Merstow Green Funeral Home respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your Personal Data and complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under Reference Number: ZA420975.
Personal Data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.
This policy explains who we are, what Personal Data we collect and how we process and retain your personal information. The information you provide will be subject to rigorous procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised disclosure.
Who we are
Merstow Green Funeral Home is the trading name of Merstow Green Limited, registered in England and Wales under Company Registration Number 6348222. We are independent Funeral Directors based at 20 Merstow Green, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 4BD (this is also our registered address) and we provide funeral related services including repatriations and funeral planning.
Collection of Personal Data
You may personally provide us with information such as your name and address, telephone number, email address, gender, date of birth, financial and payment details and special category Personal Data such as your religion. This is not an exhaustive list.
Data may be received by letter, email, fax, phone, text, in person or via a third-party source.
Use of Personal Data
Our legal basis for processing and sharing personal data is to:
- Provide requested services and products
- Respond to enquiries and provide information
- Fulfil our professional duty and contracts to arrange funerals and/or provide specific related ancillary
services and products
- Provide pre-paid funeral plans and make end of life arrangements
- Communicate with third parties
- Collect monies owed to us
- Recruit when we have job vacancies
- Comply with our legal obligations
We do not share or distribute Personal Data to unrelated third parties however we may share personal information with people or companies whom we work closely with if there is a legitimate interest for them to assist in the fulfilment of any of the above services. We will not pass your data to anyone else unless they are successors’ in title to our business or suppliers who assist us with the provision of our services.
Recipients of Personal Data
These may include but are not limited to:
- Staff within our company who have a need to know
- Hospitals and Doctors
- Ministers and Celebrants
- Operators of Burial Cemeteries
- Caterers and Reception Venues
- Vehicle/Hearse Hire Companies
- Golden Charter/Golden Charter Trust
- Solicitors/Debt Recovery Firm
We take the security of your personal information seriously and employ technical and operational procedures to protect the privacy of your Personal Data.
We use service providers who assist us to store and back up data on information systems that require transfer to other countries and these include:
Our IT software, computers and mobile phones are password protected and documents containing Personal Data are held in locked cabinets or locked rooms accessible only by employees who require the information for the fulfilment of their duties.
We keep records indefinitely in case you contact us again in the future and/or to comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
You have a right to request a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you and can request us to amend or delete the Personal Data we hold on you.
Please submit your written request to supply or delete information to our postal address or email [email protected] and we will respond to your request within 30 days. If we have obtained information through arranging a funeral, there may be reasons why we are not able to delete all the data we hold on you.
Should you have a query or complaint please contact, in the first instance, our Managing Director Philip Tomlins by writing to him at:
Merstow Green Funeral Home
20 Merstow Green
Email: [email protected].
The Information Commissioner’s Office can be contacted by writing to them at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF or Telephone: 0303 123 1113.
MERSTOW GREEN FUNERAL HOME
Tel: 01386 49903