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Shaping Cloud

Privacy Policy

This privacy notice explains what to expect when Shaping Cloud collects personal information in the course of its business operations. The notice applies to information we collect about:
Visitors to our website
Attendees at our events
Individuals at our customers and suppliers of our goods and services
Current and former employees
Job applicants

Founded in Manchester in 2010, Shaping Cloud (SC) was formed to bring innovative digital solutions to market on the then nascent Public Cloud Azure platform. We have grown consistently and organically since then and remain a Manchester based company specialising in Microsoft Azure IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, iPaaS and Office 365 solutions and strategies.

As a Microsoft Gold Azure Platform partner, we are recognised as being in the top tier of partners within Microsoft. We were also a national finalist (one of only 4) for Microsoft Partner of the Year in 2016 due to our ground-breaking work in transforming mutual Shaping Cloud and Microsoft clients with Microsoft Azure as the business-critical technology platform. The Shaping Cloud team continuously monitor developments within other hyperscale cloud solutions, such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, to ensure we can deliver the right solutions regardless of technology vendor.

We also work closely with an ecosystem of complementary national and local partners to deliver a seamless experience for our clients.

Visitors to our website
We use a third-party service, Microsoft Corp Inc, to host our website. The website is managed by Shaping Cloud.

The information we collect
Your name and contact information;
Email communications sent to Shaping Cloud;
A registration form when you register for an event;
Your responses to any surveys that you may choose to participate in.

Technical information, for instance through the use of cookies, such as
Activity data, such as when you completed a form on this website;
Information from your visits to this website, including the type of browser and operating system you use, access times, pages viewed, URLs clicked on, your IP address and the pages you visited before and after navigating to this website;
Social media tracking pixels that allow platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to interact with this website and give feedback on your actions; and
Device information, including the unique device identifier, hardware model, operating system and version and mobile network information.

Attendees at our events
We may use a third party to manage event bookings, but they are only allowed to use information to manage the event booking process. We use the information we hold about the groups of individuals listed above, who may have an interest in our events, in order to provide a service. We only use these details for the purposes of event management and for other closely related purposes. For example, we might use information about people who have attended an event to carry out a survey to find out if they are happy with the quality of the event they received.

The name, job title and organisation of event attendees will be included in the event documentation that is made available to everyone attending the event.

If you do not want us to collect, use or transfer your personal information in this way then you should (depending on what it is you object to) contact 0161 408 5333 and ask for your information to be deleted.

Individuals at our customers and suppliers of our goods and services
Shaping Cloud maintains records of its suppliers of goods and services, including names and contact details of individuals where needed to support service delivery, contract and payment management. Details are retained for a period of six years after the financial year to which the details relate.

Current and former employees
Current employees should refer to their Employee Handbook or contact Shaping Cloud’s Director of Operations.

Job applicants
Shaping Cloud is the data controller for the information you provide, unless otherwise stated.
The information you provide will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, or to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements relating to your employment. We will only share information with third parties where this is required to fulfil our legal or regulatory requirements. The information you provide will be held securely by us and our data processors whether the information is in electronic or physical format. We do not collect more information than we need to fulfil our stated purposes and will not retain it for longer than is necessary.

If your application is successful, please refer to the current and former employees’ section. If you are unsuccessful at any stage of the process, the information you have provided until that point will be retained for 6 months from the closure of the campaign.

Links to other websites
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.