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Data Protection

Data Protection

Information about how the Council looks after your data.

Looking after your personal data

We have a duty to look after the information we hold about individuals and we must comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.

This means we must:

  • Only use your information for lawful purposes.

  • Only use your information for the reason it was collected.

  • Tell you what we are going to do with your information.

  • Ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date.

  • Not ask for more information than we need, or than is relevant, but make sure we have enough information to carry out our duties.

  • Keep the information secure.

  • Not keep it longer than necessary.

  • Not send it to countries with less rigorous data protection laws without your permission.

You have the right to see what information we hold about you. This is called a Data Subject Access Request and this must be made in writing.

Subject Access Request

You can download a Subject Access Request Form in PDF format, or you can request one by phone, letter or e-mail.

You will need to:

  • Supply sufficient information so that the data can be located. We can only supply what you request.

  • Provide satisfactory proof that you are the data subject or acting on behalf of the data subject.

We will:

  • Acknowledge your request.

  • Provide a response within 40 days on receiving the identification and sufficient information.

  • Make sure we are dealing with the data subject and no one else.

Other Data Protection Rights

You have further rights as listed below. You can:

  • stop us using your information if it is or is likely to cause you unwarranted distress or damage (this right is not available in all circumstances).

  • stop us sending you direct marketing material.

  • receive compensation if you have suffered damage or damage and distress.

  • apply to the court for an order telling us to rectify, amend or delete inaccurate information about you.

  • apply to the Information Commissioner to assess whether we have complied with the Act.

Contact Details

If you have concerns about the processing of your personal data by Broxtowe Borough Council contact the Procurement & Technical Officer or contact Information Commissioners Office.

Data Protection
tel: 0115 9173296