We are committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services.

This privacy notice explains how we use information about you and how we protect your privacy.

Each of our service areas have their own individual privacy notice with more detailed information about how we handle your information for specific council services, including who we may share your information with and why.

We have also produced easy read and child friendly versions:

Our Data Protection Officer makes sure we follow the law. If you have any concerns or questions about how we look after your personal information, please contact our Data Protection Officer.

What is personal information?

Personal information is anything that identifies and relates to a living person. This can include information that when put together with other information can identify a person. For example, this could be your name and contact details. See definition of personal data on Information Commissioner's Office.

Special category information

Some information is more sensitive and therefore needs more protection. It’s often information you would not want widely known and is very personal to you. This is likely to include anything that can reveal your:

  • criminal history
  • ethnicity
  • genetic or biometric data
  • physical or mental health
  • political opinion
  • religious or philosophical beliefs
  • sexuality
  • sexual health
  • trade union membership
Contact our Data Protection Officer