This Privacy Notice will illustrate how your personal data and, if applicable, special categories of personal data will be used by Horizon Housing Association.

It will provide you with information about your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 [GDPR] and the Data Protection Act 2018 and how to action these rights.

Who we are

Horizon is part of the Link group of companies and is committed to protecting your privacy. The Link group is made up of Link Group (the parent company), Link Housing Association, LinkLiving, Link Property, Horizon, Larkfield Housing Association, West Highland Housing Association and Lintel Trust. Each member of the group is registered as a controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO].

Each Link group company has entered into a Data Processing Agreement with the other Link companies, which sets out clearly how and why information may be shared. This ensures that we can provide you with the services you expect from us at the same time as meeting our data protection obligations.

To find out how Horizon process your data, please select one of the options below: 

Who are you?
I am a tenant I am a factored owner
I am a tenancy sustainment service customer I am a Horizon member
I am a sharing owner/ access owner  I am a Care and Repair customer

1. Lawfulness fairness and transparency
. The data protection principles set out how personal data should be managed. Click on each of the principles below to find out what Horizon must do to comply.

1. Lawfulness fairness and transparency
2. Purpose limitation
3. Data minimisation
4. Accuracy
5. Storage limitation
6. Integrity and confidentiality


We aim for this privacy notice to be clear but comprehensive and provide you with all the information you need to understand how we will manage your data.


What is Data?

Personal data
Special categories of personal data


Horizon is a controller of your personal data. This means that we decide the purpose and conditions of processing of your personal data.

Any supplier, contractor or other third party with whom we share data is called a processor.


What are the conditions of processing?

The conditions of processing are basically the legal reasons for processing your personal data. We have to make it very clear why we process your data. In processing your personal data or special category personal data, Horizon will rely on one or more of the following conditions of processing, depending on what we are using your personal data for:


For Personal Data


Legal obligation
Vital interests
Public task
Legitimate interests


For Special Categories of Personal Data


Explicit consent
Employment law
Vital interest
Legal claims
Public interest
Medical diagnosis and treatment


Your Rights 

You have a number of rights under the Data Protection Legislation which are outlined and explained below.


The right to be informed how your personal data is processed
The right to access your personal data
The right to rectification
The right to erasure
The right to restrict processing
The right to data portability
The right to object
Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling
How to action your rights under the Data Protection Legislation
The right to complain to the ICO