Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

Data Protection Officer

Any queries related to this privacy policy and the use of data within Hone Financial are handled by our data Data Protection Officer, who can be contacted using the following details:

Name: Sherie Harding
Email Address:
Address: Somerset House, 30 Wynnstay Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8NB 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When you request information or make enquiries about any of our services or programmes, we may use the personal data you provide in order to fulfil your request or respond to your enquiry. It is in our legitimate interests to use your personal data in this way so that you receive the information you have requested.

Enrolments and orders

If you submit an enquiry, enrol onto one of our programmes or purchase another one of our services, we may request and collect the following personal data about yourself:

  • Personal contact details e.g., title, address, telephone numbers, and personal email address.
  • Date of birth.
  • Gender.
  • Nationality and country of residence.
  • Education history.
  • Employment history.
  • Funding information.
  • Bank account details.
  • Invoice address.

Your personal information is requried to enable us to perform the contract we have entered into with you.

We may also ask you to disclose information regarding any criminal convictions you may have in order to comply with our legal obligations.

We may wish to monitor the provision of our service to you and so may collect information about your academic experience and progression.

Further personal data about your health will enable us to make appropriate arrangements and reasonable adjustments for you regarding your welfare or attendance whilst studying at Hone and to ensure compliance with our legal obligations.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

Your data may be shared with third-parties where required (by law) or where required to fulfill a contract/process. We may share your data with the following third parties if required:

Professional Bodies/Regulators

If you are a student using our services, the data shared with third party companies is as follows:

Date of Birth
Professional Body ID Number

The third party company receiving the data will depend on whether you have enrolled on an ACCA or CIMA course.

Employee, Parent/Guardians or Sponsor

We may share your personal data with your employer/sponsor relating to your studies if relevant. If you are under the age of 18, we may share your personal data with your parents or guardians in order to comply with legal obligations or if it is within your interests.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

We are a small service provider and do not need to transfer the personal data you provide to us to other countries.

How we protect your data

Appropriate security measures have been put in place to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. Access to your personal information is restricted to employees, service providers, business partners, agents and other third parties who have a legitimate need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions or as otherwise agreed and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Personal data will only be retained for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose it is collected for. This includes satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information will be considered.

It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your working relationship with us.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.