Sharing, transferring and storing your data


Who we might share your information with?
We share your data between services within the council so that we can keep our information on you as up to date as possible and so that we can improve our services to you.

In some cases we will share your data with other organisations. We will only do this where we have a lawful reason to. When we collect your data we will let you know who we will share it with.

Transfer of data
We will always make sure that your data is held in the UK or within the European Economic Area (EEA), in compliance with data protection law. Sometimes we will publish your data on our website. We will only publish it where we have to, for example where we have to publish a public register. Information on the web can be accessed anywhere in the World.

How long we keep your data
We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purpose of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.

Details of expected retention periods of the different categories of your personal information that we hold are set out in our Record of Processing Activity.

If the information is subject to a Court case, criminal investigation, Subject Access of Freedom of Information Request, then it may be necessary to wait until those proceedings/ investigations/ requests have been completed before the data can be deleted.