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Data Protection Statement

seAp is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (Registration No. Z9231372).

We aim to treat all information and data we receive in a way that shows respect for our clients.

Under our Data Protection Policy, we agree that:

  • All information obtained will be relevant to the objective of the service.
  • No personal information will be revealed to a third party without gaining your consent in advance. The only grounds for revealing such information without your consent would be in criminal, national security or life-threatening situations.
  • All records and files will be secured in a safe place.
  • All computerised records, emails and any other information will be protected by minimum strength passwords, anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall software. Laptops used within the organisation are also encrypted.

Retention periods

Retention policy on clients over 18 years of age: All evidence of your details will be destroyed 18 months after the case has closed.

Retention policy for clients under 18 years of age: If your case is closed, all evidence of your details will be destroyed 18 months after your 18th birthday.

We will keep all of your electronic records in line with our retention policy. If you require your electronic records to be returned, a formal request must be made.

To read our full Data Protection Policy click here.

Requests for information

You have the right to request to see any information that we hold about you.

We can refuse a request for information. If we do, the reasons for this will be fully explained to you.

If you wish to make a request, please contact us to request a Subject Access Request Form or you can download this below. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) allows most Subject Access Requests to be made free of charge. However, we may charge a “reasonable fee” for further copies of the same information, when a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, particularly if it is repetitive. The fee would be based on the administrative cost of providing the information.

We will respond without delay, and at the latest within one month of receipt.

Subject Access Request Form