Cornwall Partners in Care Privacy

Why we hold member's details and what we do with it

Our Privacy Policy

Cornwall Partners in Care has always taken great care over the data that we hold for the clients and contacts that we work with.

Our Privacy Policy - your information, your rights and how we use it

Cornwall Partners in Care Limited is committed to protecting your personal information.

Our Privacy Policy was last updated on 13th October 2023.

Our Privacy Policy contains important information about what personal details we collect; what we do with that information; who we may share it with and why; and your choices and rights when it comes to the personal information you have given us.

We may need to make changes to our Privacy Policy. If there are important changes such as how or where your personal data will be processed, we will contact you to let you know.

If you require access to the data we hold on you, we may require additional information from you to confirm your identification before we release any data we hold.

Who we are

We are Cornwall Partners in Care Limited (“Cornwall Partners in Care Limited”).

This Privacy Policy applies to Cornwall Partners in Care Limited.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or the information we collect or use about you, please contact:

FAO Data Controller
Cornwall Partners in Care
Units 1 & 2 Mount Hawke Business Park
Highfield Rd
Mount Hawke

Information we collect and use

Information about you that we collect and use includes:

  • Information about who you are e.g. your name, email address, and contact details
  • Information about your business e.g. size, sector, location, manager, etc
  • Information that is automatically collected e.g. via cookies when you visit our website

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file – it is saved onto your computer or other device when you visit our website.

Cookies store small pieces of information. For example - they will remember that you have visited our website or performed a certain action.

We use cookies to help us improve your experience when you visit our website. For example, a cookie might store information so you don't have to keep entering it.

Cookies also let us know which pages of our website you visited; they help us develop and market our services.

  • Persistent cookies - these stay valid, and will work until their expiry date (unless you delete them before they expire)
  • Session cookies - these expire when you close your web browser

Our website contains links to other websites, including social media sites and apps. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices (including the delivery of any cookies) of these websites. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of those websites before providing those third parties with your information.

Cornwall Partners in Care Limited operates from one website and has a standard cookie policy for our site.

Where we collect your information

We may collect your personal information directly from you, from a variety of sources, including:

  • A membership application form
  • phone conversations with us
  • emails or letters you send to us
  • meetings or forums you attend
  • registering for an event with us e.g. AGM
  • participating in research surveys to help us understand the sector better (eg Fees owed survey)
  • our online services such as websites or social media
  • when you make a donation to us
  • give us feedback on our service

What we collect and use your information for

We take your privacy seriously and we will only ever collect and use information which is personal to you where it is necessary, fair and lawful to do so. We will collect and use your information only where:

  • it is necessary to provide the membership service you have signed up for e.g. circulating information, organising meetings, etc.
  • it is necessary for us to meet our contractual, legal or regulatory obligations e.g. reporting to HMRC or for the detection and prevention of fraud
  • it is in the legitimate interests of Cornwall Partners in Care Limited e.g. to deliver appropriate information to our members so you are aware of what we are doing to represent our members or understand our user demographics and use of our website and online services
  • it is in the legitimate interests of a third party e.g. crime reduction
  • it is necessary for us to meet our legal or regulatory obligations e.g. to verify your identity
  • to send invoices or reminder notices or otherwise notify you of changes to our services, and any other purpose related to or ancillary to any of the above.
  • you have given us your permission [consent] to send you information about services offered by Cornwall Partners in Care Limited.
  • Transaction history of your interactions with us. This will include any donations or events you have participated in, the services you request, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses and how you use our website and services.
  • Marketing and communications preferences for receiving information from us and how you would like us to communicate with you

If you do not wish us to collect and use your personal information in these ways, it may mean that we will be unable to provide you with our services.

Who we may share your information with

We may share your information with third parties for the reasons outlined in 'What we collect and use your information for.'

These third parties include:

  • Cornwall Partners in Care Limited employees and committee members
  • Companies we have chosen to support us in the delivery of the services we offer to you or companies who can help us in our contact with you, for example an internet service provider.
  • HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or joint controllers based in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
  • Local Authorities and Health providers across Cornwall and the UK or other charities and organisations to whom we might refer you for additional support as part of delivering a service to you.

Where we wish to share your personal information with third parties who are not listed above then we shall seek your consent before doing so, unless the data is anonymised (i.e. it does not identify individuals) – in which case we may share the information without first obtaining your consent.

We will never sell your details to someone else. Whenever we share your personal information, we will do so in line with our obligations to keep your information safe and secure.

Where your information is processed by Cornwall Partners in Care Limited All of the information provided to Cornwall Partners in Care Limited is processed by us in the UK.

How we protect your information

We take information and system security very seriously and we strive to comply with our obligations at all times. Any personal information which is collected, recorded or used in any way, whether on paper, online or any other media, will have appropriate safeguards applied in line with our data protection obligations.

Your information is protected by controls designed to minimise loss or damage through accident, negligence or deliberate actions. Our employees also protect sensitive or confidential information when storing or transmitting information electronically and must undertake training on this.

Our security controls are aligned to good practice; providing a control environment that effectively manages risks to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your information.

Protection of Personal Data

Protection of all client information provided or received by us is of paramount importance to our company. Cornwall Partners in Care goes to great lengths to ensure that the information provided to us in the course of our business is kept secure at all times. Cornwall Partners in Care is a Data Controller under the UK GDPR, in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 (the ‘Act’) and any personal and financial information that we hold about you will be held on secure server/computer and/or in paper files and processed subject to the UK GDPR. This information will be used to deal with queries and to bring to your attention additional services that may be of benefit to you. If we are advised that the confidentiality of your information is breached, we will inform you as soon as possible if the breach is likely to result in a high risk of adversely affecting your rights and freedoms. We also have a duty to report certain types of personal data breach to the relevant supervisory authority within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach, where feasible. We will document all breaches regardless of whether or not reporting is required.

How long do we keep your information?

We have detailed in this Privacy Policy the ways in which individuals can have their information erased from our records or request amendments to the data we hold.

The information we hold for individuals will be maintained for the course of our ongoing business to maintain correct client/user records. Information will be deleted in line with statutory requirements for retaining data (eg HMRC require us to keep records for a minimum of 5 years).

The individual rights available to you

You have several rights in relation to how Cornwall Partners in Care Limited uses your information. They are:

Your right of access

You have the right of access to your personal information. If you wish to receive a copy of the personal information we hold on you, you may make a data subject access request.

We reserve the right to charge a small administration fee for requests that are manifestly unfounded or excessive.

Your right to be informed

You have a right to receive clear and easy to understand information on what personal information we have, why and who we share it with, if at all.

Your right to request erasure

We shall, upon receipt of a written request from the Client, return all Client Personal Data at the end of the provision of the Services to which the Client Personal Data relates. This will not apply to any Client Personal Data that we must retain in accordance with any legal and regulatory requirements, and will be directed by any guidance that has been issued in relation to deletion or retention by a Supervisory Authority.

You can ask for your information to be deleted or removed if there is not a compelling reason for Cornwall Partners in Care Limited to continue to have it.

We reserve the right to charge a small administration fee for requests that are manifestly unfounded or excessive.

Your right to request that your personal information be rectified

If your personal information is inaccurate or incomplete, you can request that it is corrected.

We reserve the right to charge a small administration fee for requests that are manifestly unfounded or excessive.

Your right to restrict processing

You can ask that we block or suppress the processing of your personal information for certain reasons. This means that we are still permitted to keep your information – but only to ensure we don’t use it in the future for those reasons you have restricted.

How to make a complaint

We will always strive to collect, use and safeguard your personal information in line with data protection laws. If you do not believe we have handled your information as set out in our Privacy Policy, please contact us directly and we will work to resolve any issues.

If you are still unhappy, you can complain to our Supervisory Authority. Their contact details are:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number
Fax: 01625 524 510

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