Websites, agencies, working time

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Many care homes, agencies and domiciliary care providers are now using the internet as a business tool. Websites are frequently used to provide information and some care homes even take bookings on line. Anyone operating a website should be aware of the legal implications of doing so. Data Protection Any organization which collects and stores personal information about individual people needs to be registered under the Data Protection Act. This is a fairly straightforward procedure but failure to comply with it can lead to substantial fines for which the directors could be personally liable. Privacy Clause If personal data is collected over a website then that website should include a privacy policy. This details the purposes for which the personal information will be used. It is a statutory requirement. Indemnity from visitors If visitors are able to post any details about themselves, their care homes or any other information on the site, the terms of use of the website should include an indemnity from them

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