Data Protection Policy

Enterprise Investment Partners LLP
Data Protection Policy

  1. Introduction

Enterprise Investment Partners LLP needs to collect and use certain types of information about the
Individuals or Service Users who come into contact with Enterprise Investment Partners LLP in order
to carry on our work. This personal information must be collected and dealt with appropriately whether
is collected on paper, stored in a computer database, or recorded on other material and there are
safeguards to ensure this under the Data Protection Act 1998.

  1. Data Controller

Enterprise Investment Partners LLP is the Data Controller under the Act, which means that it
determines what purposes personal information held, will be used for. It is also responsible for
notifying the Information Commissioner of the data it holds or is likely to hold, and the general
purposes that this data will be used for.

  1. Disclosure

Enterprise Investment Partners LLP may share data with other agencies such as the local authority,
funding bodies and other voluntary agencies.

The Individual/Service User will be made aware in most circumstances how and with whom their
information will be shared. There are circumstances where the law allows Enterprise Investment
Partners LLP to disclose data (including sensitive data) without the data subject’s consent.
These are:

  1. a) Carrying out a legal duty or as authorised by the Secretary of State
  2. b) Protecting vital interests of a Individual/Service User or other person
  3. c) The Individual/Service User has already made the information public
  4. d) Conducting any legal proceedings, obtaining legal advice or defending any legal rights
  5. e) Monitoring for equal opportunities purposes – i.e. race, disability or religion
  6. f) Providing a confidential service where the Individual/Service User’s consent cannot be obtained or where it is reasonable to proceed without consent: e.g. where we would wish to avoid forcing stressed or ill Individuals/Service Users to provide consent signatures.

Enterprise Investment Partners LLP regards the lawful and correct treatment of personal information
as very important to successful working, and to maintaining the confidence of those with whom we
deal.

Enterprise Investment Partners LLP intends to ensure that personal information is treated lawfully and
correctly.

To this end, Enterprise Investment Partners LLP will adhere to the Principles of Data Protection, as
detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998.
Specifically, the Principles require that personal information:

  1. a) Shall be processed fairly and lawfully and, in particular, shall not be processed unless specific conditions are met,
  1. b) Shall be obtained only for one or more of the purposes specified in the Act, and shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes,
  2. c) Shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to those purpose(s)
  3. d) Shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date,
  4. e) Shall not be kept for longer than is necessary
  5. f) Shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Act,
  6. g) Shall be kept secure by the Data Controller who takes appropriate technical and other measures to prevent unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal information,
  7. h) Shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of Individuals/Service Users in relation to the processing of personal information.

Enterprise Investment Partners LLP will, through appropriate management and strict application of
criteria and controls:

• Observe fully conditions regarding the fair collection and use of information
• Meet its legal obligations to specify the purposes for which information is used
• Collect and process appropriate information, and only to the extent that it is needed to
fulfill its operational needs or to comply with any legal requirements
• Ensure the quality of information used
• Ensure that the rights of people about whom information is held, can be fully exercised
under the Act. These include:

o The right to be informed that processing is being undertaken,

o The right of access to one’s personal information

o The right to prevent processing in certain circumstances and

o The right to correct, rectify, block or erase information which is regarded as wrong information)

• Take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to safeguard personal information

• Ensure that personal information is not transferred abroad without suitable safeguards

• Treat people justly and fairly whatever their age, religion, disability, gender, sexual
orientation or ethnicity when dealing with requests for information

• Set out clear procedures for responding to requests for information

  1. Data collection

Informed consent is when an Individual/Service User clearly understands why their information is needed, who it will
be shared with, the possible consequences of them agreeing or refusing the proposed use of the data And then gives their consent.

Enterprise Investment Partners LLP will ensure that data is collected within the boundaries defined in
this policy. This applies to data that is collected in person, or by completing a form.
When collecting data, Enterprise Investment Partners LLP will ensure that the Individual/Service User:

  1. a) Clearly understands why the information is needed
  2. b) Understands what it will be used for and what the consequences are should the

Individual/Service User decide not to give consent to processing

  1. c) As far as reasonably possible, grants explicit consent, either written or verbal for data to be processed
  1. d) Is, as far as reasonably practicable, competent enough to give consent and has given so freely without any duress
  1. e) Has received sufficient information on why their data is needed and how it will be used

5. Data Storage

Information and records relating to service users will be stored securely and will only be accessible to
authorised staff and volunteers.

Information will be stored for only as long as it is needed or required statute and will be disposed of
appropriately.

It is Enterprise Investment Partners LLP responsibility to ensure all personal and company data is
non-recoverable from any computer system previously used within the organisation, which has been
passed on/sold to a third party.

 

  1. Data access and accuracy

All Individuals/Service Users have the right to access the information Enterprise Investment Partners
LLP holds about them. Enterprise Investment Partners LLP will also take reasonable steps ensure
that this information is kept up to date by asking data subjects whether there have been any changes.

In addition, Enterprise Investment Partners LLP will ensure that:
• It has a Data Protection Officer with specific responsibility for ensuring compliance with Data
Protection
• Everyone processing personal information understands that they are contractually
responsible for following good data protection practice
• Everyone processing personal information is appropriately trained to do so
• Everyone processing personal information is appropriately supervised
• Anybody wanting to make enquiries about handling personal information knows what to do
• It deals promptly and courteously with any enquiries about handling personal information
• It describes clearly how it handles personal information
• It will regularly review and audit the ways it hold, manage and use personal information
• It regularly assesses and evaluates its methods and performance in relation to handling
personal information

• All staff are aware that a breach of the rules and procedures identified in this policy may lead
to disciplinary action being taken against them

This policy will be updated as necessary to reflect best practice in data management, security and
control and to ensure compliance with any changes or amendments made to the Data Protection Act
1998.

In case of any queries or questions in relation to this policy please contact Enterprise Investment
Partners LLP Data Protection Officer:

Insert name and contact details of the Data Protection officer.

Signed: C.ELMES
Position: Partner
Date: 27.06.2013
Review Date:27.06.2013

Glossary of Terms

Data Controller – The person who (either alone or with others) decides what personal
information Enterprise Investment Partners LLP 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 Enterprise Investment
Partners LLP follows its data protection policy and complies with the Data Protection Act
1998.

Individual/Service User – The person whose personal information is being held or
processed by Enterprise Investment Partners LLP for example: a client, an employee, or
supporter.

Explicit consent – is a freely given, specific and informed agreement by an
Individual/Service User in the processing of personal information about her/him. Explicit
consent is needed for processing sensitive data.

Notification – Notifying the Information Commissioner about the data processing activities of
Enterprise Investment Partners LLP, as certain activities may be exempt from notification.

Information Commissioner – The UK Information Commissioner responsible for
implementing and overseeing 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 Enterprise Investment Partners LLP.

Sensitive data – refers to data about:
• Racial or ethnic origin
• Political affiliations
• Religion or similar beliefs
• Trade union membership
• Physical or mental health
• Sexuality
• Criminal record or proceedings

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