The information below explains how Coverage Care manages personal information in accordance with the law and with individual rights. We are committed to maintaining personal data securely and only as required in order to provide our care and support services.
This notice cannot cover every situation involving our use of personal data, so please refer to notices on our other forms or documents for further information.
If you have any questions or concerns on any aspect of personal data which we may hold, our contact details are given below to help you to get in touch with us.
Information we may hold about you and the reasons why
We collect personal information through our website, forms, information and other communiucations e.g. telephone and e-mail. We hold this information for reasons which help us to provide our care and support services. This may relate to our residents, staff, suppliers and others involved in our services.
A few examples of areas where your personal information may be held are as follows:-
- Information given to us by those expressing an interest in our services which may be held to support care services and assessments and the provision of care and support services. Information is retained through our forms, systems and other records.
- Information we receive within expressions of interest for our job applications and also on-going staffing and employment reasons. If you come to work for us we will retain this information to help us to support all aspects of your employment with us.
- Information we hold for some of our suppliers or other third parties who help us to provide our care and support services.
Who do we share your personal information with?
In order to provide our care and support services we may share your information with a number medical or professional people. Further information is provided in our forms and other communications.
How long will we keep the information we hold about you?
The personal information we keep will be as accurate and up to date as possible. We retain records in line with legal requirements and for as long as we need for the purpose(s) it was collected
We will keep all personal data strictly confidential. We only share information where it is necessary for care and support, employment or legal reasons. This is set out above within this privacy notice and explained in our forms and other communications dependent on the information and circumstances.
We comply with personal data protection law including the EU General Data Protection Regulations as well as the Data Protection Act 1998. We do this through the principles set out in this notice which we must adhere to as well as other conditions which must be satisfied.
Forms, webpages or other places where personal information is submitted to us will describe how we use your personal information.
If we hold personal data relating to you, you have a right to see copies of the information held about you. In some circumstances you may have a right to have this amended, updated or deleted. You also have the right to withdraw your consent to us holding this information. The impact of this may need to be considered and discussed with you and we will explain this in any personal information. review completed with you and in compliance with the law described above.
Access to your information and how to contact us
If you have any queries on this privacy notice or aspects of personal information we may hold about you or if you have any other queries relating to personal information, please contact our Data Protection Officer via the postal or e-mail address below.
The Data Protection Officer
Oxon Business Park
If you wish to see copies of your personal information, in order to treat your personal data securely we may need to check your identity. We will respond as soon as possible and not longer than one month from receipt of your request.
If you are unhappy, you may raise concerns with the Information Commissioner’s Office at:
Information Commissioners Office
Who We Are
Coverage Care is a “Not for Profit” Society registered under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. It was originally incorporated as an Industrial and Provident Society for community benefit. Whilst not a registered charity, Coverage Care has charitable status, and it is the largest single provider of older people’s residential and nursing care services in Shropshire.
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