The Age Co Personal Alarms service and website is provided by Taking Care (PPP Taking Care Limited).
Taking Care is the trading name and brand of PPP Taking Care Limited and a subsidiary of AXA Health.
Taking Care is the trading name and brand of PPP Taking Care Limited. PPP Taking Care Limited ("PPP Taking Care”, "Taking Care", “us”, “our” and “we”) is part of the AXA Group of companies. We take your privacy very seriously. We promise to take steps to protect it. The information below tells you how we collect, store and use personal data about you. Please read it carefully. Any personal information you supply to PPP Taking Care will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and other legislation intended to protect your personal information and privacy.
"PPP Taking Care" Services comprise of telecare products and monitoring, and support services.
1. Who "we", “PPP Taking Care Customer”, “PPP Taking Care User”, and “participants” are
We are PPP Taking Care Limited ("PPP Taking Care" "we", "us" or "our"), part of the AXA Group of companies.
ICO Registration Number: Z7105141
Registered Address: 20 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BG.
b) “PPP Taking Care Customer”
Who has paid for the service and therefore who is assuming responsibility under the contract. The customer would typically be a next of kin and any information exchanged will be subject to the duty of confidentiality.
c) “PPP Taking Care User”
The end user of our social care products and services.
PPP Taking Care Customers and or PPP Taking Care Users who have provided us with information about themselves.
2. What information we collect about Taking Care Customers and/or Taking Care Users and/or their representatives (collectively the "Participants")
(a) Information collected from anyone using any of the PPP Taking Care Services (“Taking Care Customers”) and/or any beneficiaries of PPP Taking Care Services (“Taking Care Users”) and/or their, representatives.
The personal information PPP Taking Care collects in connection with the PPP Taking Care Services includes:
Personal information is collected by PPP Taking Care in relation to PPP Taking Care Services when Taking Care Users provide such details to us either via an enquiry into, or through their use of, any of the PPP Taking Care Services.
(b) Information collected from others
We can collect information about PPP Taking Care Customers and the Taking Care Users from others. This includes:
(c) Sensitive personal data
We may process sensitive information about PPP Taking Care Users that falls under the definition of "special categories of personal data". This includes data concerning a PPP Taking Care User's physical and mental health, data revealing their racial or ethnic origin and/or religious beliefs. We may obtain this from the following people:
3. What we do with information we collect and why we can do this?
We use the information from the PPP Taking Cares User and the PPP Taking Care Customers to provide our services. This can either be done through a contract or social care, or a combination of both:
A. Provide PPP Taking Care Services
When a PPP Taking Care Customer enquires about or requests us to provide a PPP Taking Care Service, we use information about the Taking Care Customer and/or Taking Care User:
B. Legal basis to process sensitive information
We cannot provide the PPP Taking Care Service unless we use or process relevant medical information about the Taking Care Customer and/or the Taking Care User in this way.
C. Do what we are required to do by law
Because we are part of the AXA PPP healthcare group, which provides health insurance services, sometimes we are required by law to use information about you:
We can use Participants' information in this way because we are required to do so by law.
D. Prevent fraud
Fraud has an impact on all Customers as it increases costs for everyone. We use Participants' data to check for signs that Participants or others might be dishonest. (e.g. if someone has behaved dishonestly in the past it may increase the risk they will do so in future).
We can use Participants' data in this way because it is in our and all Customers interests.
E. Recover debt
If a PPP Taking Care Customer owes us money we will use PPP Taking Care Customer information to help us recover it.
F. To inform you about and promote other products (marketing)
We can use Participants' information to make decisions about what other products might be of interest to them and make suggestions about these products.
We can use Participant data in this way because it is in our interests that we do so or Participants have agreed that we are allowed to do this.
If at any time a Participant does not wish us to use their information for this purpose, they can ask us not to do so. See 10 below for information about marketing and 11 below for how to contact us.
G. Legitimate interest
Where we have appropriate legitimate business need to use your personal information, such as maintaining our business records, developing and improving our products and services, all whilst ensuring that such business need does not interfere with your rights and freedoms and does not cause you any harm.
We will also use Participant information to ask Participants to provide feedback on the PPP Taking Care Services we provide.
We can use Participant data in this way because it is in our interests that we do so or Participants have agreed that we are allowed to do this.
If at any time a Participant does not wish us to use their information for this purpose, they can ask us not to do so. See 11 below for how to contact us.
H. Where a Participant may be at risk
We will use Participant information to assist where a Participant's life or health is in danger and obtaining their consent is not possible.
I. To administer and provide the PPP Taking Care Services
To administer and provide the PPP Taking Care Services we will use Participant information.
We can use the data in this way because it is in our interests to do so.
If you are a PPP Taking Care User we may share information such as your name, home address, telephone number and date of birth with PPP Taking Care Assessors in order for them to conduct the Safe Home Assessment.
As we provide social care services we may share the results of the Safe Home Assessment or Wellbeing Check with the PPP Taking Care Customer whenever appropriate. If you pay for any of your PPP Taking Care Services by credit card we will share your name and address, and such other personal detail as will be confirmed to you at the time of payment, with a third party provider of card payment processing services (the “Payment Processor”) in order for them to process your credit card payment on our behalf. We can share this data with the Payment Processor as it is necessary for the performance of the relevant PPP Taking Care Service that you are buying.
If you are a PPP Taking Care Customer we may share information that we collect about you within the AXA Group for marketing purposes. We will get your explicit agreement to this and if you do not want us to do this or change your mind you can let us know and we will stop. See 10 below for information about marketing.
Age Co Personal Alarms
PPP Taking Care, which provides the Age Co Personal Alarms service, and its group of companies in the AXA UK Group, would like to contact you about products and services that support people and help protect them, their homes and possessions.
Age UK^ would also like to let you know about the vital work they do for older people, their fundraising appeals and opportunities to support them, as well as the products and services you can buy.
^ The Age UK Network includes the charity Age UK, its charitable and trading subsidiaries and its National Partners (Age Cymru, Age Scotland and Age NI).
When you provide your information to PPP Taking Care, you will be given the option to select your choices as to whether or not you wish to receive information from PPP Taking Care and Age UK by email, text, phone or post. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by phoning PPP Taking Care 01364 651600, writing to: FREEPOST PPP Taking Care, Linhay House, Linhay Business Park, Eastern Road, Ashburton TQ13 7UP or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The AXA UK Group and Age UK Network will never sell your data and we promise to keep your details safe and secure.
You are entitled to receive a copy of the personal information that PPP Taking Care and the Age UK Network holds about you.
If you would like to receive a copy from PPP Taking Care, please write to FREEPOST, PPP Taking Care, Linhay House, Linhay Business Park, Eastern Road, Ashburton TQ13 7UP.
If you would like to receive a copy from Age UK, please write to Age UK at: Head of Supporter and Customer Engagement, Age UK, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA or email email@example.com. You can also use these details to raise a concern or complaint.
If you would like to know more about how your information is used by the Age UK Network, please go to http://www.ageuk.org/help/privacy-policy.
We may also share information with law enforcement agencies. We and fraud prevention agencies may permit law enforcement agencies to access and use your personal data, if they request it.
5. Can we send your information overseas?
We can send your information overseas. The protections given to your information in other parts of the world will often not be as strong as in the UK. We will put in place agreements with the people we send your information to, to require them to treat your information with the same protections that we apply ourselves. Our agreements may include standard terms provided by the EU called EU Model Clauses or may require the other party to be signed up to government standards that are recognised as providing the right level of protection such as "privacy shield" in the USA. But it is possible that no agreements would not stop a government in any part of the world using your information as they can often have power to overrule any agreements we make.
We have comprehensive record retention schedules. The retention periods differ depending on the purpose of the processing and the nature of the information. How long we keep data is primarily determined by the period we need to keep it to protect ourselves or others against legal action and how long we need it for the purposes we told you we were going to use it for. We typically keep information for approximately 7 years either from the point we obtained the information or the end of our relationship with you. In some cases such as if there is a dispute or legal action, we may keep it longer.
Where you have provided consent for direct marketing purposes we will strive to maintain your latest position for 24 months, from time to time we may check to see if you are still ok or wish to change your marketing choices.
7. Recording telephone calls
Participants should be aware that any telephone calls with PPP Taking Care for the provision of PPP Taking Care Services may be recorded for quality monitoring and training purposes, as evidence of our conversation and to assist us in preventing and detecting fraud.
8. When you can ask us to stop using your information
We rely on consent to sell PPP Taking Care Customers products. At any time, a Participant can tell us to stop using their information for marketing purposes and we will have to stop.
We rely on consent to process and share certain types of sensitive information about PPP Taking Care Users (this may include some processing designed to make our administration of services easier and more cost effective).
A PPP Taking Care User can also ask us at any time to stop using his/her sensitive information or using his/her information to make our administration services easier. But, if we stop using the PPP Taking Care User information in this way we will not be able to provide the PPP Taking Care Services. We will tell a PPP Taking Care User about this if he/she makes a request.
9. What happens if you don't give us some of your information?
Where a Participant does not provide the information we need in order to provide the requested PPP Taking Care Service or to fulfil a legal requirement, we will not be able to provide the PPP Taking Care Service requested.
We will tell a Participant about why we need the information when we ask for it.
We may share information between the AXA UK Group† to inform you of other products and services that may be of interest to you or members of your family, but we will only do this where you have provided your consent. You can always change your mind by contacting us and telling us you no longer wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by phoning PPP Taking Care 01364 651600, writing to: FREEPOST PPP Taking Care, Linhay House, Linhay Business Park, Eastern Road, Ashburton TQ13 7UP or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are committed to only sending you marketing communications that you have clearly expressed an interest in receiving. If you wish to unsubscribe from emails sent by us, you may do so at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions that appear in all emails. Otherwise you can always contact us using the details set out in your documentation to update your contact preferences. In such circumstances, we will continue to send you service related (non-marketing) communications where necessary.
Very occasionally we may also share your details with our selected business partners, for example national newspaper groups, but we will specifically tell you about this when we obtain your marketing preferences.
We would like to keep you informed, from time to time about relevant products and services. We may do this by mail, email, telephone or other electronic methods such as text message. In order to help us get to know you and identify what products and services may interest you we obtain information about you from other sources inside and outside the AXA Group for example, companies who provide consumer classification and market segmentation data for marketing purposes. Examples of these organisations are Experian or LexisNexis.
From time to time we may run specific marketing campaigns through social media and digital advertising that you may see which are based on general demographics and interests. Individual personal information is not used for these campaigns. If you do not want to see any campaigns then you will need to adjust your preferences within social media settings and your cookie browser settings.
We will also share information that we collect about you for marketing within the AXA Group, if you give us permission to do so. If you change your mind you can let us know by adjusting your choice.
Please note that we may retain any data provided to us on our websites for a limited period, even if you do not complete your quote. The information may be used to enquire as to why you did not complete your quote or for us to better understand your needs but only if you have agreed for us to contact you.
Business to Business marketing, that is commercial marketing may rely on legitimate business purposes when contacting the organisation rather than marketing choices made by an individual.
† List of AXA UK Group companies and trading names who may market to you:
Our Data Protection Officer is in charge of answering questions about this privacy notice or your requests to exercise you rights which are set out later on in this notice. The Data Protection Office can be contacted at:
I. To ask us to fix information about you that is wrong or incomplete, or delete information about you.
II. To tell us that you no longer consent to us using information about you and ask us to stop. This would not invalidate the processing we did prior to the withdrawal of consent. We do not generally rely on consent for processing services contracts, as we rely on the basis that we are entering into a contract in order to process the personal data.
III. To tell us to stop using your information for direct marketing purposes.
IV. To ask us to send you the information we have about you. This is sometimes called a "subject access request".
V. To ask us to provide you with the information you have provided to us about yourself. We will provide the information in a machine readable format so that another organisation's software can understand that information. This is sometimes called a "data portability" right.
VI. To ask us not to use information about you in a way that allows our computer systems to make decisions about you.
Sometimes we will not be able to stop using your information when you ask us to (e.g. where we need to use it because the law requires us to do so).
In other cases, if we stop using your information we will not be able to provide services to you such as the Wellbeing Check or Helpline Extension.
We will tell you if we can’t comply with your request, or how your request might impact you, when you contact us.
Last updated 24th August 2020
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