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Privacy statement on use of personal data obtained from our website: probation-institute.org
For the purposes of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations 2018), Probation Institute Limited (‘the Institute’) is the ‘data controller’ (i.e. the entity responsible for controlling and processing, your personal data).
General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR)
The GDPR regulates the use of personal information within all organisations, including the Institute.
The GDPR states that any organisation which processes personal information must be open about how that information is used and must comply with six data protection principles.
The six principles of data protection in GDPR are that data must be treated in a way that is:
1. Lawful, fair and transparent
There has to be legitimate grounds for collecting the data and it must not have a negative effect on the person or be used in a way they wouldn’t expect.
2. Limited for its purpose
Data should be collected for specified and explicit purposes and not used in a way someone wouldn’t expect.
3. Adequate and necessary
It must be clear why the data is being collected and what will be done with it. Unnecessary data or information without any purpose should not be collected.
Reasonable steps must be taken to keep the information up to date and to change it if it is inaccurate.
5. Not kept longer than needed
Data should not be kept for longer than is needed, and it must be properly destroyed or deleted when it is no longer used or goes out of date.
6. Integrity and confidentiality
Data should be processed in a way that ensures appropriate security, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing, loss, damage or destruction, and kept safe and secure.
The GDPR also gives individuals rights to:
- Gain access to their data
- Seek compensation for damage or distress caused by their data not being processed in accordance with the Act
- Prevent their data being processed in certain circumstances
- Opt out of having their data used for direct marketing at any time
Further information about the GDPR can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website https://ico.org.uk/.
Personal data we may collect about you
Information we collect from you may include the following:
- Name and address
- Details in relation you your employment
- Details in relation to your qualifications and experience
- Contact information including email address
- Payment details
- Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
How we collect your personal data
We will obtain personal data about you whenever you complete an online form. For example, we will obtain your personal data when you:
- Register to use this website
- Sign up for membership services or entry on any register, directory or other data base
- Send us feedback
- Post material
- Contact us for any reason
- Purchase services or goods
We may also obtain sensitive personal data about you if you volunteer it during the completion of an online form. If you volunteer such information, you will be consenting to our processing it for the purpose for which the form is intended.
How we use your personal data
- To administer and process your membership
- To administer and maintain our professional register
- To provide services online
- For record keeping purposes
- To carry out market research so that we can improve the services we offer
- To provide information relevant to the profession, about events and conferences
- To track activity on our website
- To provide you with details about the development of our services, including information about us
- To send you bulletins which we believe might be of interest to you
We do not sell or trade your personally identifiable information with third parties.
We may periodically send you promotional emails about relevant new services, special offers or other information, including promotional information about third parties, using the email address which you have provided. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving emails, we include unsubscribe options at the bottom of each email we send you. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for research purposes.
We may contact you by email, phone or post.
Marketing and opting out
Unless you have asked us not to do so, we may contact you by mail, telephone, text message, fax, email about the services or products we offer which may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive any direct marketing communications from us, you can opt out at any time. See ‘Your rights‘ below.
Disclosure of your personal data
If you are a member of the Institute, we will publish your name on the members’ only section of our website and when requested will disclose information with providers of probation services to let them know your level of membership and/or registration status.
We will disclose information to:
- Trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, provided that those parties agree to keep this information confidential
- Law enforcement agencies in connection with any investigation to help prevent unlawful activity
- When we are required by law to do so
Keeping your data secure
We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data, for example:
- access to your account is controlled by password and username which are unique to you
- we store your personal data on secure server
- payment details are encrypted using SSL technology
Whilst we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data which are transferred from you or to you via the internet.
How long will we hold your information for?
We may monitor and record communications with you (such as telephone conversations and emails) for the purpose of quality assurance, training, fraud prevention and compliance.
Information about other individuals
If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on his/her behalf and has agreed that you can:
- give consent on his/her behalf to the processing of his or her personal data
- receive on his/her behalf any data protection notices
- give consent to the processing of his or her sensitive personal data
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On payment of a fee you have the right to request access to personal data which we may process about you. Such requests are called subject access requests. For further information and to make an application use PI Subject Access Form.
You have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your data free of charge. If you wish to exercise this right you should:
- Put your request in writing (see contact details below)
- Provide us with enough information to identify you (e.g. account number, username, registration details)
- Specify the information that is incorrect and what it should be replaced with.
- You also have the right to ask us to stop processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes If you wish to exercise this right you should:
- Put your request in writing (an email sent to (address) with a header that says ‘Unsubscribe’ is acceptable)
- Provide us with enough information to identify you (e.g. account number, username, registration details)
Our contact details
We welcome your feedback and questions. If you wish to contact us, please use the Contact form on this website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can write to us at Probation Institute
2 Langley Lane, Vauxhall, London SW8 1GB or call us on 0203 0533 551