PRIVACY POLICY

What is This Privacy Policy for?

We are Maria's Homecare Companions Ltd, a company incorporated in England and Wales. Our company number is 10839318 and our registered address is 100 High Street Rottingdean, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 7HF

England

 

("Maria's Homecare Companions Ltd" / "we" / "our" / "us"). We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. We will continue to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act (“DPA”) until 25 May 2018, after which we will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”) unless and until the GDPR is no longer directly applicable in the UK, together with any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation as amended or updated from time to time in the UK, and any successor legislation to the GDPR and the DPA (together “Data Protection Legislation”). We are the data controller of data you pass to us pursuant to this policy. Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted via email at: mariashomecarecompanions@hotmail.com

 

This Privacy Policy together with our  cookie policy sets out how we collect personal information from you and how the personal information you provide will be processed by us. By  visiting the website at www.mariashomecarecompanions.com (the “Website”) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent, please do not submit any personal data to us.

What information does Maria's Homecare Companions Ltd hold and how will we use it?

Information you give Maria's Homecare Companions Ltd:

  • You may give us information about you by completing enquiry forms on the website or by requesting via the website that we send you marketing  information. The information you give us may include your name, email address, address/location and phone number. This does not include all personal data processed by Maria's Homecare Companions Ltd  but only personal data it collects through its website.

  • We will retain this information while we are corresponding with you or providing services to you or to a Client you represent. 

  • We will not retain your personal data for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected that personal information, unless the law permits or requires that we retain it for longer. 

  • We hold data until termination of contract. However if there is an incident whilst in our care we have to hold the information for 7 years in case of investigation.  

 
Information Maria's Homecare Companions Ltd collects about you:

Maria's Homecare Companions Ltd may collect the following information from you when you visit the website:

  • Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; and

  • Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from the website (including date and time), products you viewed or searched for, page response  times, website errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our helpline

We retain this information for 26 months.

 

Information we receive from other sources:

This includes information we receive about you when you use other websites operated by us or other services we provide. This information may include your name, email address, postal address and phone number.

  • We will not retain your personal data for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected that personal information, unless the law permits or requires that we retain it for longer. 

  • We hold data until termination of contract. However if there is an incident whilst in our care we have to hold the information for 7 years in case of investigation.  

Cookies

The Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the website. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, please see our cookie policy.

 

Use Made of the Information

Maria's Homecare Companions Ltd may use the information we receive and/or collect about you to:

  • Fulfil our obligations under any contract we have entered into with you or with a Client you represent, and to provide you or the relevant Client with information or services you or the Client has requested

  • Send you newsletters and marketing information if you have consented to us doing so

  • Notify you of products and services we feel may interest you, or permit third parties to do so if you have provided the appropriate consent

  • Monitor website usage and provide statistics to third parties for the purposes of improving and developing the website and the services we provide via the website

Maria's Homecare Companions Ltd processes personal information for certain legitimate business purposes, which include some or all the following:

  • Where the processing enables Maria's Homecare Companions Ltd to enhance, modify, personalise or otherwise improve the website, its services or communications

  • To identify and prevent fraud

  • To enhance the security of Maria's Homecare Companions Ltd's network and information systems, to better understand how people interact with Maria's Homecare Companions Ltd's websites

  • To administer the website and carry out data analysis, troubleshooting and testing; and to determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising

 

If we obtain consent from you to do so, we may provide your personal details to third parties so that they can contact you directly in respect of services in which you may be interested.

 

Where we are processing personal data we have obtained via the website on the basis of having obtained consent from you, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. If you would like to withdraw your consent or prefer not to receive any of the above-mentioned information (or if you only want to receive certain information from us) please let us know by contacting us. Please bear in mind that if you object, this may affect our ability to carry  out the tasks above for your benefit.

If you wish to have your information removed from our database or if you do not want us to contact you for marketing purposes, please let us know by clicking the "Unsubscribe" option in any email we send to you and providing the details requested or by contacting us via the following webpage: Contact Us  and we will take steps to ensure that this information is deleted as soon as reasonably practicable.

We will not share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us (other than as set out in this policy) without your prior consent, unless required to do so by law.

Third Party Sites

Our website may contain links to third party websites, including websites via which you are able to purchase products and services. They are provided for your convenience only and we do not check, endorse, approve or agree with such third-party websites nor the products and/or services offered and sold on them. We have no responsibility for the content, product and/or services of the linked websites. Please ensure that you review all terms and conditions of website use and the Privacy Policy of any such third-party websites before use and before you submit any personal data to those websites.

 

How Safe is your Information?

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Protecting your security and privacy is important to us and we make every effort to secure your information and maintain your confidentiality in accordance with the terms of the Data Protection Legislation. The website is protected by various levels of security technology, which are designed to protect your information from any unauthorised or unlawful access, processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage.

We will do our best to protect your personal data but the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Any such transmission is therefore at your own risk.

Disclosure of your Information

We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006. We may share your information with selected third parties including:

  • Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter with them or you

  • Third parties who may wish to contact you in respect of services or products they offer or sell which may be of interest to you, provided we receive your consent to such disclosure; and/or advertisers and  advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the website

 

Please note we may need to disclose your personal information where we:

  • Sell any or all our business or assets or we buy another business or assets in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer or seller

  • Are under a legal duty to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms and conditions; or

  • Need to disclose it to protect our rights, property or the safety of our customers or others, including the exchange of information with other companies, organisations and/or governmental bodies for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction

  • Where we Store your Personal Data

 

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA")  for example, because it is hosted on a server outside the EEA. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. Maria's Homecare Companions Ltd will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If a finding of adequacy hasn't been made by the EC Commission in respect of the country to which the data is transferred, we will only  transfer it where there are appropriate safeguards in place, including the use of EU standard contractual  clauses or an intragroup agreement.

 

Your Rights in Respect of your Data

If any of the information you provide to us via the website changes, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary changes to the information we hold for you on our database. If you wish to make any changes to your information, please contact us.

 

If you wish to access or rectify the information we hold about you, or request that such information be transmitted directly to another data controller, please contact us. We shall process your request to access your information within one month of receipt, or we'll let you know within that timeframe if we need more information from you. We will process your request free of charge.

 

To request that your information is deleted or if you wish to restrict or object to the processing of your  information, please contact us.

 

If you have any complaints about our use of your personal data, please contact us. You also have the right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority in your jurisdiction. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner's Office. Contact details for the ICO can be found at https://ico.org.uk/.

 

If you have any further queries or comments on our Privacy Policy, please contact us . We also welcome your views about our website and our Privacy Policy.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

 

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

 

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

What Are Your Rights?


Right to access:

You have the right to request information about the personal data we hold on you at any time. You can contact Maria's Home Care Companions LTD and we will provide you with your personal data via e-mail.

Right to portability: 

Whenever Maria's Home Care Companions LTD processes your personal data, by automated means based on your consent or based on an agreement, you have the right to get a copy of your data transferred to you or to another party. This only includes the personal data you have submitted to us.

Right to rectification: 

You have the right to request rectification of your personal data if the information is incorrect, including the right to have incomplete personal data completed.


Right to erasure:

You have the right to erase any personal data processed by Maria's Home Care Companions LTD.

Right to complain with a supervisory authority: 

If you consider Maria's Home Care Companions LTD to process your personal data in an incorrect way you can contact us. You also have the right to raise a complaint to a supervisory authority.

Please contact us for any personal data requests.

DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

Maria Davey

Maria's Home Care Companions LTD

100 The High Street

Rottingdean
East Sussex
BN2 7HE

UK

Tel: 01273 582333

 

© 2013 Maria's Home Care Companions Ltd

100 The High Street
Rottingdean
East Sussex
BN2 7HE