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Privacy Statement and Notice

Information Collected

Why do we collect information about you:

The Council collects, holds and uses personal data to enable us to provide services which include, amongst others, providing support and assistance to those in need and ensuring the environment we live in is maintained in a positive way.

The Council will comply with the legal requirements set out in the Data Protection Act 2018 in relation to the collection, holding and processing of your personal data. If you would like to know more or have any concerns about how your information is being processed please contact our Customer Services:


How we handle your personal data
In deciding what personal data to collect, hold and use the Council is committed to ensuring that it will:-

  • Recognise that any personal data handled by the Council is held on behalf of an individual and ensure we respect that responsibility
  • Adopt and maintain high standards in the handling and use of personal data
  • Only collect, hold and use personal data where it’s necessary and relevant to the service required
  • Securely delete any personal data when no longer required
  • Keep your personal data secure and safe
  • Consider and address the privacy risks when planning to use or hold personal information in new ways e.g. introduction of new systems
  • Be open with individuals about how we use their information and who we give it to
  • Make it easy for individuals to access and correct their personal information
  • Ensure that there are effective safeguards and systems in place to make sure personal information is kept securely and does not fall into the wrong hands
  • Provide training to staff who handle personal information and treat it as a disciplinary matter if they misuse or do not look after personal information properly
  • Regularly check that we are maintaining our commitments and report on how we are achieving this

Last updated Tuesday, 8th May 2018

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