Privacy Notice - Residential Leaseholders
Effective 09 March 2022
At Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) we are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected, and that data is used in accordance with the data protection legislation in force in England and Wales.
This privacy notice sets out why we collect personal information from you, how we use it and who we may share it with. It also explains your individual rights under the current data protection legislation.
If we ask you to provide information which can identify you, then we will only use it in accordance with this privacy notice.
We may change this notice by updating it on our website. You should check the notice from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
Any queries regarding this notice and our privacy practices can be sent to the company Data Protection Officer by email using email@example.com or by writing to the Head of Governance, who is also the Data Protection Officer at -
Plymouth Community Homes
Alternatively, you can telephone us on 0808 230 6500
Who we are
Plymouth Community Homes Limited is a registered housing provider. Our registration number is 30637R. Our registered office is Plumer House, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth, PL6 5DH
For the purposes of data protection legislation, Plymouth Community Homes Limited is a Data Controller
Why we collect information
We collect and process your personal information because you have consented to be a nominated representative for a tenant. We need this information to verify your identity when you contact us.
Your consent is our lawful basis for processing your information.
You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting Customer Services on 08082 306500. However, if you withdraw your consent, our tenant will not be able to use you as their nominated representative.
What information we collect about you
The information we collect about you includes:
- Contact numbers
- Date of birth
- Photographic identification
- Your relationship with tenant
This information will be supplied directly by you.
How we collect your information
Plymouth Community Homes collects information from you when you complete the Nominated Representative form indicating that you agree to be a representative for a tenant.
Telephone calls – telephone calls made to Plymouth Community Homes where a call management system is in place are recorded. A recorded message will tell you if your call will be recorded before the call starts.
Recordings of calls may be used, in pursuit of our legitimate interests, for the following reasons:
- For staff training and to improve customer service
- To check and measure whether we meet standards agreed with customers
- As evidence in investigations or disputes concerning either our customers or staff
Access to call recordings is through sampling apart from training purposes or when abusive or threatening behaviour has occurred, or a complaint has been made and requires investigation.
What we do with it
We will hold the personal information you have provided in our records and use it to verify your identity when you contact us so that we can provide the service that you request on behalf of our tenant.
How long we keep your information
We will only store your information for as long as you consent to be a nominated representative and the tenant authorises it.
You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting Customer Services on 08082 306500 and we will delete all your personal data from our records.
Alternatively, the tenant can remove you as a nominated representative and we will delete all your personal data from our records in relation to this role.
When the tenant for whom you are a nominated representative becomes a former tenant of PCH, your personal details in relation to this role will be deleted from our records.
Sharing your information
We may share your information with third parties from time to time such as:
- Contractors providing maintenance and other housing related or support services
- Utility companies (water, electricity, gas)
In addition, we may have to share your information where we are legally obliged to do so, for example:
- To comply with the law
- For child protection and safeguarding issues
- Where there is a clear risk to life
How we store your information
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. Some information is stored on paper, but most is stored electronically. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information.
Your Rights in relation to your personal data
In certain circumstances, data protection legislation gives you a number of individual rights in relation to your personal data. These are as follows:
- The Right to be Informed about how your data is managed – this right is met by this privacy notice and a range of other notices which relate to specific aspects of PCH, such as the CCTV privacy notice and the website privacy notice.
- The Right of Access to your personal information – so that you can be aware of and verify what personal data we hold. Click here for details on how to apply for this right or ask us for more information.
- The Right of Rectification - to have any personal data corrected if it is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.
- The Right of Erasure of your personal data – this only applies in certain circumstances, such as where you have given consent for us to hold information and you withdraw that consent.
- The Right to restrict processing – in certain circumstances you have the right to block or restrict how we process your data.
- The Right to data portability – which in certain circumstances allows you to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services
- The Right to object - in certain circumstances, to the processing of personal data. In particular you have the right to object to being sent direct marketing information.
- The Right not to be subject to automated decision making – Plymouth Community Homes does not do this
More information on the individual rights and how they apply can be obtained by clicking here, by requesting a paper copy of our individual rights guidance information or you can visit the ICO website (ico.org.uk)
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact:
Plymouth Community Homes
Alternatively, you can make a request electronically, by email, to firstname.lastname@example.org. or telephone the Governance Team on 01752 388134 or 388152.
Making a complaint
If you believe that Plymouth Community Homes has not handled your personal information correctly you have the right to make a complaint. You can raise a complaint in a number of different ways:
- To a PCH staff member
- At our offices at Plumer House, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth, PL6 5DH
- Through our website
- Using social media
- At our shop at Frankfort Gate
- By telephone
- In writing
You also have the right to complain to the Supervisory Authority (ICO at ico.org.uk) about our data processing activities.
You can also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO):
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number.
This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of Plymouth Community Homes collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests should be sent to the PCH Data Protection Officer at the above address.
If you or someone you know would like this information in large print, braille, or translated into another language, please contact our Communications Team on 0808 230 6500 or email email@example.com
Plymouth Community Homes Group
Registered Office: Plumer House, Tailyour Road, Plymouth, PL6 5DH
Plymouth Community Homes Ltd is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (which consolidates the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts) and is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (registration 30637R) and the Regulator of Social Housing (registration L4543).
At the time of issuing this Notice, Plymouth Community Homes Ltd has two wholly owned subsidiaries, Plymouth Community Homes Regeneration Company Ltd (PCHR), company number 7272688 and Plymouth Community Homes Energy Ltd (PCHE), company number 8028170. Both subsidiaries are incorporated under the Companies Act 2006.