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The Right to be Forgotten

You have the right to request that we erase your personal information in defined circumstances.  
 
These defined circumstances are:
  • If we are storing your personal information for longer than is necessary or in breach of a legal obligation that requires its erasure;
  • You decide to withdraw your consent and you ask us to erase your personal information where there is no other legal ground for processing;
  • We have accepted an objection made by you to our processing of your personal information and you have further requested that we erase the personal information in question;
  • We are processing or publishing your personal information without a legal basis for doing so;
 
We will carefully consider a request for erasure.  Our response will outline whether or not we consider retention of your personal information is unwarranted. 
 
There are circumstances why 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 the interests of freedom of expression (special journalistic purposes)
  •  In order to comply with a legal obligation;
  •  For archiving in public interest;
  •  For public health functions in public interest;
  •  For exercising legal rights or defending legal claims.  

If we agree to erase your personal information, we will endeavour to notify any recipients and let you know who they are if you ask us to do so.  
 
If we refuse your request for erasure we will explain our reasons in our response and your right to complain to the Information Commissioner if you are not satisfied.  
 
If you wish to request the erasure of your information, please click here.  Requests must be in writing and include 2 proofs of identity, one of which must be photographic and the other proof of your address.
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