Our Privacy Policy & GDPR

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Our Privacy Policy & GDPR

We take privacy and data security very seriously. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information.

Section 1 - Scope

In this privacy notice, ‘us’, ‘we’ or ‘our’ refers to Gooding Funeral Services, trading name of Hugh Gooding Funeral Services.

This notice applies to all data subjects (you) whose personal data is collected regardless of the method in which we collect the information in line with the requirements of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Section 2 - Responsibilities

The Data Protection Officer is responsible for ensuring that this notice is made available to you prior to us collecting/ processing your personal data.

The privacy and security of your personal information is important to us so we want to assure you that your information will be properly managed and protected when it's in our hands. Please read this notice carefully as it explains how we, and/or third parties we work with, collect and use your personal information.

These terms may apply in addition to other privacy notices or terms we inform you of in specific circumstances when we are collecting or processing personal data.

Section 3 - Privacy Notice

Who are we?

Gooding Funeral Services an independent, family funeral firm of funeral directors, offering a range of pre-need, at need and post need funeral and memorial services, to individuals throughout Leeds and across West Yorkshire.

If you would like to contact us about the personal data we hold on you please write, email or call using the information below:

Address: Gooding House 2a Newton Road, Potternewton, Leeds, LS7 4HE

Company No.: 08869946

Contact Us

Telephone: 0113 210 7998

What is personal data?

Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.

Special category data is personal data which the GDPR says is more sensitive and so needs more protection. For example, information about an individual’s race, ethnic origin, religion or health are all considered special categories of data. The special categories of personal data we might process are:

· Religious preferences: we use this to ensure any religious funeral preferences you may have are met.

· Any medical conditions relayed to us: this information will be used to improve our service and allow us to provide potentially vulnerable customers with the support they need.

Consent is required for us to process both types of personal data, but it must be explicitly given. Where we are asking you for special categories of data we will always tell you why and how the information will be used. You may withdraw consent at any time by contacting us using the details provided in section 3.

If you would like more information on GDPR or the Data Protection Act 2018 and how it impacts you, this can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website at ico.org.uk.

The personal data we would like to collect from/process about you (and the source if not collected directly from you, the data subject) is:

· Your name, address, date of birth, telephone number and email contact

· Your religious preferences and / or place of worship if appropriate (this is also classed as special category data as above).

The personal data we collect will be used for the following purposes:

  • Funeral finance applications
  • Funeral and/or memorial service fulfilment
  • Funeral repatriation fulfilment
  • End of life planning and funeral plan fulfilment
  • Memorial masonry fulfilment
  • Memorial keepsake - personalisation and fulfilment
  • Storage of cremated remains
  • Grave ownership
  • To inform you of information, products, services or events, which we believe will be of interest to you

If at any point you would like to opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us, or would like to change the channels (such as email, post or telephone) that we use to contact you, please contact us by one of the methods shown in section 3.

Our legal basis for processing your personal data may be classed as one of the categories below:

Contractual: the processing is necessary to enter into a contract i.e. funeral finance or funeral plan.

Consent: you have given consent for us to process your personal data for this specific purpose.

Legal obligation: the processing is necessary for us to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations).

Legitimate interest: the processing is necessary for your legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party, unless there is a good reason to protect your personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.

Section 4 - Consent

By consenting to this privacy notice you are giving us permission to process your personal data specifically for the purposes identified.

Will we ever share your personal data with anyone else?

Yes, we may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers for the following purposes:

• A council, local authority or crematorium for the purpose of organising cremation of the deceased

• A council, local authority, church or cemetery for the purpose of organising burial of the deceased

• A minister of religion or nominated celebrant for the purpose of arranging details of the funeral or memorial service

• A musician(s) for the purpose of liaising with you for your musical choices for the funeral or memorial service

• A florist for the purpose of delivery of floral tributes for the funeral or memorial service

• A memorial mason for the purpose of removing and/or upgrading and replacing an existing monument or the creation new memorial

• A private autopsy provider for the purpose of organising a faster and non-invasive alternative to Coroner services

• An airline, road, rail or sea transport carrier, for the purpose of organising the domestic or international repatriation of a deceased person or for the transportation of ashes

• A consulate or embassy for the purpose of arranging international funeral repatriation

• A finance provider or company for the purpose of arranging funeral financing

• A legal, financial (bank or insurance company) or other representative or manager of the decedent’s estate

• A funeral plan provider (Golden Charter) for the purpose of organising a funeral plan. Please see Golden Charter’s privacy policy found on their website at https://www.goldencharter.co.u... for details of how they will use your data

• A bereavement counsellor(s) or similar service, for the purpose of arranging bereavement help or advice

• County Court Business Centre or debt collection agency for the retrieval of debt

• Department of Work and Pensions or HM Revenue and Customs for matters concerning state benefits, pensions or taxation

This may include special categories of data where appropriate. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them in line with the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018. When your data is no longer required, they will dispose of this in line with their retention period as per the regulation.

Section 5 - Retention Period

We will process personal data for the length of time required to fulfil our obligations contractually or legally.

We will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. We are required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs.

Section 6 - Your right as a data subject

At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:

o Right of access - you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.

o Right of rectification - you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.

o Right to be forgotten - in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.

o Right to restriction of processing - where certain conditions apply you have a right to restrict the processing.

o Right of portability - you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation. Golden Charter will endeavour to provide you with the detail we hold on you to allow you to take it to another organisation. This may be limited by technological requirements.

o Right to object - you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.

o Right to object to automated processing, including profiling - you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.

o Right to judicial review - in the event that Golden Charter refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason why. You have the right to complain as outlined in the section below.

All of the above requests will be forwarded on should there be a third party involved in the processing of your personal data.

Can I find out the personal data that you hold about me?

Yes, you can do this by contacting us using contact details provided in section 3.

Section 7 - Complaints

In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by us or a third party as mentioned above please contact us using the contact details provided in section 3 above.

If you are unhappy with how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to escalate your complaint to the supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO):

Contact Name: Information Commissioner’s Office

Address: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Email: casework@ico.org.uk

Telephone: 0303 123 1113


Please note that this Privacy Policy is subject to change from time to time. It was last updated in March 2020.

Document Control

The Data Protection Officer is the owner of this document and is responsible for ensuring that this procedure is reviewed in line with the review requirements of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us using the contact details provided in section 3.

Hugh Gooding Funeral Services Limited trading as Gooding Funeral Services, is an appointed representative of Golden Charter Limited trading as Golden Charter Funeral Plans, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN:965279).

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