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Data Protection and Privacy Statement

Please read our Data Protection and Privacy Statement below.

Receiving a Service from us – Terms and Conditions

By emailing us via this website and/or accepting a service from Forward Carers, such as Carer Friendly Communities, Carer Friendly Card or placing and accepting a nomination as part of the Carer Friendly Business Awards. You are agreeing to how your information will be used, stored, and accessed in line with the below terms and conditions.

Forward Carers CIC aim is to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of carers, young and old, including parent carers, we do this via various methods including raising awareness of our Carer Friendly Communities scheme.

Carer Friendly Communities, Carer Friendly Card and Carer Friendly Business Awards is managed and administered by Forward Carers.

Forward Carers is committed to protecting your personal information. We promise to be clear about the information we collect and the ways we use it. Regardless of whether you use our services, request information from us, work for, or volunteer with us, we respect your right to privacy.

In order to provide a service to you, we need to collect company information. We will also collect personal and /or sensitive information about you and the person you care for if you are accessing our Carer Friendly Card. Your information will be saved electronically and stored securely on Forward Carers’ management systems and we store your data on secure servers in the UK. Any information you provide to us is confidential and kept in accordance with Data Protection Regulations.

You can find out what information we hold about you and ask us not to use or delete that information we collect, at any time. The only exception to this is if we have to keep information as we have a legal duty to do so.

If you are aged under 18, please get permission from a parent or guardian before providing any personal information to us.

Disclosing your information
We do not sell or trade personal information onto third parties. But may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so or if you ask us to.

Your rights
You have certain rights concerning the information we hold about you, as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation. If you wish to exercise these rights, please contact us, including your email address in the first instance (this is the unique identifier we use to identify and collate personal information).

We do not use any personal information for automated decision making or profiling; your data is not subject to automated decision making or profiling.

You can find out what information we hold about you and ask us not to use any of the information we collect. The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us so we may correct our records.

In addition, you can ask us to unsubscribe from any part of our service, (including our Enews, if you have signed up for this), at any time by contacting us at carerfriendly@forwardcarers.org.uk

Using the Forward Carers website and connecting with us via Social Media
Forward Carers will collect certain information or data about you when you use this website. This includes:

  • questions, queries, or feedback you leave, including any personal information if you send an email to Forward Carers.
  • your IP address, and details of which version of web browser you used.
  • information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques to help us improve the website.

We process this information in order to:

  • provide you with a service, including information about other services we feel may be of interest to you.
  • improve the site by monitoring how you use it.
  • respond to any feedback you send us if you’ve asked us to
  • We can’t personally identify you using your data unless you have provided us with personal information via the website.

When you interact with us on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, we may also obtain some personal information about you. Each platform has a separate privacy policy which you can refer to for further information. You can also amend the information you share with us (or anyone you interact with) by changing your own privacy settings on each platform.

Transmitting information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data.

Any data you transmit is at your own risk.

We have procedures and security features in place to try and keep your data secure once we receive it.

We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.

Do we use cookies on your website?
If you submit an application form online via the Forward Carers website, then yes Cookies are used. (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Security and Data

Forward Carers takes security seriously. To protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. These steps include the following:

  • Data minimisation
  • Password best practice
  • Security best practice concerning devices (PCs, laptops, mobile devices), online accounts, website hosting, physical access, and storage
  • Staff training and accountability on data protection

Our Data Security Policy includes a clear process for handling a personal data breach, should one occur. Where appropriate, Forward Carers will promptly notify you of any unauthorised access to your personal information.


Links to other websites
This website does contain links to and from other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to this website and doesn’t cover other sites that we link to.

If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

Any questions or queries?
If you have any questions or queries about the information provided here, please email us at carerfriendly@forwardcarers.org.uk or use our web enquiry form here

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal information, you can contact us directly at info@forwardcarers.org.uk and we will investigate the matter.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal information not in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).