Reclaim Social Care Privacy Notice

This privacy statement sets out how Reclaim Social Care collects, uses, and protects any information that you give Reclaim Social Care, and what controls you have over the use of your personal information, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018).

Reclaim Social Care is committed to protecting your privacy. In order to keep in contact with you we will hold certain personal information. This information will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. 

Our contact details

Reclaim Social Care can be contacted at or

11 Regina Drive, Leeds, LS7 4LR.

What type of information we hold

We collect the following information from individuals who are members and supporters and organisations that affiliate to Reclaim Social Care

  • contact information including email address, postal address, and telephone numbers
  • campaign, trade union, political party or name of the organisation that is affiliating to Reclaim Social Care
  • membership and affiliation fees
  • bank account information where agreed to pay membership or affiliation by standing order, direct debit, or other online payment method 

How we get the information and why we have it

We will collect the information on membership or affiliation forms, by email and from signing in forms at Reclaim Social Care events and stalls. When you provide us with personal information in written form or email we will ask you to consent to the collection and processing of this data for the purposes listed below. 

What we do with the information

The information we collect is used to

  • Inform you of Reclaim Social Care events and meetings
  • Inform you of other campaigns, events, meetings organised by affiliates and others about social care
  • Share information about social care research, policy and practice
  • Share individual views about social care policy and practice
  • Get feedback, views and opinions to inform our policy and practice 

How we store your information

The information we collect is stored on a ReclaimSocialCare Google Account in Contacts, and ReclaimSocialCare Googlegroups, which is password protected, and is subject to the Privacy Policy of Google. When you email or reply to an email at you may provide other people with access to your personal information from your email address. It is up to each individual to maintain their googlegroup contact information to level of privacy that they require. Access to the Google account is limited to the officers of Reclaim Social Care.

We may also hold personal information on paper records, as signing in sheets and membership/affiliation forms.

We will not share any of your personal information with any individual or organisation without your express permission.

We are committed to ensuring your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we will always maintain any electronic information using password protection and paper records will be stored in a locked environment. Only the officers of Reclaim Social Care will have access to paper or electronic records.

We will destroy any personal information we hold about you when it is no longer necessary for the purpose that it was intended e.g signing in sheets at events. If you no longer wish to be involved with Reclaim Social Care you can request that we will destroy all your personal records

Your data protection rights

At any time you can contact our data controller, Ann Banister, at to request information on what personal data we hold about you and/or to have any personal data we have removed/destroyed or amended. It is your responsibility to contact one of the officers of Reclaim Social Care to ensure the data we hold about you is up to date. 

How to complain

If you have any complaints about the use of your personal information, please contact our data controller. If the complaint is about the data controller please contact one of the other officers of Reclaim Social Care.

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, Helpline number: 0303 123 1113