Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd
Data Protection Policy and Procedures
Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd is committed to a policy of protecting the rights and privacy of individuals.Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd needs to collect and use certain types of Data in order to carry on our work. This personal information must be collected and dealt with appropriately.
The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) governs the use of information about people (personal data). Personal data can be held on computer or in a manual file, and includes email, minutes of meetings, and photographs. Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd will remain the data controller for the information held. Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd and its staff and volunteers will be personally responsible for processing and using personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Management committee members, staff and volunteers running Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd who have access to personal information, will be expected to read and comply with this policy.
The purpose of this policy is to set out Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd’s commitment and procedures for protecting personal data. Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd regards the lawful and correct treatment of personal information as very important to successful working, and to maintaining the confidence of those with whom we deal with.
The Data Protection Act Legislation
This contains 8 principles for processing personal data with which Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd will comply. Personal data:
1. Shall be processed fairly and lawfully and, in particular, shall not be processed unless specific conditions are met,
2. Shall be obtained only for one or more of the purposes specified in the Act, and shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes,
3. Shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to those purpose(s)
4. Shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date,
5. Shall not be kept for longer than is necessary
6. Shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Act,
7. Shall be kept secure by the Data Controller who takes appropriate technical and other measures to prevent unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal information,
8. Shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal information.
The following list contains definitions of the technical terms we have used and is intended to aid understanding of this policy:
Data Controller – The person who (either alone or with others) decides what personal information Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd will hold and how it will be held or used.
Data Protection Act 1998 – The UK legislation that provides a framework for responsible behaviour by those using personal information.
Data Protection Officer – The person on the management committee who is responsible for ensuring that it follows its data protection policy and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998
Data Subject/Service User – The individual whose personal information is being held or processed by [Group] (for example: a service user or a supporter)
‘Explicit’ consent – is a freely given, specific and informed agreement by a Data Subject (see definition) to the processing of personal information about her/him.
Explicit consent is needed for processing sensitive data this includes the following:
(a) racial or ethnic origin of the data subject
(b) physical or mental health or condition
(c) health information
(d) criminal record
Notification – Notifying the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) about the data processing activities of the Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd. Note: Not-for-profit organisations are exempt from notification.
Information Commissioner – The UK Information Commissioner responsible for implementing and overseeing the Data Protection Act 1998.
Processing – means collecting, amending, handling, storing or disclosing personal information
Personal Information – Information about living individuals that enables them to be identified – e.g. names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses. It does not apply to information about organisations, companies and agencies but applies to named persons, such as individual volunteers of the Group.
Applying the Data Protection Act within the [Group]
Whilst access to personal information is limited to the staff and volunteers of Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd, Volunteers and staff at Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd may undertake additional tasks which involve the collection of personal details from members of the public.
In such circumstances we will let people know why we are collecting their data and it is our responsibility to ensure the data is only used for this purpose.
Individuals have a right to have data corrected if it is wrong, to prevent use which is causing them damage or distress or to stop marketing information being sent to them.
Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd is the Data Controller under the Act, and is legally responsible for complying with Act, which means that it determines what purposes personal information held will be used for.
The management committee will take into account legal requirements and ensure that it is properly implemented, and will through appropriate management, strict application of criteria and controls:
• Observe fully conditions regarding the fair collection and use of information,
• Meet its legal obligations to specify the purposes for which information is used,
• Collect and process appropriate information, and only to the extent that it is needed to fulfil its operational needs or to comply with any legal requirements,
• Set out clear procedures for responding to requests for information
The Data Protection Officer on the management committee is:
Name ______Mrs Patricia Harrison________________________________
Contact Details __07979621430____________________________
The Data Protection Officer will be responsible for ensuring that the policy is implemented and will have overall responsibility for:
Informed consent is when
♣ A Data Subject clearly understands why their information is needed, who it will be shared with, the possible consequences of them agreeing or refusing the proposed use of the data
♣ and then gives their consent.
• Clearly understands why the information is needed
• Understands what it will be used for and what the consequences are should the Data Subject decide not to give consent to processing
• As far as reasonably possible, grants explicit consent, either written or verbal for data to be processed
• Is, as far as reasonably practicable, competent enough to give consent and has given so freely without any duress
• Has received sufficient information on why their data is needed and how it will be used
Information and records relating to service users will be stored securely and will only be accessible to authorised volunteers.
Information will be stored for only as long as it is needed or required statute and will be disposed of appropriately.
It is Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd responsibility to ensure all personal and company data is non-recoverable from any computer system previously used within the organisation, which has been passed on/sold to a third party.
This policy will be updated as necessary to reflect best practice in data management, security and control and to ensure compliance with any changes or amendments made to the Data Protection Act 1998.
Data Subject Access Requests
Members of the public may request certain information from the Local Authority under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Act does not apply to Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd. However if at anytime we undertake the delivery of services under contracts with the Local Authority we may be required to assist them to meet the Freedom of Information Act request where we hold information on their behalf.
Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd may need to share data with other agencies such as the local authority, funding bodies and other voluntary agencies.
The Data Subject will be made aware in most circumstances how and with whom their information will be shared. There are circumstances where the law allows Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd to disclose data (including sensitive data) without the data subject’s consent.
Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd regards the lawful and correct treatment of personal information as very important to successful working, and to maintaining the confidence of those with whom we deal.
Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd intends to ensure that personal information is treated lawfully and correctly.
The consequences of breaching Data Protection can cause harm or distress to service users if their information is released to inappropriate people, or they could be denied a service to which they are entitled. Staff and Volunteers should be aware that they can be personally liable if they use customers’ personal data inappropriately. This policy is designed to minimise the risks and to ensure that the reputation of Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd is not damaged through inappropriate or unauthorised access and sharing.
Destroying personal data.
Personal data should only be kept for as long as it is needed i.e. only keep that data for the duration of administering the campaign/project and securely dispose of once the promotion and monitoring period is complete. If a customer is housebound and receives regular visits from a volunteer – ensure the list is securely stored and remove customer details when they change or the customer no longer receives the service. Review the list annually. We will ensure that this information is confidentially destroyed at the end of the relevant retention period.
If members of the public/or stakeholders have specific questions about information security and data protection in relation to Driffield & District Skate & BMX Park Ltd please contact the Data Protection Officer:
The Information Commissioner’s website (www.ico.gov.uk) is another source of useful information.
Signed: _______Patricia Harrison____________________________
Dated: _______15th May 2018_____________________________
Review Date: ____15th May 2021___________________________