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Nexus Care Services is the data controller for the personal information it collects and processes. For contact details of those responsible for data protection compliance within the territory in question, please contact the business directly. For data protection queries please contact the Directors of Nexus Care Services
Because the data we hold about you is your data, you have the following rights in respect of the personal data we hold about you:
- Right to Access – this means you can ask us for a copy of all the personal data we hold about you.
- Correction Right – if you believe any of the information we hold about you is incorrect or out of date, you have the right to correct such information by providing us with the correct up to date information. In addition, you can ask us to delete the incorrect or out of date information and we will be happy to do so unless we are prevented from doing so by law or regulation.
- Right to be Forgotten – you have the right to ask us to delete the personal data we hold about you where such data is used for direct marketing purposes or is processed as a result of you consenting to such processing. Please note that where we are obliged to keep your personal data because of a regulatory or legal requirement, we will not be able to delete that data and must continue to retain it.
- Right to Restrict Processing – in some limited circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your data. See examples below:
- if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy;
- where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it;
- where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
- you have objected to our use of your data, but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
- Right of Objection to Processing – you have the right to object to us using your data for direct marketing purposes and to profiling. For example, if there is something about your situation which makes you want to object to processing as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
- Right of Data Portability – you have the right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you in a commonly used and machine-readable format. We can provide your data either to you or to such other third party as you specify in your request.
- Automated Decision-Making Objection Right – automated decision-making is where a decision is made entirely by technological means without human intervention. We do not use or rely on automated decision-making.
If you would like to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us in writing on email@example.com
Right to Complain
If you have any concerns about our handling of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) by visiting https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or by telephoning the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113.
Privacy/next of kin
Nexus Care Services is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Although you may not be an employee or customer of Nexus Care Services, we may hold your personal information because of your relationship with either a customer of Nexus Care Services or an employee, who has nominated you as either next of kin or their emergency contact.
Who are we and why do we need to process your personal information?
Nexus Care Services is a data controller of your personal information. Personal information means information that is about you or contains enough data in which we can identify you.
For emergency contact details and next of kin details, Nexus Care Services has a legitimate interest in processing this personal data throughout the employment of an individual, and for the duration of a care package being in place for a customer. Processing this information allows the Nexus Care Services to maintain accurate and up-to-date employment records, care records and contact details (specifically details of who to contact in the event of an emergency).
Legitimate interest is our legal basis for storing your information. For more information on what legitimate interest is, visit the ICO website.
What kind of information is being collected?
Nexus Care Services will only collect and process information in relation to you as a nominated emergency contact or next of kin by either an employee of Nexus Care Services, or a customer.
Nexus Care Services will only collect this information from employees or customers who have nominated you as their emergency contact and/or next of kin. This information will include your name, relationship to the individual and your contact number.
Who has access and how do we protect your information?
This information is securely stored either in a paperless filing system that is password protected and kept on a secure server, or where we use paper records, in a locked filing cabinet, in a lockable room. Access is restricted to only those who need it and will only be accessed at times deemed to be an emergency. We will decide on a case by case basis what constitutes an emergency.
We have internal policies that strictly control how we manage your personal information. Nexus Care Services will not under any circumstances transfer your information to countries outside the European Economic Area.
How long will we keep your information?
Nexus Care Services will hold your personal information for as long as either the individual is employed, or a care package is in place, or we are informed otherwise, either by the data subject themselves (you) or the employee or customer. As a data subject, you have several rights under data protection regulation. These include:
- You are able to access all the personal information we hold about you,
- You are able to request we change information where it is either incorrect or incomplete,
- You are able to request we delete or stop processing your data, including the right to be forgotten,
- You are able to object to the grounds of us processing your information, which we do so under ‘legitimate interest’.
If you believe that Nexus Care Services has not been compliant with your data protection rights, you can contact the Information Commissioner:
- Information Commissioner – https://ico.org.uk/
- Telephone helpline – 01213082906
For further information, you can contact Nexus Care Services at firstname.lastname@example.org