Money Advice Plus’ website provides 2 ways that individuals can directly provide us with data: a “contact us” form, and an online chat portal. Contacts via these routes will be classified as coming from one of the following, & will be dealt with as set out below:
In the event that we reply to a request for advice by giving advice, then an individual is classified as a client. This means a record of the contact & advice given will be kept in accordance with our procedures. Our client privacy notice is here Money Advice Plus Client Privacy Notice
We follow our safeguarding & confidentiality policies, confidentiality & disclosure Confidentiality Procedure
This means there may be certain circumstances in which we do not keep information confidential (eg safeguarding).
If we reply to a enquiry to say that we cannot help, or with signposting to another agency then data will be kept for only long enough for us to determine that we have dealt with the contact appropriately. (eg no longer than 24 months)
Information will be dealt with & kept as appropriate and this is not personal data as covered by data protection act – unless it concerns a client (see above).
We will keep data only for long enough to determine that we have dealt with the enquiry as appropriate (usually no longer than 6 months).
For more information our employee privacy notice is here Money Advice Plus Employee Privacy Notice.docx
Individuals can sign up for our newsletter or contact us for more information.
For more information our supporter privacy notice is here Money Advice Plus Supporter Privacy Notice.docx
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Because we respect your right to privacy, you can now choose not to allow some types of cookies to be set. Please see the links below on how to disable cookies for your browser:
However, if you do this then it may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.