What we collect and how we collect it
We also hold information that falls under the following special categories (sensitive information):
Your information will be collected in one or more of the following ways
We sometimes receive information about you from people you know, if they are concerned about you, or you have given them permission to represent you.
We also work with many partner organisations, sometimes to meet a legal obligation, and sometimes with your consent.
Whenever we need to share your information we will tell you when we collect it.
If we obtain your information from another organisation, we will tell you as soon as is reasonably possible.
When we collect your information we will tell you the reason in law that allows us to collect it or share it. This is the legal basis.
For personal information we will tell you which of the following legal bases applies:
For special category information – sensitive personal information – we must also tell you which of the following legal bases applies:
Where we are processing your information because we are required to do so by law, we will tell you what law we are relying on, at the time we collect your information.
For example, in respect of public health, births and deaths, marriage, civil partnership, and adoption register, statistics can be shared between the NHS and us for the purpose of assisting us in the performance of our public health functions.
Where you refuse to supply us with information that we need, either by law or to enter into a contract with you, we will tell you what will happen if we do not have the personal information needed.
In most cases it is likely that we will not be able to provide you with the service you have asked for.
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