RSPCA Worcester and Mid
Worcestershire Privacy Notice
RSPCA Worcester and Mid Worcestershire (Registered Charity 205930) is committed to respecting your privacy and keeping personal data that is collected about you safe. The Privacy Notice below explains how we use information about you and how we protect your privacy.
If you have any concerns or questions about how we look after your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject “Data Protection” or by calling us on 01905 821272.
Do you know what personal information is?
Personal information can be anything that identifies and relates to a living person. This can include information that when put together with other information can then identify a person. For example, this could be your name and contact details.
Some personal information is special and classed as ‘sensitive’ including items such as ethnicity or political opinion. We do not collect sensitive personal information about members of the public or our volunteers.
Why do we need your personal information?
We may need to collect information about you when you interact with us, for example when you:
This can include information such as your name, email address, postal address, IP address, telephone numbers, date of birth or bank account details so we can process donations and payments and information as to whether you are a taxpayer to help us claim giftaid.
How the law allows us to use your personal information
We will not rent, swap or sell you personal information to other organisations for them to use in their own marketing activities.
There are a number of legal reasons why we need to collect and use your personal information.
Generally we collect and use personal information where:
If we have consent to use your personal information, you have the right to remove it at any time. If you want to remove your consent, please contact email@example.com.
What you can do with your information
The law gives you a number of rights to control what personal information is used by us and how it is used by us.
You can ask for access to the information we hold on you
You have the right to request access to your personal data to verify the lawfulness of the processing.
You can ask to change information you think is inaccurate
You have the right to request inaccurate personal data rectified or completed if it is incomplete.
You can ask to delete information (right to be forgotten)
You have the right to request that personal data is erased
You can ask to limit what we use your personal data for
You have the right to request your personal data is stored but not processed
You can ask to have your information moved to another provider (data portability)
The right to data portability gives you the right to receive personal data you have provided to a controller in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format.
Right to Object
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.
Who do we share your information with?
We use a range of organisations to either store personal information or help deliver our services to you. Where we have these arrangements there is always an agreement in place to make sure that the organisation complies with data protection law.
we have a legal duty to provide personal information to other
We may also share your personal information when we feel there’s a good reason that’s more important than protecting your privacy. This doesn’t happen often, but we may share your information:
We will also share your information with other parties as part of our animal care and adoption activities:
How do we protect your information?
We will do what we can to make sure we hold records about you (on paper and electronically) in a secure way, and we’ll only make them available to those who have a right to see them. Examples of our security include:
How long do we keep your personal information?
We only keep our information for as long as it is required for the purpose it was collected. However there is often a legal reason for keeping your personal information for a longer set period of time, this ranges from months for some records to decades for more sensitive records.
Children and vulnerable people
In any instance where personal data is collected regarding the above we will seek permission to gather this from the nominated carer or parent. For example in relation to information gathered regarding competitions of fundraising.
Where can I get advice?
For independent advice or to make a complaint about data protection, privacy and data sharing issues, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at:
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number.