Data protection


Fair Processing Notice

Data Protection Act 1998 Linkage Community Trust abides by the Data Protection Act 1998. The personal information you have provided will be processed by the Trust for the purposes of providing educational and related services. The information may be disclosed to specific third parties, such as the local authorities if relevant.

Please note that parents have no automatic right to information about their sons / daughters but it may, in certain circumstances, be beneficial for the College to liaise with parents, provided the student is given the opportunity to object to a disclosure being made.

If you disclose a learning disability, the information will be used for the purpose of determining what adjustments, if any, are reasonable to ensure you are not put at a substantial disadvantage. The information will be disclosed only to those staff that need to know in order to implement such reasonable adjustments.

Data Subject’s Rights:

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (Effective May 2018), individuals in particular circumstances may have specific rights regarding the processing of their personal data.

These are:

  • Rights to access your personal data (Article 15)
  • Rights to rectification and erasure (Articles 16, 17, and 19)
  • Rights to information about how your personal data is processed (Article 13)
  • Rights to restriction of processing (Article 18)
  • Rights to data portability (Article 20)
  • Rights to object to processing (Articles 21-22)

Your Right of Access to Personal Information

Under Article 15 of the GDPR individuals have a right of access to their own personal data held by Linkage Community Trust. A request for all such information is called a Subject Access Request.

Under the GDPR the individual is entitled to:

  • A description of the data
  • The Recipients of the data
  • Information about any automated decisions that have been made
  • A copy of the data on request
  • All the above within one month

Please download the Subject Access Request Form using the link at the bottom of this page.

Completed forms should be sent to the following address:

Data Protection Officer
Linkage Community Trust
Weelsby Road
Grimsby
DN32 9RU

Linkage Community Trust will not process any request until it has received proof of identity, such as a photocopy of a driver’s licence.

We can only release copies of personal data to the data subject (the person who the data is about). We will not release it to any third parties unless we have the written consent of the data subject.

We cannot accept completed forms via email.

Rights to rectification and erasure (Articles 16, 17, and 19)

Data subjects have the right to correct inaccurate personal data held by Linkage Community Trust about them. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to have incomplete personal data completed. Once data Linkage Community Trust has collected is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected and processed, individuals sometimes have the right to have their data erased. If you believe Linkage Community Trust is processing inaccurate data about you, please contact us at dataprotection@Linkage.org.uk

Rights to restriction of processing (Article 18)

Individuals sometimes have the right to restrict the processing of their personal data or object to the processing of that data. If you wish to withdraw consent for the processing of your personal data or otherwise restrict or object to the processing of your personal data please contact dataprotection@linkage.org.uk The processing of your data will be restricted while the complaint is resolved. Third parties who may be processing your data will be notified.

Rights to data portability (Article 20)

Data subjects have the right to receive the personal data concerning them in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit that data to another controller without hindrance from Linkage Community Trust. If you wish to discuss the portability of your personal data please contact dataprotection@linkage.org.uk 

Rights to object to processing (Articles 21-22)

Individuals have the right to object to:

  • processing based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority (including profiling);
  • direct marketing (including profiling); and
  • processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.

Linkage Community Trust is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and is committed to ensuring that the personal data of its applicants, students, and staff is handled in accordance with the principles set out in the Act.

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