The long version:

This privacy policy sets out how J Renwick Beattie Consultancy collects, uses, shares and protects any information that you give us when you use this web site or use services provided by the company.

The terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to J Renwick Beattie Consultancy, and the term “you” refers to you, the user of the web site.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including LinkedIn. To view their respective Privacy Policies, please visit the relevant links below.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 23rd May 2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

 name

 contact information including email address, telephone number, postal address

 other information relevant to client enquiries, establishing client needs and undertaking work on behalf of the client.

What we do with the information we gather

We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

As needed to provide our services, such as when we use your information to fulfil your project, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;

When you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for our mailing list;

If necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases as required by HMRC tax law;

and as necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests. Such legitimate interests include providing and improving our services. We use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve our services.


We use Google Analytics tracking cookies to collect anonymous traffic data about how users use this website.

This information is stored by Google and subject to their privacy policy, which can be viewed here:

Google Analytics collects information such as pages which users visit within this site, the browser and operating system used and time spent viewing pages.

The purpose of this information is to help us improve the site for future visitors.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

Devices used to store personal information are both password protected and encrypted. The devices are owned solely by Renwick Beattie (proprietor of J Renwick Beattie Consulting), and your information will never be stored or accessed on any third party device. As a sole trader, only J Renwick Beattie will have access to your information, other than described above for fulfilment of services. Different passwords are always used for each device or application used.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my clients is important to J Renwick Beattie Consulting. Corporate information will be protected by non-disclosure agreements agreed between the parties involved. Your personal information is shared for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Banking Services - we share may information with relevant banking services as agreed with the client for financial transactions necessary for the fulfilment of a service.

Service providers - we engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services, such as delivery companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

Academic Services - contact details of clients with an established academic reputation may be shared with reputable scientific or academic institutions for such purposes of award nomination, recommendation for peer review activity or nomination to editorial board.

Compliance with laws - we may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith and belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.

Data Retention

We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in this Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with our tax, legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. We generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years.

Any data provided by the client in order to complete a contract project are deleted from our system in accordance with individual non disclosure agreements  with clients

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases.

I describe these rights below:

Access - You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.

Change, restrict, delete - You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal and tax reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

Object - You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons. Complain - If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Us

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Renwick Beattie, am the data controller of your personal information. I also perform the role of data processor but only for anonymised data provided by clients to fulfil the service required by them, I do not process any personally identifiable information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at Alternately, you may mail me at: Rene Beattie, 30 Ballinlea Rd, BT54 6NL

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Privacy Policy

The short version:

We acknowledge the inconvenience that spam and unsolicited messages or calls make to busy people. We expect companies to keep our details private, and this is why we will take the utmost care to respect your privacy and your details will never be shared, without your explicit consent in that context, with a third party.