Privacy Notice Relating to Personal Data
UK-Ukraine TechBridge

The purpose of this document

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT), herein referred to as the Department or DBT is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your data. This notice describes how we collect and use your data in accordance with Data Protection legislation (the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018). It is important that you read this privacy notice to be informed as to how and why we are processing your data.

What personal data we collect  

- Company name  
- Legal entity type  
- Location  
- Website  
- Name  
- Email  
- Phone number  
- Nationality  
- Previous acceleration experience  
- Company development stage  
- Company’s sectors  
- Product type  
- Target market  
- Main competitors  
- Business and revenue model  
- Investment value being raised  
- Upcoming milestones  
- Why it is essential for the business to be in the UK  
- Pitch Deck    

All personal data is handled under the Government Security handling for Official data and non-personal data may be retained according to the Public Records Act 1958.

Why we need your personal data

The data you provide will be processed by DBT and selected third parties in order to:

- Provide information to stakeholders relating to emerging opportunities under the UK-Ukraine TechBridge.
- Gather information to assist in the implementation of activities within the UK-Ukraine TechBridge.

Our legal basis for processing your personal data

The legal basis for collecting this information and processing your data is covered under the department's public task and function and carried out in accordance with the department's four priority outcomes, in particular:

- Supporting business to take full advantage of trade opportunities, including those arising from delivering free trade agreements, facilitating international exports.

How we share your personal data

The data collected will be shared with the following organisations for the purpose detailed above:

- Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office
- Government of Ukraine
- Ministry of Digital Transformation 1991 Ventures

In addition, an aggregated analysis of data collected may be shared with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA), and the National Audit Office (NAO) for audit purposes.

We will also share your data if we are required to do so by law or regulation – for example, by court order, or to prevent fraud or other crime.

We will not:

- sell or rent your data to third parties
- share your data with third parties not detailed in this notice unless legally obliged to do so.

How long we keep your personal data

We will only retain your data for as long as it is required to fulfil the purpose for which we collected it.   

How we protect your personal data and keep it secure

We are committed to doing all that we can to keep your data secure. We have set up systems and processes to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your data - for example, we protect your data using password protection, limiting staff access to specifically ‘security cleared’ individuals.  We also ensure any third parties we deal with keep all personal data they process on our behalf secure and in line with Data Protection legislation.


We take all reasonable steps to keep your personal data in our control and used on an on-going basis, accurate, complete, current and relevant, based on the most recent information available to us. We rely on you to keep us informed about any changes to your personal data in keeping with UK GDPR principles.

Your data subject rights and access to your personal data

You have the right to contact DBT and exercise the applicable data subject rights under UK GDPR.

Contacting us  

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your data, you can also write to us at:

Data Protection Office (DBT)
Old Admiralty Building  


Contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office

You can also make a complaint to the Information Commissioner, who is an independent regulator.


Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Textphone: 01625 545860
Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 16:30

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane, Wilmslow
SK9 5AF  

Changes to this privacy notice

We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time and we will provide you with a new privacy notice if we make any substantial updates.  

DBT is registered as a Data Controller under the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018.