The Ethical Property Foundation complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 in all aspects of its work.
Only data that is adequate, relevant, accurate and up-to-date will be kept. It will be kept only for as long as is necessary, be used only for the purpose specified at the time given and seen only by those required to carry out that purpose. Personal data will not be transferred to a country outside the European Economic Area unless that country ensures an adequate level of data protection.
The data we collect will be used for the following purposes:
- To manage property advice queries – this information is deemed confidential, only EPF staff have access to these details and they are kept securely on our database.
- To collate statistics which help us monitor and improve the services we provide. In these instances, specific organisation details will be kept anonymous unless we have received express permission from the stated organisation that we may do otherwise.
- To establish which areas of the property cycle most people are concerned with, enabling us to create new resources to address these issues.
We will never pass any of your details to a third party without your specific consent to do so and all data will be kept securely.
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