We are Preston City Council and your privacy is important to us. We aim for full transparency on how we gather, use, and share your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you have any concerns about how the Council is handling your personal data, these can be raised with the Council's Data Protection Officer:
Preston City Council
We keep our privacy notice under regular review and we will place an updated version on this page.
This will help ensure that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.
We collect or obtain personal data about you which includes personal information such as:
The Council and its partner organisations are working closely together to provide the services people need as easily and quickly as possible during this Covid-19 outbreak.
The Department for Health and Social Care have asked organisations to support the NHS Test and Trace service by keeping a temporary record of our visitors for 21 days which will help control any local outbreaks.
The legal basis for processing your data is that it is in the public interest for us to deal with the outbreak of Covid-19.
The General Data Protection Regulation requires specific conditions to be met to ensure that the processing of personal data is lawful. These relevant conditions are:
In this current pandemic, we may share your personal data internally within our various departments and services as well as externally with other public authorities, emergency services, and other stakeholders, as is necessary and proportionate to do so.
In the event of a local Covid-19 outbreak, names and contact details of visitors to our sites may be provided to the NHS Test and Trace service.
We will only use your information in ways which are permitted by the General Data Protection Regulation and the current UK Data Protection law.
We have a Data Protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data.
More information on this framework can be found on our website under Data protection and freedom of information.
This authority has a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and may use information held about you for all lawful purposes, including but not limited to the prevention and detection of crime including fraud and money laundering.
The Council may also use your information for the purpose of performing any of its statutory enforcement duties.
It will make any disclosures required by law and may also share your information with other bodies responsible for detecting/preventing crime including fraud or auditing/administering public funds.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Preston City Council.
This information can include:
This information is used by Preston City Council for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Preston City Council Web site.
We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.
You have the right to:
If you require further information about the use of your data or would like to exercise any of the above rights, please contact:
Data Protection Officer
Preston City Council
In certain circumstances we may transfer your information to organisations in other countries on the basis that anyone to whom we pass it protects it in the same way we would and in accordance with applicable laws.
We will keep your information for as long as it is required by us for the purpose we are processing the data for.
As a minimum, your information will be kept for the duration of the response to Covid-19.
The names and contact details collected from visitors to our sites for NHS Test and Trace purposes will be retained for 21 days.
Preston City Council encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Preston City Council so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information.
Preston City Council is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Preston City Council family of Web sites.
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