Data Protection and Privacy

About The Diversity & Innovation Company

The Diversity & Innovation Company is the social enterprise arm of D A Evans Ltd, whose registered office is 271 High Street, Berkhamsted, Herts. HP4 1AA. Our company number is 8785968, and our registration number with the Information Commissioner’s office is ZA351730.

Contacting The Diversity & Innovation Company

Questions about our Privacy Statement can be addressed to the “Data Protection Controller” at the above address.

What we do

The Diversity & Innovation Company provides learning and leadership development services in the form of immersion experiences with Indian schools and businesses.

The Data Protection legislation

The Data Protection legislation (The Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR 2018) regulates the processing of data. Organisations like The Diversity & Innovation Company process personal data on a daily basis. The legislation requires us to give information about our data processing activities and how we deal with the information that we hold.

Personal data is defined as any information relating to a living individual from which he or she can be identified (such as a person’s name, address or date of birth).

The personal data that we collect on our website only consists of names and email addresses. The data we process generally in delivering our services includes: name, address, date of birth, gender, telephone number, email address, photos, videos and next of kin/ emergency contact details, psychometric data and any other information necessary for us deliver our services, including the necessary financial information required to provide the services that our customers require.

Data processing

Personal information is held on our database, in back-up form and in archive form. Hard copies of information on our database are occasionally made where necessary to provide our services. Photocopies may occasionally be made of manual records.

Access to our database is restricted through the use of passwords, and where possible data is held in a pseudonymised format. Data on participants is deleted after 6 months. We will only disclose information to our participating charities and suppliers to enable them to support participants’ immersion experiences or to provide part of our service. This will include transfer of information to our supplier in India, which is required to operate to the same controls as we operate, regarding processing of data. We will not disclose information to any third parties for marketing purposes.

We will maintain confidentiality of your information and aside from the categories already mentioned your information will not be disclosed to anyone else except where we are legally compelled to do so, where there is a duty to the public to disclose, where disclosure is necessary to protect The Diversity & Innovation Company’s interests or where the disclosure is made with your consent or at your request.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information that you provide in order to engage with us. We do not provide any facility on our website to facilitate purchasing any services via this Site.

Details of your visits to this Site (including, but not limited to, traffic data and location data) whether this is required for our own purposes or otherwise, and the resources that you access.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of your email or other correspondence IP addresses

Access Rights

You have the right to be informed of the information that we hold on you within 30 days. You also have the right to request that all inaccuracies be amended, and information forgotten (removed). All enquiries should be addressed to the “Data Protection Controller” at our registered address.


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Cookies used by The Diversity & Innovation Company:

The following cookie categories are based on the classification presented in the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Cookie Guide.

Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential to allow us to provide services that you have requested.

Category 1 cookies used by The Diversity & Innovation Company:

  • Login status – To identify you as being logged in to our website.

Category 2: Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. The information collected by these cookies is aggregated, so these cookies don’t collect information that identifies individual visitors. The information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve the way our website works.

Category 2 cookies used by The Diversity & Innovation Company:

  • Web analytics – Web analytics cookies are used to improve the design and user experience of our website by providing statistics on site usage and pages visited.
  • Embedded videos – Most videos on The Diversity & Innovation Company are hosted by YouTube. These sites use cookies to collect video statistics and improve site experience.

Category 3: Functionality cookies. These cookies allow us to remember choices you make (such as your user name) and provide enhanced, more relevant features.

Category 3 cookies used by The Diversity & Innovation Company:

  • Login information – Login cookies may be used to communicate your login details across pages of this website. These data are encrypted and not shared with third parties.
  • User profile data – Email addresses, address and contact information. These are not shared with third parties.