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The purpose of this policy, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, is to safeguard your personal information. This includes: proper processing and storage, providing suitable security measures, and making sure that staff are mindful of good data practice. We don’t collect any personal information unless you choose to provide us with it – for example, your email address when subscribing to our CHALK newsletter.
Who we are
HOPSCOTCH CONSULTING are an Educational Consultancy and Advisory Agency.
How your personal data will be used
We hold and process personal data about you in order to:
We usually keep this information for the designated retention periods as defined by the respective legislative authority.
Your information may be shared with clients e.g. name, work contact details; basic details may be shared with our pension provider; outsourced accounting services.
Should there be any change to your personal details in the future (i.e. change of name, address, telephone number, bank account, next of kin, etc) you are asked to notify us promptly. This will ensure we maintain accurate personal details and that we are able to contact you or another designated person in case of an emergency. If it becomes our intention to use your information for any other reason, we shall advise you of those intentions prior to using the information for the additional purpose(s) as well as advising you of any other details within this statement which may be affected.
Your rights. You have a number of rights with regards to how your data is protected.
By providing us with your information you will have the right to access and rectify your personal details. If you did wish to access your data, you shall have the right to view or receive a copy of the information in a commonly used format such as a PDF document or an e-mail. Any information which is processed by automated means and is purely required for the performance of a contract, may be transmitted to another data controller if you request it. You may also have the right to ask for the processing of your personal data to be restricted or even erased. Whether or not you exercise the right to erasure, the Company will erase your personal data in certain situations and particularly when the data is no longer required.
At any time, you may have the right to object to the processing of your personal data where processing is conducted for legitimate business reasons/ matters in the public interest/ direct marketing/ profiling. If you exercise this right, then unless we have compelling reasons not to, we shall cease to process your data wherever data protection laws allow.
Why the personal data is legally required
The information we wish to gather about you is collected on the grounds of:
If you have any queries or you wish to speak to us about how your information will be used, then please get in touch with our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event that you should have a complaint about how your data has been processed by us, we would like to hear from you so that we may put it right. However, you will always have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
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