ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PROGRAMME EXPECTATIONS
By registering an account on this website and/or submitting
this Application Form to participate in the 10,000 Small Businesses Programme
confirm that the information provided in my application and supporting
documents is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that
if I have deliberately provided false information or fail to meet the
terms of the Programme, I would have to forfeit any opportunity to be
considered for, and to participate in, the Programme.
- If I
am selected for and participate in the Programme, I agree to attend all
the learning sessions, complete a Growth Plan prior to the final class
and, when applicable, participate in networking events, mentoring
activities and other programme activities. As a general rule,
participants may not miss more than one day of the learning sessions and
only under extenuating circumstances.
- If I
am selected for and participate in the Programme, I understand that I will
need to provide information about my business and career progress for up
to the next five years for evaluation purposes. This may include
completing surveys and questionnaires and participating in interviews and
focus group discussions. I understand that this information will be
managed in accordance with the Data Protection Notice set out below.
understand that the information described above may be provided to The
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. or any entity that controls, is controlled by or
is under control with The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (“Goldman Sachs”), The
Goldman Sachs Foundation, Goldman Sachs International, and any other
entity which may provide the Programme to me (together, the “Programme
Providers”) to allow for the effective implementation of the programme and
the design of the best possible post-graduate support; my personal
identity and personal information will be kept strictly confidential by
the Programme Providers and their agents, representatives and contractors.
Any publicly reported programme data will only be presented in aggregate
with no attribution directly to individual companies without express
acknowledge that I am applying for the Programme.
GOLDMAN SACHS INTERNATIONAL (“GSI”) AND ITS AFFILIATED COMPANIES
(INCLUDING THE PROGRAMME PROVIDERS) ARE COMMITTED TO MAINTAINING THE SECURITY
AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM APPLICANTS TO AND PARTICIPANTS
IN THE PROGRAMME.
GSI IS THE DATA CONTROLLER OF “PERSONAL DATA” (AS THAT TERM
IS DEFINED UNDER THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION ("GDPR") AND
THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 2018 (THE “ACT”)).
TO THAT END, GSI SHALL MAINTAIN ALL PERSONAL DATA PERTAINING TO YOU AS
SET OUT IN THIS NOTICE.
This Notice relates both to the information that is processed
as a result of any separate consent you provide to us and to any other personal
data that you provide to GSI or the Programme Providers in connection with the
1. Personal Data GSI Collects About You
The personal data that GSI processes about you has been
obtained from your Programme application and supporting documents, from the
third supplier performing the background verification and screening process on
behalf of GSI, and from other materials that you submit during your participation
in the Programme. This personal data includes, without limitation, your name,
date of birth, passport or national identification number, address and other
contact details, and your educational and employment history. It may also
include information on criminal convictions that are not spent under the
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Where we ask you to provide personal data to us on a
mandatory basis, we will inform you of this at the time of collection. Failure
to provide any mandatory information will mean that we cannot continue to
process your application for the Programme.
As already communicated to you, some of this data is held
and processed by the Programme Providers.
Please see below for further information.
2. Purposes of Processing
In the circumstances described in the separate consent form,
your personal data will be processed on the basis of your explicit
consent. Once the information is
provided to GSI, the third party supplier (Hireright Limited) or the relevant Programme
Provider, your personal data will be processed for purposes connected with
evaluating your Programme application and performing associated background
Any other data that you provide in the course of the
Programme will be processed on the basis of the legitimate interests of the
Programme Providers in effectively running and managing the Programme. Your personal data will be processed for
purposes connected with evaluating your Programme application, performing
associated background checks, and administering your participation in the
Please note that where you have withdrawn your consent to
the processing of your personal data for a particular purpose, we will only
continue to process that personal data where necessary for any other purposes
we have for processing that data where we have a different legal basis to do so
(as set out in this Notice or otherwise communicated to you). Please also note that any processing of your
personal data prior to your withdrawal of consent will remain unaffected by any
3. Disclosure of Personal Data
Other than described in the separate consent form, GSI will
not disclose your personal data except:
- with your consent;
- to the Programme Providers
and our affiliates in connection with the Programme;
- to UK and other government
entities and regulatory bodies;
- to service providers;
- to GSI’s lawyers and
accountants and others providing professional advice; and
- to any other person or
entity GSI reasonably thinks customary, necessary or advisable for the
processing purposes described above or to whom GSI is obliged by UK or
other law or regulation to make the disclosure.
To the extent GSI may employ unaffiliated companies to
assist in providing services (such as Hireright Limited), those service
providers will be subject to strict contractual requirements to maintain the
confidentiality of any personal data that they may obtain in the performance of
their services. Those service providers may use your personal data only in the
course of providing services to GSI and only for the purposes that GSI
The data sharing listed in this Notice may involve the
transfer of personal data to any country in which GSI, the Programme Providers
or an affiliated company conducts business or has a service provider or to
other countries for law enforcement purposes (including, without limitation,
the United States of America and other countries whose data privacy laws are
not as stringent as those in effect in the United Kingdom, Switzerland or the
GSI will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to
protect your personal data and that transfer of your personal data is in
compliance with applicable data protection laws. Where required by applicable data protection
laws, GSI has ensured that service providers (including the Programme Providers
and other GSI affiliated companies) sign standard contractual clauses as
approved by the European Commission or other supervisory authority with
jurisdiction over the relevant data exporter.
You can obtain a copy of any standard contractual clauses in place which
relate to transfers of your personal data by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. GSI’s Information Security Policies
GSI limits access to your personal data to those employees
and service providers who are involved in providing, supporting or
administering the Programme on behalf of GSI and the Programme Providers. GSI,
the Programme Providers and any affiliated companies maintain physical,
electronic and procedural safeguards that are designed to comply with
legal and industry standards to guard your personal data.
5. Your Rights
You may be entitled under the applicable data protection
laws to the following rights in respect of your personal data:
- Information and access:
You have the right to be provided with certain information about GSI's
processing of your personal data and access to that data (subject to
- Rectification: If
your personal data changes, we encourage you to inform us of the change. You have the right to require
inaccurate or incomplete personal data to be updated or corrected.
- Erasure: You have
the right to require that your data be erased in certain circumstances,
including where it is no longer necessary for us to process this data in
relation to the purposes for which we collected or processed the data, or
if we processed this data on the basis of your consent and you have since
withdrawn this consent.
- Data portability: Where we process your personal
data on the basis of your consent, or where such processing is necessary
for entering into or performing our obligations under a contract with you,
you may have the right to have
the data transferred to you or another controller in a structured,
commonly used and machine-readable format, where this is technically
- Right to object to certain
data processing: To the extent that GSI is relying upon the legal
basis of legitimate interest to process your personal data, then you have
the right to object to such processing, and GSI must stop such processing
unless we can either demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the
processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms or where GSI
needs to process the data for the establishment, exercise or defence of
legal claims. Where GSI relies upon legitimate interest as a basis for
processing we believe that we can demonstrate such compelling legitimate
grounds, but we will consider each case on an individual basis.
- Right to restriction of
processing: You have the right to restrict GSI's processing of
your personal data while your request for data rectification or objection
to personal data processing is being considered, if we no longer need to
process your data but you need that data in connection with a legal claim,
or if our processing is unlawful but you do not want us to erase the
data. If this right applies, we
will continue to store your data but will only further process it with
your consent, for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims,
to protect the rights of another person, or for reasons of important
- Right to withdraw consent:
To the extent that GSI is relying upon your consent to process personal
data, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time.
- Complaint: You also
have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in
particular that in your Member State of residence, where applicable.
If you wish
to exercise any of these rights you may do so by sending an email to
email@example.com or a written request to GSI, clearly marked "Individual
Rights" and sent to the following address:
the Data Protection Officer
provide additional ways for you to exercise your rights from time to time.
I hereby grant the Programme Providers, the sole discretion
to video/photograph all Programme classes and related events and activities
(some or all of which may contain video/photographs of me) and I understand
that, as between myself and the Programme Partners, the Programme Providers
shall be absolute owners of all such video and/or photographs and all rights
therein, including the copyright, (and may sublicense such rights as necessary)
such that the video and/or photographs may be used in future publications by
the Programme Providers in any medium whatsoever. I also authorize the
Programme Providers to use my name, my image, the name of my business and
participation details of the Programme for any purposes connected with the
Programme, including its advertising and promotion.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These terms and conditions (“Terms”) set out the basis upon
which, as part of the Programme, the Programme Providers may provide or
facilitate the provision to you of business support services which are
additional to the basic curriculum (“Wraparound Support”). It is important that
you read the whole document carefully before signing the “Agreement to Terms of
Participation in the Programme”.
The Programme Providers may engage or facilitate
arrangements with third parties to provide the Wraparound Support (“Wraparound
Support Providers”). The Wraparound Support available will be confirmed to you
by the Programme Providers and may include, by way of example but not limited
to, discussions with legal or management accounting professionals and/or the
provision of business mentors. The business mentors may be employees of
Goldman Sachs (“Goldman Sachs Mentors”).
If you decide, at your sole discretion, to engage a
Wraparound Support Provider directly to provide services to you outside of
the scope of the Programme, it will be your responsibility to contract directly
with that Wraparound Support Provider in respect of any such services. You will
also be solely responsible for agreeing the applicable charges and paying any
sums due in respect of such services. In no event will the Programme
Providers reimburse you for the cost of any services provided directly to you
by a Wraparound Support Provider.
Wraparound Support may include the provision of a
preliminary session with a Programme Provider or Wraparound Support Provider to
assist in identifying the types of support which are available and suitable for
you (a “Diagnostic Session”). You acknowledge and agree that you are solely
responsible for the way in which you choose to use (or not use) the agreed
output of the Diagnostic Session.
To the extent permitted by law, neither the Programme Providers
nor any Wraparound Support Provider or Goldman Sachs Mentor will have any
liability, contingent or otherwise, to you for any loss or damage (whether
direct, indirect, consequential, for negligence or otherwise) arising out of or
in connection with the provision or non-provision of the Wraparound Support.
Accordingly, the Programme Providers make no warranty or representation
to you, express or implied, as to the quality, accuracy, expertise,
completeness, reliability, timeliness or continued availability of the
Wraparound Support or the Wraparound Support Providers. The involvement
of a Wraparound Support Provider in the Programme does not constitute an
endorsement of that Wraparound Support Provider or its services by the
Each Programme Provider, Wraparound Support Provider and
Goldman Sachs Mentor may enforce and rely on any of these Terms conferring a
benefit on it or them to the same extent as if it or they were a party to these
Terms. However, you and the Programme Providers remain free to terminate
this arrangement or vary any these Terms without the consent of any such third
party beneficiary. These Terms and any non-contractual obligations arising out
of or in relation to them shall be governed in all respects by English law and
the parties agree that the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to
hear and determine any suit, action or proceedings arising out of or in
connection with Terms, including any non-contractual obligations arising out of
or in connection with these Terms.