the transition law S.H.I.E.L.D. PROGRAMME


Supporting Home & Independent Enterprises Lawfully Documented (S.H.I.E.L.D.)


S.H.I.E.L.D. stands up for the Consumer and the Compliant Business Owner


During recent years several large data protection scandals have surfaced showing that businesses both large and small have, to date, had scant regard for their customer's personal data.

There is no National Consumer Protection organisation established to show consumers which businesses are complying with the Data Protection rules and which are not.

Consequently, Transition Law decided to create a voluntary membership scheme which:

1) Promotes good Data Protection practice.


2) Provides a data base of compliant businesses for people to check, whether they intend to do business with them or purchase their products and services.


3) Creates an easily recognisable emblem so the public can know which organisations have been awarded S.H.I.E.L.D. Holder status.

4) Is FREE OF CHARGE to join.

Transition Law operates in the Small & Medium Sized Enterprises sector and is focused largely on this type of business but we grant S.H.I.E.L.D Holder status to any and all businesses who can demonstrate compliance.

transition law S.H.I.E.L.D. membership criteria


Membership is Free of Charge.


If your business can satisfy the Membership Criteria, apply TODAY and start enjoying the FREE Member Benefits


1) A Member must register with the UK Information Commissioners Office. (unless exempt)

2) A Member must have written Data Protection policies in place to cover the processing of Personal Data within their business organisation.

3) A Member must have a compliant Privacy Policy displayed on their website.

transition law S.H.I.E.L.D. application criteria

If your business is compliant under GDPR and Data Protection legislation, your are entitled to S.H.I.E.L.D. membership.


1) The Membership is Free of charge.

2) Use it to demonstrate your status.


3) Enjoy Unique Member benefits


4) Organise YOUR Free Assessment TODAY


5) Download the Assessment Criteria in the adjacent pdf file.


transition law S.H.I.E.L.D. terms of membership


Terms and Conditions of Membership as at 1st February 2020.

1) Interpretation


a) In these Terms & Conditions of Membership the words listed below shall have the following meanings unless the context otherwise requires:


"The Programme" - means The Transition Law S.H.I.E.L.D. Membership Programme.

"The Member" - means an individual or business who has been approved for Membership.

"The Website" - means the website and webspace allocated to the or other URL as decided from time to time by the Management of the Organisation.

"The ICO" - means the UK Information Commissioners Office.


"Force Majeure" - means, in relation to either party, any circumstances beyond the reasonable control of that party (including, without limitation, any strike, locks out or other form of industrial action).

"Membership" - means the period of time, usually 12 months that a Member remains approved.and each subsequent consecutive period of 12 months during the period of this Agreement.


b) Where the context so admits the singular shall include the plural and the masculine gender shall include the feminine, and in each case vice versa.

c) References in this Agreement to any statute shall include any statute or statutory provision which amends, extends, consolidates or replaces it from time to time.


2) Each Member agrees that:


a) They will maintain their business Data Processing practices up to date and in good order and comply with the prevailing Data Protection Regulations.

b) They will do nothing to bring the good name of Transition Law S.H.I.E.L.D. into disrepute and specifically they will notify the Programme management if they become the subject of Enforcement Action by the ICO.

c) They will use the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo only in relation to promoting their business activity by demonstrating their Data Protection compliance, in a manner which would be expected by the Management of Transition Law S.H.I.E.L.D.

d) Nothing in these Terms and Conditions of Membership shall give the Member any rights in respect of any trade names or trademarks used by Transition Law or Transition Law S.H.I.E.L.D.

e) Membership shall last for a period of 12 months. Renewed thereafter by agreement of the parties for further and subsequent periods of 12 months.

f) When requested to do so. they will indicate their intentions to remain a Member by written means. E.g. Post, Electronic Mail, Text Message or other means as appropriate.

3) Termination


a) Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time by giving one month’s notice in writing to the other party. Termination will take effect on receipt of such notice.


b) On termination of this Agreement the Member shall discontinue all use of the Company’s Trade Marks and any intellectual property, and refrain from reference to the Company’s style or use of any of its Trademarks or Business methodology.

4) The Website

a) In return for demonstrating and maintaining their compliant status, the Organisation will provide each Member with a unique page on the Website containing their business details and current Membership status.


b) Access to the website is provided to Members and the Public without charge. Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the content of the website is accurate and up-to-date, we do not make any representations nor give any warranties of any kind (express or implied) with respect to the contents or operation of this website, and any such representations and warranties are expressly excluded.


c) This website is made available on the basis that (except in respect of fraud or of death or personal injury caused by our negligence), all liability whatsoever for any losses, claims, actions or damage, whether direct or indirect, arising out of or in connection with your use of this website, or your reliance upon the contents of this website, are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law including but not limited to any liability for computer service or system failure, access delays or interruption, data non delivery or mis-delivery, computer viruses or other harmful components, breaches of security or unauthorised use of the system arising from “hacking” or otherwise.

d) The Programme does not warrant that use of this website will be uninterrupted and error free. If we discover any typographical, clerical or other error or omission in any page posted on this website then such error shall be subject (as soon as practicable) to correction or deletion (as appropriate) without any liability on our part.

e) The Programme reserves the right to make changes to the Website and these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. It is the Member's responsibility to revisit this page from time to time and in any event at least Annually, to re-read this notice. Any revised terms shall take effect as at the date of its posting on the Website.


5. Contact with S.H.I.E.L.D. members


a) It is an express term of this agreement the S.H.I.E.L.D. Membership Terms and Conditions that all Members of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Program are entitled to contact S.H.I.E.L.D. Head Office by telephone for Legal Advice regarding Data protection matters free of charge. The advice will consist of a short telephone response to their enquiry, usually lasting no more than 10 minutes.

b) Any additional legal work or site visits will incur costs at the prevailing rate of fees.

c) Members of S.H.I.E.L.D. agree to be contacted by telephone and email regarding updates to Law and Procedures relating to Data Protection matters and any other matters which in the judgment of the management of S.H.I.E.L.D. would bring value to the client member including Legal information, Notices and Articles regarding Legal Services and Business Protection whether offered by S.H.I.E.L.D. or others.

6. Governing Law

The content of this website, any dispute arising out of this website and your relationship as a Member with us are governed by English law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in every particular including interpretation and shall be deemed to have been made within England and Wales and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.


NB: If you have a query regarding Membership that is not addressed here, please contact the Programme Management by e-mailing us at