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Data Protection Policy Statement

The Johmard LYME needs to collect and use certain types of information about those who come into contact with us, in our day to day work. This personal information must be collected and dealt with appropriately, whether on paper, on a computer, or recorded on other material and there are safeguards to ensure this under the Data Protection Act 1998.

The following list below of definitions of the technical terms we have used and are intended to aid understanding of this policy.

  • Data Controller: The person who (either alone or with others) decides what personal information The Johmard LYME will hold and how it will be held or used.
  • Data Protection Act 1998: The UK legislation that provides a framework for responsible behaviour by those using personal information.
  • Data Protection Officer: The person(s) responsible for ensuring that we follow this data protection policy and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998
  • Data Subject/Service User: The individual whose personal information is being held or processed by The Johmard LYME (for example a client, an employee, a supporter)
  • ‘Explicit’ consent: Is a freely given, specific and informed agreement by a Data Subject (see definition) to the processing of personal information about her/him.  Explicit consent is needed for processing sensitive data
  • Notification: Notifying the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) about the data processing activities of The Johmard LYME, as certain activities may be exempt from notification.


         Information Commissioner Office: The UK Information Commissioner Office is responsible for

                implementation and monitoring of the Data Protection Act 1998.

  • Processing: Means collecting, amending, handling, storing or disclosing personal information
  • Personal Information: Information about living individuals that enables them to be identified e.g. name and address. It does not apply to information about organisations, companies and agencies but applies to named persons, such as individual volunteers or employees within The Johmard LYME.

  • Sensitive Data: Means data about:


v  Racial or ethnic origin

v  Political opinions

v  Religious or similar beliefs

v  Trade union membership

v  Physical or mental health

v  Sexual life

v  Criminal record

v  Criminal proceedings relating to a data subject’s offences

Please contact us if you would like a copy of the full policy document.


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