What are my rights under Data Protection law
Access to your information - The Data Protection Act gives people rights to enquire of the Council whether it holds personal information about them and allows them to find out what information is held on computer and paper records. This is called 'Right of Subject Access'. The Act also gives people certain rights and demands that the Council responds in certain ways to such requests.
- Subject Access - complete this Request for Personal Information form if you wish to access your own information, or you wish to request information on behalf of someone else, such as your child.
Correcting your information - we want to make sure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up to date. Therefore you may ask us to correct any personal information about you that you believe does not meet these standards.
Deleting your information - you have the right to ask us to delete personal information about you where:
- you think that we no longer need to hold the information for the purposes for which it was originally obtained
- we are using that information with your consent and you have withdrawn your consent - see the 'withdrawing consent to using your information' section below. Please note that in general we do not rely on consent as the legal basis for processing your personal information
- you have a genuine objection to our use of your personal information - see 'objecting to how we may use your information' below
- our use of your personal information is contrary to law or our other legal obligations.
Objecting to how we may use your information - you have the right at any time to tell us to stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
Restricting how we may use your information - in some cases, you may ask us to restrict how we use your personal information. This right might apply, for example, where we are checking the accuracy of personal information that we hold about you or we are assessing the objection you have made to our use of your information. This right might also apply if we no longer have a basis for using your personal information - but you don't want us to delete the data. Where this right is realistically applied will mean that we may only use the relevant personal information with your consent, for legal claims or where there are other public interest grounds to do so.
Withdrawing consent to use your information - Where we use your personal information with your consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time and we will stop using your personal information for the purpose(s) for which consent was given.
Please contact us if you wish to carry out any of these rights.