Privacy Policy

Women on Boards, registered as WOB UK LTD of 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX, (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

We hold Cyber Essentials Accreditation which encompasses all our digital architecture to minimise our cyber risk and safeguard your data.

This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

We are the controller of the personal data that you provide to us. Our nominated representative for the purposes of processing personal data is Fiona Hathorn.


1.1 Information that you provide to us: Personal data is information about an identifiable individual such as name, job role, organisation, geographical address, telephone number and email address together with payment details.
We may collect and process personal data about you as follows:

●    Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site (our site) and other online platforms managed by us. This includes information provided at the time of signing-up to use our site, subscribing for and renewing membership, registering &/or providing feedback for an event or other services, building your online profile and applying for vacancies including through our Bespoke Search Service.
●    Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your request or order.
●         Contact details and other information you provide to us enquiring about our services, as a partner or affiliate organisation and/or as a representative of an organisation engaging us to provide our Bespoke Search Service and/or Corporate Partnerships
●    We may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
●    If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.

1.2 We shall process all such personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Certain personal data is mandatory to be provided to us in order that we can fulfil your request, for example to create an account with us, and we shall make this clear to you at the point of collection of the personal data.

1.3 All personal data that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate.  If you provide us with inaccurate or false data, and we suspect or identify fraud, we will record this and we may also report this to the appropriate authorities.

1.4 When you contact us by email or post, we may keep a record of the correspondence and we may also record any telephone call or online meeting we have with you.

1.5 Information we collect automatically:

We collect some technical and usage information about you automatically when you visit our websites or use our services including, but not limited to:

●    traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access
●    information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type.

This information is useful for us as it helps us get a better understanding of how you’re using our websites and services so that we can continue to provide the best experience possible (e.g. by personalising the content you see). Some of this information is collected using cookies and similar tracking technologies.

1.6 Information we receive from others:

Given the nature of the services we provide, we may receive information about you from potential employers and their agencies; our subcontractors; and agents such as companies we engage to provide IT services or payment services to us. Such data will be subject to the privacy policies of those external parties.

If we reasonably believe that any of the personal data you have provided to us is inaccurate, we may receive further personal data from third parties, confirming or otherwise, your identity.


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie policy.


3.1 The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the United Kingdom and/or European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the United Kingdom or EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your application, request or order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.  We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

3.2 Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

3.3 To enhance security and prevent fraud, any payment details submitted to our site are held by a specialist third-party payment provider. We take all reasonable steps to ensure they are compliant with the required cyber security standards for holding financial information. Our current partner is Braintree, further information about their privacy policy can be found here:

3.4 Unfortunately, the transmission and storage of information on the internet is not completely secure. We will do our best to protect your personal data, however we cannot guarantee its security. Once we have received your information, we will use best-practice procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.  If we do become aware of any breach of our security that may have compromised your personal data, we will use best efforts to notify you without delay.


4.1 We use information held about you to perform your contract with us, where you have consented to such use, where we need to comply with legal or regulatory obligations and/or for our legitimate interests.  We may therefore use your information for the following purposes:
●    To provide you with the information, products or services that you request from us.
●    To provide you with information on new products or services that we feel may interest you.
●    To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us including under our Terms of Use.
●    To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
●    To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
●    To notify you about changes to our services.
●    For administering our website and other systems, including by disclosing your personal information to organisations to whom we outsource functions (such as mailing and IT service providers).  We prohibit our outsourced providers from using or disclosing your personal information except for their service to us or as required or authorised by or under law.

4.2 We will also use your information to provide you with information about board positions and services which may be of interest to you and to create and publish relevant content, for example:

to showcase your success on our On Board page when you tell us that you have taken on a new board role [unless you tell us to keep this information confidential];

to create attendee lists for events you register for;

where you take part in an online forum      you should be aware that your      details will be visible to other participants in the forum; and

where a person with a user account for our website accesses the “Browse Member Profiles” function on our website, that person can access the name, organisation and profile summary of any other person with a user account for our website who has chosen to make their WOB Profile public.

4.3 By registering as a member you opt-in to receive our communications administering your membership, our news and events and board vacancies. you can amend your preferences to opt-out at any time.


5.1 We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

5.2 We will not disclose your personal information publicly or to other members or users of the site, unless we have your express permission – with the exceptions below.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
●    In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
●    If WOB UK LTD or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
●    If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use or our terms and conditions of supply and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of WOB UK LTD, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

5.3 We may disclose your personal information to our partners in following circumstances only:

Bespoke Search: From time to time, we will provide members contact details and supporting information to an organisation seeking candidates (or their agent). This will only be shared if you agree or request that we do so, in relation to that specific vacancy. Only the supporting information you provide for the purpose of application will be shared, without any additions or representations by us on your suitability for that particular role.

Corporate Partners: We will routinely share information about Corporate Members with your employer/our Corporate Partner. This includes but is not limited to your name and personal data; use of specific and general Women on Boards’ services; anonymised feedback or commentary on Women on Boards services; and updates on your board career provided to us.

Our Events: We provide our carefully selected external speakers and facilitators at our events with a guest list of those members who have registered to attend. We may circulate delegate lists to other members participating in the event or programme. This may include your names, job title and company, but we will never pass on contact details without your additional, explicit permission.
We cannot be responsible for the actions of these organisations, and they will process your personal data as a controller; but we do ask them to comply with all applicable data protection legislation in relation to use of your personal data.

5.4 If you do not want us to use your data in this way you should contact us at


6.1 We may send you marketing information because you have consented to receive it, or because we believe it is in our legitimate business interests to send marketing communications to you.  But, you have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by setting your Communications Preferences to specify “no emails” and by following the unsubscribe link on any email you receive; or by contacting us at  It may take us a few days to manage your preferences, and you agree that we still need to send you service related communications relating to your website user account even when you have requested not to receive marketing communications. You therefore agree that we shall retain your personal data in our records for marketing purposes until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive marketing communications from us.

6.2 Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


You have a number of rights under applicable data protection legislation. Some of these rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included below. Further information can be found at:

●    Right of access:  You have the right to obtain from us a copy of the personal data that we hold for you.
●    Right to rectification: You can require us to correct errors in the personal data that we process for you if it is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.
●    Right to portability: You can request that we transfer your personal data to another organisation.
●    Right to restriction of processing:  In certain circumstances, you have the right to require that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
●    Right to be forgotten: You also have the right at any time to require that we delete the personal data that we hold for you, where it is no longer necessary for us to hold it.  However, whilst we respect your right to be forgotten, we may still retain your personal data in accordance with applicable laws.

We reserve the right to charge an administrative fee if your request in relation to your rights is manifestly unfounded or excessive.
You can exercise these rights or any others you may have under applicable laws by contacting us at

If you believe that we have breached applicable laws, or this privacy policy, then you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner at

If you are outside of the UK, you have the right to lodge your complaint with the relevant data protection regulator in your country of residence.


8.1 We retain your personal data in accordance with applicable laws.  If you are a Subscribing member, we shall retain your personal data throughout your paid membership period. We will periodically remove records for all other membership types with email addresses which are no longer valid or otherwise ‘bounce’ or after a 5 year period since your last log-on to our site.

8.2 If you wish us to delete your records earlier, please make this request in writing and we will do so within a reasonable time frame, except where we are required to retain your personal data for longer to comply with accounting and taxation requirements.


We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time.  Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to

Last updated: May 2022