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Southern Housing Group (the Group) is a registered Housing Association with the Regulator of Social Housing (the HCA) and is one of Southern England's largest Housing associations providing more than 27,000 homes for over 72,000 people. Whether it's traditional social housing, shared ownership, affordable rent, private market rent, or outright sales, we offer a range of services to communities across the South East of England.
We also work with our customers and in communities to provide activities, information, and advice that improve the neighbourhoods our customers live in and their individual lives.
Southern Housing Group is registered at Fleet House, 59-61 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5LA.
Why do we process your personal data?
During the provision of our services to you, we will collect and process your personal data from time to time for specific purposes (these are called lawful bases). Southern Housing Group does so in order to:
We do not intend to hold more personal data than what we need to in order to perform the purposes outlined above. Personal data falls into three categories:
As such the categories of personal data we process about you can include:
Special Category Personal Data
From time to time we may use other information which may be reasonably expected in order for us to provide our services.
Who do we share your personal data with?
In order to provide our services, from time to time we may share your data with third parties such as our repairs contractor, SMS.
We keep your information for the life of your tenancy and then 7 years after you leave. These retention periods are based on National Housing Federation guidance, legal requirements and best practice.
Most information we hold will be collected from you directly, however we may from time to time collect information from third parties such as local authorities, health professionals or previous landlords if we require such information to perform our services to you.
We may also use information for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point when we collect the information.
We do not use automated decision-making and profiling to make decision about you.
What are your rights in terms of protecting information we hold about you?
Organisational and technical measures to protect your personal data
We take our data protection responsibilities seriously and want to keep you informed about how we use your data. As such:
Unless otherwise stated, data is held for a minimum period of time and will be subject to review. We will hold the information in accordance with the Group’s data standard retention schedule.
To get in touch about these requests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We endeavor to deal with your request without undue delay, and usually within one month. Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues that you raise.
Questions about the way we use your personal data or the way in which we respond to your request to exercise your data protection rights, can be sent to the SHG Data Protection Officer at email@example.com. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, such as the Information Commissioner at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.