The purpose of this Fair Processing Notice is to inform you of the use that will be made of your personal data, as required by the Data Protection Act 1998.
Defra is the data controller in respect of any personal data that you provide when you subscribe to the free news alert subscription service via this online registration process. APHA, an Executive Agency of Defra, is responsible for this subscription service and has contracted Relay Station to provide this service.
APHA will use your personal data for the purposes of notifying you of disease updates in the event of a notifiable disease case or outbreak you have requested to receive information on. It will send these updates via the channel you have requested. Updates will be issued at the discretion of APHA as and when information is available or when in our judgement it is applicable. Multiple messages may be issued within the same day or conversely messages may not be issued for months.
If you decide that you no longer wish to receive these disease update notifications, you can cancel your registration with this service at any time.
APHA may be required to release information, including personal data and commercial information, on request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 or the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, APHA will not permit any unwarranted breach of confidentiality nor will we act in contravention of our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Defra, APHA or its appointed agents may use the name, address and other details on your application form to contact you in connection with occasional customer research aimed at improving the services that APHA provides to you.
If you believe that any of the information we hold concerning you is incorrect or out of date, please provide us with the accurate information via this link.
For further information about the processing of personal information in relation to the APHA public service guarantee please click here. For more information on Relay Station privacy statement please click here.