Privacy Policy

It is important to Disability Focus that the personal data you share with us is not made available to any outside parties without your consent.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be in place from the 25th May 2018 and Disability Focus will be fully compliant with the new rulings.

How do Disability Focus use your data?

The data supplied to Disability Focus will ensure that we manage the designated service selected for those individuals. The data that we may collect will include:

  • Address
  • Bank Account Details
  • DOB
  • Full Name
  • Medical History
  • Next of Kin/Suitable person information
  • NI Number
  • Savings held in bank accounts

Who will have access to your data?

Disability Focus staff will have access to your data.

Disability Focus are responsible for the data we hold about you. We work in partnership with agency’s including local councils, government bodies and NHS Trusts.

The services provided by Disability Focus may necessitate the sharing of your data with these agencies this will only be undertaken when relevant and necessary to provide our services to you.

How is your information stored at Disability Focus?

All personal data (whether manual or electronic) is stored securely and is only accessible by those authorised to do so.

As records are kept for a minimum period of 6 years to comply with our regulatory and auditing practices.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest.

However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.