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Compensation Scheme Executive Secretariat, Sellafield Limited
Sellafield, Seascale, Cumbria CA20 1PG

Privacy Statement

This Privacy statement explains what to expect in relation to personal information collected, which is handled and processed by the Compensation Scheme for Radiation Linked Diseases (CSRLD).

Purpose and Legal Basis for Processing

The CSRLD is a joint initiative between the UK’s nuclear-sector Employers and their trade unions.

The CSRLD’s purpose is to determine the degree to which a radiation linked disease has been caused as a result of work at a UK nuclear licensed site (or MOD Asset) and identify if the claim qualifies for payment.

The legal basis we use to processs your personal data is article 6(1) (a) of the GDPR, which allows us to process your personal data where you have given us consent to do so.

Where we process information classified as Special Category Data we use article 9 (2) (a) of the GDPR, which allows us to process your personal data where you have given us explicit consent to do so. 

What we need

When you submit an application to the CSRLD we will ask you for your name, address, date of birth and some contact information.  We will also ask you for your employment and medical history which relates to your claim.  Additionally, in order for us to confirm your identity, you will be asked to provide copies of documentation which will enable this.

Why we need it

The information is used to request confirmation of your trade union membership; medical records, which will be obtained from the NHS; confirmation and details of your previous employment(s) and any exposure/dose information received from them.

The information is used to determine if the claim is eligible under the Scheme agreement criteria.

What we do with it

Information will be shared with specific members of the Scheme which includes employers (past & present) and their associated Approved Dosimetry Services, medical professionals both within the Scheme and those you have identified on the application form and Techinical Experts within the Scheme who may be required to provide assistance with the assessment.  For successful claims, data will be shared with the relevant Employer and Trades Union Solicitors to progress settlement.

If we require any further information to enable an assessment to be undertaken, we may contact you directly by phone, on the number(s) you have provided; by email; by letter, at the address you have provided on the application; or via your Union representative who are there to support your claim and act as intermediary between the Scheme and the claimant.

How long we keep it

Claim data is retained for 30 years taken from the date the claim was registered by the Scheme.

The data is retained for this period in the event that a change in the scientific basis used by the Scheme triggers a new or improved payment.

The 30 year retention period is set in accordance with the Nuclear Installations Act 1965, Section 15 which states that 'Any person who may have suffered harm as a consequence of activites on a licensed nuclear site is entitled to make a claim for compensation for up to 30 years after the date of the occurance which gave rise to the claim'.

Do we use data processors?


Automated Decision Making, including profiling

We apply automated decision making to the information that is provided to us in support of a claim.  The information takes the data that is provided and applies a pre-determined model to calculate causation probability that working at a UK nuclear licensed site has contributed to a radiation linked disease.  This information will not be used for any form of profiling against you. 

Withdrawal of consent

In accordance with article 7 (3) of the GDRP, all individuals have the right to withdraw their consent at any time. 

To withdraw your consent from this process please issue a communication to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional Information

The Scheme adhere to Sellafield Ltd data protection arrangements for data received, processed and retained in the determination of a claim.

For additional information regarding privacy information please refer to the Sellafield Ltd Privacy Statement

Scheme Employers, Trades Unions and Medical Professionals will follow their own data protection arrangements when handling data prior to submission to the Scheme. Queries relating to these activities should be directed to the specific Scheme Employer, Trades Unions or Medical Professional or their Data Protection teams.