Privacy Notices - Swindon’s road safety strategy and 20mph schemes Privacy Notice
You need to be aware of this Privacy Notice if you are responding to the Road Safety Strategy and 20mph Schemes policy survey.
- What is a Privacy Notice?
A Privacy Notice is a statement issued by an organisation, which explains how personal and confidential data about individuals is collected, used and shared.
- Who is collecting and using your personal data?
Swindon Borough Council is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
- Your personal data – what is it?
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of data is governed by the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018).
- What personal data do we collect?
Swindon Borough Council collects a range of data about you as part of the Road Safety Strategy and 20mph Schemes policy survey process. This includes:
- your postcode
- your age, gender, and details of any disability
This information is collected to understand the demographics of those responding and whether feedback has been received that is representative of the wider Swindon community.
- How do we process your personal data?
Swindon Borough Council complies with its obligations under the DPA 2018 by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.
- Why do we need your personal information?
We are collecting personal data as part of a consultation on Swindon’s Road Safety Strategy and 20mph Schemes policy documents. The data will allow us to assess the views of the public on the documents and evaluate those views by linking them to personal characteristics.
- How the law allows us to use your information?
In accordance with article 6 of the GDPR, data processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller.
- Who do we share your information with?
We will not share your personal data except to prevent fraud or if required to do so by law.
- How do we protect your information?
We take the security of your personal data seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your personal data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.
- How long do we keep your personal information?
If given, your personal information will only be retained for a maximum of 2 years after the consultation while development of the final documents to be presented to Cabinet for adoption is completed.
- What you can do with your information?
You have a number of rights.
- access and obtain a copy of your data on request (Subject Access Request)
- require the Council to change incorrect or incomplete data
- require the Council to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing
- object to the processing of your data where the Council is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon SN1 2JH or email DataProtection@swindon.gov.uk.
If you believe that the Council has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner at www.ico.org.uk.
- Your right to complain
In the event that you wish to complain about the way that your personal data has been handled by Swindon Borough Council, you should write to the Data Protection Officer and clearly outline your case. Your complaint will then be investigated in accordance with our customer complaint procedure.
If you remain dissatisfied with the way your personal data has been handled, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ICO.org.uk. You may refer the matter to the Information Commissioner’s Office whose contact details are below:
Information Commissioner’s Office
This website also contains information on data protection and your rights and remedies.
- What if you do not provide personal data?
You are under no statutory obligation to provide personal data to Swindon Borough Council as part of the Questionnaire. However, if you do not provide the data, we may not be able to take due account of the opinions expressed in your response.
- How will we ensure compliance?
A yearly audit will take place on personal data to ensure that we remain legally compliant in accordance with current data protection legislation.
- Main privacy notice
You are viewing the Privacy Notice for Swindon’s road safety strategy and 20mph schemes survey.