Downright Special is committed to the principles of data protection as detailed in the UK GDPR Act 2016 and shall ensure compliance with data protection legislation and good practice at all times. Details of our Data Protection policy can be found on our website www.downrightspecial.co.uk and our Fair Processing Notice detailing how we will use the data collected from you is detailed below.
Downright Special Fair Processing Notice:
Downright Special will use the personal data collected from you for the following purposes:
• Respond to your requests;
• Improve services for people with Down’s syndrome ;
• Improve the content of our communications;
• Provide you with tips, helpful information, news and updates;
• Notify you of new services;
• Seek your views on new products and services;
• Consider your application for employment;
• Assist with the Downright Special’s own administrative and quality assurance purposes; or
• For other purposes that may be detailed on Downright Special’s website or a mobile application
We will not pass your details onto any third parties without your consent.
Downright Special is committed to ensuring that all personal information collected and processed is appropriate for the stated purpose(s) and shall not constitute an invasion of your privacy
Only authorised paid employees, trustees and volunteers of the Downright Special and third party suppliers can carry out processing of personal data, which must be consistent with their individual roles and responsibilities. You hereby confirm that you are consenting to Downright Special’s use of your personal data for the aforementioned purposes(s) and are granting Downright Special permission to carry out those actions and/activities.
You may withdraw your consent at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01482 420160.
What is Personal Data?
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) defines “personal data” as:
“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”. The GDPR classifies certain data as belonging to “special categories”, as follows:
Racial origin; Ethnic origin; Political opinions; Religious beliefs; Membership to a trade-union; Genetic data; Biometric data; Health data; Data concerning a natural person's sex life; Sexual orientation; and Other.
The GDPR requires that consent is provided by the data subject for all types of personal data, including those pertaining to the special categories set out above and otherwise. Consent must be explicitly provided.
When Downright Special requests sensitive data from data subjects, it is required to confirm why the information is required and how it will be used.
How Downright Special uses your information
Downright Special will process your data (i.e. collect, store and use) according to the requirements of the GDPR at all times and shall endeavour to keep your personal data up-to-date, ensuring its accuracy and will not keep it for longer than it is required. In some situations, there are set legal requirements for the length of time that Downright Special will retain your personal data but usually Downright Special will use its discretion, ensuring that personal data is not kept outside of our usual business requirements.
We shall never be intrusive or invasive of your personal privacy and shall not ask you to provide data that is irrelevant or unnecessary and we will enact strict measures and processes to ensure that the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure of your personal data is minimised as much as possible.
For further details our Data Protection Policy can be found on our website www.downrightspecial.co.uk