Your Rights

Under data protection law, you have several very important rights, these are:

 

  1. To be informed about how we collect and use your personal information.
     
  2. To obtain a copy of the information we hold about you, free of charge and within one month. Where a request is complex, we may extend the release of the information to two months, should this be essential, we will write to you within one month of the request and explain why the extension is necessary. Please note, in some circumstances, where a request is manifestly unfounded, excessive and/or repetitive we may also charge a 'reasonable fee'.
     
  3. To update or amend the information we hold about you if it is inaccurate or incomplete. We will write to you within one month of the request. Where a request is complex, we may extend the response to two months. In this circumstance, we will write to you and explain why the extension is necessary
  4. To ask us to stop processing your information in the following circumstances:
     
    • Where you contest the accuracy of your information
       
    • Where you have objected to the processing
       
    • When processing is unlawful
       
    • If we no longer need the personal data but you require the information to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim

      5. To ask us to remove your personal information from our records. However, there are two circumstances where the right to erasure will not apply to special category data:
      • If the processing is necessary for public health purposes in the public interest
         
      • If the processing is necessary for the purposes of preventative or occupational medicine. This includes where the processing is necessary for the working capacity of an employee; for medical diagnosis; for the provision of health or social care; or for the management of health or social care systems or services

        6. To request the restriction or suppression of their personal data. This is not an absolute right and only applies in certain circumstances.
        7. To obtain and reuse your own personal data for their own purposes. Enabling you to view, access and use your personal consumption and transaction data in a way that is portable and safe.
        8. Rights related to automated decision-making including profiling, this means to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling.

If you would like to know more about your rights, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website by visiting ico.org.uk

 

Thank you to you all at work in these tough times. You are all brilliant trying so save lives and trying to beat this horrible virus. Without you we don’t know where we would be now. Love to you all in these challenging times for our NHS.                                      

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