As a data subject, in certain circumstances, you have the following rights under the Data Protection Laws:
- the right to object to processing of your personal data;
- the right of access to personal data relating to you (known as data subject access request);
- the right to correct any mistakes in your information;
- the right to ask us to stop contacting you with direct marketing;
- the right to restrict your personal data being processed;
- the right to have your personal data ported to another controller;
- the right to withdraw your consent;
- the right to erasure; and
- rights in relation to automated decision making.
These rights are explained in more detail below. If you want to exercise any of your rights, please contact us (please see “How to contact us”).
We will respond to any rights that you exercise within a month of receiving your request, unless the request is particularly complex, in which case we will respond within three months.
Please be aware that there are exceptions and exemptions that apply to some of the rights which we will apply in accordance with the Data Protection Laws.
Right to object to processing of your personal data
You may object to us processing your personal data where we rely on a legitimate interest as our legal grounds for processing.
If you object to us processing your personal data we must demonstrate compelling grounds for continuing to do so. We believe we have demonstrated compelling grounds in the section headed “How is processing your personal data lawful”.
Right to access personal data relating to you
You may ask to see what personal data we hold about you and be provided with:
- a copy of the personal data;
- details of the purpose for which the personal data is being or is to be processed;
- details of the recipients or classes of recipients to whom the personal data is or may be disclosed, including if they are overseas and what protections are used for those overseas transfers;
- the period for which the personal data is held (or the criteria we use to determine how long it is held);
- any information available about the source of that data; and
- whether we carry out an automated decision-making, or profiling, and where we do information about the logic involved and the envisaged outcome or consequences of that decision or profiling.
To help us find the information easily, please provide us as much information as possible about the type of information you would like to see.
Right to correct any mistakes in your information
You can require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold. If you would like to do this, please let us know what information is incorrect and what it should be replaced with.
Right to restrict processing of personal data
You may request that we stop processing your personal data temporarily if:
- you do not think that your data is accurate. We will start processing again once we have checked whether or not it is accurate;
- the processing is unlawful but you do not want us to erase your data;
- we no longer need the personal data for our processing, but you need the data to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
- you have objected to processing because you believe that your interests should override our legitimate interests.
Right to data portability
You may ask for an electronic copy of your personal data which we hold electronically and which we process when we have entered into a contract with you. You can also ask us to provide this directly to another party.
Right to withdraw consent
You may withdraw any consent that you have given us to process your personal data at any time. This means that we will not be able to carry out any processing which required use of that personal data.
Right to erasure
You can ask us to erase your personal data where:
- you do not believe that we need your data in order to process it for the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice;
- if you had given us consent to process your data, you withdraw that consent and we cannot otherwise legally process your data;
- you object to our processing and we do not have any legitimate interests that mean we can continue to process your data; or
- your data has been processed unlawfully or has not been erased when it should have been.
Rights in relation to automated decision making
You have the right to have any decision that has been made by automated means and which has a significant effect on you reviewed by a member of staff and we will consider any objections you have to the decision that was reached.
What will happen if your rights are breached?
You may be entitled to compensation for damage caused by contravention of the Data Protection Laws.
Complaints to the regulator
It is important that you ensure you have read this Privacy Notice – and if you do not think that we have processed your data in accordance with this notice – you should let us know as soon as possible. You may also complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, which regulates and supervises the use of personal data in the UK, via their helpline on 0303 123 1113.