FORWARD CARERS’ DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY STATEMENT

This statement  explains what personal data we collect from you and how we use it.

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.

Receiving a Service from Forward Carers

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 to carers including Information and advice, one to one support, training, events and support groups.  A list of our partner organisations can be found here

In order to provide a service to you, we need to collect information about you and the person you care for. By being a member of Forward Carers, you can receive a service from any of our partnership organisations and as such, your data could be accessed by them. Any information you provide to us is confidential and kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We do not sell personal information onto third parties.

If you are a carer for someone who lives in Birmingham, you are receiving a service from Birmingham Carers Hub, delivered by Forward Carers. Birmingham Carers Hub is contracted by Birmingham City Council. Therefore by receiving a service from Birmingham Carers Hub, your data could also be accessed by Birmingham City Council, as well as our partnership organisations. For further information as to how Birmingham City Council may use your personal data, please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/privacy

Using the Forward Carers website

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

This helps us 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.

Where your data is stored

We store your data on secure servers in the UK.

By submitting your personal data, you agree to this.

Keeping your data secure

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.

Disclosing your information

We may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so.

Your rights

You can find out what information we hold about you, and ask us not to use any of the information we collect. In addition, you can ask us to unsubscribe from any part of our service, at any time.

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.

Modified 6 June 2017