We have always protected people’s data very carefully; however the law is changing to protect your rights about your personal information. This means that we have to update you on how we do this.
This is a general statement to give you information about how we are meeting the changes in the data protection law which includes the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 which states that the personal information we hold about you must be:
We collect and process personal information about the people we support and other people that we engage with in order to help us run smoothly and meet our charitable objectives and legal requirements.
The changes mean we need to make sure that you know the legal basis on which we process your information.
We will mainly be processing your personal data for the following reasons;
Given consent - for example if you have agreed for us to send you emails or texts with information that is of interest to you or invite you to events. Please fill in our online consent form.
Legitimate reason - if we have decided, after careful thought, that we have a good reason to hold your information because it’s important to contact you about things like consultation or involvement which is one of the main reasons DAD exists. Without holding some information on people we couldn’t do the work we need to as a charity.
Contractual relationship - if you receive a service from us, particularly where you pay for that service and we have a contract with you or the Council has asked us to provide a service to you that you have agreed to receive.
Legal obligation - this might be where we hold your information in order to process payroll and report to the tax office.
We would like you to know that;
This statement may be varied from time to time and updated on our website.
If you have any questions or concerns, please write to:
Judith Gledhill, Business Support Officer, Darlington Association On Disability, 1P Enterprise House, Valley Street North, Darlington, DL1 1GY or email Judith Gledhill
Darlington Association on Disability (DAD) tries at all times to provide a service of the highest quality and has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that information on this website is as accurate as possible.
However, DAD does not accept liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising from the use of this information. Neither can DAD accept responsibility for information contained in other linked websites. We strongly advise users to check any information before acting or relying on it.
As a local organisation we very much rely on the support of our local community, and continue to support people flexibly to have greater choice and control and remove the barriers that disabled people and children experience in their everyday lives. We support over 2,000 people every year. But we need your help.