Privacy Statement


Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Barnet Mencap’s Data Protection Policy was last reviewed following the General Data Protection Regulations, which were introduced in 2018. Barnet Mencap promises to look after your information safely and securely and will only use it for the reason it was provided.

We will only collect information with your permission and will take extra care of it, following the Data Protection Act 2018, UK GDPR requirements in 2018 and our own policies. We understand that people have more rights under GDPR and will respect that you now have:

  • the right to be informed
  • the right of access to personal information
  • the right to rectification if information is inaccurate or incomplete
  • the right to “be forgotten” unless there is a legal reason for holding your information
  • the right to restrict processing
  • the right to data portability
  • the right to object

We will never pass your details onto another person or another organisation without gaining your consent first. However, we may need to share information about you if we are required to do so by law e.g. HMRC requirements or following Health and Safety or safeguarding incidents.

When you visit our website, we record things like your IP (internet protocol) address – the unique number of the device you are using to access our website; which pages of our website you visit; when they were visited; and the country you are in when you visited. This information is gained through the use of cookies which helps us to learn which website pages are most useful. This type of information does not tell us who you are and is known as non-personal information, but it does help us to develop our services. You can delete and block cookies but parts of our site won't work without them. By using our website you accept our use of cookies.

We will only send communications to you by email, text and/or social media (such as Twitter or Facebook) if we have your consent. You can choose to stop electronic marketing and communications at any time by sending an ‘opt-out’ reply to our messages. If your personal details change, or you would like to change how we contact you, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us at or call us on 020 8349 3842.

Barnet Mencap’s full Data Protection Policy, Data retention schedule and Privacy notice are available on request. The privacy notice is also available in Easy Read.