Privacy Policy

This policy (together with my terms of website use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which I, Susan Payton Consultancy Ltd, trading as The Business of Stories, company no. 09515663, registered address: Eartham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0LW will process any personal data I collect from you, or which you provide to me, in the course of using my site For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 I am the data controller.

Your information

When you use my site, there are a number of ways in which you provide information and other data to me. By using the site, you consent to me processing and collecting this data, on the terms and for the reasons which are explained below.

How your information is used

I may use your information to:

  • send you my newsletters from time to time.
  • ensure that content from my site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • provide you with information, products or services that you request from me or which I feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • carry out my obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and me.
  • allow you to participate in interactive features of my service, when you choose to do so.
  • notify you about changes to my service.

If you do not want me to use your information for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box on the form on which you submit your data. You can also contact me directly by emailing

If you do want to receive information from my carefully selected third parties about goods or services that may be of interest to you, please tick the relevant box on the form on which you submit your data.

Please note that if you click on, or follow, any links from my site to external websites, my privacy policy will no longer apply. Please check the privacy policies of any such external site before submitting any personal data, as I cannot accept any responsibility or liability in relation to them.

Data storage

All information you provide to me is stored on my secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology.

I take your privacy very seriously, and will take all reasonable steps to protect your personal data, but please be aware that any data which you send to my site is sent at your own risk.

The data that I collect from you may be transferred to, processed and/or stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). By submitting your personal data, you agree to this. I will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Disclosure of your information

I may disclose your personal information to any of my group companies (which means my subsidiaries, my ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 736 of the UK Companies Act 1985) and also to third parties in the following circumstances: –

  • to any prospective seller or buyer of all (or part of) my business or assets;
  • If I am required to do so by law, any applicable regulation or to protect the rights, property, or safety of ourselves or others. This may include disclosing to other companies and organisations in connection with fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Access to information

You have the right under the Data Protection Act to access the information which I hold about you. If you wish to exercise this right, please send your request to In order to meet my costs in responding, I will charge you a fee of £10.