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Privacy and Cookies Policy

Last updated September 2020. Any changes we may make in future will be included here.


Who we are

Greencroft Economics was founded in 2019 as a UK registered private limited company, registered at Companies House in England, registration number 12042283. Greencroft is registered with the ICO under the Data Protection Act, number ZA689856. 

Greencroft Economics is an economic consultancy based in London, consultancy in the application of economic analysis to international economic settings to develop inclusive solutions for sustainable development.


Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’. Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.

At Greencroft Economics, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK Data Protection Act 2018.  This policy explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use this data; the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, and how we keep it secure. We may update this policy from time to time. By using our website, you agree to be bound by this policy.

Your rights

You may at any time request a copy of your personal information, request that we remove all of your personal data from our systems, request that we restrict the way we process your data, or request to have any inaccuracies corrected. To do so please contact us using the information provided at the end of this policy, with as much information as possible about your request, and we will respond within 30 days.

If you are unhappy with the way we have processed or stored your information, you also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please visit their website for more information on how you can do this.


How we use personal data

Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be to carry out our obligations under contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. In Greencroft’s work we may use information in the following ways:

  • Greencroft periodically accesses and use a range of international data sources to support our clients, made available to us from outside organisations via data sharing agreements and we have to follow strict procedures in order to gain access.  We make sure to only receive data in de-identified or anonymised formats, which means that no directly identifying information is shared with us.

  • We hold and maintain a contact database which may include names, email addresses and phone numbers in order to carry out the ordinary course of our business. For subcontractors we work with, we may also hold billing information. This information is not shared outside the company. 

  • When you contact us through the contact section of the Website, we will collect and process your data to allow us to respond to your request. 

  • Greencroft may also collect data from job applicants, in order to allow us to assess their suitability for the role and to compare applicants’ skills and experience. This data will include holding on file CVs, interview notes, referee statements and third-party background checks where required. In some cases, we may also be required to hold and process your information to ensure compliance with our legal obligations. For example, to confirm eligibility to work in the UK, or information about criminal convictions and offences.

In general, Greencroft will not share your personal data with any other third-party, unless we have expressly asked permission from you to do so. In some limited and specific instances we may share information as part of a recruitment process, for example to  contact candidate’s nominated referees once an offer has been made. We will inform the candidate before doing so. In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.

With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email, telephone or post with information and news about our products and services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.

The security of your personal data is essential to us. To protect your data, we take a number of important measures, including: (1) limited user access to secure locations where we store personal data, and (2) encryption to protect your data from unauthorised access.

How long we keep your information

Greencroft will not hold your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):

  • To carry out the regular course of our business activities, we maintain an active contact database containing names, email addresses, and phone numbers. If you wish us to remove your details from that database please contact us using the options set out at the bottom of this form.

  • Data obtained during the course of fulfilling our contractual obligations to clients will be held for up to a maximum of three years, or as long as lawfully required to by our clients.

  • For recruitment, we hold CVs and interview records for a maximum of three years, to enable us to assess candidates who may apply in more than one year consecutively, and in case other vacancies arise for which a candidate may be well suited.

  • Any contact and queries submitted by the Website will normally be deleted within six months of being deemed not relevant.



Our Website uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website.  Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions, which are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. Google Analytics collects information anonymously, and reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. This enables us to improve the Website and the products and services offered through it.

If you want to know more about the Cookies, please see here, or for more information on opting out of Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.

You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device. The links below may be of use:

You can also delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings. It is also recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.


Contact us

If you have any question or comments about our privacy policy, you can contact our data protection officer.

Data protection officer: Edward Day


Registered address: 39 Etchingham Park Road, London N3 2DU

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