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Privacy Policy

Welcome to Safehouses Fostering’s Privacy Policy.

Safehouses is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy set outs our commitments to you, in compliance with and beyond the General Data Protection Regulation (commonly known as the GDPR) and explains how we collect, store and use your personal information.

Our Privacy Policy will remain on our website for you to view and may be updated from time to time.

Should you have any questions relating to this policy then you can contact us:

Email:                          admin@safehousesfostering.org.uk

Telephone:                  01457 829 111.

Postal Address:          The Fleece, 41 Oldham Road, Denshaw, OL3 5SS.

Who we are

Safehouses North Ltd (trading as Safehouses Fostering).

Data protection principles

We will comply with data protection law. This says that the personal information we hold about you must be:

  1. Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.
  2. Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
  3. Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
  4. Accurate and kept up to date.
  5. Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
  6. Kept securely.

The data we collect and how it is stored securely

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

Personal data is collected from our website, from our social media pages, by email, over the telephone, or by post.

All data is stored securely on a database called ‘Charms’, which is provided by Social Care Network, hosted in the UK.

We will not sell or rent your information to any third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Data retention – How long will you use my information for?

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes, certain parts of our website use “cookies” to keep track of your visit and to help you navigate between sections. A cookie is a small data file that certain websites store on your computer’s hard-drive when you visit such websites. Cookies can contain information such as your user ID and the pages you have visited. The only personal information a cookie contains is information that you have personally supplied.

We use cookies on our site to help us improve our site and the experience of our users. It also helps with our marketing, although we will never market to you without your consent.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. If, however, you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the website. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you access the site.

Log Files

In common with most websites, our site logs various information about visitors, including internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP) information, referring / exit pages and date / time stamp.

We may use this information to analyse trends, administer the Site, track your movement around the Site and gather broad demographic information.

Contact Details

In the event of any query or complaint in connection with the information we hold about you, please email admin@safehosuesfostering.org.uk

Whilst this privacy policy sets out a general summary of your legal rights in respect of personal information, this is a very complex area of law. More information about your legal rights can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website at:

https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/

version 1, updated 3.7.18.