IMPORTANT: HOMESHARE INTERNATIONAL DOES NOT RUN A HOMESHARE MATCH-UP PROGRAMME! Please DO NOT email us if you are looking for a homeshare match for yourself or a relative.
FIRST, please check the Programmes section of the website – all the programmes of which we are aware are listed there.
If your enquiry is of a more general nature, or your organisation is seeking support to set up a homeshare matching programme, please contact us via our contact form.
The Homeshare International office is run by part-time volunteers, so please be patient. We try to respond to enquiries as quickly as we can, but sometimes there can be a delay.
We take your privacy seriously and are committed to protecting your personal information. We aim to be clear and open about our data and security practices.
Where you provide us with any information by which you can be identified, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement and in line with the UK’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.
We will process your personal data in the following ways, depending on the circumstances.
Your personal data will be kept by us and used to introduce you to the range of Homeshare International news and services. We may share your contact details with other Network members but we will not pass your details on to anyone outside the Network without your permission. You may request to be removed from any of our lists at any time by e-mailing us or writing to us and stating which lists and /or newsletters you wish to be removed from.
If you cease to be a member of the Network we will delete your records after six months of having no contact with you.
People wishing to start a homeshare programme
We will keep a record of your details if you contact us because you are considering starting up a programme or have a professional interest in homeshare. We may contact you to tell you about news and events that might interest you. You may request to be removed from this list at any time by e-mailing us or writing to us.
General requests for information
If we can deal with your query directly, we will do so; your contact details will then be deleted from our system. If we cannot answer your enquiry we may pass it to another bona fide organisation, such as a homeshare programme, for their attention. We then delete your contact details.
By providing us with your mailing details, you are deemed to have consented to these forms of processing.
Where do we store your information?
Your data is stored on the computers of the Director and Administrative Assistant. The Treasurer and other Trustees may be given access to your details on a ‘need to know’ basis. The computers are password protected or otherwise secure. Paper records are kept securely. Please note the security of data transmission via the internet can never be 100% guaranteed.
Access to your information
Under the GDPR you have the right to access your personal data held by us and to correct any inaccuracies in that information.
Our website contains links to other websites not run by Homeshare International so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.
Who to contact about this policy
The data controller for any personal data you may give us is: Homeshare International, 11 Divinity Road, Oxford OX4 1LH, UK. Please use the form above to email us.
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