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Collection of Personal Data
For the health and safety of our guests and staff in The Granary Lodge, we are recording the name and contact details of everyone who enters the premises in support of NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the premises around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. Contacting people who might have been exposed to the virus is an important step in stopping the spread.
Reasons for data collection
As stated above, the purpose for which we are processing your personal data is to assist with NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect strategy in relation to the coronavirus public health epidemic. This will involve the gathering and, when necessary, the sharing of information with NHS Scotland as the responsible body for Test and Protect. Your data will not be used for any other purpose.
In order to assist in the containment of the virus, we will only share your data when it is requested directly by NHS Scotland. This will only be in the unlikely event there is a cluster of coronavirus cases linked to The Granary Lodge. Information will be transferred securely to NHS National Services Scotland who will use the data to contact trace those who were in the establishment at the same time as the positive case, and will provide guidance and support to those who may be advised to self-isolate.
Further information on the NHS Scotland Test and Protect strategy can be found on the NHS website at: www.informationgovernance.scot.nhs.uk/use-of-your-date-for-track--trace-isolate-tti/
Type of data collected
Along with the date and time of your arrival and departure, we will collect the following personal data if applicable:
- Your name
- Contact telephone number
If you do not have a telephone number, you have the option to provide
- a postal address or
- an email address
Customer health information will not be requested or stored.
Lawful basis for collecting this data
Under data protection law, GDPR Article 6(1), we have a number of lawful bases that allow us to collect and process personal information. In this case, the lawful basis for processing your data is ‘legitimate interests’.
‘Legitimate interests’ means that we can process your personal information if we have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of your rights and interests.
Our legitimate reason for processing your data is to assist with NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect strategy in relation to the coronavirus public health epidemic.
Before sharing any information we will carefully consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights.
Data retention period
Your personal data will be retained only for the purposes stated in this privacy notice and will be held by us for no more that 3 weeks (21 days).
All personal data will be held and disposed of in a safe and secure manner.
As defined in the data protection law, GDPR Article(s) 12-23, you have the following rights
- The right to object to us processing your personal data. If you do so, we will delete all the personal data we hold in relation to you
- The right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal date. This is outlined above.
- The right to erasure. If an any point within the 21 days after your visit you decide you would like us to delete the personal data you provided, please advise us and we will delete all information related to you.
- The right to rectification. If the information held is an any way incorrect, you can contact the data controller and request that the information be rectified.
In certain circumstances exemptions to these rights may apply. Further information is available on the Information Commissioner’s Office website at:
If you consider that your personal data has been misused or mishandled by us, you can raise this with the data controller. In this instance, the data controller is the manager of the Granary Lodge.
If you remain dissatisfied you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner, who is an independent regulator. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Post: Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe, HouseWater Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Telephone 0303 123 1113
Any complaint to the Information Commissioner is without prejudice to your right to seek redress through the courts.
The Granary Lodge and guests are using ProtectNorthHighlands, a service provided by Caithness Chamber of Commerce. ProtectNorthHighlands provides piece of mind to participating businesses and customers as their data is securely stored by Caithness Chamber of Commerce. Any data which is not called on by the NHS Test & Protect team is auto deleted after the mandatory 21 day period and any requests for information are sent direct to the Test & Protect team only. This feature allows participating businesses to concentrate on providing their usual level of fantastic customer service and for customers to know exactly where their data is.
If you have a question about any aspect of our policy, please contact us.