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Privacy policy

Places for People Group is made up of more than 20 specialist companies, each working to build sustainable communities for all. We pride ourselves on our individual expertise and our ability to collaborate across the Group to provide an unrivalled end-to-end placemaking service.  

Our registration with the Information Commissioners Office is: ZA093797 and our principal address is 80 Cheapside, London EC2V 6EE

Each company within the Places for People Group that processes personal data is registered as a Data Controller.  

Each Data Controller publishes and maintains privacy policies that are relevant to the processing that that company carries out. You can find links to the Places for People Group Data Controller Privacy Policies by visiting relevant company websites.

Places for People Group respect individuals' rights to privacy and the protection of personal information. The purpose of this Privacy Notice is to explain how we collect and use personal information in connection with our Group website. 

We may update our privacy Notice from time to time. We would encourage you to visit our website regularly to stay informed of the purposes for which we process your information and your rights to control how we process it. 

Places for People Group believes that the responsible use of personal information collected on this website is critical to its business objectives and reputation. As part of our commitment to privacy, we have adopted this online privacy statement. The extent and type of personal information we hold and use concerning you depends on the information you provide to any of the Group companies that are Data Controllers. You should read the relevant Data Controller Privacy Notice before entering personal information.  

This website may contain links to other websites that are outside the control of Places for People and are not covered by this privacy Notice. The privacy Notice of these other sites may differ from this one and you are advised to always read the privacy Notice before you provide any personal information. 

Why do we need to collect and store personal data? 

Places for People will process (i.e. collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner that is compatible with Data Protection Legislation.  

This website may include links to forms where your personal contact data will be collected. When you complete an online form, you are providing your consent for Places for People Group to hold that information about you and to share it with a Places for People Group Company for the purpose that we can contact you or deal with your enquiry.  

The personal data collected via our online forms will be shared with the Places for People Group company that you want to contact. A copy of your personal data you provide will be stored on Places for People Group systems and be held for as long as is necessary in line with the relevant Data Controller Retention period.  

All Places for People Group Data Controller websites will make available a relevant Privacy Notice. These Privacy Notices will tell you why your personal data is being collected and how it will be handled and your Rights. You are encouraged to always read the Privacy Notices that are published on each Places for People Group Data Controller website as these may vary.  

Joined-up services: sharing across the Places for People Group 

Places for People Group is a group of companies that share various operations and business processes.  We may share your personal data with a shared service Group function in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, or because it is in our legitimate interests to do so (for example, whilst we deliver a service to you, the delivery of that service might be fulfilled by another member of our Group via shared services).  

Sharing with organisations providing services to us 

We engage third parties to provide services to us for specific functions in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to our customers and this may mean that it is in our legitimate interests to share personal data with third parties because we may not have the capabilities to provide those services independently.  In each case, we will ensure that these third parties are only allowed to use personal data in order to provide the relevant services to us.  We will always make sure that we use organisations that we trust to look after personal data appropriately and as required by applicable laws.  

Sharing data in connection with changes to our Group structure or the ownership of our business 

All data held by us is considered our property whilst it is being held on our systems. If there are changes to our Group structure or if our ownership changes, we may need to share your personal data to the new owners or operators as part of that process. We will always tell you before this transfer of data occurs. 

Sharing data to comply with laws 

There may be scenarios where we are subject to a legal obligation to disclose or share your personal data, such as with law enforcement agencies or public authorities to prevent or detect crime.  

Sharing data for safeguarding

We may share your personal information with these organisations where we suspect there may be safeguarding or welfare concerns. We will usually try to gain your consent in advance, but we may make a safeguarding referral without consent in situations where we feel there is a significant risk.

Security of your Personal Data 

We take the security and protection of your personal data very seriously.  We have implemented various strategies, controls and measures to keep your data secure and we keep these measures under close review.  In addition, we ensure that any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology, and that all payment card data is protected according to industry approved security controls (the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).    

There are ways that you can help – for example, where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site or any of our apps, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone. 

Your Rights and how to contact us 

The GDPR gives you several rights in relation to your personal data and our use of it.  Some of these rights include, the right to: 

  • ask us not to use your personal data for direct marketing purposes; 
  • ask to see what personal data we hold about you and to find out about the way that we process the data; 
  • ask us to correct or update any personal data which is inaccurate; 
  • ask for personal data to be deleted in some (but not all) circumstances where there is no legitimate reason for us to continue to use it; 
  • ask us to temporarily stop using your data if you don't believe that we have a right to use it, or to stop us from using your personal data where there is no good reason for us to continue to use it;  
  • not to be subject to decisions made solely based on 'automated processing' (i.e. the right not to be subject to decisions made solely by algorithms or computers without input from a human) in certain circumstances.  

Where can I get advice? 

We have a Data Protection Officer who makes sure we respect your rights and follow the law. If you have any concerns or questions about how we look after your personal information or if you would like to exercise any of the rights listed, please contact the Group Data Protection Officer at data.protection@placesforpeople.co.uk 

or write to our Group Data Protection Officer at: 

Places for People Group 
Data Protection Officer 
South Rings Business Park 
18 Craven Drive 
Bamber Bridge 
Preston 
PR5 6BZ 

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