Data protection


Data Protection

Data protection legislation protects the rights of individuals when process their data.

Data Protection law changed under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came in to effect from May 25 2018, monetary penalties for misuse will increase, data controllers have new duties and individuals have extended rights regarding their personal data. The UK also enacted the Data Protection Act 2018 to sit alongside the GDPR.

The Data Protection Act 2018 replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 with a new law that provides a comprehensive and modern framework for data protection in the UK.

New standards for protecting general data, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, will give people more control over use of their data, provide new rights to move or delete personal data and impose stronger sanctions for malpractice.

More information on how Linkage Community Trust collects and uses personal information can be found in the Notification made to the Information Commissioner’s Office or in the relevant Privacy Notice.

Everyone who collects and manages personal information at Linkage Community Trust must do so in a way that complies with the Linkage Policy on Data Protection and with the 6 regulations of the GDPR.

Advice and guidance on aspects of data protection is available by contacting dataprotection@linkage.org.uk

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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