Michael Ballantyne Consulting - Disclaimer/Privacy Policy/Terms and Conditions

The following Data Privacy Policy is applied by Michael Ballantyne Consulting (MBC) to processing Personal Information we have on individuals for our Life Sciences and Information Technology business. This Privacy Policy outlines data protection rules that apply to our operations, and are subject to the applicable local laws of the United Kingdom, including but not limited to data protection laws.

Limited License

This website is operated by Michael Ballantyne Consulting in the United Kingdom. Michael Ballantyne Consulting makes no representation that materials in this website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. This website is intended purely for your own personal and non-commercial use. You may not rent, transfer the website or any data residing on it, develop, or derive for commercial sale any data in machine-readable or other form that incorporates or uses any part of the website without prior written permission from Michael Ballantyne Consulting or its affiliates.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold Michael Ballantyne Consulting, its directors, officers, and employees harmless from all claims, liabilities, damages, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising out of, or in relation to (a) your use of this website; (b) any alleged breach of these Terms.

Links

This web site contains links to third-party web sites. This Privacy Policy applies solely to Michael Ballantyne Consulting website, and does not apply to, nor is Michael Ballantyne Consulting responsible for, any content, privacy practices, or conduct of third-party web sites.

The Information We Collect

Michael Ballantyne Consulting collects a variety of personal data including contact information. Individuals who submit their information to Michael Ballantyne Consulting will be deemed to have consented to the processing of their Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. Other information may include interview notes, comments from third parties and a record of our contacts with individuals. Our records may derive publicly available information as well as information gained from third-party sources.

We make every effort to ensure that any information held is accurate and kept as up-to-date as possible in a proprietary and highly confidential database accessible only by Michael Ballantyne Consulting, and used only for the purposes of its business. This process is necessary in our provision of services to our clients. We maintain Personal Information, including as part of the database described above, for such period of time as may be appropriate in connection with the purposes described in this policy, or for legal or regulatory reasons. Michael Ballantyne Consulting protects your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, alteration and destruction with appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security measures.

Michael Ballantyne Consulting does not collect any sensitive information relating to race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, or criminal record. If such sensitive information is disclosed to Michael Ballantyne Consulting's consultants or employees for any reason, it will only be processed to the extent legally permitted and with the individual’s explicit and unambiguous consent, or when the data subject has made this information public (unless prohibited by applicable law).

Disclosure of Personally Identifying Information

Individual Personal Information may also be used anonymously to compile industry, marketing, and employment statistics, such Personal Information will be de-identified for use in these reports. Michael Ballantyne Consulting will never disclose Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing services. Should the policy change, consent from the data subject will be obtained to make such a disclosure. Michael Ballantyne Consulting also reserves the right to disclose personal data without notification if required by applicable law, statute, regulation, ordinance or court order.

Michael Ballantyne Consulting may engage third parties to provide specific services, including, but not limited to, auditing for compliance with relevant regulations; and providing legal advice, translations, back-up and security services, and research and administrative services. Michael Ballantyne Consulting may make Personal Information available to Michael Ballantyne Consulting’s clients, as well as services providers, existing investors, acquirers, regulatory and/or administrative authorities, courts, police authorities, arbitrators, and adverse parties, each of whom may be located in countries that do not adhere the same level of protection of Personal Information as in an individual’s country of residence (Those persons may also need to disclose or transfer the Personal Information received from Michael Ballantyne Consulting to third parties worldwide, again for the purpose mentioned above).

In all these cases, Michael Ballantyne Consulting will provide its best efforts to ensure any data so transferred or disclosed will remain subject to as strict a security and confidentiality regime as at Michael Ballantyne Consulting. In cases where an individual would refuse or withdraw their consent in relation to processing or transfer of their Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy, this should in no way be interpreted to restrict Michael Ballantyne Consulting’s ability to disclose, use and otherwise process Personal Information as allowed by any applicable law and regulation.

Individual Data Requests

Individuals can contact Michael Ballantyne Consulting to inquire and request at copy of the Personal Information we may have on him or her. Any individual with a record in our database can also request that we rectify their Personal Information, or remove their record from our database and our other systems. When asked to remove a record from our database, we will retain minimal Personal Information for the purposes of preventing future contact by Michael Ballantyne Consulting, of keeping record of the information disclosed to our clients or other legitimate business purposes, and of complying with any legal obligation. We will also in good faith investigate and deal with appropriately any complaint filed by an individual by writing.

All such requests will be acknowledged and dealt with as quickly as possible in accordance with applicable law. Individuals or a proxy authorized by said individual, must provide identification before a request is processed, and such requests should be submitted via email to:  nigel@michaelballantyneconsulting.com

General Data Protection Requirements (GDPR)

Michael Ballantyne Consulting takes your right to privacy very seriously. We espouse the principles of Data Protection as described in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as enacted by UK legislation.

MBC uses multiple Data Processors all of whom meet the present GDPR as enacted by UK legislation.
The lawful basis for MBC processing your personal information is Legitimate interests.

No sensitive data as defined in the GDPR is collected.

Material Changes to the Privacy Policy

Michael Ballantyne Consulting reserves the right to update or amend the Privacy Policy at any time without prior notification, such changes will be posted here. Please review this Privacy Policy on a regular basis to stay informed. Nothing contained in this Privacy Policy is intended to create a contract or agreement between Michael Ballantyne Consulting and any user visiting the web site or providing identifying information in any form.