We use cookies on this site We and our partners use cookies and collect information from your browser. This lets us deliver content and relevant adverts to you. It also helps us to understand our audience better. See our privacy policy to learn more about how we manage your data and your rights. See our cookies policy to see how we use cookies and tracking technology. To agree to our use of cookies, click the 'Accept' button.
 
Advertisement

What we do with your data

Managing personal data

We are responsible for managing the information we hold and we recognise that this information is important to you. We take our responsibilities seriously and aim to use personal information fairly, correctly and safely in line with the legal requirements set out by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to do the same and has a set of data protection clauses included in their contract. 

Any organisations that process personal information on or behalf Staffordshire County Council, or with whom we share information, also have the same legal obligation to comply with GDPR and will have a set of data protection clauses included in their contract or other form of agreement.

As we collect and process personal information we are registered as a ‘Data Controller’ with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Our registered address as Data Controller is:

Staffordshire County Council
County Buildings
Martin Street
Stafford
ST16 2DH

How we use your personal data

We will use your personal information for a limited number of purposes and always in line with our responsibilities, where there is a legal basis to do so, and in line with your rights under the GDPR. When we collect personal data from you, we will only use it to provide services you have requested or require. We will not collect any personal data from you that we do not need.

We will use the information you provide in order to:

  • deliver services and understand your needs
  • maintain and update your records or contact details
  • contact you where necessary
  • obtain your opinion and feedback about the services we provide
  • ensure that we fulfil our legal obligations 
  • Inform and fulfil our audit requirements

If we wish to use or share your data for any purpose other than that for which is was originally collected, we will provide information on these purposes. We will strive to make sure that the third party has sufficiently robust systems and procedures in place to protect your personal information.

Sometimes we may not be able to provide a service if you do not provide the information we need in order to do so.

How we share your data

Where necessary, information may be shared with partners and other organisations that provide services on our behalf. In such cases, the information provided is only the minimum necessary to enable them to provide services to you. These organisations are required to retain your information in a secure manner and only use it to undertake the services they provide to you.

We are also required by law to protect the public funds we administer and may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds in order to prevent and detect fraud. More information is available from the National Fraud Initiative web site.

If the information we intend to share is of a sensitive, personal nature we will only share it with partner organisations if we have obtained your consent or unless we are legally required, or enabled, to share it. We have an information sharing protocol with local partners under which our partners agree to similar commitments toward privacy, security and transparency.

Personal information about you may also be provided to other local authorities. For example, if you have moved from one local authority to another and the new authority requires confirmation of the services you were receiving.

At no time will your information be passed to organisations external to us or our partners for marketing or sales purposes or for any commercial use without your prior explicit consent.

How we look after your data

Under the general data protection regulations (GDPR) we have a legal duty to protect any information that we hold about you. We take measures to safeguard your data and implement security standards and controls to prevent any unauthorised access to it. Information which you have provided us will be stored securely. It will only be used for the purpose(s) stated when the information was collected.

The amount of time data is kept before being disposed of will vary depending on why it was collected, how it is used, and in line with any applicable UK laws. Our retention and disposal schedule give details about how long we keep data.

Use of personal information for marketing

We will only send you information about our services and/or products if you have agreed for us to do so. You can opt out of this at any time using the contact details below.

Use of CCTV

We have installed CCTV systems in some of our locations for the purposes of public safety and the prevention and detection of crime.

We will only disclose CCTV images to third parties for the purposes of public safety and the prevention and detection of crime. CCTV images will not be released to the media for entertainment purposes or placed on the internet.

You have the right to see CCTV images of yourself and be provided with a copy.

There are no results that match your search criteria


Latest council news
More schools scheduled to be built in Staffordshire

More schools scheduled to be built in Staffordshire

More schools could be built in Staffordshire and a number refurbished to cope with an increasing demand for pupil places.
Date:
09 October 2019
Staffordshire's economic growth programme gathers strength

Staffordshire's economic growth programme gathers strength

More jobs are being created at business development sites with county council involvement and its skills programme is exceeding its target, a new report states.
Date:
26 September 2019
Reaction to The Chancellor's Spending Review – Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council

Reaction to The Chancellor's Spending Review – Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council

Spending announced by Sajid Javid to support children with special educational needs and disabilities, tackle climate change and help towards meeting growing social care costs, have been welcomed by the Leader of Staffordshire County Council.
Date:
05 September 2019
Queen's Birthday Honours for Staffordshire

Queen's Birthday Honours for Staffordshire

Several Staffordshire residents have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Date:
07 June 2019

Visit the Staffordshire Newsroom