Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is a local public authority and we provide a range of government services to local people and businesses within the borough.
We take the protection of your personal information very seriously. We take all precautions necessary to ensure that the information we hold on you is held securely and processed in accordance with relevant data protection legislation and our own Council policies and procedures.
This Privacy Notice outlines how we use your information for purposes of Council services in general. It provides the information you need to know to understand how we will process and protect your information, why we need the information, in what circumstances we may share with third parties and outline your legal rights. It also sets out any other important information we feel you need to know.
For the purposes of the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA), Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is considered to be the Data Controller for the personal data and information we hold on individuals, regardless of whether they are residents, private individuals or named individuals within organisations.
This means we have legal obligations to keep personal information safe whether we are processing that information directly, or have commissioned a third party, referred to as a 'Processor' to perform this task on our behalf.