Privacy Notice

Our Privacy Notice covers what kinds of information we collect, why we collect it, legal grounds, how we store it, how you can manage your information, young and/or vulnerable people, what information we share and changes in our Privacy Notice.

Effective date: 18 May 2018

Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire promises to respect and protect the personal information (or data) you or your family have provided us with or that we get from other organisations and to keep it safe. We will manage this data effectively and securely so that we can deliver better services to and for you, including our fundraising activities.

We ensure that we use your information in accordance with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information. This notice will outline what kinds of data we collect, why we collect it, how we will use, share, and store it, what your rights are, and how you can contact us to manage, edit or delete this information. You can request a printed (or large print) copy of this Privacy Notice by contacting us at the address, telephone or email address below.

If you need to contact us, regarding your personal data or information, or for any other issue, please write to the Data Protection Officer, Milford House, Unit 9, Shaw Park, Silver Street, Aspley, Huddersfield, HD5 9AF or email: regarding your personal data or information

Please contact: or ring 01484 537036 regarding any other issue.

Who we are

Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire are an independent not for profit charity who works to deliver and improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail or disabled. Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire works across the whole of Kirklees and Wakefield, with some services being delivered in Calderdale and South Leeds.

We are a Network Partner of Carers Trust. Carers Trust works throughout all four countries of the United Kingdom and is also referred to as Carers Trust England, Carers Trust Northern Ireland, Carers Trust Scotland and Carers Trust Wales (Ymddiriedolaeth Gofalwyr Cymru) in those nations. They deliver support, programmes, services and expertise to, Network Partners throughout the United Kingdom.

What kinds of information do we collect?

Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire may collect different types of personal data directly from or about you depending on the activities or services we are offering and to support and manage our employees and volunteers. This can include:

Your job role, your name, address, telephone number, email, date of birth, next of kin details, data relating to your personal and caring situations, religion, medical data (if pertinent to the activities or services), financial data if you are employed by us, giving us a donation, receiving a financial grant from us or paying for any services or activities. You may provide us with any or all of this data online, at an event, on paper or over the phone, through a donation form, a sign up form (if requesting information or asking to be put on a mailing list), or by registering for and/or attending an event.

If you are accessing our webpages we may also receive some analytical data from our Internet and webpage service providers. This is anonymous data such as IP addresses, pages visited and time spent on the website.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

In some cases, anonymous internet and website data is collected using cookies.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. The file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. By visiting you are giving your consent to the use of cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Cookie Details

Cookie Name(s): ExpressionEngine exp_last_visit, exp_tracker, exp_last_activity, Exp_csrf_token, Exp_expiration, Exp_perpage, Exp_sessionid

Purpose: The Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire website uses the ExpressionEngine CMS. ExpressionEngine uses cookies to track a users session: when a user last visited or were active on the site. No personal information is stored in these cookies, only timestamps related to that browser session.

Cookie Name(s): PHPSESSID

Purpose: This cookie is the unique identifier for the user's activity session on the website. This is used by the PHP programming language to temporarily store information.

We may also receive some information about you from other organisations. This can include data collected from our Network Partners, other charities and some health and social care, education or government services. It might also include data from social media and messaging sources (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) depending on your settings, the source’s own privacy policies, or the permissions you have granted us to access the data available through your account or publicly available comments.

Why do we collect this information and how will we use it?

We collect this data so that we can:

It allows us to make better decisions, fundraise more effectively and efficiently, and to provide better communications about Carers Trust of interest to you, including about our work, current and future activities, and our awareness, policy and fundraising campaigns.

Data collected from surveys and research that you may have taken part in helps us to improve our services, activities and resources for unpaid carers and provides evidence to support our awareness. Unless you have given us clear permission otherwise, this is presented as anonymous or collective data. Some types of information or data are considered ‘sensitive’ under data protection regulations. This includes information like health/medical data, race, religious beliefs and political opinions. We will not normally collect this data unless it is necessary for the activity or service you are taking part in or using and you give us your permission to hold this data in our databases and records.

We will use the data you provide to us to process your assessment of need, provide you with a service, process your donations or to respond to your information requests. We may use data that we hold about you, gathered through our relationship with you, to contact you with communications and marketing by post, phone or email about awareness, policy and fundraising campaigns. It may be used to personalise our contact with you or the activities or services you are taking part in. It will also be used to administer our records.

When we collect and use your personal information, we will make sure this is only done in accordance with at least one of the legal grounds available to us under Data Protection law.

One of these is where we have obtained your consent to use your information for a previously notified purpose, such as to send you email/text marketing or to provide you with a product, service or information at your request.

Another is where we have a legal obligation to use or disclose information about you – for instance, where we are ordered by a court or regulatory authority or we are legally required to hold donor transaction details for Gift Aid or accounting/tax purposes.

Another is where we have an obligation to hold data for the necessary performance of a contract or for the purpose of fulfilling our responsibilities in relation to staff and volunteers. In certain instances, we may collect and use personal information where this is necessary in our legitimate interest as a charity, this includes being able to:

In all cases, we balance our legitimate interests against your rights as an individual and make sure we only use personal information in a way or for a purpose that you would reasonably expect in accordance with this Notice and that does not intrude on your privacy or previously expressed preferences.

Where we process sensitive personal data (as mentioned above), we will make sure that we only do so in accordance with one of the additional lawful grounds for processing such as where we have your explicit consent or you have made that information manifestly public. When we do this, we will tell you what sensitive personal data we are collecting and why.

Marketing materials

We want to ensure you receive the level of information about Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire that is right for you.

Email/text marketing

If you actively provide your consent to us along with your email address and/or mobile phone number, we may contact you for marketing purposes by email or text message. By subscribing to Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire emails or opting in to email communication from Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire, you grant us the right to use the email for email marketing purposes.

Post/telephone marketing

If you have provided us with your postal address or telephone number we may send you direct mail or telephone you about our work if you have consented to receive such communications. If you have made a donation, signed up to hear from us or otherwise asked us for information, in the period between May 2016 and May 2018, and not opted out of communication from us, we may still contact you by post, see Legal basis and Legitimate Interests.

Your choice

It is always your choice as to whether you want to receive information about our work, how we raise funds and the ways you can get involved. If you do not want us to use your personal information in these ways please indicate your preferences on the form on which we collect your data.

You can change any of your contact preferences at any time (including telling us that you don’t want us to contact you for marketing purposes by telephone, or by post) by contacting us at 01484 537036 or email

We will not use your personal information for marketing purposes if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted by us for such purposes. However, we may retain your details on a suppression list to help ensure that we do not continue to contact you.


We carry out targeted fundraising activity to ensure that we are contacting you with the most appropriate communication, which is relevant and timely for you.

Whilst Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire will take all reasonable precautions to safeguard data or information transmissions over the internet, these transmissions cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Any transmission of your data to Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire through internet channels is at your own risk.

How do we store and dispose of this information and for how long do we keep it?

Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire takes appropriate actions to make sure that the data we hold about you, whether that is on paper or electronically in a computer file or database, is stored securely. We will only hold this data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it is provided to us. We will dispose of unnecessary personal data using secure deletion methods (electronic) or shredding. We will contact you periodically (at least every 2 years) to confirm that the data we hold about you is accurate and up-to-date and that we may continue to contact you. We will then update our records accordingly.

How can I manage or delete the information you have about me?

Your rights regarding the data we hold and collect about you are outlined in the data protection policies and legislation of the United Kingdom and, from 25 May 2018, the European Union. These include: the right to access, edit and update, request the deletion of, and restrict the processing of your personal information, the right to object to the collection of your personal data and the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority about your personal information.

If you would like to find out what personal information/data we hold about you, delete any of this data, (e.g. remove your name from any of our mailing lists), or update your communication preferences please contact us on 01484 537036 or email

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice or any of the policies mentioned in this Notice, please contact our Data Protection Officer directly at:

Data Protection Officer, Milford House, Unit 9, Shaw Park, Silver Street, Aspley, Huddersfield, HD5 9AF 01484 537036 or email

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You can contact the ICO on 0303 123 1113, at or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Privacy and young and/or vulnerable people

This privacy Notice applies to everyone, including those who are vulnerable, young people and children. To take part in an activity or service (including fundraising events) or provide any personal data to us, young people under the age of 13 must have permission or consent of a parent or guardian. Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire will seek such consent where necessary. Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire will proactively work to ensure vulnerable people also understand their data rights and any of their data we collect is managed appropriately according to data protection regulations.

What information do we share and with whom?

We will never sell your data to other organisations for their own marketing purposes. If we have your consent we may share your data with partners who, with Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire, are jointly delivering an activity or service. This could include sharing data with a third party organisation who provide a service to us and are acting as data processors, for example, other organisations or individuals that work with us in the delivery of our services; act as fundraisers for Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire or provide information, marketing and communication services. We will undertake due diligence on these organisations and will require them to comply strictly with our instructions and data protection policies and legislation. We regularly monitor all our data processors.

We may also share your data in the following circumstances:

Links to external websites that are made available through the Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire website or in any of our publications are for the purpose of convenience or citation. Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these other pages. We encourage visitors to review each site’s privacy Notice before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Changes in our Privacy Notice

We will notify you through a notice on our website, or in some cases directly by your preferred form of communication, of any significant changes to this Privacy Notice. This notice will be clearly highlighted on the website for a month after the changes have been made. The effective date of each update will be displayed at the beginning of this statement.

This Privacy Notice will be reviewed annually and Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire reserves the right to modify this statement at any time.

Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire is a company limited by guarantee registered in England number 3472501

Charity Registration number 1069331

Updated: 21 May 2018

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