Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2016/679
The DPA and the GDPR (comes into force 25th May 2018) protect individuals' privacy by regulating how personal information, known in the law as 'personal data', is collected and used. The law applies to information stored electronically or in manual systems that can be linked to an identifiable individual.
'Personal data' is any information that relates to a living individual who can be identified:
- from that information or,
- from that and other information in our possession or likely to come into our possession.
Personal data can include:
- names, email addresses or telephone numbers collected when residents make enquiries through this site
- information about residents recorded in connection with road issues or enquiries
- names of people recording issues
The DPA requires that personal information is:
- collected and used fairly i.e. we make it clear to people how we intend to use their information and whether it will be given to anyone else
- appropriate to the uses which have been agreed
- stored for the minimum time relevant to the use for which it is collected
- stored securely
- disposed of securely once the use for which it has been collected has come to an end
- protected by a contract, if it is being given to a third party to ensure the information is only used for the purpose the Parish Council has agreed. A contract is also needed if personal information is being sent to a third party located outside the EU. People have certain rights under the act in relation to information stored about them.
Any formal requests for information or notices to stop processing under the act or regulations will be dealt with by the Parish Council. Pass any such requests immediately to the Parish Clerk who is acting as Data Controller and Data Processor. Contact can be made by email to the Parish Clerk
GDPR policy and privacy statement
These statements are being finalised and when available will be downloaded below. For the time being, please refer any queries direct to the Parish Clerk.
- GDPR policy statement
- GDPR privacy statement
Removal of data or images
Any request to have email addresses or other information deleted after an enquiry has been made or issue reported or photographs removed from the website at any time should be referred to the Webmaster who can readily remove the information.