Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. We ensure that these rights are respected.
Right to be informed
You have a right to be informed if your personal data is being used. Your right to be informed is met by the provision of this privacy notice, and similar information when we communicate with you directly – at the point of contact.
Right of access
You have the right to obtain a copy of personal data that we hold about you and other information specified in the GDPR (commonly known as a subject access request), although there are exceptions to what we are obliged to disclose.
A situation in which we may not provide all the information is where in the opinion of an appropriate health professional disclosure would be likely to cause serious harm to your, or somebody else’s physical or mental health.
Further information and to submit a subject access request
Right to rectification
You have the right to ask us to rectify any inaccurate data that we hold about you.This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)
You have the right to request that we erase personal data about you that we hold. This is not an absolute right, and depending on the legal basis that applies, we may have overriding legitimate grounds to continue to process the data.
Right to object
You have the right to object to processing of personal data about you on grounds relating to your particular situation. The right is not absolute and we may continue to use the data if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds. E.g. we will not be able to stop the processing of your data if it is necessary to provide you with direct patient care.
Right in relation to automated individual decision-making
You have the right to object to being subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling.
Right to notification
You have the right to be notified if there has been a breach with regards to your personal data that we hold. This right is enforced if the breach is likely to result in a high risk of adversely affecting your rights and freedom.
Right to complain to the Information Commissioner
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner if you are not happy with any aspect of Leeds Community Healthcare’s processing of personal data or believe that we are not meeting our responsibilities as a data controller. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO, so please contact the Data Protection officer at first instance.
The contact details for the Information Commissioner are:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wilmslow SK9 5AF