Privacy Policy for The Modern MBA

The Modern MBA is a website and podcast that shares the stories of MBAs who have made successful career transitions. We do this predominately through podcasts and blogs.  The Modern MBA, accessible from http://www.themodernmba.co.uk, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by The Modern MBA and how we use it.  If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at info@themodernmba.co.uk.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Link to European guidelines for GDPR, data protection

How do we collect and process your data?

We are a Data Controller of your information. The Modern MBA legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information. We may collect and process personal information in these lawful ways: 

  • You have given The Modern MBA CONSENT to do so, for example by subscribing to our newsletter as you will be providing us with your email address

  • You have emailed us through our contact form. In this case, you will be providing us with your name and email address and thus granting us CONSENT to respond back to you. 

  • You have commented on our blog posts and as a result, CONSENTED to be visible on our website. 

  • It is NECESSARY as The Modern MBA needs to perform a contract with you. 

  • Processing your personal information is in The Modern MBA's legitimate, VITAL interests of the data subject or another person. 

  • The Modern MBA needs to comply with the law/LEGAL OBLIGATION or PUBLIC INTEREST.

  • Where the processing is necessary for the purposes of LEGITIMATE INTERESTS pursued by The Modern MBA or by a third-party, except where these interests are overridden by the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject.

Log Files

What are they? A log file is a computer-generated data file. The file contains information about usage patterns, and activities within a server or device.

How they apply to our website?

The Modern MBA also follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.  Although not personally identifiable, the data also provides us with your device type and geo-location information. 

How long will we hold your data?

The Modern MBA will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us at info@themodernmba.co.uk

Under GDPR you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to be informed

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you

  • The right of rectification (correction)

  • The right to object to processing

  • The right of restriction of processing

  • The right to data portability

  • The right to erasure (be forgotten) and to withdraw consent

  • The right to avoid automated decision making

Again, under GDPR you have the right to request what data we have on you and to ask for it to be deleted. To review, update or request to have your data deleted kindly email info@themodernmba.co.uk.  As it is your right, we will delete your data within 30 calendar days. If we have been negligent, it is also within your right to lodge a complaint. 

Why do we collect such data and how we use your data?

We collect data to inform our content decisions; optimise the user experience and send you administrative and marketing information. We also collect data to facilitate communications; share comments; request user feedback; handle legal requests and legal regulatory requirements, and enforce our terms and business conditions.  

Again, we may process your data if you have given us consent to use your personal information for a specific business reason; to achieve legitimate business interests; if we are legally required to or if it is in vital interest; if we have entered into a contract with you. Your email address and name are not shared with third-parties.  You may opt-out of our marketing communications at any time by unsubscribing or emailing info@themodernmba.co.uk.

Log files may be passed onto third party web and mobile analytics, Google Analytics; hosting platforms Wix and Buzzsprout; podcast platforms including, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify; to Amazon Affiliates; or in the form of case studies informed by our website analytics.

Where is your information stored? And how do we keep your information safe?

Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with an online platform that allows us to share our services with you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store data on secure servers behind a firewall. Their servers are located in The USA, Japan, Israel, Ireland and may use other jurisdictions as necessary for the proper delivery of our Services and/or as may be required by law.

 

Wix.com Ltd. is based in Israel, which is considered by the European Commission to be offering an adequate level of protection for the Personal Information of EU Member State residents. Wix affiliates and Third-Party Service Providers that store or process your Personal Information on Wix’s behalf are contractually committed to keep it protected and secured, in accordance with industry standards and regardless of any lesser legal requirements which may apply in their jurisdiction.

 

Transfer of EU Personal data: If you are located in Europe, when Wix will transfer your Personal Information to the United States or anywhere outside Europe, they will make sure that (i) there is a level of protection deemed adequate by the European Commission or (ii) that the relevant Model Standard Contractual Clauses are in place. Wix participates in, and has certified its compliance with, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. For more information, click here.

Cookie Policy/Notice for The Modern MBA

What Are Cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies, please read "What Are Cookies"

How We Use Cookies?

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies. 

The Cookies We Set

  • Email newsletters related cookies

    This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

  • Forms related cookies

    When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

  • Site preferences cookies

    In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

  • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

  • The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

  • We may use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioural advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.

  • As we use Amazon Affilitates, it's important for us to understand statistics about how many visitors made purchases through links we provided. Using cookies Amazon Affiliates will simply be able to see which purchases came from The Modern MBA. This is important to you as it means that we can more accurately tailor our content to products and information that you are most interested in.  

  • To maintain a wide audience reach, our podcast is hosted on Buzzsprout and linked through our website to Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.  If on our podcast page you click on any of these other platforms, using cookies, they will be able to note you have come from The Modern MBA website. 

  • Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.

  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Cookies Information

If there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

Google Double Click DART Cookie

Google is one of a third-party vendor on our site. It also uses cookies, known as Double Click DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to www.themodernmba.co.uk and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL – https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Our Advertising Partners

Some of advertisers on our site may use cookies and web beacons. Our major global advertising partners are listed below. Each of our advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their policies on user data. For easier access, we hyperlinked to their Privacy Policies below.

The companies and websites we link to on our Job Resources page are purely recommendations. Their individual website policies and The Modern MBA's policies are not connected in any way. 

Third-Party Privacy Policies

As the Modern MBA's Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.  You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

 

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on The Modern MBA, which are sent directly to users' browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit. Note that The Modern MBA has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Children's Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity. The Modern MBA does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

 

Online Privacy Policy Only

Our Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in The Modern MBA. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

 

Privacy policy Updates

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

Consent & Further Information

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms. This Privacy Policy is effective from December 16, 2020. 

If you don’t want us to process your data anymore; if you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you; or if you have further questions, please contact us at info@themodernmba.co.uk