This Privacy Statement sets out the data processing practices carried out by Healthwatch Wokingham Borough. We retain and use personal data (information that relates to and identifies living people) to help us carry out our role as the local independent champion for people who use health and social care services.
We will always make sure that your information is protected and treated securely. Any information that you give will be held in accordance with:
- Data Protection Act 1998
- As of 25 May 2018, the new data protection legislation introduced under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Bill.
Your personal & sensitive information
When you simply browse through the information on this website, it does not store or capture your personal information
Personal data is data which can be used to identify you. This may include your name, date of birth, address, telephone number etc.
Sensitive data is information related to any of the following: racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, health, sexuality or sex life, offences and/or convictions.
When you provide us with personal or sensitive information, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely.
Purposes for which we use the information collected
Personal information about you will be used for the following purposes:
- in our day-to-day work;
- to send you our newsletter where you have requested it;
- to respond to any queries you may have;
- to improve the quality and safety of care.
This may include any personal information that you choose to share with us, but we will treat this as confidential and protect it accordingly. We will never include your personal information in survey reports.