Full Privacy Notice

How the law allows us to use your personal information (legal basis)

There are a number of legal reasons why we need to collect and use your personal information. Generally we collect and use personal information where:

  • you, or your legal representative, have given consent
  • you have entered into a contract with us
  • it is necessary to perform our statutory duties or in the exercise of our official authority
  • it is necessary to protect someone in an emergency
  • it is required by law
  • it is necessary for a task in the public interest

Where we process information that is considered to be more sensitive and requires more protection, including your racial/ethnic origin, political opinions, religious/philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation and information regarding your physical and mental health) we also meet one of the special category personal data conditions: 

  • it is necessary for employment, social security or social protection purposes
  • it is necessary to deliver health or social care services
  • it is necessary to protect someone in an emergency
  • you, or your legal representative, have given consent
  • you have made your information publicly available
  • it is necessary for legal cases
  • it is necessary to protect public health
  • it is necessary for archiving, research, or statistical purposes

If we have your consent to use your personal information, you have the right to remove it at any time. If you want to withdraw your consent, please contact the Council service or team holding your information in the first instance. Alternatively please contact our data protection team and tell us about the service you are using and the consent you would like to withdraw so we can deal with your request: