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Data protection and your rights

To ask us to erase your personal data

In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we erase your personal data (known as the Right to Erasure).  

These are:

  • if we store your personal data for longer than is necessary or in breach of a legal obligation that requires its erasure;
  • under consent, and you decide to withdraw this and request your personal data to be erased (if there is no other legal ground for this being kept);
  • you have made an 'objection' and it has been accepted by us, and you have further requested that we erase the personal data in question;
  • we are processing your personal data without a legal basis for doing so.

We will carefully consider your request, and our response will outline whether or not we consider retention of your personal data is unwarranted. 

It may not always be possible to agree to your erasure request and we have listed a number of grounds below where it may be necessary for us to retain your information:

  • in order to comply with a legal obligation;
  • for exercising legal rights or defending legal claims;
  • for archiving in public interest;
  • for public health functions in public interest.

If we agree to erase your personal data, we will try to notify any recipients and let you know who they are (if you ask us to do so).

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