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Privacy Policy

What is a privacy and cookie policy?

At St Anne’s Community Services, we are committed to keeping the trust and confidence of everyone who is in contact with us.

It is important that you know we record your personal data when you do things like visit our website or use our services. We want you to trust us with that information. This privacy and cookie policy explains all you need to know about:

  • what information we collect
  • why we collect it
  • what we do with it
  • when we may share it with others
  • how you can access and update your information.

Why do we collect your personal data?

Basically, to improve the way we communicate and work with you.

  • To be able to receive newsletter information from St Anne’s you will be asked to provide us with your name and email address.
  • You have the option to unsubscribe from this service at any time. Any secure page on this web site requiring password access will require you to register with us by providing some personal details following which a password will be provided by the web site administrator.
  • The web site contains general enquiry forms for services which will also ask for some personal details including your title, name, address, and email details. to enable us to provide the information required.
  • Any other personal information that you choose to send us relating to your services.

So, to summarise: when you use our website or services, you are agreeing for us to store and process your personal data. The ways we do that are explained in this policy – it is a guide for us to follow too, and we take it very seriously.

Want to change the communications you get from us?

To make changes to the type of communications you get from us and how often you get it, contact us at Info@st-annes.org.uk or call 0113 243 5151.

What is in this policy?

Here is a more detailed list of things you will learn about in this policy:

  • who we are
  • what types of information we collect
  • how we will use your information
  • how and when we share your information with others
  • how long we will keep your information
  • how you can access your personal information
  • updating your preferences and stopping communication from us
  • making changes to your personal information
  • how we store your information
  • our use of cookies (we will explain what these are)
  • following links to third party websites (we’ll explain these too).

 Changes to this policy

This policy may change, but we will always have the latest version available for you on our website. It there are any major changes, we will add a notice on our website. This policy was last updated on 23 May 2018.

Who we are

St Anne’s Community Services (charity number 502224) provides a wide range of quality services for people who require support for one or more reasons. We work with people who have a learning disability, mental health problems, have issues around substance use – drugs and/or alcohol – or who are or have been homeless. Services include a variety of housing and accommodation based support and care, day services and community based support. St Anne’s is a major provider of services across the whole of Yorkshire and the North East. – www.st-annes.org.uk

As a charity St Anne’s Community Services promotes independence and support clients to enhance their abilities and skills in order that they can take a more active role in the community. We work in consultation with clients, their families, advocates and other professionals to create a unique ‘Person Centred Plan’. This plan sets objectives which reflects the individual goals and aspirations of clients and sets out the support required to meet these.

What types of information do we collect?

Non-personal information

This type of information does not tell us who you are, but it does help us to improve our services.

How do we collect this information?

When you visit and look around our website, we record things like your IP (internet protocol) address – the unique number of the device you are using to access our website, which pages you visit (on our website only), when they were visited, and the type of device you were using. This information helps us create a better experience for everyone who uses our website.

Examples of the type of information that can be collected using your IP address include the type and version of your browser, and the location from which you are accessing our site. This helps us improve how our page templates appear and change content to make it relevant to our website visitors.

Personal information

This means any information that may be used to identify you, such as your name, telephone number, postal and email addresses.

How do we collect this information?

There are two main ways that we collect this information: directly and indirectly, including use of third parties (this is explained below).

What does ‘directly’ mean?

We collect information when you do things such as:

  • request a service from us
  • fill in an online form
  • donate to us
  • sign up to a newsletter
  • give personal data to us.

What does ‘indirectly’ mean?

We also collect information when you use a third party, such as Just Giving, or sign up to an event for us on a third-party website. We only collect this information with your permission and in line with the supplier’s privacy policy.

What does ‘third party’ mean?

This means other organisations that we collect data from, but only when you have given them permission. You may give these organisations permission at various times when you interact with them. The data we receive depends on your agreement with the organisation. We may also receive information from online services you use such as Facebook or Twitter if you have given them permission to share this with us.

Sensitive information

Sometimes, we may ask you for more sensitive information, such as your personal connection to someone with a support need, your health condition or if you have provided the sensitive information yourself via on online form which is stored as password protected via the website administrator. We will only collect this information with your permission and will take extra care of it, following the General Data Protection Regulations, UK  Data Laws and this privacy policy”.

How we use your information

Rest assured, our intentions are always good. We collect your information because we need it to help us fulfil your requests, keep in touch with you, and offer you communications that are relevant to you. So, things like:

  • providing any information or services you have requested
  • keeping a record of any communications between us and you, for example emails and phone calls
  • keeping a record of other interactions too, such as requests for leaflets or attending an event
  • managing and improve how we communicate with you – how you prefer to be contacted, and what information you want to receive.
  • responding to complaints or queries and look into any legal claims.

How and when we share your information with others

We will not sell or rent your information to third party organisations, and we will not share your personal information for others to use in their marketing or fundraising. We don’t transfer data outside the EEA.

Legal reasons for sharing information

We will share personal information with companies, organisations or individuals outside of St Anne’s Community Services if we strongly believe that access, use, storing or sharing of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • meet any relevant law, regulation, legal process or lawful governmental request
  • put in force relevant terms of service, including investigation of potential violations
  • detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues
  • protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of St Anne’s Community Services, the people we support or the public, as required or permitted by law.

We know that legal details can be confusing. If any of the above does not make sense, get in touch and we will be happy to clear up any confusion – it is quite important to know what this all means.

How long we keep your information

We will hold your information for as long as you have an active relationship with St Anne’s Community Services or you can contact us to opt out.

How you can access your personal information

You can access the personal information we hold. To get a copy of this, please write to St Anne’s Community Services Information Governance Manager at this address:

Information Governance Officer St Anne’s Community services 6 St Mark’s Avenue Leeds LS2 9BN

If you would rather speak to someone, please call our Head Office on 0113 243 5151.

We try our best to respond to all enquiries within seven working days of receiving them, and will offer a full response to all information access requests within forty working days. You may need to pay a small admin fee.

Updating your preferences and unsubscribing

You are in control of how we contact you, for example by post or email. And you can control this by contacting us.

Making changes to your personal information

If your personal details change, please help us to keep this information up to date by getting in touch and telling us:

Info@st-annes.org.uk

St Anne’s Community Services, 6 St Mark’s Avenue, Leeds, LS2 9BN

0113 243 5151

How we store your information

We ensure there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal details, for example our online forms are always encrypted (this prevents other people accessing them) and our network is protected and checked often.

We regularly review who has access to information that we hold to ensure it is only accessible by trained staff, volunteers and contractors.

We regularly review the information that we hold, and delete anything that is no longer required.

Our use of cookies:

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small pieces of information sent to your computer and stored on your hard drive. These pieces of information are then used to improve your experience of our website. Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally. We use cookies to:

They enable us to do the following:

  • estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
  • store information about your preferences and so allow us to customize our Site according to your individual interests.
  • speed up your searches.
  • recognise you when you return to our website. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse cookies. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you visit our website.

You can find out more about cookies and how to delete or control them at: https://www.gov.uk/help/cookies

Cookies set by third parties

We also use Google analytics cookies which are used to measure how people use our website. We look at reports to make sure that our website is providing the best possible service for our users. Google analytics does not identify you personally – it just collects data about your visit to our website.

Following links to third party websites

Our website contains links to websites owned by other people. St Anne’s Community Services will not pass on any personal information about you to any other website. You can read other websites’ privacy policies to find out how they may use any personal information that you submit to them.

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions or want to find out more, please email:info@st-annes.org.uk or call our Head Office on 0113 243 5151.