Dear Local Resident
From 25 May 2018, a new data protection law is being introduced in the UK, it’s called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This aims to give you greater control over your personal information and to better protect your data in the modern world. We’d like to take the opportunity to let you know more about how we use your data.
How is my information being used now?
We store your personal information (name and postal address if at voting age) on the Register of Electors; a document supplied to the Town Council by the District Council. This document is referred to if necessary, where it helps us to identify you quickly and easily if you make direct contact with us.
We’ll be updating our “Privacy Notices” in line with these changes. Our “Privacy Notices” include details about the following:
• Our legal reasons for using your information
• Your new rights relating to the information we hold about you.
What’s not changing?
One thing that isn’t changing is our commitment to keeping your personal information safe. We protect all of the data we hold about you and keep it confidential. We’ll always be open and clear with you on how we’re going to use it when we collect it.
How do I find out more about GDPR?
Visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website – it’s an independent authority that upholds information rights in the public interest.
We always love to hear from you. If you still have queries, please get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help.