DATA PROTECTION POLICY

 

Policy statement

Little Rockets Childcare follows the policy set out below with regards to the 1998 Data Protection Act.

Procedures

    All personal data will be processed fairly and lawfully.

    Personal data will only be obtained for lawful purposes.

    Personal data will be adequate, relevant and not excessive.

    All personal data collected will be accurate and kept up-to-date.

    No personal data will be kept longer than absolutely necessary.

    Personal data will be processed in accordance with the Data Subjects rights.  This means that the subject has the right to access any information held on them upon request, following the Data Protection Act and our own Confidentiality and Privacy policies.  Any discrepancies will be dealt with under the guidance of the Data Protection Act.

     All personal data is kept secure.  Paper copies of data is kept locked in a filing cabinet or a locked cupboard when not in use.  Paper copies are only removed from the premises under exceptional circumstances, and are kept secure.  Electronic information is kept to a minimum and is only accessible by authorised personnel.  Information is password protected.

    We do not transfer personal data outside of the E.C. and do not transfer data at all unless under the conditions stated in our Confidentiality and Privacy policies.


Any sensitive information containing personal data is posted by first class, recorded delivery, with the envelope clearly marked as confidential, or if possible, delivered by hand.  All means of tracking are kept until receipt is confirmed.