This privacy notice provides you with details of the type of information we collect and how we collect and process your personal data through your use of westpointresearch.org.uk. WestPoint Crime and Social Research is the Data Controller and Data Processor and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We encourage you to read this notice carefully and contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices.
Our full contact details are:
Dr Jasmin Tregidga trading as WestPoint Crime and Social Research
Email address: email@example.com
If you are not satisfied with our response and continue to have concerns with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk).
WestPoint Research collects personal data about you. Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. This includes:
And, may include:
We collect data from you through direct interactions, for example, when you fill in a form on our site or by communicating with us by post, phone, email or otherwise when you:
We only use your personal data when legally permitted. Personal data is collected and processed under the following conditions contained within Article 6 of the GDPR.
We will not collect any personal data from you beyond that required to fulfil the above obligations. As a data processor, WestPoint Research may, on occasion, analyse data on behalf of other research and evaluation partners.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those research associates, research partners and other third parties who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
NB: It may be that additional data is generated in order to undertake data analysis as part of a research and evaluation contract. Furthermore, data may be collected on programme/project participants or beneficiaries as part of the process of research or an evaluation contract. This data will NOT be shared without consent. For more information on how this data is generated, analysed, stored securely, and issues around consent – in line with the ethical guidelines of the Social Research Association – please contact Dr Jasmin Tregidga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
By law we have to keep basic information about our clients (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.
In some circumstances you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. You can see more about these rights at: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.