North Ayrshire Council gathers and processes information about you:
Your privacy is important to us.
All employees who have access to your personal data, or are associated with the handling of that data, are obliged to comply with the Data Protection Act.
The following Privacy Statement details how we will look after your information.
This is information about a living person that means we can work out who they are, such as:
This can include:
Some data is called special category which is more sensitive, and we have to look after it more carefully. This includes details of:
As a local authority, the council has a lawful basis for the gathering and processing of information:
Where we need your consent we will ask for it.
For some services, we need to use your personal data to get in touch with you and deliver services. We use your data to:
When the council ask you for information we will;
If personal data is subject to an automatic decision making process (by a computer), we will inform you of this in our individual service privacy notices.
It is expected when providing personal information that you:
This will ensure that your personal information is reliable, accurate and up to date.
Within the council we may share your data between services so that:
We may need to appoint other organisations to carry out some activities on our behalf.
Where this happens, we will ensure adequate protection by ensuring contracts and sharing agreements are in place that define the security controls around the sharing of the information.
North Ayrshire Council is required by law to protect the public funds it administers.
It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.
More information can be found on our National Fraud Initiative page.
You can find out more about your information rights on our data protection page.
If you have concerns about the processing of your personal data, by the council, you may contact the Data Protection Officer.
For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing, visit the Information Commissioner's website.
We will keep our privacy notice under regular review. This notice was last updated on the 28 May 2018.