Privacy policy

We believe that the responsible use of personal information collected on this website is critical to its business objectives and reputation. As part of our commitment to privacy, we have adopted this online privacy statement. The extent and type of personal information we receive from you on our external websites depends on the information you provide to us.

We only use your personally identifiable information to respond to your requests and to provide you with information about Places for People Group services, unless we obtain your permission to use your personal information for other purposes.

The personal information you provide to us will be retained only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which the information was collected or as required by law. We do not share personal information with third parties except as necessary to carry out our business or as required by law or other legal processes, and we never sell your personal information. Furthermore, personal data collected by Places for People may be transferred to other member companies of Places for People where it is necessary to meet the purpose for which you have submitted the information.

Places for People recognises its responsibility for protecting the online privacy of your personal information. If you have questions or comments about our administration of your personal information, please contact us. You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our Online Privacy Policy.

Places for People Group subsidiary companies are registered data controllers under the Data Protection Act 1998. We never make your personal information available to other companies for marketing purposes other than for the marketing of Places for People branded products and services.

This website may contain links to other websites that are outside the control of Places for People and are not covered by this privacy policy. The privacy policy of these other sites may differ from this one.

National fraud initiative fair processing notice

We participate in the National Fraud Initiative data matching exercise carried out by the Audit Commission. Our participation assists in the prevention and detection of fraud against Places for People and organisations in the public sector. We participate on a voluntary basis and provide the Audit Commission with particular sets of data for matching as set out in the Audit Commission's guidance.

Data matching compares computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body to see how far they match. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. When a match is found it may indicate that there is an inconsistency which requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.

The use of data by the Audit Commission in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under its powers in Part 2A of the Audit Commission Act 1998. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Visit the Audit Commission website for a full explanation of data matching by the Audit Commission. You can also find out about the Audit Commission's legal powers and the reasons why it matches particular information.

For further information relating to our data matching processes email: contactcentre@placesforpeople.co.uk

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Registered office: SPACE, 11 Harewood Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4NT. Places for People Scotland Care & Support is a registered Scottish Charity No.SC014023A Company Limited by Guarantee No.120135