This page explains how North Norfolk District Council uses information about you and how we protect your privacy.
Who we are
North Norfolk District Council is the data controller and holds personal information. As a data controller, we are committed to protecting your privacy and processing your personal data in accordance with data protection legislation. This includes the Data Protection Act 1998, and also the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new Data Protection Act when implemented. The Council has a Data Protection Policy which provides information about how we process personal information. ‘Processing’ is a word used to describe the variety of ways in which your information can be used, held or dealt with.
The Departmental Privacy Notices document how each Department within North Norfolk District Council processes personal information.
Whilst elected Councillors sometimes process your information within their role at North Norfolk District Council, they may sometimes do so for other reasons, for example when dealing with their ward work. In such cases, individual councillors can be data controllers.
You can contact us at North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN. Our Data Protection Officer is based at this address and can be contacted on 01263 516057 or by e-mail at Data.Protection@north-norfolk.gov.uk .
The information we collect about you
Information may be collected by the Council, or otherwise processed, for a number of reasons permitted by law. These include:
- Where you have given consent;
- Where it is necessary for the performance of a contract;
- To comply with the Council’s legal obligations;
- To protect life;
- To be able to carry out a duty or task in the public interest;
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests.
Information is kept for a period of time. This period of time depends on the information it is and why it is held. Please see our Data Retention Policy which gives information about the categories of information held and how long it is held for.
Data Protection Principles
Please see our Data Protection Policy which gives details about how we deal with personal data. We will process your personal information lawfully, fairly and transparently and in accordance with GDPR Data Protection Principles. In cases where a decision is made using automated decision-making, you will have a right to review of that decision by an officer of the Council.
We have appropriate technological and organisational measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Your information will be stored securely.
Data retention and sharing
We will retain your information in line with our Data Retention Policy. We do not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission or the Authority is permitted to do so by under legal authority. Where the Council transfers any data outside the European Union, it will put in place suitable measures and safeguards to protect personal data.
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Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit on North Norfolk District Council website - www.north-norfolk.gov.uk
- how long you spend on each www.north-norfolk.gov.uk page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We don’t collect or store your personal information (e.g your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.
We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
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Your information: Your rights
You have the right to request any personal information that we hold about you. Such requests are called Subject Access Requests. You also have additional rights. These include:
- to ask that we update, complete or correct your information
- to ask that we restrict or erase your information;
- to object to our using your information
- to request that we transmit your information directly to another organisation (‘data-portability’).
If you want to make any of these requests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We will respond to such requests within one month. There is no fee to make a request, but we require proof of identity before responding. Please see the guidance on making a request
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in relation to data processing in the UK.
This is the Information Commissioner’s Office at:
Telephone: 0303 123 1113.
Last updated: 24th May 2018