The legal definition of personal data (information) is - any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier.
There are different categories of personal information
Personal Information: This this will include information such as your name, identification number, contact details.
Sensitive Personal Information: This will include information such as ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, criminal information or information concerning your health and social care.
We may need to use information about you to:
- Deliver services and support to you.
- Manage those services we provide to you.
- Train and manage the employment of our workers who deliver those services.
- Help investigate any concerns or complaints you have about our services.
- Keep track of spending on services.
- Check the quality of services.
- To help with research and planning of new services.
There are a number of legal reasons why we need to collect and use your personal information:
- You, or your legal representative, have given consent.
- You have entered into a contract with us.
- It is necessary to protect someone in an emergency.
- It is required by law.
- It is necessary for employment purposes.
- It is necessary to deliver health or social care services.
- It is necessary for legal cases.
- It is necessary to protect public health.