MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015
This statement is made by Impala Medico Ltd t/a PuffinCare agency pursuant to s.54(1) Modern Slavery Act. PuffinCare agency is a market-leading provider of staff services to the health sector. PuffinCare agency is committed to delivering high standards of corporate governance and accountability and we are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activity and supply chain.
PuffinCare agency has considered guidance from the Home Office and the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) to be aware of potential modern slavery risks and, where such risks might exist, to take appropriate action.
PuffinCare agency has reviewed our organization and our supply chain, and we are satisfied that there is no material risk of modern slavery or human trafficking relating to our business activity. We shall carry out periodic reviews to check whether there has been any change to this assessment. All our staff are always fully vetted, and compliance checked.
PuffinCare agency is a data controller for the personal information it collects and processes.
Because the data we hold about you is your data, you have the following rights in respect of the personal data we hold about you:
- Right to Access – this means you can ask us for a copy of all the personal data we hold about you.
- Correction Right – if you believe any of the information, we hold about you is incorrect or out of date, you have the right to correct such information by providing us with the correct up to date information. In addition, you can ask us to delete the incorrect or out of date information and we will be happy to do so unless we are prevented from doing so by law or regulation.
- Right to be Forgotten – you have the right to ask us to delete the personal data we hold about you where such data is used for direct marketing purposes or is processed because of you consenting to such processing. Please note that where we are obliged to keep your personal data because of a regulatory or legal requirement, we will not be able to delete that data and must continue to retain it.
- Right to Restrict Processing – in some limited circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your data. See examples below:
✓ If you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; where our use of the data is unlawful, but you do not want us to erase it.
✓ Where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
✓ You have objected to our use of your data, but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
- Right of Objection to Processing – you have the right to object to us using your data for direct marketing purposes and to profiling. For example, if there is something about your situation which makes you want to object to processing as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
- Right of Data Portability – you have the right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you in a commonly used and machine-readable format. We can provide your data either to you or to such other third party as you specify in your request.
- Automated Decision-Making Objection Right – automated decision-making is where a decision is made entirely by technological means without human intervention. We do not use or rely on automated decision-making.
If you would like to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us email@example.com or ring us on +44 7894 850296.
- Right to Complain – If you have any concerns about our handling of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) by visiting https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or by telephoning the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113
Next of Kin or emergency contact
PuffinCare agency is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Although you may not be an employee or customer of PuffinCare agency, we may hold your personal information because of your relationship with either a customer of PuffinCare or an employee, who has nominated you as either next of kin or their emergency contact.
Who are we and why do we need to process your personal information?
PuffinCare agency is a data controller of your personal information. Personal information means information that is about you or contains enough data in which we can identify you.
For emergency contact details and next of kin details, the PuffinCare agency has a legitimate interest in processing this personal data throughout the employment of an individual, and for the duration of a care package being in place for a customer. Processing this information allows the PuffinCare agency to maintain accurate and up-to-date employment records, care records and contact details (specifically details of who to contact in the event of an emergency).
Legitimate interest is our legal basis for storing your information. For more information on what legitimate interest is, visit the ICO website at https://ico.org.uk .
What kind of information is being collected?
PuffinCare agency will only collect and process information in relation to you as a nominated emergency contact or next of kin by either an employee of PuffinCare agency, or a customer of PuffinCare agency.
PuffinCare agency will only collect this information from employees or customers who have nominated you as their emergency contact and/or next of kin. This information will include your name, relationship to the individual and your contact number.
Who has access and how do we protect your information?
This information is securely stored either in a paperless filing system that is password protected and kept on a secure server, or where we use paper records, in a locked filing cabinet, in a lockable room.
Access is restricted to only those who need it and will only be accessed at times deemed to be an emergency. We will decide on a case-by-case basis what constitutes an emergency.
We have internal policies that strictly control how we manage your personal information. PuffinCare agency will not under any circumstances transfer your information to countries outside the United Kingdom.
How long will we keep your information?
PuffinCare agency will hold your personal information for as long as either the individual is employed, or a care package is in place, or we are informed otherwise, either by the data subject themselves (you) or
the employee or customer. As a data subject, you have several rights under data protection regulation.
- You are able to access all the personal information we hold about you
- You can request we change information where it is either incorrect or incomplete,
- You can request we delete or stop processing your data, including the right to be forgotten,
- You can object to the grounds of us processing your information, which we do so under ‘legitimate interest’.
If you believe that PuffinCare has not been compliant with your data protection rights, you can contact
the Information Commissioner:
- Information Commissioner – https://ico.org.uk/
- Telephone helpline – 0303 123 1113
For further information, you can contact PuffinCare agency firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us on +44 7894 850 296.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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“we” means PuffinCare agency, and “our” shall be construed accordingly. “you” means the person, firm company or organization browsing and/or using the Website, and “your” shall be construed accordingly.
“PuffinCare agency” means all companies that relate to us. A company is related to us if it is:
(i) a subsidiary or holding company of us; (ii) controlled by the same person(s) who control us or our holding company;
(iii) a subsidiary or holding company of any company in (i) or (ii) above; or (iv) in the same group as any company under (i), (ii) or (iii) above. “subsidiary” and “holding company” shall be as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006. The term “control” shall have the same meaning as defined in Section 416 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988. Two companies are in the same group if they share the same ultimate holding company.
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You are responsible for ensuring that all information supplied by you is true, accurate, up-to-date, and not misleading or likely to mislead or deceive and that it is not discriminatory, obscene, offensive, defamatory or otherwise illegal, unlawful or in breach of any applicable legislation, regulations, guidelines or codes of practice or the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any person in any jurisdiction. You are also responsible for ensuring that all information, data, and files are free of viruses or other routines or engines that may damage or interfere with any system or data prior to being submitted to this site. We reserve the right to remove any information supplied by you from the Website at our sole discretion, at any time and for any reason without being required to give any explanation.
Information submitted by you.
PuffinCare agency will use information supplied by you (including, without limitation, sensitive personal data) to aid the recruitment process and associated administrative functions and to assist with the purchase of Online Courses. This involves us and/or PuffinCare agency, amongst other things, processing and storing information (including, without limitation, sensitive personal data) and passing or making available online such information to prospective employers and clients; information about vacancies and placements will be passed to candidates and may be posted directly onto the Website. We use third parties to help us process your information as part of the recruitment process. We may collect and aggregate data from the information supplied by you to help us to understand our users as an agency so that we can provide you with a better service. We may also share aggregate information with selected third parties, without disclosing individual names or identifying information. You consent to us and PuffinCare agency using information provided by you (including, without limitation, sensitive personal
data) in each of these ways.
We will process any data which you provide in completing the online registration or application forms and any further forms, assessments, or personal details which you complete or provide to us when using this site in accordance with UK data protection legislation.
Transfer outside the United Kingdom:
Personal information comprising your CV may be accessed through the database by third parties outside the United Kingdom. This could happen for instance if you apply for a vacancy where the employer is based outside the UK or if we share details within PuffinCare agency. By registering and using the Website, you consent to this transfer.
Terms of business
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