General Privacy Notice
Lindsey Wood, Parish Clerk
Date approved by Council
Who are we?
This Privacy Notice is provided to you by West Knoyle Parish Council which is the data controller for your data.
The council is fully committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services. We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We ensure that your personal data is processed fairly, kept safe and secure and retained for no longer than is necessary.
The Privacy Notice explains how we use information about you and how we protect your privacy.
West Knoyle Parish Council does not require to appoint a Data Protection Officer but has appointed a Data Controller who is Mrs. Lindsey Wood, Parish Clerk.
If you have any concerns or questions about how we look after your personal information please email the Data Controller.
What is the lawful basis for processing your personal data?
West Knoyle Parish Council is a public authority and has certain powers and obligations. Most of your personal data is processed for compliance with legal obligations which include the discharge of the council’s statutory functions and powers. Where there is no statutory duty or power the Council relies on the consent of the individual.
In order to register, receive and use Council services, the Council needs to collect and use personal information from you. Further the Council needs to collect and use personal information about people with whom it works in order to operate and carry out its functions, this may include councillors, contractors, suppliers, external partners and agencies who are involved in delivering services on their behalf. In addition the Council may require by law to collect and use information in order to comply with the requirements of central Government.
The personal information that we collect from you must be handled and dealt with properly however it is collected, recorded and used whether it is on paper, in computer records or recorded by other means.
We will hold this for as long as it is needed for the service that you have requested and remove it when that purpose has been met.
The Councils Right to Process Information
General Data Protection Regulations Article 6 (1) (a) (b) and (e)
Processing is with the consent of the data subject or
Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or
Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the case
exercise of official authority vested in the controller
Your personal data – what is it?
“Personal data” is any information about a living individual which allows them to be identified from that data (for example a name, photograph, video, email address or address). Identification can be made directly using the data itself or by combining it with other information which helps to identify a living individual (e.g. a list of staff may contain personnel ID numbers rather than names but if you use a separate list of the ID numbers which give the corresponding names to identify the staff in the first list then the first list will also be treated as personal data). The processing of personal data is governed by legislation relating to personal data which applies in the United Kingdom including the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR) and rights such as the Human Rights Act.
Other data controllers the council works with:
We may need to share your personal data we hold with them so that they can carry out their responsibilities to the council. If we and the other data controllers listed above are processing your data jointly for the same purposes, then the council and the other data controllers may be “joint data controllers” which mean we are all collectively responsible to you for your data. Where each of the parties listed above are processing your data for their own independent purposes then each of us will be independently responsible to you and if you have any questions, wish to exercise any of your rights (see below) or wish to raise a complaint, you should do so directly to the relevant data controller.
A description of what personal data the council processes and for what purposes is set out in this Privacy Notice.
The council will process some or all of the following personal data where necessary to perform its tasks:
The council will comply with data protection law. This says that the personal data we hold about you must be:
Do we need your consent to process your sensitive personal data?
What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
The council is a public authority and has certain powers and obligations. Most of your personal data is processed for compliance with a legal obligation which includes the discharge of the council’s statutory functions and powers. Sometimes when exercising these powers or duties it is necessary to process personal data of residents or people using the council’s services. We will always take into account your interests and rights. This Privacy Notice sets out your rights and the council’s obligations to you.
We may process personal data if it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, or to take steps to enter into a contract. An example of this would be processing your data in connection with the use of sports facilities, or the acceptance of an allotment garden tenancy
Sometimes the use of your personal data requires your consent. To ensure we can use your data we will need your consent.
We use your personal data for some or all of the following purposes:
Sharing your personal data
This section provides information about the third parties with whom the council may share your personal data. These third parties have an obligation to put in place appropriate security measures and will be responsible to you directly for the manner in which they process and protect your personal data. It is likely that we will need to share your data with some or all of the following (but only where necessary):
How long do we keep your personal data?
We will keep some records permanently if we are legally required to do so. We may keep some other records for an extended period of time. For example, it is currently best practice to keep financial records for a minimum period of 8 years to support HMRC audits or provide tax information. We may have legal obligations to retain some data in connection with our statutory obligations as a public authority. The council is permitted to retain data in order to defend or pursue claims. In some cases the law imposes a time limit for such claims (for example 3 years for personal injury claims or 6 years for contract claims). We will retain some personal data for this purpose as long as we believe it is necessary to be able to defend or pursue a claim. In general, we will endeavour to keep data only for as long as we need it. This means that we will delete it when it is no longer needed.
Your rights and your personal data
You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
When exercising any of the rights listed below, in order to process your request, we may need to verify your identity for your security. In such cases we will need you to respond with proof of your identity before you can exercise these rights.
Security and performance
We use a third-party service to maintain the security and performance of our website
Links to other websites
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.
Third Party Organisations
We will never, sell, rent or trade your personal information to any third party for marketing or any other reasons.
Transfer of Data Abroad
Any personal data transferred to countries or territories outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) will only be placed on systems complying with measures giving equivalent protection of personal rights either through international agreements or contracts approved by the European Union. [Our website is also accessible from overseas so on occasion some personal data (for example in a newsletter) may be accessed from overseas].
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Privacy Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
Data Protection Officer (DPO)
West Knoyle Parish Council is not required to appoint a DPO, but has appointed a Data Controller which is the Parish Clerk
Changes to this notice
We keep this Privacy Notice under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page www.merewilts.org. This Notice was last updated in June 2018.
Please contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the personal data we hold about you or to exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints at:
The Data Controller,
Mrs. Lindsey Wood, Parish Clerk,
West Knoyle Parish Council,