Privacy Policy



PURPOSEFUL INNOVATORS CIC is certified by the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 as a Community Interest Company; is a private company, the company is limited by shares, and the situation of its registered office is in England and Wales.


Purposeful Innovators ("PI") is a community of passionate and inspirational business leaders and those who hold a membership with PI ("Members") have access to a range of professional opportunities ("Membership Services").


Purposeful Innovators (PI), its chapters and all affiliated entities (“we”, “us”, or “our”) understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared by PI. PI is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) provides you with an overview of how we collect, store and use any personal data that you provide to us or that we collect from third parties.


Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand how we handle your personal information. By engaging with us in the ways set out in this privacy policy, you confirm that you have read and understood the entirety of this privacy policy, as it applies to you.


Who this policy applies to:

  • Visitors to our website;
  • Our Members;
  • Attendees at our events, courses or assessment;
  • Organisers of events at our sites;
  • Prospective Members or customers;
  • People who contact us with enquiries;
  • Our suppliers and employees of suppliers.


Depending on our relationship, we will collect and use your information in different ways. Please see below to find out the information that we collect about you and how we use this information.


What this policy contains: This privacy policy describes the following important topics relating to your information.


Your rights to object: You have various rights in respect of our use of your personal information. Two of the fundamental rights to be aware of are that:


  • you may ask us to stop using your personal information for direct-marketing purposes. If you exercise this right, we will stop using your personal information for this purpose.
  • you may ask us to consider any valid objections which you have to our use of your personal information where we process your personal information on the basis of our, or another person's, legitimate interest.


What Information is Collected


There are two types of information collected from customers and members of PI;


Information involuntarily supplied when a user accesses an PI web site and information voluntarily supplied when a user completes a form, requests information, or places an order.


PI and its Web hosting company, acting as PI’s agent, collect and store technical information about your visit to our website. We use this information for statistical purposes to make our site more accessible to visitors and the information we collect is not provided to any other third party. Specifically, we may record:


The name of the domain from which you access the Internet.

The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site, if any.

The type of Web browsing software and operating system you are using to view our site.

The date and time you access our site.

The pages you visit on our site.

The amount of time spent on the site.


Throughout the website there may be forms to request information and purchase or obtain products and/or services. These forms typically ask for contact information (such as your phone, address or e-mail address), financial information (such as your credit card numbers), and demographic information (for example, company product categories, areas of interest, location, etc.). Information from these forms is used to deliver the information, products and/or services that you request. It may also be used to notify you of future PI products, services and/or opportunities that may be of interest to you. When completing these forms, please do not supply another person’s personal data to us unless we prompt you to do so and you have received that individual’s consent to do so.


How Information Collected is Used


Demographic and profile data collected at our site may be added to a database maintained by PI to customise your website experience. It may be used to contact users of the web site for online surveys or advocacy purposes if the user has indicated an interest.


We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services.


How do we obtain your personal information?


You may provide us with your personal information voluntarily. We may also receive information about you from third parties such as marketing agencies, market research companies, our suppliers, contractors and consultants, public websites and public agencies, which we refer to as "third party sources" or "suppliers" throughout this policy.


You may give us personal information about yourself by using the online forms provided on our websites, setting up your Membership with us, using bulletin boards or forums on our websites, or by contacting us by other means. This includes, for example, where you provide your personal information to us in order to receive products, deliveries, information or services from us. If you are a supplier, you may also give us personal information about you when you are offering or providing services to us.


How and why we share your data?


We may share your personal information with our volunteers and other third parties engaged with PI (such as PI chairs, Committee Members and Ambassadors) where it is in our legitimate interests to do so for internal administrative purposes (for example, for operational strategy, compliance, auditing and monitoring, research and development and quality assurance).


We may sometimes contract with specially selected third parties to supply products and services to you on our behalf.


We will share your personal information with the following third parties or categories of third parties:


(a)  our suppliers who deliver our training courses, events, executive coaching and provide our Directors and Advisory Services;

(b)  we may share anonymised and aggregated statistical information with our suppliers to demonstrate what interest there has been in any marketing campaigns we have assisted our suppliers in carrying out;

(c)  our other service providers and sub-contractors, including accounting and finance services, payment processors, utility providers, suppliers of technical and support services, online conference and meeting providers, insurers, logistic providers, and cloud service providers;

(d)  public agencies and the emergency services;

(e)  companies that assist in our marketing, advertising and promotional activities;

(f)   analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website.


Any third parties set out above with whom we share your personal information are limited (by law and by contract) in their ability to use your personal information for any purpose other than to provide services for us. We will always ensure that any third parties with whom we share your personal information are subject to privacy and security obligations consistent with this privacy policy and applicable laws.


We will also disclose your personal information to third parties:


(a)  if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, any lawful request from government or law enforcement officials and as may be required to meet national security or law enforcement requirements or prevent illegal activity;

(b)  in order to enforce or apply our terms of use, our terms and conditions for Members, suppliers or customers or any other agreement or to respond to any claims, to protect our rights or the rights of a third party, to protect the safety of any person or to prevent any illegal activity; or

(c)  to protect the rights, property, or safety of PI, our staff, our Members, suppliers or customers or other persons. This may include exchanging personal information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.


We may also disclose and use anonymised, aggregated reporting and statistics about users of our websites or our goods and services for the purpose of internal reporting or reporting to third parties, and for our marketing and promotion purposes. None of these anonymised, aggregated reports or statistics will enable our users to be personally identified.


Save as expressly detailed above, we will never share, sell or rent any of your personal information to any third party without notifying you and, where necessary, obtaining your consent. If you have given your consent for us to use your personal information in a particular way, but later change your mind, you should contact us, and we will stop doing so.




PI websites may use cookies to store and help track your information. Cookies are pieces of information that are sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive.




This policy may change over time as the institute modifies or expands its services. Therefore, users are advised to review this policy from time-to-time to maintain an up-to-date understanding of how information supplied is handled.


Links to Other Sites


The website contains links to other sites. PI is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. Inclusion of links to an outside website, whether in an advertisement or content area of PI’s website, is not an endorsement of the website or a guarantee that the information it contains is accurate.