At Citizens Advice, we collect and use your personal information to help solve your problems, improve our services and tackle wider issues in society that affect people’s lives.
We only ask for the information that we need. We always let you decide what you’re comfortable telling us, explain why we need it and treat it as confidential.
When we record and use your personal information, we:
At times we might use or share information without your permission. If we do, we’ll always make sure there’s a legal basis for it. This could include situations where we have to use or share your information:
We handle and store your personal information in line with the law – including the General Data Protection Regulation.
You can check our main Citizens Advice policy for how we handle most of your personal information.
This page covers how we, as your local charity, handle your information locally in our.
How Caterham & Warlingham Citizens Advice collect your data
We collect your information when you contact our office, either in person or by telephone or email, by getting your permission by asking you to sign a consent form.
What Caterham & Warlingham Citizens Advice ask for
How Caterham & Warlingham Citizens Advice use your information
How Caterham & Warlingham Citizens Advice store your information
Client information is stored locally on a secure case management system called Casebook. Client information that is recorded by hand – for example, notes taken during client consultation and consent forms, are stored in secure cabinets inside a locked office.
How Caterham & Warlingham Citizens Advice share your information
We only share your information with organisations where additional support is required and for which your approval is given in advance.
Contact Caterham & Warlingham Citizens Advice about your information
If you have any questions about how your information is collected or used, you can contact our office.
Telephone: 01883 348385
Open: Monday to Thursday (10am – 4pm, except Wednesday 11am – 5pm)
You can contact us to:
Who’s responsible for looking after your personal information
The national Citizens Advice charity and your local Citizens Advice operate a system called Casebook to keep your personal information safe. This means they’re a ‘joint data controller’ for your personal information that’s stored in our Casebook system.
Each local Citizens Advice is an independent charity, and a member of the national Citizens Advice charity. The Citizens Advice membership agreement also requires that the use of your information complies with data protection law.
You can find out more about your data rights on the Information Commissioner’s website (www.ico.org.uk).
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Citizens Advice makes every effort to ensure the security and integrity of emails on our systems. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information after we’ve received it, Citizens Advice cannot ensure or guarantee the security of information when it is being transmitted.