Why we collect and retain personal data

To fulfil our statutory functions and in order to provide you with efficient and effective services the Council needs to collect personal data.

The Council may also need to share your personal data with other service providers and partners who are contracted to carry out services on our behalf. These providers are obliged to keep your personal details secure in line with GDPR and Council policies, and use them only to fulfil your service request.

The Council will use information about you for the provision of services and specifically for the following items:

  • For law enforcement, regulation and licensing, criminal prosecutions and court proceedings which this Council is obliged to undertake.
  • All financial transactions to and from the Council including payments, grants and benefits. Where monies are due or, outstanding the Council reserves the right to use all the available information at its disposal to protect public funds.
  • To or prevent or detect crime, protect public funds and make sure the information is correct.
  • To promote this social well being, we may need to share your personal and sensitive information with other councils and partner agencies. The Council has a responsibility to promote social well being and works in partnership with other councils and agencies such as the Police and Crime Commissioners, the voluntary services and the Health Service, in order, to, preserve life, reduce accidents, reduce crime and disorder and improve health.

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Published 08/13/2018