Information Governance - privacy notice
Who we are?
Derby City Council is the local government unitary authority for Derby City. Our address is The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS. You can contact our Data Protection Officer on 01332 640763 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do we collect information from you?
We collect information from you when you visit www.derby.gov.uk, when you fill in any forms using our customer portals or on our website, including myAccount; also when you contact us in writing, speak to us on the phone, by email or any other type of electronic communication, or talk to us face to face. We may collect information from a setting you attend, such as a school or care home, where this data collection is necessary for the following purposes listed.
What types of information do we collect from you?
We collect different categories of information about you, depending on the service you want from us and/or the reason why we need to process information relating to you. This could be personal information (for example your name and address), or other more sensitive data that we would only collect and use in very particular circumstances that are set out in law.
We may ask settings you attend to provide or confirm your demographic information, information about your coronavirus symptoms, places you have visited, recent travel history, occupation, and details of the people you have been in close contact with.
Details of information obtained from third parties?
We may receive personal information about you from the police or other investigatory bodies for the purposes of assisting them in the prevention and detection of crime and for the purposes of the apprehension and prosecution of offenders.
In some circumstances we act as data processor for other organisations such as Councils and Schools, we will therefore receive personal data from these sources.
We regularly receive information from other public sector organisations we partner with on local and national initiatives, such organisations include but are not limited to:
- central government departments such as the Department for Education
- other local authorities
- NHS organisations.
What is the lawful basis?
The legal basis for data processing we are relying on comes from Article 6 of the UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR). The following sections apply:
(c) Legal obligation: the processing is necessary for you to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations).
(d) Vital interests: the processing is necessary to protect someone’s life. This is very limited and would only apply and would only apply in matters of life and death.
(e) Public task: the processing is necessary for you to perform a task in the public interest or for your official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.
We rely on the following conditions as per Article 9 (2) of the UK GDPR:
(f) Legal claim or judicial acts: processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claims or whenever courts are acting in their judicial capacity.
(g) Substantial Public Interest: Processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, on the basis of domestic law which shall be proportionate to the aim pursued, respect the essence of the right to data protection and provide suitable and specific measures to safeguard the fundamental rights and interests of the data subject.
We process all information in accordance with our Legal Obligation and Public Task arising from the following provisions:
- UK GDPR (2021)
- Data Protection Act 2018
- Freedom Of Information Act 2000
- Environmental Information Regulations 2004
How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
- Process your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
- Manage and assist with the Council’s compliance under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulations.
- Process your data subject rights request under Data Protection legislation. We may also process data relating to you as part of another subject access request, which may include your personal data but no third party data about you will be disclosed without your consent.
- Assist the police or other investigatory bodies where sharing the information is necessary for the purposes of preventing and detection of crime or for the purposes of apprehension and prosecution of offenders.
- Where the disclosure or processing of your information is required by law or is necessary for the purpose of, or in connection with, any legal proceedings or for the purpose of obtaining legal advice.
- Provide advice to schools regarding the use and disclosure of your information to third parties.
- Assist other local authorities where information needs to be shared for safeguarding purposes or to protect the interests of you or others.
Subject access request survey
The provision names or contact details is not required. We are collecting this information to help review how we handle social care subject access requests and be more transparent about care history with care leavers within the social care service.
Findings will be reviewed internally and may be shared with other local authorities and the Information Commissioners Office.
This survey is entirely optional, if you would like to opt out of contributing to the survey after you have submitted a response, email email@example.com - you should include the date and time of your submission.
Coronavirus has been added as a notifiable disease under the Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010. Under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 and associated Regulations; the Council has a legal duty to store, process and share personal information. The information will be stored, processed and shared as part of investigations into COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and issues of non-compliance with the Acts and associated Regulations. The information will also be used; interrogated and mapped to inform the Councils actions and decision-making processes. Any such storage, processing or sharing of information will be done in the public interest in order to promote health and wellbeing.
During the investigation of cases and/or outbreaks of Coronavirus, information which is gathered may be shared between departments within Derby City Council; with other Councils associated with an outbreak; other health services or with other government bodies associated with the control of the Coronavirus. The Council has a duty to notify national Government bodies, such as the UK Health Security Agency and the relevant local authority where an individual resides (if different), where there are suspected Coronavirus cases. The Council will disclose the information under Article 9(2)(j) of the UK GDPR (processing is necessary for reasons of public interest in the area of public health, such as protecting against serious cross-border threats to health), and confidential information may be lawfully disclosed in the public interest, without consent, where the benefits to an individual or to society outweigh both the individual’s and the public interest in maintaining the confidentiality of such data.
The Council may contact staff, service users, residents, patients, businesses and premises with messages relating to Coronavirus by text, phone, letter or e-mail. This contact is not direct marketing; therefore we do not need your Consent before contacting you. There is more information available on the Information Commissioners Office's website.
Research and statistics
Anonymised and pseudonymised data may be used for research and statistical purposes. Any data collected may be used for research and statistical purposes that are relevant and compatible with the purpose that the data was collected for.
Who has access to your information?
We may share your information with the following third parties for the reasons detailed above:
- police and other investigatory bodies
- other local authorities
- solicitors or insurance companies
- authorised data processors
- the Information Commissioners Office.
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
Your information will only be shared for one or more of the purposes stated above and for no other purpose.
What are your rights?
- Access – you can request copies of any of your personal information that is held by the Council.
- Rectification – you can ask us to correct any incorrect information.
- Deletion – you can ask us to delete your personal information. The Council can refuse to delete information if we have a lawful reason to keep this.
- Portability – you can ask us to transfer your personal data to different services or to you.
- Right to object or restrict processing – you have the right to object to how your data is being used and how it is going to be used in the future.
- Right to prevent automatic decisions – you have the right to challenge a decision that affects you that has been made automatically without human intervention, for example an online form with an instant decision.
How long will we keep your information for?
We keep and dispose of all records in line with our record retention schedule. We will comply with Data Protection legislation.
What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?
We are strongly committed to data security and will take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, alteration or corruption. We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information you provide to us. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us. We recommend that you take every precaution to protect your personal information.
Keeping your data up to date
We want to ensure any information we hold is accurate. You can help us by promptly informing us of any changes to the information we hold about you.
Details of any automated decision processes
We will not process your data for any automated decision processes.
If you are accessing online services and are under the age of 13‚ please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.
Cookies are small text files which identify your computer to our servers. They are used to improve the user experience. View what cookies we use and how you can manage them.
Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are collected when our site is used:
- for statistical/analytical purposes
- to identify any malicious activity
If you would like to make a complaint regarding the use of your personal data you can contact our Data Protection Officer;
- By post: Information Governance, The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS
- By phone: 01332 640763
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing issues, you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO):
- By post: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
- By phone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number