- What information we collect and how we collect it
- Why and how we use your information.
- How long we keep your information
- How we may share your information
- Your rights on the information we hold about you
- Security-How we keep your information safe
- How to Contact Us
- The Data Controller is Family Mediation South East
Information We Collect
In order to provide our services and for the other purposes set out in Use of Information below, we collect and process Personal Data from the users. We may collect the following information
- Personal information (for example, your name, email address, mailing address, phone numbers, date of birth and address)
- Sensitive Personal Data [ethnic origin, marital status, financial information for mediation purposes]
- Attendance information (such a attended, number of absences and absence reasons)
- Safeguarding incidents
From time to time and as permitted by applicable law(s), we may collect Personal Data about you and update any existing Personal Data that we currently hold from other third-party sources
We collect your information from
Self Referral Forms on our websites
Referrals from organisations e.g. Cafcass, Family Solicitors, Relate, CABs
We may also collect information from telephone conversations, emails and written and verbal communications and from records of any sessions
How we Use Your Information
Your Personal Data may be used in the following ways:
To provide our services to you,
To respond to your requests and inquiries,
To improve our services, for example,
To request your participation in surveys, or other initiatives which help us to gather information used to develop and enhance our services,
To comply with applicable law(s) (for example, to comply with children’s legislation, a search warrant or court order) or to carry out professional ethics/conduct investigations,
To enable us to provide, to maintain our own accounts and records and to support and manage our employees.
Consent and lawful Processing of data.
Our legitimate interests, which include processing such Personal Data for the purposes of
- providing and enhancing the provision of our services.
- administration and programme delivery
- dealing with disability or health issues-any information you provide we must have had explicit consent to use.
- all other cases that are necessary for our legitimate interests
How long will we keep your information?
We will keep your information securely for 6 years.
Sharing and Disclosure to Third Parties
We may disclose your Personal Data to third parties from time-to-time under the following circumstances:
You request or authorise the disclosure of your personal details to a third party.
The information is disclosed as permitted by applicable law(s) and/or in order to comply with applicable law(s) (for example, to comply with children’s legislation, a search warrant or court order).
The information is provided to service providers who perform functions on our behalf.
- Hosting providers for the secure storage and transmission of your data
- Legal and compliance consultants, such as external counsel, external auditors
- Technology providers who assist in the development and management of our web properties
Parents and Children
If the person about whom we are holding information is below 14 then we will need to seek consent from the parent or legal guardian if consent is required. Once the person reaches 14, we will seek consent from them.
Subject Access/User Rights
As a user, you are subject to the following rights:
- The right to be informed of the use of your Personal Data
- The right to access and/or to require the correction or erasure of your Personal Data
- The right to block and/or object to the processing of your Personal Data
- The right to not be subject to any decision based solely on automated processing of your Personal Data
- In limited circumstances, you may have the right to receive Personal Data in a format which may be transmitted to another entity.
You may seek to exercise any of these rights by sending an email to email@example.com
We are working to protect your personal information that we hold, its confidentially, integrity and availability.
- We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorised access to systems.
- We restrict access to personal information to Staff and Volunteers subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and they may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
- We have Security Information Policy in place which defines the measures we take to protect your personal information. We use a combination of technology and procedures to ensure that our paper and computer systems are protected, monitored and are recoverable.
- We only use third party service providers where we are satisfied that they provide adequate security for your personal data.
Compliance and cooperation with regulatory authorities
How to Contact Us
Telephone: 01273 694 661
Address: Park House, North Road, Horsham RH12 1RN
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Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Family Mediation South East, Park House, North Road, Horsham RH12 1RN.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.