses, contact telephone numbers, and correspondence address. BfC holds this information for the purposes of providing information to the business community about events that it organises or for the purposes of general information which may be of interest.

Processing this data is necessary for the legitimate interests of BfC to perform its networking function.

In addition, BfC processes data relating to those individuals who book to attend an event for the purposes of organising numbers, facilitating any ticket requirements, or providing information about the event.

If an event requires payment, BfC will not take nor process the payment details provided and has no access to the same. Such data will be processed by the card payment provider and is subject to their privacy terms.

The data held by BfC is retained indefinitely unless and until we are asked to erase it or stop processing it.

When you visit or use the BfC website, we use analytics to collect information about you by way of cookies.

We believe it is necessary for these cookies to use your data in the legitimate interests of BfC for the purpose that we need to use these cookies to monitor use of our website, track the use of our website, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop BfC and to improve and develop website performance. It is also necessary for us to use these cookies to enhance and assist your experience when visiting our website.

On occasion we also hold data (being only contact details) for those who host or are interested or approached to hold our networking events. We hold this data for the appropriate period of time until after the event and thereafter it is deleted.

We will only use the cookies for these purposes.

BfC shares its data with the Community Foundation for Calderdale who process the data upon BfC’s behalf. There is a written agreement in place with the Community Foundation for Calderdale which regulates this processing. Also, BfC may share members’ data with the members of the BfC committee (details of which can be found on the website Members of the BfC committee have access to the data BfC holds and this is subject to written terms between BfC and the individual committee members.

Aside from that, BfC will not pass members’ data to any third party without their specific agreement that we may do so.

You have the right to ask us for confirmation of the data we hold and are processing about you, to request access to and copies of the data, to ask that any data that we hold be corrected if you believe it is inaccurate or incorrect, and to object to or ask for data to be erased. If you would like to action any of these rights please contact

If you believe at any time that BfC is not complying with its obligations properly then you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office whose details can be found at