Privacy Statement

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Privacy Notice for Priory Group UK No1 Limited

This Privacy Notice is effective from 1st May 2018 and is applicable to all companies under Priory Group UK No1 Limited trading as ‘Priory Group of Companies’.

We will update this Privacy Notice from time to time. When we do change the notice (in a significant way), we will post an update on our website.

Priory takes data protection and confidentiality very seriously. This Privacy Notice covers:

  • How we collect and use personal data
  • What personal data we collect
  • How we store your personal information
  • Protection of your personal information
  • How we use your personal information
  • Disclosure to third parties
  • Accuracy and retention of personal information
  • Access to Personal Information
  • Additional rights

We collect personal data about our service users (patients, residents or students in our care) and colleagues so please make sure that you read the relevant sections of this notice and get in touch if you have any questions.

Privacy questions

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice or how we process your information or if you would like to make a complaint about a possible data breach please contact us:

Email:
personaldata@priorygroup.com

Postal address:
Data Protection Officer
Priory Group
5th Floor, 80 Hammersmith Road
London
W14 8UD

We take data security extremely seriously and all such communications are examined and replies issued where appropriate as soon as possible. If you are unsatisfied with the reply you receive, you may refer your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ico.org.uk)

 

CLICK HERE FOR PRIVACY NOTICE FOR PATIENTS, RESIDENTS, STUDENTS IN OUR CARE

CLICK HERE FOR PRIVACY NOTICE FOR FOR COLLEAGUES

 


 

PRIVACY NOTICE FOR PATIENTS, RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS IN OUR CARE

1. Collection and use of personal data

You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with Priory. Priory and its affiliates may share this personal information with each other but will always use it in accordance with this Privacy Notice. We may also combine it with other information to provide and improve our services. You are not required to provide the personal information that we may request, but, if you chose not to do so, in many cases we will not be able to provide you with our services or respond to any queries you may have.

Here are some examples of the types of personal information Priory may collect and how we may use it:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Online identifier
  • Physical and mental health information
  • Financial information
  • Social media identifiers
  • NHS number
  • National Insurance number
  • Passport details, residency status and nationality
  • Marital status
  • Racial or ethnic origin
  • Political opinions
  • Religion
  • Trades union membership

2. What personal data we collect

When you contact us, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, postal address, telephone number, email address, contact preferences or credit card information.

If our services are commissioned for you by third parties (your GP, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, private medical insurers etc.) they will provide us with a variety of information, including your name, postal address, telephone number, email address and, medical/educational history.

During the course of your time with us we will keep information about you in your personal records like your name, address and date of birth together with details of any care and/or treatment that you are having.

3. How we store your personal information

The personal information we collect is stored in a variety of paper and electronic forms. Regardless, we have appropriate and adequate technical and administrative processes in place to make sure that all your information is kept secure.

4. Protection of your personal information

Priory takes the security of your personal information very seriously. To make sure your personal information is protected, we have a series of technical and administrative measures in place. Access is limited only to those of our employees who need to access it to provide services to you.

All members of staff are required to undertake annual data protection and confidentiality training and our privacy and security guidelines are communicated to all Priory employees. These privacy safeguards are monitored and strictly enforced. We send any information that we need to share with any third parties either as a legal requirement or through an anonymised process securely.

All data is stored on servers within data centres in the UK, although at times they may be temporarily outside the UK but within the EU

5. How we use your personal information

The personal information we collect and store about you allows us to provide services to you. We also use it to help us develop, operate, deliver, and improve the quality of the care we provide or, more generally, the type of services that we offer. From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices to you or to those acting on your behalf, such as updates to your care and/or treatment plans or changes to our terms, conditions and policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with Priory, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.

We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve our services and our communication with you.

We may use your personal information to test our computer systems such as the software we use to store your health, social, care and education records to improve our services. If you do not wish for your information to be used for these purposes, you can let us know.

If you don’t want to be contacted by us after you are no longer using our services, you can opt out anytime by letting us know.

We will not sell, share or give information to third parties for marketing purposes.

6. Young people & education

We understand the importance of taking extra precautions to protect the privacy and safety of the young people under our care. The young person information that we collect, hold and share may include:

  • Personal information (such as name, unique pupil number and address)
  • Characteristics (such as ethnicity, language, nationality, country of birth and free school meal eligibility)
  • Attendance information (such as sessions attended, number of absences and absence reasons)

We use the young person information to comply with the law regarding data sharing for the following:

  • to support pupil learning
  • to monitor and report on pupil progress
  • to provide appropriate pastoral care
  • to assess the quality of our services

Collecting pupil information

Whilst the majority of young person information provided to us is mandatory, some of it is provided to us on a voluntary basis. In order to comply with the law, we will inform you whether you are required to provide certain young person information to us or if you have a choice in this.

Storing pupil data

All young person information will be held on the same basis as other information outlined in this Privacy Notice.

Who we share pupil information with

We routinely share pupil information with:

  • schools that the pupil’s attend after leaving us
  • local authorities
  • the Department for Education (DfE)
  • Ofsted

Why we share pupil information

We do not share information about the young people in our care with anyone without consent unless the law and our internal policies allow us to do so.

We share young people’s data with the Department for Education (DfE) on a statutory basis. This data sharing underpins school funding and educational attainment policy and monitoring.

To find out more about the data collection requirements placed on us by the Department for Education (for example; via the school census) go to https://www.gov.uk/education/data-collection-and-censuses-for-schools.

Access to young people’s information

Parents and pupils have the right to request access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your personal information, or be given access to your child’s educational record, contact us at the address outlined below.

 


 

Disclosure to third parties

We will only share your personal information with third parties in the following circumstances:

  • Where you have given your consent to the information being shared;
  • Where there are issues or concerns like the health and safety of yourself or others; or
  • Where there is a legal requirement or responsibility to share the information.

Personal information of service users may also need to be shared with third parties to make arrangements for the funding and/or payment of services received.

Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale of Priory or any part of it, we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

 


 

Accuracy and retention of personal information

Priory makes it easy for you to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date. If any of your information changes please let us know so that we can update our records.

We are legally required to hold certain information about you for a set period of time. All personal information will be deleted or securely destroyed at the appropriate time and we will not keep your personal information for longer than is required or permitted by law.

 


 

Access to personal information

You are entitled to see what personal information we hold about you at any time. This Privacy Notice outlines the information we hold about you and why. If you wish to access your personal information, please contact us at the address set out below.

We are not required to process any request for access which is frivolous or vexatious, jeopardize or otherwise affects the privacy of others, are impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by law. We will let you know in writing if any of these circumstances apply to your request.

 


 

Additional rights

You may also have the right to:

  • object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
  • prevent processing for the purposes of direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means
  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed

If you believe you have any of these additional rights or you wish to exercise them, please let us know.

 


 

PRIVACY NOTICE FOR PRIORY COLLEAGUES

1. Collection and use of personal data

You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with Priory. Priory and its affiliates may share this personal information with each other but will always use it in accordance with this Privacy Notice. We may also combine it with other information to provide and improve our services as an employer. You are not required to provide the personal information that we may request, but, if you chose not to do so, in many cases we will not be able to provide you with a job.

Here are some examples of the types of personal information Priory may collect and how we may use it:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Online identifier
  • Physical and mental health information
  • Biometric details
  • Financial information
  • Social media identifiers
  • NHS number
  • National Insurance number
  • Passport details, Residency and Nationality
  • Racial or ethnic origin
  • Political opinions
  • Religion
  • Trades union membership

2. What personal data we collect

When you apply for a position with Priory we will record your details including your name, postal address, telephone number, email address, educational and work history, referees and contact preferences. [These details will be retained for six months following the date of any interview.]

Before your appointment, all required right to work checks and, potentially, a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be carried out. Details of these checks (or the results from them) will be retained on your HR record.

If you are successful in being appointed, and during your employment with us, we will retain your full employment record which will include your name, postal address, telephone number, email address, details of your next of kin, bank details (for the purposes of payments), educational and work history, training, appraisals, copies of any complaints, disciplinary or safeguarding matters.

3. How we store your personal information

The personal information we collect is stored in a variety of paper and electronic forms. Regardless, we have appropriate and adequate technical and administrative processes in place to make sure that all your information is kept secure.

4. Protection of personal information

Priory takes the security of your personal information very seriously.

To make sure your personal information is protected, we have a series of technical and administrative measures in place. Access is limited only to those of our employees who need to access it to provide services to you.

All members of staff are required to undertake annual data protection and confidentiality training and our privacy and security guidelines are communicated to all Priory employees. These privacy safeguards are monitored and strictly enforced. We send any information that we need to share with any third parties either as a legal requirement or through an anonymised process securely.

All data is stored on servers within data centres in the UK, although at times they may be temporarily outside the UK but within the EU.

5. How we use your personal information

The personal information we collect and store about you allows us to facilitate the employment relationship we have with you.

Your personal information may be shared with various departments across the group including HR, People Development, Payroll, IT and Treasury.

We may use your personal information to test our computer systems to improve our services to you i.e. when there are changes to the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage. If you do not wish for your information to be used for these purposes, you can let us know.

We will not sell, share or give information to third parties for marketing purposes.

 


 

Disclosure to third parties

We will only share your personal information with third parties in the following circumstances:

  • Where you have given your consent to the information being shared;
  • Where there are issues or concerns like the health and safety of yourself or others; or
  • Where there is a legal requirement or responsibility to share the information.

Personal information of service users may also need to be shared with third parties to make arrangements for the funding and/or payment of services received.

Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale of Priory or any part of it, we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

 


 

Accuracy and retention of personal information

Priory makes it easy for you to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date. If any of your information changes please let us know so that we can update our records.

We are legally required to hold certain information about you for a set period of time. All personal information will be deleted or securely destroyed at the appropriate time and we will not keep your personal information for longer than is required or permitted by law.

 


 

Access to personal information

You are entitled to see what personal information we hold about you at any time. This Privacy Notice outlines the information we hold about you and why. If you wish to access your personal information, please contact us at the address set out below.

We are not required to process any request for access which is frivolous or vexatious, jeopardize or otherwise affects the privacy of others, are impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by law. We will let you know in writing if any of these circumstances apply to your request.

 


 

Additional rights

You may also have the right to:

  • object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
  • prevent processing for the purposes of direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means
  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed

If you believe you have any of these additional rights or you wish to exercise them, please let us know.

 


 

Cookies

How we use cookies

This website uses cookies to improve its functionality and to monitor site performance.

Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used in order to ensure websites work efficiently, alongside providing insight about the volume of visitors to the website and how visitors move around the website. This in turn helps us to develop the user experience.

The table below explains the cookies we collect and the information they store.

Cookie

Name 

Purpose 

Google Analytics 

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they viewed.

Click here to read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data

ResponseTap 

AdiLP

AdiS

AdiV

AdiVi

These cookies enable the display of a dynamically generated phone number through ResponseTap call tracking software. This provides a better understanding of visitor interaction between the website from referral channel (e.g. Google search) to the point at which contact is made via phonecall. The cookies used by ResponseTap demonstrate the user journey through the site and help improve online customer experience.

Click here to read ResponseTap's cookie policy

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Social media

Contacting us through social media

We use a third party provider, Hootsuite to help us manage our social media output and interactions.

If you send us a private or direct message through social media, the message will be stored by Hootsuite for three months. It will not be shared with any other organisations.