FORWARD CARERS’ DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY STATEMENT

Receiving a Service from us – Terms and Conditions

By emailing us via this website and/or accepting a service from Forward Carers, you are agreeing to how your information will be used, stored and accessed in line with the below terms and conditions.

Forward Carers is a partnership of organisations, whose aim is to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of carers, young and old, including parent carers. We offer a wide range of services across the Midlands. A full list of our partner organisations can be found be found on our website https://forwardcarers.org.uk/our-partners/

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 collect personal and /or sensitive information about you and the person you care for. Your information will be saved and stored securely on Forward Carers’ management systems. We are committed to ensuring that your Personal Information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Personal Information we collect. Any information you provide to us is confidential and kept in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations.

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 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 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 must keep information if we have a legal duty to do so.

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 info@forwardcarers.org.uk

 

Birmingham Carers Hub 

Forward Carers operates Birmingham Carers Hub, the Birmingham service for unpaid carers.

By registering with Birmingham Carers Hub, you can receive a service from any of our Birmingham partnership organisations and as such, your data could be accessed by them.

Birmingham Carers Hub is commissioned by Birmingham City Council, Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Birmingham Children’s Trust. Therefore, your data could be shared with them in the case of best interests or if we have a legal obligation to do so. For further information as to how these organisations may use your personal data, please visit:

Birmingham City Council www.birmingham.gov.uk/privacy

Birmingham and Solihull (CCG)  Privacy Policy – Birmingham and Solihull CCG

Birmingham Children’s Trust Privacy statement – Birmingham Childrens Trust

 

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.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your Personal Information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access to the best of our ability.

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.

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.

Links to other websites

This website does contain links to and from other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to this website and does not 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 info@forwardcarers.org.uk or use our web enquiry form here.

Updated 28 June 2021