Back Her Business


Privacy Notice

  • The name and contact details of our organisation
    This privacy notice applies to all personal information processing activities carried out by National Westminster Bank Plc (NatWest) (“We”) in relation to the Back Her Business programme, in conjunction with Crowdfunder Ltd.
  • The name and contact details of our representative
    Our principal address is 250 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4AA and our contact details can be located at natwest.com.
  • The contact details of our data protection officer
    We want to make sure you are aware of your rights in relation to the personal information we process about you. We have described those rights and the circumstances in which they apply below. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, if you have any queries about how we use your personal information that are not answered here, or if you wish to complain to our Data Protection Officer, please contact us at 03457 888 444. Overseas number: +44 3457 888 444. Minicom: 0800 404 6161.
    Please note that in some cases, if you do not agree to the way We process Your information, it will not be possible for us to provide you with support and information or funding for your business idea.
  • The purposes of processing
    If you agree, we will use the information that you provide to:
    1. Review your business idea, enrol you in the Back Her Business programme and provide you with information on coaching, opportunities to meet role models and networking through our partner Crowdfunder. We will also provide information about events and business tools and access to our Pre-Accelerator programme.
    2. Crowdfunder Ltd will determine if you meet our eligibility criteria to receive funding for your business idea from NatWest.
    3. If your funding application is successful, agents working on behalf of NatWest will contact you regarding PR, media and marketing.
  • The lawful basis for processing
    Where necessary to comply with our Legal Obligations
    To keep a record relating to the exercise of any of your rights relating to our processing of your personal information and to handle and resolve any complaints we receive relating to the provision of the Back Her Business programme.
  • Where necessary for us to pursue our Legitimate Interests
    NatWest has a legitimate interest in processing your personal information as a Project Owner to facilitate the registration of your project as part of the Back Her Business programme.
    If you apply for top-up funding, it is in NatWest’s Legitimate Interests to process your personal information to assess eligibility for funding.
  • How we obtain information
    • Information you give to us including your email address, mobile telephone number and post code;
    • Information that We receive from Crowdfunder, in assessing Your eligibility to receive funding;
    • Information We receive from PNE, our 3rd party grant administrator;
    • Biographical – Your life experiences, shared by you to support your project registration and additional funding application
  • Who we share your information with
    NatWest will share Your information for the purposes of the Back Her Business programme, with our third party grant administrator PNE.
  • The details of transfers of the personal data to any third countries or international organisations (if applicable)
    Your data will not be transferred outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).
  • The retention periods for the personal data
    We will retain your personal information for no longer than 7 years.
  • The rights available to individuals in respect of the processing
    We want to make sure you are aware of Your rights in relation to the personal information We process about you. We have described those rights and the circumstances in which they apply in the table below.
    Access – You have a right to get access to the personal information we hold about you.
    Rectification – You have a right to rectification of inaccurate personal information and to update incomplete personal information.
    Erasure – You have a right to request that we delete your personal information.
    Restriction – You have a right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal information.
    Objection – You have a right to object to the processing of your personal information.
    Lodge a complaint – If you wish to raise a complaint on how We have handled your personal information, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. We hope that we can address any concerns you may have, but you can always contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). For more information, visit https://ico.org.uk/