Westhorpe Parish Council Privacy Notice
This sets out the type of information we collect (or are supplied with). It tells you how the information is held, who we share it with and how it is used. There are contact details for queries about your personal information. All personal data collected (or supplied) will be treated in accordance with current data protection laws in the UK.
What information do we collect and what information are we supplied with?
When you contact us, we create a record in your name. To that record we add information that you give us, such as your email address. We collect and use information about councillors and employees. We are supplied with a copy of the register of electors by the district council. We do not sell personal information to other organisations.
If you do want to receive information about services from Westhorpe Parish Council we will ask you to make this choice when you contact us.
The data controllers for your personal data are the Chairman and the Clerk.
How do we use your information?
We use your personal information in the following ways:
- To process enquiries and applications (for example, about dates of meetings and requests to circulate information to the village).
- To provide services to residents including sending you information about current and future services. It includes mailing lists for newsletters, agendas or minutes.
- To allow other organisations to provide services to residents.
- To carry out market research to help us plan and improve our services. We may contact you ourselves or ask outside research agencies to do so on our behalf. This might be done as part of preparing a Community Plan (or Neighbourhood Plan) if we were to carry out a survey to find out what the community thinks.
Who might we share the information with?
We might share information with the district/county council or emergency services where we consider this would be necessary or helpful. We would seek your explicit consent to this other than where such sharing was considered necessary in an emergency or for health and safety reasons.
If you write to us your letter will be in the public domain unless you make it clear you do not wish it to be and we are able to justify confidentiality under the relevant legislation (this is very unlikely to be the case in planning matters).
If you are in debt to us, we may give other people information for the purposes of recovering the debt.
Your information may be used to detect and prevent fraud in respect of public funding and we may release information to the police and other law enforcement agencies for crime prevention and detection purposes if required to do so
How long do we keep data?
We will publish on our website any changes we make to our data protection/information management policies and notify you by other communication channels where appropriate.
Where you exercise your right to removal of your personal data, we will remove it.
How can you access the information we hold about you?
You are entitled to know what personal information the council holds. You are entitled to ask for your personal data to be corrected where you believe it is inaccurate. You are entitled to ask or your email details to be removed at any point.
However, if the processing is necessary to provide you with the service (or information) you have requested then withdrawal may mean you will not receive that service or information. We will make it clear if this is the case.
Please make any requests or complaints to:
Chairman Westhorpe Parish Council
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner. There is no charge for making an appeal. Contact details are:
The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545745 or 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org