We respect your right to privacy. This privacy notice sets out details about the way we process personal data which we collect from you and how we may use your information.
Under the EU’s General Data Protections Regulation (GDPR), personal data is defined 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, local 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'.
In order for us to provide you with assistance in your query we need to collect some personal data. We are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy. The lawful basis for collecting and using the personal data will depend on the specific context in which we collect it. However, we will normally collect personal data from you only (a) where we have your consent to do so or (b) where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your rights.
We will not share any data we hold with third parties or any other organisation unless you have told us in writing that you would like us to.
We will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date and not keep it for longer than is necessary.
All personal data you have provided will be stored securely, both physically and electronically, in accordance with our policies. If you ask us to destroy this data, we will do so promptly.
You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information and the opportunity to choose how it is used. You can:
At your request, we can confirm what information we hold about you and how it is processed. This procedure is known as a ‘subject access request’. If the office does hold personal data about you, you can request the following information:
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The EMWWAA website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave the site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
If you believe that any information that EMWWAA is holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. For further information about data protection, contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk.