Privacy Policy

WISH CIC are committed to complying with both the General Data Protection Regulation (DDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. We place high importance on the correct, lawful and fair handling of all personal data, respecting the legal rights, privacy and trust of all individuals with whom we deal.

This privacy notice explains why and how we use any information you give to us and the ways in which we protect your privacy.

Women in Social Housing (WISH) CIC is a Community Interest Company registered in England and Wales with registered number 12049547.

WISH CIC is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a controller of personal data under the ICO Registration Number Z2902202.

Our contact details are:

Address: WISH, 35 Park View Avenue, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE9 5EN

Email: [email protected]


Your personal information

GDPR requires that you confirm you are happy for us to both hold your details on our database and to contact you. To do so, we need you to please ‘opt in’ and give your consent.

Information you supply may be used by us for administrative, member and research purposes. 

Some of the information you supply when booking an event, your name and employer, maybe shared will other people who have booked to attend the same event, this is for the sole purpose of facilitating networking at the event.


Removal of Data

Information about how long we hold your data for can be found in our data retention schedule. Please contact us for a copy.

Once we reach the retention period, we will securely delete the relevant data, unless we are legally required to keep it longer, or there are legal reasons why we should keep it longer.

You can exercise your “right to be forgotten” at any time and can request we erase your Personal Data. Once receiving a request, we will erase the Personal Data without delay, unless an exception applies that permits us to continue processing your data for legal reasons.



This site has security measures in place to protect the loss and alteration of information under our control and protected from unauthorised processing, loss, damage or destruction. Our website has a SSL certificate which ensures that data communicated between visitors and our servers is encrypted. All information submitted to our website is encrypted and protected by the latest security standards.

Our external processors’ equipment has appropriate password security, boundary firewalls and effective anti-malware defences. Their software is kept up-to-date with the latest security patches. Our processors do not store any private or personally identifiable information.



By registering for our events you are giving consent for us to hold your details for the purposes of contacting you regarding this event.  All information held is used for internal purposes only and will not be disclosed to third parties unless you have expressly granted permission for us to do so.



From time to time we use photography taken at our events on our website to illustrate what we do, or for event reviews, newsletters and event flyers. If you attend an event and do not want to be included in a small group or individual photograph, please advise the photographer at that time.

Names are not identified in photo captions unless with the express consent of the individual concerned at that time.


Photography at virtual events

Please recognise that not all attendees at virtual events wish to be visible, or for their image to be reproduced and identifiable elsewhere, for example if a screenshot is taken of the event and posted on social media platforms.  We ask all attendees at WISH online events to seek permission from any attendee appearing on screen, via the Chat function, before taking a photo or screenshot.  WISH CIC cannot be held responsible for an individual’s use of photography taken at virtual events.


Marketing Preferences 

As part of your membership we will contact you with details of events that we hold and send flyers, bulletins and newsletters, which we call Marketing Communications.

If you do not wish to receive these, you can opt out, please contact us to opt out.



We use cookies to collect information. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smartphones or tablets) as you browse this website. They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses our website.


Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics (GA) to see how people use our website. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.

Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. We send a partial record of your IP address to GA with the last few characters or “octet” removed, this prevents us or Google from knowing your exact location.

GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.


Your rights

Because WISH CIC is based in the UK, you have rights over the data that we collect. You can:

  • ask for a copy of data we have collected about you
  • ask us to update that data
  • ask us to delete it
  • ask us to stop using it

If you ask for a copy of data we have about you, we will usually provide it free of charge. You can ask us to send it directly to a third party. We have to provide it in a commonly-used machine-readable format.


Contacting us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact us [email protected]