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Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Data protection

Housing Rights respects the confidentiality of all users. Any information you share with us will be kept within the organisation. We promise to

  • process your information lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  • only use your information for the purposes for which it is obtained
  • not hold more information about you than we need
  • keep your information up to date and accurate
  • only keep your information for as long as we need then dispose of it securely
  • respect your data protection rights (see below)
  • keep your information secure
  • keep your information in countries that protect your data protection rights. 

If your case is taken on, Housing Rights may have to share some of your personal information with other organisations in order to resolve the case.  We will obtain your permission before doing this.  

In exceptional circumstances, Housing Rights may be required by law, a court order, or by our own child protection policy, to disclose information to a third party. Whilst required to comply with this request, Housing Rights will make all reasonable efforts to advise the client prior to any such disclosure of information.

We will not share your information with others unless:

  • you agree
  • we are required by law to share the information or
  • we are authorised by law to share the information and believe it is important to do so.
  • we have serious concerns about your safety and have to contact a relevant organisation

You can get in touch with us at anytime to ask:

  • What information we have stored about you
  • To change or update your details
  • To delete your details from our records

Contact

Una McGirr
Data Protection Officer
Housing Rights
Middleton Building
10-12 High Street
Belfast BT1 2BA

Tel: 028 9024 5640

E-mail: una@housingrights.org.uk

For more information on your rights, you can see a copy of our full privacy notice at www.housingrights.org.uk, or ask for a hard copy or email copy by using the contact details above.