Privacy Statement

Dormen guarantees to respect and protect your personal data, in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This includes your right to know what we do with any personal information you share with us. It also guides our policies regarding the management of this data, including how the information is collected, processed, and for what purposes.

Who is collecting the data?

The data is collected by Dormen – Dorset Business Mentoring – for the purpose of providing business mentor support. The data will be stored securely and not disclosed to third parties (other than selected Dormen mentors).

What data is being collected?

Clients – Address and contact information and other business details as requested on our ‘Request a Mentor’ webpage.

Mentors – Address and contact information and business skills and experience details in order to facilitate logical mentor linking.

What is the legal basis for processing the data?

Legitimate interest for the purpose of providing a business mentoring service.

Will the data be shared with any third parties?

No (except as above).

How will the information be used?

Data will be used in order to manage the business mentoring service.

How long will the data be stored for?

Clients – Data will be deleted 6 years after mentoring is completed.

Mentors – Data will be deleted 6 years after leaving Dormen.

What rights does the data subject have?

The data subjects can, at any time, contact the Dormen office to update or amend their data, request a copy of the data that we hold, or request that it is completely removed from the Dormen database.

How can the data subject raise a complaint?

By contacting the Dormen office – 01202 607530 or


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