Privacy Policy

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’). 


2. Who are we?

The Community Heartbeat Trust is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.


3. How do we process your personal data?

The Community Heartbeat Trust complies with its obligations under the ‘GDPR’ by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss and misuse. Unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data. 

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

To work with communities in development of CPAD systems

To manage our volunteers

To maintain our records of activities carried out 

To inform you of news, events and activities 

To manage our events

To enable us to cope with special situations and challenges


4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed by email, text or other electronic method about news, events and activities OR

Legitimate business interest in that all communities are potential clisnets of The Community Heartbeat Trust.


5. Sharing your personal data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other directors, associates and partners of The Community Heartbeat Trust in order to manage projects successfully. We will only share your data with third parties outside with your consent, these typically being the Ambulance Services as they are key to the support and activation of your project. 


6. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data whilst it is still current and will remove it on request, or when it is no longer current, or after 20 years. All printed data relating to a particular project is securely destroyed after being scanned. Equipment suppliers who are given data for reasons of delivery of your project, are requested to destroy and/or delete all data post delivery. They are also bound by their own data privacy policies. 


7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

The right to request a copy of your personal data which The Community Heartbeat Trust holds about you. 

The right to request that The Community Heartbeat Trust corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date

The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for The Community Heartbeat Trust to retain such data

The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time

The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing

The right to object to the processing of personal data where processing is based on legitimate business interest, direct marketing and processing for purposes of research and statistics.

The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.


8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.


9. Contact details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints, please in the first instance contact the Data Officer:

Martin Fagan
The Community Heartbeat Trust
PO Box 168, Haverhill

You can contact the Information Commissioner’s office on 0303 123 1113 or via emails or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF