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When you provide the NHAS with personal information, for example, when using the Contact us form, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely.
The NHAS makes every effort to ensure the security and integrity of emails on our systems. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information after we’ve received it, the NHAS cannot ensure or guarantee the security of information when it is being transmitted.
We will collect your email address so that we can provide you with a transcript of our chat. By doing this you give the adviser permission to email the transcript to you, including any personal or sensitive information you’ve given.
We will only ask for further personal information regarding your client, such as name, date of birth etc., if we are able to refer your client to one of our internal departments for ongoing help so that they have initial information to help with their issue. We may also ask you for information under our Safeguarding policy if you tell us that you, a vulnerable adult or child is at risk of harm so that we can alert the appropriate authorities if necessary.
By providing us with this information you give us your consent to record and pass on this information as outlined.
Shelter & SnapEngage (the web chat software provider)
By you providing information to us during your web chat with us.
First and foremost your information will be used to help us to understand your issue and provide advice. We also use unnamed information (with no personal details) to help us understand which different problems are affecting our clients and from where and how people are contacting us.
As above, we will use your email address to provide you with a copy of the chat transcript and ask you for more information about your client if we need to make an ongoing referral or raise a safeguarding alert.
We’ll store the record of your chat within a secure Outlook inbox which is only accessed by us. It will also be stored within SnapEngage
Sometimes, another part of Shelter may be able to offer you some ongoing help with your client’s situation. If we are able to make a referral to them, we will need to share your contact details and a copy of your chat with us.
Sometimes we also share anonymous statistical information about how people contact us, what the topic of their visit was and what area of the country they are in.
If you tell us that a vulnerable adult or child is suffering abuse, neglect, or is at serious risk of harm, we may contact social services or the emergency services to alert them to this.
If you have any questions or concerns about how we use your information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.