Personal data is any information that can identify a living person. This includes information that, when put together with other information, can then identify a person e.g. a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more factors relating to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
Some information is considered to be ‘Special Category’ information and needs more protection because of its sensitivity. This includes information relating to:-
The Council may use your personal data to:
Detailed information can be found in the service privacy notices will be available for individual services.
The lawful basis for processing explains why the Council is allowed to process your personal data. Each service privacy notice explains which legal reason is being used. The Council is allowed to process your personal data for a number of reasons such as:
In situations where we have no other legal basis to process your personal data you will have provided us with consent to use your personal information. In these circumstances you have the right to amend or withdraw your consent at any time.
If you wish to exercise this right, please contact the Data Protection Officer and tell us which service you’re using so we can deal with your request.
A majority of the information the Council collects is provided by you as the data subject, however we may receive information about you from third parties, or collect it via CCTV. If information is provided by a third party, we are obliged to inform you within one month, with a privacy notice.
The Council only collects and uses personal information where it is needed to deliver a service or to meet a legal obligation and may only be shared for the same reasons.
Personal information is only kept for as long as is necessary for those identified purposes. These legal obligations are covered in more detail in the individual service privacy notices available further down this page.
The Council undertakes regular reviews of your personal data, assessing the purpose for holding it and deleting when information is no longer needed.
Wherever information is needed solely for general or statistical purposes, or is kept for a longer period, we will ensure that all personal identifiers are removed so that it becomes anonymous and therefore no longer ‘personal information’.