This website is operated and controlled by West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Metro, MCard, GenerationM, CityConnect, Invest West Yorkshire, Trade West Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Business and Skills are all brands of the Combined Authority which remains the data controller and the responsible statutory body in relation to these brands.

The Combined Authority processes all data fairly and lawfully in line with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR).

Data collection

The personal information we collect is that which data subjects provide to the organisation via direct engagement. This includes, but is not limited to information provided via:


We use cookies on this website in order to provide you with better services and user experience. If you wish to reject or delete cookies, please see the information at the bottom of this page.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they help us to improve the user experience for you and many others.

We have this information on our website because of the new (2011) EU Cookie Law.

You can also read our Privacy notice.

View live cookies or update your preferences

If you wish you can review all cookies used on the site and full details about their use. You can also update your preferences, if you wish to permit or deny different cookies.

Do both by clicking the 'Cookie preferences' link in the footer area on any page of the website.

Data processing

Personal information is processed for the following specified purposes:

We may keep a record of those weblinks which are most regularly used, thus enabling us to provide the most helpful information to users on our websites. Such information is held anonymously and you will not be personally identifiable from this information.

Data retention

We will retain your information in line with the period outlined at the time the data is collected and only for as long as it is necessary to do so.

In the event that we need to transfer personal information outside of the United Kingdom, we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that the appropriate safeguards are in place and that your information is processed securely.

Any changes we make to this privacy statement will be posted on this page and where appropriate, will be notified to you by e-mail or post.

Disclosure of data

We will only disclose your information to third parties when:


Your rights

You have the right to request us to stop processing your data. Please note this may result in the withdrawal of particular services you have requested from us where the processing of your data is necessary for the delivery of said services. Opting out of marketing communications will not affect your entitlement to receive services from us.

You have the right to request the information we hold about you. This is known as a Subject Access Request (SAR). To make a SAR, please complete our SAR form.

If you are ever unhappy with how we have dealt with your request or the use of your personal data, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

The Office of the Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane



Contact details

If you wish to contact us about this privacy statement or to make a request, please use the following details:

West Yorkshire Combined Authority Wellington House
40-50 Wellington Street

Tel: 0113 251 7272