This Data Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with the Website Privacy Policy, which covers the use of Cookies and data collected when using this website.

Who we are

We are Harrogate IT Consulting Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales number 15550107. Our website is You can email us at or write to us at the registered address 10 Apley Close Harrogate HG2 8PS, UK.

Personal information we collect

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers (name, email address, telephone number, postal address)

How we get the personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • You provided the information in the course of making an enquiry about consulting services or other work engagement.
  • You provided the information by commenting or otherwise posting on this website or other websites (such as social media) where content is relevant to Harrogate IT Consulting.

We also receive personal information indirectly, from the following sources in the following scenarios:

  • Someone who knows you has given your details as a contact point for an enquiry or work engagement.

We use the information that you have given us in order to respond to your enquiry and work with you as necessary. Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

  1. Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting us on the email address above.
  2. We have a contractual obligation.
  3. We have a legal obligation.
  4. We have a legitimate interest.

Website interactions


  • When you leave comments on this site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
  • An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


  • If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to this website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored. We keep personal information without commercial relevance for no more than eighteen (18) months. We will then dispose your information by deleting messages and other data files, or by shredding paper if printed. All information relating to enacted commercial arrangements will be kept for seven years and then disposed as described.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. Please contact us at the email address above or in writing to the published postal address if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about my use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us through the email address or postal address given above.

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data. The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: