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Transport for Greater Manchester ("TFGM") are working with Beryl to provide the Bee Network Cycle Hire Scheme which includes providing electric bikes with docking infrastructure, across Greater Manchester.

The aim is to increase public access to bikes and promote an increase in the use of them to replace journeys previously completed using other modes of transport such as private vehicles.

The Bee Network Cycle Hire Scheme will provide 24/7 self-service, public shared facilities across Greater Manchester.

TfGM are the data controller for the personal data collected for the use of the bikes for the Greater Manchester Bee Network Cycle Hire Scheme, with Beryl as our processor. There will be some elements where Beryl will be a data controller in their own right for personal data collected for their own purposes within their application.

Those using the bikes within Greater Manchester will enter into terms and conditions with TfGM.

This notice explains how we will use your information and tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. For further information about our core data protection obligations and commitments please see TfGM's primary privacy notice:  

What categories of personal data are used?

In order to register for Greater Manchester's Bee Network Cycle Hire Scheme, we will be collecting the following information:

  • Email address

  • Bike location/GPS tracking

  • Telephone details

  • Card payment details

  • Wemay also collect your name if you contact Beryl's customer services helpline.

Under what legal basis does the processing of personal data take place?

The UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 provide for a number of different legal bases under which processing of personal data may take place. In relation to the processing of the personal data as part of the Bee Network Cycle Hire Scheme the following basis applies:

Article 6 (1)(b) for the performance of a contract, for any processing of information in regard to payment, and the provision of awarding the prize to the competition winner for those participants who will take part in the "Manchester Originals x Cycle Hire" competition.

For all other information:

  • Article 6 (1)(e) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority.

How do we keep your information safe?

TfGM are committed to the security of the information we collect. We aim to ensure that there are appropriate, physical, technical and managerial controls in place to protect any personal information you may provide to us, for example our network is protected and monitored. Within our offices all of our staff receive training on handling data securely.

Where we use external companies to collect or process data on our behalf we carry out comprehensive checks on them before we work with them and ensure that contracts are in place that set out our expectations and requirements.

How long is information kept for?

We will only hold your personal data for as long as it is necessary and proportionate in line with our retention policies and procedures. Some information may need to be held for longer if there is a legal requirement by TfGM.

Who will we share your information with?

Your information will not be shared with any other third party data controllers. Beryl do share some personal information with their sub-processors, some of which are outside of the UK/EU. Due diligence checks have been done and appropriate safeguards have been put in place as per their privacy notice Privacy Policy - Beryl Lights - Beryl.

Your rights as a data subject (any individual person who can be identified)

The UK GDPR gives you the following rights over your information:

  • Your right to get copies of your information

You have the right to ask for a copy of any information about you that is used.

  • Your right to get information corrected

You have the right to ask for any information held about you that you think is inaccurate to be changed.

  • Your right to limit how your information is used

You have the right to ask for the use of any information held about you to be restricted. For example, you can ask this where you think the information TfGM is using is inaccurate.

  • Your right to object to your information being used

You can ask for any information held about you not to be used. This is not an absolute right and TfGM may need to continue to use your information. We will tell you why if this is the case.

  • Your right to get your information deleted

You can ask for any information held about you to be deleted. This is not an absolute right and TfGM may need to continue to use your information. We will tell you why if this is the case.

  • You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

For further information about anything in this privacy notice, to find out what information we hold about you, or if you wish to exercise any of your other information rights, please contact us at

If you are not satisfied with the response from us, you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. For further details on this and your information rights please visit the Information Commissioner's website.

Further information about data privacy and your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be found at the ICO website