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Privacy Statement - Westgate Foundation
Westgate Foundation· Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Westgate Foundation is a community based organisation providing an integrated range of services for older people including Daycare, Community Catering, Sheltered Housing, Transport, Social and Active Retired Club, Social Work and Counselling. Westgate Foundation employs a staff team of 60 people and also enjoys the support of many volunteers. It is a registered charity and limited company and is funded through service income, fundraising and government grants. Westgate Foundation is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. As part of our on-going commitment we have prepared this privacy statement to help you understand how we manage your personal information. What is a Privacy Statement? A Privacy Statement is a statement describing how Westgate Foundation gathers, use, hold and discloses personal information about you. What type of data do we hold and why do we hold it? We may ask for or hold personal information about you to support delivery of high quality supportive services and care. This information is given directly by you, healthcare professionals, family/relatives and governmental agencies and may include:
• Name, date of birth, address and contact details.
• Next to kin/relatives contact details.
• Notes regarding contact which we may have had with you i.e. appointments, meetings and home visits.
• Notes and reports about your medical, health and social care needs and wishes.
• Information from caregivers/relatives and health care professionals involved in your life.
• Personal sensitive information such as: religion/beliefs, financial, disability status, marital status, employment and recruitment related details and other personal sensitive information disclosed to us.
Sharing of data In an attempt to provide a high quality service to you, we may need to share information about you with others. Information may be shared with health and social care organisations, local authorities, and other supportive services on a strictly need to know basis and with your consent. We may also share information where we have a duty to comply with any legal obligation to disclose such information. Storage of Data All digital data is stored on computers which are password protected. Paper files are kept in locked filing cabinets. Mobile phone numbers are sometimes saved on business phones which are key code protected. Disposal of data It is recommended that files be retained for a minimum of seven years under the Data Protection Act, 1998. Your rights You have the right to view, amend or delete personal data Westgate Foundation holds about you.
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Westgate Foundation Data Controller.
Who is the Data Controller?
Ms Julie Murphy CEO Westgate Foundation, West Village, Ballincollig, Cork
Phone: 021-4873648 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org