This Cookie Policy applies to our website (our “Site”). We take your privacy seriously when you are visiting our Site and will take great care to ensure your information is managed securely and lawfully.

When personal data is collected through our Site we will be transparent about how we will use it and why it needs to be collected. You can read our Privacy Policy for more information on this.

When you visit our Site, cookies are used to collect information so that your experience with the Site can be improved in the future.


Cookies are used by most websites. They are not harmful, and they do not invade your privacy. They are small text files saved to your computer that store information about the way in which you have used a particular website. When you revisit that website it will access the ‘cookie’ and tailor your use of that website based upon how you have used it in the past. Cookies may also be used for other legitimate purposes like marketing or analytics.


Broadly speaking there are two types of cookie; sessions cookies and persistent cookies. They each behave differently.

A persistent cookie is one that is saved as a text file on your PC and remains there even after you have closed your browser. It is then accessed again once you re-visit the same website. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics. Persistent cookies are stored until they expire, which can range from several minutes to many years

A session cookie is a temporary file that is not saved permanently on your PC. It is created during your web session and is automatically deleted when you close your browser. They may store some anonymised data but no personal data is ever stored by a session cookie. Session cookies exist for the duration of a visit and are erased when you close the web browser.  


The cookies we use on our Site can be grouped into the following categories:

Essential or Strictly Necessary cookies: Some of the cookies on our Site are essential for us to be able to provide you with the service you have requested, for example, to be able to buy or subscribe to our services. You may not be able to use our Site without these cookies. They cannot, therefore, be turned off. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

Website functionality cookies: These cookies enable you to browse our Site and use certain features by allowing our Site to remember the choices you make and provide enhanced features. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our Site. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.

Find out more general information about cookies on these useful public information websites here:


There will be options available in your browser’s settings that enable you to control the way in which cookies are stored on your PC. This will prompt you when cookies are being used, enable you to refuse any individual cookies or block some or all cookies. Please note though that if you disable or refuse cookies, some parts of this Site may become inaccessible or not work properly.


The main way we use cookies is to track your use of our Site. This enables us to understand how you use the Site and track any patterns with regards to how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our Site as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.

If you have any questions before continuing to browse our Site, then please email [email protected]. Thank you for reading our Cookie Policy.



This Privacy Policy is for this website (the “Site”) which is owned and maintained by The Lightbulb Tree Limited (“I” “we” “our” or “us”) a company based in the United Kingdom. We want you to know that we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data.  This Privacy Policy is where we tell you all the important stuff about what who we are, how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint when you are using the Site.

We are responsible as a “Data Controller” of your personal information for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  We use, collect and are responsible for certain personal information about you and because of that we want and need to tell you about how we will act with integrity to comply with legal obligations in that regard. The reason we use your personal data is so that you can read all about us on our Site and of course that’s why you’re here because if you don’t agree with our Privacy Policy then, unfortunately, you may wish to cease viewing and using our Site. If you want to talk to us about privacy or anything else for that matter, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Personal information includes any information about an individual from which that person can be identified, for example, your name, address, phone number and email address. Obviously, this doesn’t include any anonymised data.

We collect personal information about you when you access the Site, register with us, contact us, send us feedback, purchase products or services via the Site, post material to the Site and complete customer surveys or participate in competitions via the Site.

If you are simply browsing the Site, then we don’t collect any personal information from you. We do use some analytic tools which tell us about usage and traffic to our website, but this aggregated information is anonymous and it does not reveal your identity.  You can check out our Cookie Policy on our Site for more information about how your browsing activity is collected.

The personal information we collect about you depends on the particular activities carried out through our Site but it might include:

  • your name, address and contact details
  • date of birth
  • bank account and payment details when you purchase a product or service from us
  • details of any feedback you give us by phone, email, post or via social media
  • information about the services or products we provide to you
  • your account details, such as username, login details to membership sites we give you access to (such as our Catalyst Program)
  • your marketing and advertising preferences
  • information about how you use our Site

We then use this personal information in a number of ways including:

  • to respond to you if you contact us for help or a query;
  • create and manage your account with us;
  • to allow you to play properly with our websites and online services, so you can be interactive with us when you choose to do so;
  • verify your identity;
  • provide goods and services to you under a contract;
  • to send you valuable information which we think you’ll enjoy and like relating to our services, events, what we’re up to, how you can connect with us. But ONLY if you consent to this and if you ask us to stop then we will;
  • customise our website and its content to your particular preferences;
  • notify you of any changes to our website or to our services that may affect you;
  • improve our services.

Generally, we only use it for purposes which we need to – to protect ours and your interests and prevent illegal activity and make sure that what we offer and do in the world is safe and secure. It’s also important to note that this website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect or use personal information relating to children.


Here’s the main thing to know. We will only collect, use and share your personal information if you’ve given us your permission and / or if we have either a legal right or obligation. This is known as the legal basis. The main legal bases we may rely upon include:

  • consent: where you have given us clear consent for us to process your personal information for a specific purpose
  • contract: where our use of your personal information is necessary for a contract we have with you, or because you have asked us to take specific steps before entering into a contract
  • legal obligation: where our use of your personal information is necessary for us to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations)
  • legitimate interests: where our use of your personal information is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party (unless there is a good reason to protect your personal information, which overrides our legitimate interests)

The law says that we must tell you what the legal basis is for each of our activities involving this information. So we’ve summarised this in a nice, neat table at the end of this Privacy Policy. Hopefully (despite the inevitable jargon) you’ll find it easy to understand.

The main thing to know is that we’re here to help you and believe that you like us and want to be connected with us and the work we do. We’re a small business and so we rely on having a legitimate interest to be in contact with you so that we can share our work in the world and let you choose how and when to engage with us. We’ve included a table at the end of this Privacy Policy to set out the data we collect and why. Some examples of why we will contact you are:

  • you specifically gave us your permission to do so (“consent”)
  • we sought your consent for certain things, e.g. to add cookies to your device;
  • we needed to use your information to run our business successfully (the law calls this “legitimate interests”) but only when we’re happy there is no risk to you and your personal information, and we’ll give you an option to easily unsubscribe;
  • we are delivering a contract to you or complying with a legal obligation giving us permission to do so.


Current data protection laws provide you with certain rights. These include the right, in certain circumstances, to: 

  • request access to your personal data;
  • request correction of your personal data;
  • request erasure of your personal data;
  • object to processing of your personal data;
  • request restriction of processing your personal data;
  • request transfer of your personal data; and
  • right to withdraw consent.

You can find more information about your rights here:

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above or have any queries, please email us at [email protected].

Generally, fees for access to your personal data (or in the exercise of any of your other rights) can no longer be charged. You will therefore not have to pay any fee to exercise your rights, including to access your own personal data. However, if your request appears unfounded, repetitive or excessive we may either decide to charge a reasonable fee or we may refuse to comply with your request. We will always explain to you our reasons for doing so.

In order to help us, we may need to confirm your identity and ensure that you have the right to access the data you are requesting or exercise any of your other rights. In order to do that, we may need to request specific information from you as a security measure to ensure that we are not disclosing personal data to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request in order to speed up our response.

Legitimate requests will generally be dealt with in one calendar month. Sometimes it may take a bit longer if there are numerous requests or if the request is a little more complex than usual. We will always keep you up to date with our progress.


We may ask you to provide the following information:

  • your name (and possibly job title)
  • contact information such as email address, phone number, correspondence address;
  • demographic information such as postcode, lifestyle interests, business pursuits;
  • optional information about your needs, interests, preferences, challenges for examples when we’re inviting you to fill out surveys, questionnaires, onboarding information or enrolments to coaching programmes;
  • photographic evidence and/or video footage (this is usually if you attend one of our events in which case you will be asked for specific consent for this)
  • as a customer, we would need to collect financial information for a transaction, a signature on a contract or other personal data in the context of our working together and to allow us to operate our business in accordance with the law.


We only use your personal data for purposes which we need to – to protect ours and your interests and prevent illegal activity and make sure that what we offer and do in the world is safe and secure.

For example, we may use the personal data you provide in the following ways:

  • To reply to you if you contact us for help or a query;
  • To fulfil our contract with you when you’ve bought something from us;
  • To send you valuable information which we think you’ll enjoy and like relating to our services, events, what we’re up to, how you can connect with us… but ONLY if you consent to this and if you ask us to stop then we will;
  • To make sure that the Site is helpful and attractive for you and working effectively for your computer and devices and so we can meet the preferences and interests that you’ve told us about;
  • To allow you to play properly with our Site and online services, so you can interact with us when you want to; 
  • To tell you if we make changes to our Site or service;


We do not routinely share your personal data with third parties. Occasionally data sharing may take place, for example, to allow a third party to dispatch a product to you on our behalf or when we share information with third-party software providers who store information on our behalf.

We will share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities if required by applicable law.

We will not share your personal information with any other third party. We do not transfer your personal data outside toe European Economic Area (EEA)


We would like to send you information about products and services, events, special offers and news updates which are intended to be of value and interest to you. Where we have your consent or it is in our legitimate interests to do so, we may do this by post, email, telephone, text message (SMS) or automated call.

We will ask whether you would like us to send you marketing messages when you tick the relevant boxes when you provide your personal data to us for the first time. 

If you have previously agreed to be contacted in this way, you can unsubscribe at any time by:

  • contacting us at [email protected] or
  • using the ‘unsubscribe’ link in our emails to you;

Please note it may take up to 5 days for your unsubscribe request to take place.

For more information on your rights in relation to marketing, see ‘Your rights’ above.


A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. computer, smartphone or other electronic devices) when you use our website. There will be options available in your browser’s settings that enable you to control the way in which cookies are stored on your computer. This will prompt you when cookies are being used, enable you to refuse any individual cookies or disable some or all cookies. We have a separate cookie policy that you can read on our Site.  Please note though that if you disable or refuse cookies, some parts of this Site may become inaccessible or not work properly.

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Through your use of our website, you will have access to links, plug-ins and applications that are not under our control. When you click on those links or open the connection associated with those links it may be that the third party that does control them collects and shares your personal data. We cannot be responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, please ensure you read the privacy notice of each website you visit as there may be significant differences that affect you.


We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

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


We will only ever keep your personal data for as long as we need it to be able to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it in the first place. This will include any reporting requirements, legal requirements or accounting requirements.

When we think about how long we should keep or retain your data, we think about:

  • the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data;
  • the potential risk of loss, damage or harm from any disclosure, loss, misuse or unauthorised use of your personal data;
  • the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes without needing your personal data, and
  • the applicable legal requirements, for example, we have to keep basic information about our customers for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.

You have the legal right to ask us to delete your data in certain circumstances. Please see the section above entitled ‘Your Rights’ for further information.

 We may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you. This is because you can no longer be identified from the anonymised data.


It is very important that any personal data we hold about you is correct and is current i.e. is up to date. You have the right to correct us if any information we hold is incorrect or out of date. Please tell us if at any time your personal information changes or if we just have it wrong by emailing us at [email protected].


If we get something wrong, we want to put it right as quickly as possible. We would really appreciate it if you would contact us first to try and resolve the issue if you ever have any cause to be unhappy with any aspect of the way in which we collect and use your data. However, if you remain unhappy please note that you always have the right to make a more formal complaint through the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues and their website is at We will work with ICO to ensure that any such complaint is dealt with to your complete satisfaction and in as short a time as possible.





Communication Data

Pretty much any communication that you send to us. For example, via the contact form on our website, an email, a text, any social media messaging, or any social media posting.

We process this data for the purposes of communicating with you, for record keeping and for the establishment, pursuance or defence of legal claims. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to reply to communications sent to us, to keep records and to establish, pursue or defend legal claims.

Customer Data

This includes data relating to any purchases of goods and/or services such as your name, title, billing address, delivery address email address, phone number, contact details, purchase details and your card details.

We process this data to supply the goods and/or services you have purchased and to keep records of such transactions. Our lawful ground for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps at your request to enter into such a contract.

User Data

This includes data about how you use our Site and any online services together with any data that you post for publication on our Site or through other online services.

Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our Site and our business. We process this data to operate our Site and ensure relevant content is provided to you, to ensure the security of our website, to maintain back- ups of our Site and/or databases and to enable publication and administration of our website, other online services and business.

Technical Data

This is data about your actual use of our Site and other online services. It might include your IP address, your login data, details about your browser, length of visit to pages on our Site, page views and navigation paths, details about the number of times you use our Site, time zone settings and other technology on the devices you use to access our Site. The source of this data is from our analytics tracking system.

We process this data to analyse your use of our Site and other online services, to administer and protect our business and Site, to deliver relevant Site content and advertisements to you and to understand the effectiveness of our advertising.  Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our Site and our business and to grow our business and to decide our marketing strategy.

Marketing Data

This could include data whether you agree to receive marketing from us (and our third parties) and your communication preferences. We process this data to enable you to partake in our promotions such as competitions, prize draws and free give-aways, to deliver relevant Site content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of our communications and advertising.  

Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests, for example in order to evolve and improve our services we like to   study how customers use our products/services, and this helps us to expand and develop them, to grow our business and to decide our marketing and commercial strategy.

Prospect Data

This could be data we have collected from you when you made an enquiry about our services through our Site or on social media or using email or phone or other communication tool. It may also we data we collect when you request or opt in to one of our free information resources.

We process this information in order to effectively reply to your enquiry and give you information you need and maintain a record of this, this is necessary at your request and a pre-cursor to entering into a contract and for our legitimate interests in running our business and replying to communications and sending you information. It is also necessary for record keeping should we need to establish, pursue or defend a legal claim.

Thank you for taking the time to read this Privacy Policy.

We hope you enjoy continuing to browse this Site and you may get in touch with any queries or further information you need. [email protected]

Last Update: December 2018

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