Privacy Notice​

Independent Living West Country is a company registered in England and Wales (no: 11225112). You can contact us at the following:

Address: Unit 11, Kingfisher Court, Venny Bridge, Exeter EX4 8JN Telephone: 01392 467007
Email: dataprotection@independentlivingsw.co.uk

The type of personal information we collect

Depending on our relationship with you, we may collect and process any of the following information:

  • Personal identifiers such as name and contact details

  • Medical information about your physical or mental health

  • Internet identifiers such as cookies and IP addresses

  • Details on your gender, religion, and ethnicity

  • Financial information, including banking and account details
     

How we get the personal information and why we have it​

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • Reporting the events and outcomes of your care sessions

  • Assisting with the processing of any benefit claims

  • Supporting with medical and social care appointments
     

We also receive personal information indirectly, from the following sources in the following scenarios:

  • Local authorities or other bodies that may refer you for our services


We use the information that you have given us in order to provide you with our contracted

standard of support.

We may share this information with our staff, your assigned social worker, medical staff, or local authorities such as police. We will never sell your data to third parties without your consent.

Additionally, where we may use third-party sub-processors, we ensure that we have taken appropriate safeguards and that they also follow GDPR regulations for the management of data.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

(a) Your consent. Where we rely on your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting dataprotection@independentlivingsw.co.uk.
(b) We have a contractual obligation.
(c) We have a legal obligation.

(d) We have a vital interest.
(e) We have a legitimate interest.

Our website is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Any data stored on their systems is on secure servers behind a firewall. A list of the cookies used on our site is listed in the table below:

  




 

                   

Additionally, we collect basic information to be used as part of aggregate analytics of our site to review how it is performing. Most of this is non-identifiable, but IP addresses are gathered to determine the location of our visitors. Your specific IP address is not available in reporting, only as part of a larger analysis.

Some cookies you may be able to turn off in your browser. How to do this varies depending on your operating system and browser. The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored in online systems or in our locked offices.

We keep care plans and other relevant personal data for a period of seven (7) years after you cease using our services. We will then dispose of your information by securely destroying it, either online or by using a confidential document disposal method.

 

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:


Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing - You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at dataprotection@independentlivingsw.co.uk if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at dataprotection@independentlivingsw.co.uk.

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data. 

 

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk

Independent Living West Country Limited - Unit 11 Kingfisher Court, Pinhoe Industrial Estate, Exeter, EX4 8JN – Tel: 01392 467007 Registered Company 11225112

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