The Encephalitis Society is committed to protecting your privacy and to processing your personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 principles of good practice.
As soon as you contacted The Encephalitis Society, we created a record in your name. Information you gave us during any subsequent correspondence was added to that record. This data has been used to provide you with the services, products or information you have requested and to further the aims of our Charity.
The type of information we collect might include name, address, telephone number, email address and bank details. We may also collect ‘sensitive data’. This might include such things as: ethnic origin, physical, mental or neurological health. All your personal data are held securely and transfers of data with the Society are on a ‘need to know’ basis only.
If you provide us with personal data, including sensitive data, you consent to us using that data for the purposes for which it is intended. The Society will take steps to ensure that such data is destroyed or removed once the need for keeping it is passed. You have the right to see any information that the Society holds about you, and to have any inaccuracies corrected.