Data protection laws require us to have a legal reason for collecting, holding and using your personal information.

In some circumstances, we may rely on your consent as the legal reason.  By providing us with your personal information and sensitive personal information (relating to your health, racial or ethnic origin, religious or other beliefs or sexual orientation) or the personal information and sensitive personal information of a family member or other person it relates to, via our website, you:

•         Consent to it being used by us as described in section 1 of this policy; and

•         Confirm that you have informed the family member or other person it relates to, over the age of 12 years old of the content of this policy and they have provided their consent to their personal information and sensitive personal information being used by us as described in section 1 of this policy.

You and your family member or other person it relates to have the right to withdraw your consent to us holding and using your and their personal information and sensitive personal information by contacting us.  Once you / they have withdrawn your / their consent, we will no longer use your / their personal information and sensitive personal information for the purpose(s) set out in section 1 of this policy, which you originally agreed to, unless we have another legal reason for doing so.

 

Our other legal reasons for holding and using your personal information are:

  • (As a Data Processor and Controller) contractual obligations to local authorities and funders
  • Legal and regulatory obligations which apply to us as a registered social charity and legal organisational entity;
  • Protection of your vital interests; and
  • Our legitimate interests – while you have a legitimate interest in the protection of your personal information, we also have an overriding legitimate interest in handling and using your personal information, including sharing it with our service providers (listed in section 3 of this policy), for the purposes described in section 1 of this policy.