Consent and Data Protection
Data Protection in the UK is changing from May 2018 and the new law gives individuals more rights over how information about them is stored and used.
The law says we must get your permission to store information about you (Data Protection Act 1998). The processing of your information is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (2016). This means we must not collect or retain excessive amounts of information about you and we must keep your personal information up to date. We must store and destroy it securely and we must protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure, making sure that technical measures are in place to ensure the protection of your personal information.
We will therefore treat all your information confidentially, unless required by law to do otherwise (including Protection of Vulnerable Adults legislation).
We may need to use your personal information in order to act on your behalf with a relevant third party.
Your information will be kept confidentially by IAPK while we are providing you with independent advocacy.
The information may be obtained /received by email, post, text or phone. You can grant consent to all, some or none of these purposes. Where you do not grant consent we will not be able to keep your information.
Your Rights and Your Personal Information
Unless subject to an exemption (by the GDPR) you have the following rights with respect to your personal information:
- The right to request a copy of your personal information that IAPK is holding.
- The right to request that IAPK corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate.
- The right to request your personal data is erased (securely destroyed) when it is no longer necessary for IAPK to retain such information.
- The right to withdraw consent to IAPK acting on your behalf at any time
Right to Withdraw Consent
If you do decide to withdraw your consent IAPK will securely destroy all the information that is held about you.
IAPK can then no longer offer you the advocacy service that you have been receiving with no consent.