Data Controller: Anglia Fostering Agency Ltd
Contact for queries: [email protected] 01603 559255
The details provided here are a summary of how we collect, use, share, transfer and store your information.
How we will use the information you give us.
We will use your information on the basis that it is necessary to administer your Enquiry, Fostering Application or Application of Employment (Via Work For Us page), and to manage any ongoing working relationship with you.
Visitors to our websites
When someone visits www.afafostering.com or www.afakids.co.uk we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Our website search and decision notice search is powered by WordPress. Search queries and results are logged anonymously to help us improve our website and search functionality. No user-specific data is collected by either Anglia Fostering Agency (AFA) or any third party.
Security and performance
The AFA uses a third party service to help maintain the security and performance of the AFA website. To deliver this service it processes the IP addresses of visitors to the AFA and AFAkids website.
Your Rights under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Your personal data must be:
- Fairly and lawfully processed
- Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes.
- Relevant and limited to what is necessary
- Accurate and where necessary kept up to date
- Personal data processed for any purpose shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or purposes.
- Processed in accordance with the rights of the data subject.
This information will only be used to process your expression of interest within AFA as a potential foster carer and will not be shared with any 3rd party.
Work For Us page
If you have submitted your CV or an application to us, we shall only use the information provided by you (including sensitive personal data) within the recruitment process for the post applied for, we will not retain CVs on file for future positions.
Use of Your Information
We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:
* To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our services.
* To inform you of any changes to our website or services that may affect you.
We never give your details to third parties to use your data to enable them to provide you with information regarding goods or service
*Occasionally we may ask you to fill in questionnaires or surveys online. AFA’s surveys are used to help improve our service and how we support you.
Storing Your Personal Data
By providing your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing using our company database. We do our utmost to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to provide technical security.
Unfortunately the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send to us electronically; sending such information is entirely at your own risk.
Disclosing Your Information
We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Notice and in the circumstances detailed below:
* In the event that we sell any or all of our business, to the buyer.
* Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
* If you share anything that makes us worried about your or someone else’s safety we may need to tell someone.
* To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.
Third Party Links
Access to Information
In accordance with the GDPR you have the right to access information that we hold relating to you. You also have a right to correct any errors in that information.
If any of the information that you have provided to us changes (for example, if you change your email address or name, or if you wish us to remove your details from our records), please let us know by sending an email to [email protected].
Data and records are not kept for longer than is necessary. This principle links to UKGDPR, which requires that personal data processed for any purpose “shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose”.
For more information around this please see our record retention schedule
Your Data Protection Rights
Your full rights under the Data Protection Act and UK GDPR can be found at the Information Commissioner’s website: Your data matters | ICO
If you have a complaint about the way AFA handle or manage your personal information, please contact:
AFA Data Protection Officer
Guardian Saints CiC
0208 300 3878
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The information we collect in this way is used for internal review and improvement purposes. This information is not shared with other organisations for commercial purposes. Specifically, we use the following cookies:
Google Analytics: to track how many visitors come to our site and how they found us.
How do I change my cookie settings?
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