Precipice Design Limited (“Precipice”). Registered address: 7 – 7c Snuff Street, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1DU.

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This Privacy Notice explains how Precipice collects and uses personal data. If you have any further questions, please contact

This policy was last updated on: 21st May 2018

If you have been or are about to be involved in research carried out by Precipice – (‘research respondents’)

Precipice conducts research with people to contribute to work it carries out on behalf of its clients.

In the majority of cases* Precipice uses recruitment agencies (‘recruiters’) to find and make contact with suitable research participants. Recruiters keep databases of people who have given their consent to be contacted for research purposes. The recruiters Precipice uses are GDPR compliant.

*In some cases, Precipice contacts potential research respondents directly. Individuals are sourced and contacted using publicly available information (LinkedIn, company websites). Precipice will only engage respondents who have expressed interest in participating in the specified research. The individual’s data will not be used for any other purpose.

Respondents are made aware of the type of research they would be participating in, the client or industry it is being conducted for and when it will be taking place. Once they have agreed to participate, a respondent’s contact details (name, email, phone numbers) and, where required by the research study, any personal details (age, sex, socio-economic grade etc.) are passed from the recruiter to Precipice. Precipice processes this data in order to plan materials for the sessions and contact respondents in case of an emergency.

In the session, respondents are asked to sign a consent form which explains the purposes for which the research is being carried out and denotes the types of data being recorded and how (video camera, audio
recorder). The consent form asks for the participant’s name, address, contact number and signature. This information is collected to verify the respondent’s consent for participating in the study, as well as stating acknowledgement of the study’s conditions and receipt of incentive.

Consent forms are kept for up to 10 years to provide proof of consent for participation in the research and to verify an individual’s identity should they submit an access request.

The data collected in research is analysed and processed to contribute to the work generated by Precipice. Participants will be anonymised (coded) or pseudonymised to prevent them being identified from the processed data. Documents that link identifiable personal data to codes or pseudonyms will be accessible by specific Precipice employees only kept securely and separately to the work itself.

Precipice sometimes uses third parties to help process the data collected, such as transcription and translation services. All third parties Precipice uses comply with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. Data is transmitted using secure upload links and is never shared further parties.

If you have expressed interest in our Services or are a Client

Precipice uses the contact details for existing clients for communicating information regarding previous or current project work and discussing potential new project work. Any new business contacts are acquired through publicly available sources (LinkedIn, Company websites etc.) or consensually received via legitimate interest (i.e. by the exchange of business cards).

If you have submitted your details to Precipice to request more information about our services, your data will be used for contacting you regarding this purpose.

Precipice does not buy or sell client data. Any third parties contracted to assist with New Business initiatives do so in a GDPR compliant manner.

If you have submitted a job or internship application

We will keep your application, including any attachments (CV, portfolio etc.) for up to 1 year from the date it was submitted. We will use the information you submit to assess your eligibility for the role applied for and thereafter any roles that arise within 1 year from the original date of submission.

We will not use your data for any other purpose but to communicate information about potential employment.

If you have been given as a reference for someone’s job or internship application

If an applicant has provided your details as a reference for a job application, Precipice will only contact you to seek a reference or feedback about the applicant in question. Precipice will not use your data for any other purpose.

If you have received marketing communications (digitally or physically) from Precipice

From time to time, Precipice may send marketing communications to individuals or companies whom Precipice feels would have legitimate interest in receiving them.

If you wish to no longer receive marketing communications from Precipice, please email stating the communications you no longer wish to receive.