Merton Centre for Independent Living (Merton CIL)   Privacy Notice  This is about how we look after the information we have about you   It is part of the law in Britain and the General Data Protection Regulation.

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You can download a full PDF version here - Merton CIL Easy Read Privacy Notice

 

contents - what is in this notice . 1 introduction

 

 

2. What Merton CIL has to do under the GDPR

 

Main points:

GDPR is a law that we have to follow.

It tells us how we have to look after information about you. It says we have to tell you about any information we have about you.

You can read more here - 2. What Merton CIL has to do under the GDPR

 

 

3. Our main rules for looking after information about people

Main points:

We have to make sure the information we have about you is right and keep it safe.

We are only allowed to keep information about you that we need to give you our services.  We can also keep information that you have said is OK for us to keep.

You can read more here -3. Our main rules for looking after information about people

 

 

4. How we get your information

Main points:

We mainly get information from the people who use our advice and advocacy service and from our members.

We also have information about people who are in touch with us in other ways.  This could be people who come to an event, get our newsletter, contact us through social media or use our website.

You can read more here -4. How we get your information

 

 

5. The types of personal information we need to keep

Main points:

The types of personal information we need to keep include contact details and information for making sure we are helping all parts of the community. 

You can read more here - 5. The types of personal information we need to keep

 

 

6. Why we keep information about you, how we use it and who we share it with

Main points:

We keep people’s information so we can give people our services and keep in touch with our members

We sometimes share people’s information when we are working with other organisations to do things like check how well our services are working.

You can read more here -6. Why we keep information about you, how we use it and who we share it with

 

 

7. Consent: this means you giving us permission to keep information about you

Main points:

Sometimes we need to do something different with your information.

We will have to get you to sign a form to this is OK.

You can read more here - 7. Consent

 

 

8. Sharing your information with other organisations

Main points:

Sometimes we need to share your information with another organisations.

We only do this if we have to and we will make sure your information is still kept safe.

You can read more here -  8. Sharing your information with other organisations

 

 

 9. Taking away your consent

Main points:

You can always change your mind about anything you have said it is OK for us to do.

You can read more here - 9. Taking away consent

 

 

10. Links to websites

Read more here - 10. Links to websites

 

 

11. Personal information about children

Main points:

We only keep information about children who are related to people who use our services.

Read more here - 11. Personal information about children

 

 

12. Social media

Main points:

We sometimes contact people through social media. If this is something important we might need to keep the person’s details. 

Read more here - Social media

 

 

13. Information about other people

Main points:

If we are helping you and you give us information about another person. We only keep this if we need it and we will not tell the person that we have their information. 

Read more here - 13. Information about other people

 

 

14. Your rights

Main points:

You have the right to check what information we have about you and rights to tell us what to do with it.

You can read more here - 14. Your rights

 

 

15. How Merton CIL will make sure you get your rights?

Main points:

You can contact us about any of your rights and we will do everything that the GDPR says we have to do to help you.

You can read more here - 15. How Merton CIL will make sure you get your rights?

 

 

16. The cost of getting your information

Main points

You do not usually have to pay to get your information. You might need to pay if you ask for something we have given to you before.

You can read more here - 16. The cost of getting your information

 

 

 

17. What happens if something goes wrong

Main points

If something goes wrong, like someone losing a file or someone stealing a computer, we might have to report it.

You can read more here - 17. What happens if something goes wrong

 

 

 

18. How long do we keep personal information?

Main points

We keep information for 7 years after you stop using our services or being a member. 

You can read more here - 18. How long do we keep personal information?

 

 

19. How to contact us

You can read more here - 19. How to contact us