Privacy Policy

Last updated: 26 June 2023

At STRIVE we are committed to respecting our obligations under applicable privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation as applicable in the United Kingdom ("UK GDPR").

This Privacy Policy applies to the processing of former, current and prospective STRIVE members and programme participants ("STRIVE Processing Activities").

This Privacy Policy, which unless otherwise stated in a specific privacy notice, provides information about how we use and share your information.

Who we and our processors are

For the purposes of the UK GDPR, STRIVE, a registered CIO in England and Wales with charity number 1195302, is data controller for STRIVE Processing Activities.

You can view our STRIVE membership and programme application-specific privacy notice here. We use a third party processor, The Infuse Group Ltd (t/a Pinpoint Software), to deliver these application services.

We use a third party platform, Mighty Software, Inc (t/a Mighty Networks) to deliver services to STRIVE Members. You can view Mighty's privacy policy here.

The type of personal information we collect

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name and contact details)
  • Professional background information (for example, education and previous work experience)
  • Diversity monitoring information (for example, socio-economic status, religion and ethnicity)
  • Marketing preference information (for example, frequency and topics of interest)

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:

  • When you apply for STRIVE membership or a programme
  • As part of your STRIVE programme onboarding

We use the information that you have given us in order to:

  • To deliver our services to STRIVE members
  • To assess applications for STRIVE membership and programmes
  • To report, at an aggregate and anonymised level, on our membership and programme diversity

We may share anonymised aggregate datasets with current and potential STRIVE partners.

Under the UK GDPR, the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

(a) for direct marketng purposes, your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting; and

(b) for all other purposes, we have a legitimate interest.

How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored.

Unless otherwise stated in a specific privacy policy, we keep prospective, current and former STRIVE membership data for as long as necessary to deliver our services.

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 if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.