Why Connexions holds data on you
Connexions provides a service to all young people aged 13-19 to enable you to make successful next steps following on from your compulsory education. To do this we keep relevant information about you. Most of this information is held on a computer database.
Confidentiality of data
Your data is kept securely. All data we keep about you is confidential unless:
a) you give us permission to pass relevant information to other people and organisations, for example, to colleges or employers;
b) you give us specific permission to pass relevant information to specialist organisations if you and your Personal Adviser feel it would benefit you;
c) withholding information is against the law and would put you or others at risk.
Your right to access your data
Under the Data Protection Action 1998 you have a right to a copy of all records that we hold on you. If you want a copy of all your data held by us you should contact us at the address below to obtain a request form.
In accordance with the Act, we will provide you with a copy of all your data within 40 days of receiving your request.
If you have a complaint about the way your data is stored or handled, contact:
Tel: 0845 408 5002