Care of your data

We take seriously our responsibility to ensure that any personal information we collect and uses is done so proportionately, correctly and safely. We will:

  • adopt and maintain high standards in respect of the handling and use of that personal data
  • only collect, hold and use personal data where it is necessary and proportionate to do so
  • securely delete any personal data when no longer needed
  • keep your personal data secure and safe
  • recognise that any personal data handled by us is held on behalf of that person and that we ensure we respect that responsibility
  • not unnecessarily and without good reason, infringe the privacy of individuals
  • consider and address the privacy risks first when planning to use or hold personal information in new ways, such as when introducing new systems
  • be open with individuals about how we use their information and who we give it to
  • make it easy for individuals to access and correct their personal information
  • ensure that there is effective safeguards and systems in place to make sure personal information is kept securely and does not fall into the wrong hands
  • provide training to staff who handle personal information and treat it as a disciplinary matter if they misuse or don’t look after personal information properly
  • put appropriate financial and human resources into looking after personal information to make sure we can live up to our promises
  • regularly check that we are living up to our promises and report on how we are doing