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Counselling and Occupational Health referrals privacy notice

We collect your information to:

  • provide services regarding counselling, occupational health and ensure that staff are supported and fit for work

What type(s) of information do we use?

  • contact details
  • demographic information
  • family and relationship details
  • referral, assessment and care plan
  • national unique identifiers
  • health data
  • financial information
  • employment data
  • race/ethnic origin
  • religion and philosophical beliefs
  • Member of a Trades union
  • Physical/Mental Health and genetic personal data based on DNA, RNA
  • Sex life/sexual orientation
  • Biometric in the context of identity
  • Criminal offences, alleged offences, related proceedings

What is the legal basis for using your information?

The processing is required for the performance of a contract

Where do we get your information?

  • yourself

Who do we share your information with?

  • counselling and occupational health service providers

How long will we keep your information?

Cessation of employment + 6 years

Transferring your information outside of the European Union (EU)

We will not transfer your information outside of the EU.

Automated decisions using your information?

For this service all the decisions we make about you involve human intervention.


Your rights

In our guide on exercising your rights you can find information about how to:

  • exercise your rights
  • contact our Data Protection Officer
  • raise a concern with us
  • make a complaint to the Information Commissioner

You can find out what information we hold about you, and ask us not to use any of the information we collect.

Further information

If you would like further information about this privacy notice, please email dpa.officer@stockport.gov.uk

Updates (notice)

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in our primary privacy notice.

We may update or revise this privacy notice at any time. If you are reading this as a printed copy please refer to www.stockport.gov.uk for the most up to date version.