Freedom of information and data protection

This page tells you about the Freedom of Information Act (2000), the rights this Act gives you to information that the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) holds about you, and our publication scheme.

Freedom of Information Act (2000)

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-freedom-of-information/) provides public access to recorded information held by public authorities such as the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR).  It does this in two ways:

  • public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities;
  • members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities.

The Act covers any recorded information that is held by a public authority in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and by UK-wide public authorities based in Scotland. Information held by Scottish public authorities is covered by Scotland’s own Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  Recorded information includes printed documents, computer files, letters, emails, photographs, and sound or video recordings.

Your rights under the Freedom of Information Act (2000)

You have the right to ask NCOR for information by letter or email.  On receiving your request we must:

  • Reply to you stating whether we have the information you have requested;
  • Provide you with any information we have about you (unless the information is covered by any exemptions listed in the Act) within 20 working days.

Certain types of information are exempt from the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.  This means they do not have to be disclosed or provided.  We will inform you in writing if the information you have requested is included in the exemptions.  However, we do not have to confirm or deny that we have the information you requested.

NCOR publication scheme

The National Council for Osteopathic Research has a publication scheme as required by the Freedom of Information Act.  This scheme follows the model approved by the Office of the Information Commissioner which is responsible for the Freedom of Information Act.

 

How to get information from NCOR

Most of the information contained in the publication scheme is available on the NCOR website (www.ncor.org.uk). If you are unable to locate the information you want on the website or in the publication scheme you can contact us to request the information from us using the Freedom of Information Act request form.  This is available as a PDF to download or can be obtained by post or email from:

Dr Carol Fawkes
FoI Act requests
National Council for Osteopathic Research
Yvonne Cater Building
58, Turner Street,
London, E1 2AB

Email: c.fawkes@qmul.ac.uk

Please include with your FoI Act request

  • Your name;
  • Your email or postal address so we can reply to you;
  • Details concerning your request with as much information as possible to be able to help you more quickly.

Most of the information is free of charge but we may make a charge for particular items.  We will let you know about any relevant costs when we reply to your request.  Full details concerning your rights, and information about our obligations under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-freedom-of-information/what-is-the-foi-act/.

If you are unhappy with the manner in which your request has been handled, or with our reply, you can make a complaint in writing to the Director of NCOR, Professor Dawn Carnes.

If you are unhappy with the Director’s response, you can write to the Office of the Information Commissioner at

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number.

Email: https://ico.org.uk/

You should contact the Information Commissioner as soon as possible after receiving a response from NCOR’s Director.