Privacy and data protection

When completing forms you may be asked for personal information such as name, address and postcode. It is only when you supply this type of information that you can be personally identified.

Information may be collected:

  • to fulfil your request for information or services
  • as input to improving our site
  • as part of the process of consultation

We are registered with the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purpose of processing personal data in the performance of its legitimate business. Any information held by us will be processed in compliance with the principles set out in the act. We are obliged to comply with and support the objectives of the Data Protection Act 1998. We will:

  • continue to strengthen our procedures for maintaining the confidentiality of all personal information we hold
  • require all of our employees to comply fully with this policy and data protection principles
  • hold the minimum personal information necessary to enable us to perform our functions which is erased once the need to hold it has passed
  • make every effort to ensure this information is accurate, up-to-date and that any inaccuracies are corrected without unnecessary delay
  • obtain all personal data in accordance with the Fair Processing Code and lawfully process it in accordance with the conditions for processing
  • design our systems and processes to comply with data protection principles
  • not publish personal data on our website without the explicit consent of its subject
  • take immediate action if we discover that our policies are not being complied with

Any personal information will only be disclosed for notified purposes to:

  • our staff: where the information is vital to their work
  • the courts: under the direction of a court order
  • our partners: strictly in accordance with agreed protocols
  • others: as detailed in the notified register entry

Information collected is not shared with other organisations for commercial purposes.

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