Privacy Policy

Our contact details

Name: North East & Cumbria Learning Disability Network
Address: Waterfront 4, Goldcrest Way, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 8NY
E-mail: [email protected]

The type of personal information we collect:

Contact Form

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics for example name, contact details and email address
  • Online identifiers

CAIDS-Q/IDSQ Screening Tool

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Online identifiers
  • Personal identifiers such as, birth month, job role, gender, characteristics i.e disability, language and email address

How we get the personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • You have completed our contact form
  • You have completed the CAIDS-Q/IDSQ Screening Tool
  • You have given consent

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

  • Your consent.
  • You are able to remove your consent at any time.
  • You can do this by contacting [email protected]

Cookies and how you use our website

To make our website easier to use, we sometimes place small text files on your device (for example your iPad or laptop) called cookies.

They improve things by:

  • remembering the things you have chosen while on our website, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering data you have given (for example, your address) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. 

We do not use cookies on this website that collect information about what other websites you visit (often referred to as privacy intrusive cookies).

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally. They are just here to make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these files as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org

How we store your information

We will keep personal data stored for as long as is required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This may include the need to answer future queries, resolve potential difficulties/complaints or legal actions, comply with any applicable legal or research requirements. Any data used for research/statistical purposes will be anonymised and you will not be personally identifiable. As a result, we may continue to store your data for a reasonable length of time after the last time you interacted with us.  Once it is no longer required we will securely delete/destroy it.

How you use this website (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it is meeting peoples’ needs and to understand how we can make the website work better.  

Google Analytics stores information about what pages on this site you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on while you are here.

We do not collect or store any other personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this data cannot be used to identify who you are however the information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to and stored by Google.

We also collect data on the number of times a word is searched for and the number of failed searches. We use this information to improve access to the site and identify gaps in the content and see if it is something we should add to the site.

Unless the law allows us to, we do not:

  • share any of the data we collect about you with others, or
  • use this data to identify individuals

Other people’s cookies

We use videos from YouTube and feeds from other websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages.

Below are links to their cookie policies:

Turning off cookies

You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer or other device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

There is more information about how to delete or stop using cookies on AboutCookies.org. You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics.

Further guidance on the use of personal information can be found at ico.org.uk.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. Please contact us at [email protected]

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at [email protected]

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk