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Your personal data - what is it? Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.  Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the Data Protection Legislation*.

 *Data Protection Legislation means all applicable privacy and data protection laws including the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) (“GDPR”) or any successor legislation to the GDPR and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time.”

 Who are we?  The Ladybird Development Group are usually the data controller (contact details below).  This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. However, when we provide payroll services, we are the Data Processor.

 How do we process your personal data? The Ladybird Development Group complies with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

 We collect and use your personal data for the following purposes (full details below)

·         If you or your child/ren use our Early Learning and Childcare services

·         To manage our employees and volunteers

·          To enable us to deliver our contract with funders

·          To inform you of news, events, activities and training in relation to The Ladybird  Development Group or to   promote or fundraise for the Charity

·         If you attend one of our training sessions

·         To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications)

·         To provide services such as payroll

 If you or your child/ren use our services such as Early Learning and Childcare - We hold data on you and/or your child/ren to allow us to safely provide early learning and childcare services. This may include personal information such as medical records, emergency contact information etc. We will seek your consent for this, but we have a legal obligation to collect, process and store certain personal data.   This includes information required by public bodies to evidence our compliance with the applicable regulatory framework. We are also required to share personal information with external social or health care professionals, including public bodies and local safeguarding groups (in some circumstances) to ensure your or their safety.   Consent forms for media use and outings will be provided and information gathered at the setting themselves.   We do not retain this information once a child/ren leaves one of our settings, except to the extent as may be required by law or regulation.

 To manage our employees and volunteers - If you apply to work or volunteer with us and are successful, we will retain your information to allow us to process your payroll and other HR procedures such as next of kin, medical information and so on. If you are unsuccessful in your application we will retain your application data for 6 months in order to contact you should other suitable opportunities arise.

If you are a sub-contractor - We will retain your contact details in case of our future needs for your expertise. 

 To enable us to deliver our contract with funders - We will keep data so we can report to our funders regarding the monitoring of grants or funding. We also use it to keep you informed  of our activities and of relevant events. We may also consult with you or contact you, for instance, if we are seeking match funding from another organisation Any personal data will be retained for the timescales as per in the grant agreements and will be deleted thereafter. If we retain it, we will seek consent.

 We will only hold as much information as is required to perform these functions.

 To inform you of news, events, activities and training in relation to The Ladybird Development Group or to promote or fundraise for the Charity  - We will hold data on you so we can inform you of our activities, training and events that we organise or are party to.  We may also use it to consult with you for instance to inform policy, lobby on behalf of the sector or seek information or collaboration on projects.  Also we will want to keep you informed of our services and activities, for example, through our newsletters or emails. You will be able to unsubscribe from this service at any time.

To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications) We will hold information to allow us to maintain our own account and finance information or, as a Charity, process gift aid applications where appropriate.

 If we provide payroll services, we will keep and handle data with regards to our employees to allow us to provide with payroll services, We will ensure employees have a contract with us to allow us to do this. 

Further processing - If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

 If you visit our website - we only collect information that will help us make the site work better for you, let us contact you if you’ve asked us to, to let us provide you with information about our work and funding and to understand how people use the site so we can keep improving it.

Withdrawing your consent -  If you do not wish for us to retain your personal data, please let us know as soon as possible – details below.  However, you should note that it could become difficult or impossible to complete any contractual agreements with you or keep you informed of our activities.

 Contact Details -

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact The Ladybird Development Group, St Gerardines School, St Gerardines Rd, Lossiemouth, IV31 6JX,  Tel: 01343 814618, email  Or website

  You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner's Office, 45 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7HL Tel: 0303 123 1115 Email: Privacy Notice

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