How does HeadStart Newham use your information and data?
HeadStart supports the resilience and mental health of 10-16 year olds in Newham.
It is important that we are able to collect and use certain personal information about young people, parents and professionals that we are working with.
This allows us to:
As a service which supports people’s health, we have a legal basis to use your information. (under new law- “GDPR”). We do not need your permission/consent to collect, use, store or share information that we need to provide our services. We may also share your information with other Council services, researchers, and organisations who are delivering support on behalf of HeadStart.
It is vital to us that we:
We may sometimes want to use personal information about you for other reasons not mentioned above. This includes telling other people about the work we are doing (Marketing). This may include sharing photos or films of you as well as stories about you or quotes from you. We will always seek your permission/consent to use your information for these purposes. We will seek permission/consent from your parents if you are under 16.
You can also find out more about how the Council uses personal information about you at www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Processing-personal-data.aspx. This also provides information on who to contact at the Council if you have any concerns or queries.
Cookies on the website
When you use the HeadStart Newham website, we register how you navigate around the site, so we can become smarter as to how our site is used. The information is anonymous, and we only use it to improve the sites’ content and functionalities. We receive the information with the help of a file called a cookie.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file that is sent to your browser from our website and saved on your computer, phone or whichever device you use to access the internet. Cookies have many uses, but basically, they are used to save information about your activity on the internet.
How long are cookies stored?
Cookies delete themselves after a certain number of months (can vary), but are automatically updated when you visit the website again.