1.1 Connect Housing Association recognises that privacy is important to the individual and is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the users to its website. Connect Housing is registered with the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998, and committed to protecting individuals’ online privacy.
Because we are committed to an individuals’ privacy, any personal data we may request will be kept confidential, entered into a single membership database and processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 once it reaches the Association servers.
1.2 Any personal information provided by an individual to Connect Housing Association, either through registration or use of the website will only be used for the following purposes by Connect Housing Association.
a) updating and enhancing Association records;
b) defining areas of interest for the individual by improving the website to meet users’ habits and requirements through the compiling of information relating to their movements across the website;
c) advising individuals of other products and services that may be of interest.
Any personal information received from an individual will be retained by us and not sold, transferred or otherwise disclosed to any third party, unless such disclosure is required by law or other court order. An individual will also have the right to remove themselves from any mailing list at any time.
1.5 When registering for online services individuals will be requested to enter certain personal information and to choose a password for subsequent access to these services. The services and information available to an individual will be governed by the relationship between the individual and Connect Housing Association.