East Devon District Council

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Guide Data Protection

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1. Your information - Our Commitment

The council holds a great deal of information, much of which is confidential. This may be information about:

  • our customers
  • members of the public
  • our business partners
  • other local authorities or public bodies
  • our employees or their families
  • members of the council

If we hold information about you, we wish to assure you that we are processing the information fairly and lawfully, and that we will inform you of the purposes for which we require the information when you supply it to us.

In particular:

When we collect information:

  • we will only collect information that is necessary for what we do
  • we will be fair in the way we collect information about you;
  • we will tell you who we are and what we intend to do with the information about you
  • where practical, we will collect information directly from you
  • if we collect information about you from someone else, we will, wherever possible, make sure you know that we have done this

When we use and disclose information about you:

We will only use or disclose your information for legitimate purposes about which you have been told, unless we are required to do otherwise for legal reasons.