Centre for Health Services Studies

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Privacy Notice

How we use your personal information

The Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Kent use personally-identifiable information to conduct research to improve health, care and services. We have to ensure that it is in the public interest when we use personally-identifiable information from people who have agreed to take part in research. This means that when you agree to take part in a research study, we will use your data in the ways needed to conduct and analyse the research study. Your rights to access, change or move your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If you withdraw from the study, we will keep the information about you that we have already obtained. To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personally-identifiable information possible.

Health and care research should serve the public interest, which means that we have to demonstrate that our research serves the interests of society as a whole. We do this by following the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer (PDODataProtection@kent.ac.uk; or in writing to The Data Protection Officer, Room P1.03 Darwin College, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NY) who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data in a way that is not lawful you can complain to the Information Comissioner's Office (ICO).

Suggested wording: Health Research Authority – https://www.hra.nhs.uk/planning-and-improving-research/policies-standards-legislation/data-protection-and-information-governance/gdpr-guidance/templates/transparency-wording-public-sector/

Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 25/05/2018