Homes in Sedgemoor controls and processes personal information about its customers, staff and board members. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and The Data Protection Act 2018 (the 'Act') covers all personal information that relates to living individuals. These individuals are given rights by the Act. We will not share this information with other organisations without the consent of the individual concerned unless we are required by law to do so.
Homes in Sedgemoor will comply with the principles of the GDPR which state:
Personal information must be:
a) processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;
b) collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes;
c) adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;
d) accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;
e) kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; and
f) processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.
Individuals have a right of access to personal information held by Homes in Sedgemoor if they are the "data subject" of that information. Please contact the Data Protection Officer ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please get in touch with us if you are concerned that information held about you is not accurate.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) gives you the right to ask Homes in Sedgemoor for any recorded information that it holds. When we receive an FOI request, unless we are exempt from providing the information, the Organisation is required to:
Wherever reasonable, we will try to provide it in the format you choose. Possible formats are:
We will also make every effort to meet your needs if you have a disability which means you need the information in another format (e.g. Braille, audiotape), or where your language is not English.
For details about how to request information held by Homes in Sedgemoor, please see document below.