Privacy Policy

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is enforceable from 25 May 2018, provides new rights to individuals and requires organisations to provide information about their processing in a clear and transparent way. This Privacy Policy takes into account new requirements and explains how personal data is collected, stored and used. When we refer to “we”, “us” or “our” in this Policy we mean FirstWoman operating under Mel Stanley Limited

Mel Stanley Limited is a Marketing and Personal Brand consultancy, helping individuals to build their personal presence and organisations with Marketing and Brands strategy. Our company registration number is 12052707. Our VAT registration number is (tbc)

This Privacy Policy applies to personal data collected by FirstWoman and processed at our registered offices: Mel Stanley Limited, 2 Goudhurst Keep, Worth, West Sussex, RH10 7FD. Mel Stanley Limited as a Data Controller, is committed to protecting the privacy of our clients. We endeavour to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (amended) and other relevant legislation.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or would like to contact us about any other matter, please use the following contact information:

How we collect your personal data

We collect personal data in the following ways:

  • When you provide your contact details to us when requesting information about our products or services, either via the telephone, our online enquiry forms or face-to-face

  • When you enrol on one of our Personal Brand Workshops

The types of personal data we collect

The personal data we routinely collect includes:

  • Full name

  • Email address

  • Postal address

  • Telephone number

  • Job Title

  • Company name

We do not collect any special categories of personal data, as defined under the GDPR. Our products and services are not aimed at children.

How we use your personal data

We may use your personal data for the following purposes:


Lawful basis for processing

To fulfil a query, request for services and/or to administer our services

For the performance of a contract or agreement

To facilitate your attendance at one of our workshops

To maintain records of prospective, current and past clients and our suppliers

Our Legitimate Interests, which we have balanced with the interests of our clients, suppliers and business contacts

Your rights regarding your personal data

You have a number of rights under data protection law, which have been strengthened under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

  • Access: You have the right to access the personal data we may hold about you and the purposes for which we are using it. We may ask for proof of your identity. On receipt of such a request we will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible, at most within one calendar month.

  • Rectification: You have the right to request that we amend any personal data which is incorrect or requires updating.

  • Erasure: You have the right to request that we delete any personal information pertaining to you. We will assess any deletion request on a case by case basis and will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible, at most within one calendar month. If you have authored any content on the DPN and would like this to be deleted, please let us know.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please use the following contact details:

Address: 2 Goudhurst Keep, Worth, West Sussex RH10 7FD
If you are concerned about the manner in which we have collected and used your personal data, please contact us using the contact details above – we will do our best to help. If you are unhappy with the way in which we have handled your personal data you have the right to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Where we store your personal data

We store and process your personal data at our registered offices at 2 Goudhurst Keep, Worth, West Sussex RH10 7FD and when working in our clients’ offices.

How we keep your personal data secure

Mel Stanley limited takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and we take appropriate steps to ensure your personal data is stored in a secure environment to prevent any unauthorised access. Any data transfers between external service providers and ourselves are conducted by secure means. Where such service providers are located outside the EEA we have additional contractual arrangements in place.

Sharing of your personal data

We will not share your personal information with any third parties for them to use for their own marketing purposes. We may disclose your personal data if required to do so by law.

How long we store your personal data for

We will only retain personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes we are using it for. How long we retain data will vary depending on the purposes it is used for.

Updates to this Policy

We review and update this Policy regularly to take account of changes to our processing and regulatory changes. We encourage you to review it from time to time. If we make any significant changes to this Policy, we will endeavour to communicate this to you where possible.