Privacy Policy

DiabetesFrail  ensure that all personal information we have about you is processed fairly and lawfully, in accordance with our obligations and your rights under current UK legislation including, but not limited to, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations (PERC) 2003. For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation the ‘Data Controller’ is DiabtesFrail. The following policy describes our practices in relation to data collection and use, as well as your rights as a data subject.

We take appropriate security measures in relation to the sensitivity of the information which we hold on you, and we will not hold your information on our systems for any longer than is necessary for us to meet the purpose of holding that information.

The following statement summarises our policy regarding the personal information which we collect through our website. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

  1. Information we collect

If you sign up to either our forum or newsletter, then we will have record of your email address. If you contact us directly then we may also keep a record of that correspondence.

Details of your visits to our website may be collected automatically, these include: traffic data, information about the devices and platforms you access us through, location data, cookies, weblogs, the resources that you access.  These records may be associated with the information described in the paragraph above. However, we will not collect sensitive personal information about you without your explicit consent.

We will never sell your information to a third party.

  1. Information we use

Other than allowing you to post on our forum or to receive our newsletter, DiabetesFrail will not use your information for any other purpose.

  1. Security and retention

The information we collect is retained for as long as we consider it to be potentially useful or required for legal purposes, taking that we have not received any objections to retention or processing by you, the data subject. For more information about objections see the text below discussing your data rights and unsubscribing.

We retain the personal information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, which is protected from unauthorised access.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, 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. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. We will do our best to protect personal data but sadly, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features and all reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorised access.  You will be promptly notified in the event we become aware that any of our data has been subject to unauthorised access which may adversely impact you.

  1. Disclosure of your information

We will not disclose your information to any third parties.

  1. Use of cookies

A cookie is a text file that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. Cookies only record those areas of a website that have been visited by your computer and for how long.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the setting in your browser.

  1. Your Rights as a Data Subject

The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:

  • The right to be informed about the information DiabetesFrail collects and how it is used.
  • The right to request a copy of the personal information being held.
  • The right to rectification of information that is inaccurate or not up to date.
  • The right to have personal data erased.
  • The right to restrict processing if data are not being used for legitimate purposes, users can request that the purposes are restricted.
  • The right to request a copy of the data in a commonly used, machine-readable format.
  • The right to object to the use of the data in certain circumstances.
  1. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

Automated individual decision-making is a decision made by automated means without any human involvement. DiabetesFrail does not use automated decision making and your data will not be used in this manner.

Queries, requests and comments about this Privacy Policy can be addressed by email to our Data Protection and Compliance Officer Caroline Sinclair at caroline.sinclair@diabetesfrail.org