Staffordshire Connects is a website hosted by Staffordshire County Council (SCC) which provides a directory of resources available for citizens across the county. It provides a central place for citizens to locate providers of support and care in the county.
This Privacy Notice sets how and for what purposes Staffordshire Connects processes personal data that has been collected from you, or that you have provided to us.
This Privacy Notice relates to Staffordshire Connects, providers accessed through this website will have their own privacy procedures of which Staffordshire County Council is not responsible for.
How we handle your information
You may provide information about yourself by completing forms on our site. This information will only be used to provide the services or support you have requested or require.
We may share your personal information with third parties who provide services on our behalf. These organisations are obviously also required to comply with Data Protection legislation and therefore are required to retain your information in a secure manner.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any statutory duties or legal obligation such as criminal proceedings or safeguarding policies or concerns.
Information you provide to us is stored on SCC secure servers. We take measures to safeguard your data and implement security standards and controls to prevent any unauthorised access to it.
Where access to certain parts of our site is through use of a password you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
You have various rights in relation to your personal data. For more information about these rights and how to exercise them please visit the Staffordshire County Councils main Privacy Notice held here https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Your-council-and-democracy/Privacy-notices/Privacy-notice.aspx
In relation Staffordshire Connects marketing purposes you have the right to request your personal data is not used. You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us at any time. You can do this by clicking on the 'unsubscribe' or 'opt-out' link in marketing emails we send to you.
Access to information
Data Protection legislation gives individuals the right to request a copy of information held about themselves, this is known as a Subject Access Request. We only hold information about the services we provide. If you wish to exercise this right you can visit the Staffordshire County Council here:
The Staffordshire Connects site contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies oir content. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Under Data Protection legislation we are required to register with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). Our registered address as Data Controller is:
Staffordshire County Council
If you have any comments or concerns in regards to how your data has been handled or any requests in relation to your data please contact our Data Protection Officer.
Data Protection Officer
Information Governance Unit
Staffordshire County Council
1 Staffordshire Place
Further information in regards to data protection and your rights is also available from the Information Commissioner Office www.ico.gov.uk