What service is being provided?
What personal data do we need from you?
Information about parties to the marriage:
Name and surname
Age, marital status, rank or profession
Residence at the time of the marriage
Information about each party's father:
Name, surname and rank or profession
Information about your witnesses:
Name and surname
Who will be using your personal data?
The Data Controller is Essex County Council
The Data Protection Officer for Essex County Council can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The General Register Office and Stopford (as a supplier of our systems) are Data Processors supporting this purpose
What will it be used for and what gives us the right to ask for it and use it?
To maintain a register of marriages
Planning and improving registration services
Preventing or detecting of fraud or crime
Research using anonymised personal data. If we wish to use your identifiable personal data we will seek your permission.
If we cannot use your data ECC would be unable to meet our statutory duties
Our legal basis for using your personal data is:
Under a legal obligation in line with the following legislation:
S53 Marriage Act 1949
Regulation 12 Registration of Marriage Regulations 2015
Who else might we share your data with?
Department for Work and Pensions (For change in circumstances for widows only)
Police (Only for the purposes of preventing or detecting crime or fraud)
Family Operations Hub and Essex Social Care Direct (For safeguarding purposes)
Home Office (For immigration and enforcement purposes)
Will your data be stored in or accessible from countries with no UK-equivalent Privacy Law protections?
How long will your data be kept?
Your data is kept indefinitely on the register.
Our use of your data will be subject to the following legal rights:
- Your Right to be Informed
- Your Right to Access your personal data
- Your Right for us to Rectify your personal data
- Your Right to Restrict our processing of your personal data
Visit the following links for more information about Privacy Law, our obligations and your Rights:
The ICO Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation 2016
The General Data Protection Regulation 2016
If you have concerns over the way we are asking for or using your personal data, please raise the matter with our Data Protection Officer by the following means:
|Postal Address||Data Protection Officer, Information Governance Team, Essex County Council, County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM11QH|
|Phone Number||0333 013 9824|
If you still have concerns following our response you have the right to raise the matter with the Information Commissioner's Office:
For our full privacy notice: