This privacy notice is published in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which formally comes into effect on the 25 May 2018. The notice provides general information on the ways in which the personal information you provide is managed and processed by the Electoral Registration Officer & Returning Officer.
The Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) and Returning Officer (RO) are data controllers who
collect and use information about residents to enable us to carry out specific functions for which we
are statutorily responsible.
The contact details for you to exercise any of your data protection rights or to raise any concerns you may have regarding your personal data are:
Data Protection Officer
Rushcliffe Borough Council
Tel: 0115 981 9911
We keep records about potential and actual electors, voters, citizens, candidates and their agents, staff employed at an election and the people we need to pay. These may be written down or kept on a computer.
These records may include:
We will, based on your nationality, include your name on the Electoral Register so that you are able to vote.
It is important that our records are accurate and up-to-date as they will help make sure that our staff are able to provide you with the help, advice or support you need. If any of your personal details change please contact us at the earliest opportunity by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 0115 981 9911.
To verify your identity, the data you provide will be processed by the Individual Electoral Registration Digital Service managed by the Cabinet Office. As part of this process your data will be shared with the Department of Work and Pensions and the Cabinet Office suppliers that are data processors for the Individual Electoral Registration Digital Service. You can find more information about this on the register to vote website.
The Electoral Registration Officer & Returning Officer will keep your personal data in accordance with the Council’s retention schedule, unless you explicitly request it to be removed. This right to have your data removed is not an absolute right, for example, we will need to retain your data if this information forms part of a statutory or legal obligation, public registry or an existing contract.
Occasions when your information needs to be shared include:
We are required by law to report certain information to appropriate authorities – for example:
If your details are in the Open version of the Electoral Register, your name and address can be sold to third parties who may use it for any purpose. The law requires that we make the Open Register available for sale.
You can opt out of this version of the register at any time by emailing email@example.com
Your unpublished personal data will be kept secure by the ERO and will be kept within the European Economic Union (EEU). Where the ERO uses a third party to store your personal data and it is stored outside of the UK/EEU, the ERO will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to keep your personal data secure.
Our website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the Council’s site. Cookies are used to:
You can disable cookies but this may have an impact on your experience when using the Council’s website.
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Only provide personal information pertinent to its intended use or for the purpose of processing a claim, application or notification for statutory requirements.
Tell us as soon as possible if any of the personal information you have provided has changed, eg your address or other contact details.
There are a number of rights that you may exercise depending on the legal basis for processing your personal data. In most cases, these rights are not absolute and there may be compelling or overriding legal reasons why we cannot meet these rights in full. This will be explained to you in more detail should you contact us for any of the reasons detailed below:
Where the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, in most circumstances you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time and we will act on your instructions.
If you have any concerns about how we process your personal data or wish to discuss how to exercise your rights, you should contact the Data Protection Officer using the contact details above. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Council by contacting the Rushcliffe Customer Service Centre on 0115 981 9911.
Alternatively, you may wish to complain directly to the Information Commissioners Office. You can do this by writing to them at:
Information Commissioners’ Office,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Telephone: 0303 123 1113.
Or you can report a concern at the following link: Information Commissioner - concerns