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This privacy notice explains how we process your personal information as a Council. More specific information will also be provided by Council services when you use them. If this privacy notice changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. By regularly reviewing this page you will ensure that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we share it with others.
The personal information we hold about you may be collected on a paper or online form, by telephone, email, CCTV, by a member of our staff, or one of our partners. When we collect and process your personal information, we are committed to the principles set out in data protection legislation.We only collect information that we needWe keep your personal information secureWe don't keep your information for longer than we need toWe tell you why we need your information and what we will do with itWe collect accurate information and, where necessary, keep it up to dateWe don't use your information for a different reason than the one we have told you about. The exception to this is if we have to do so by law e.g. to prevent and detect crime.nameaddress date of birth a unique identifier, such as your National Insurance number.racial or ethnic origin political opinions religious or philosophical beliefstrade-union membershipdata concerning health or sex life.
Processing personal information allows us to provide our services and fulfil our legal responsibilities, such as collecting Council Tax, paying benefits and grants, planning services and enforcement, licensing, trading standards and food safety.
It will sometimes be necessary to process personal information to protect individuals from harm or injury, to prevent and detect crime, to comply with legal orders, and to provide information in accordance with a person's rights.It is required by lawIt is necessary as part of a contractYou have given us permission to do soIt is necessary to protect someone's lifeIt is necessary to provide a Council service which is part of our public task.