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Heritage Fund Consultation: Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how we use personal information we collect about you and how we will use your email if you have chosen to provide it.

How do we store your data?

We store your data on an internal database which is maintained within the UK.

1) What information do we collect about you?

We collect:

  • Demographic information for research purposes only.
  • Gender, age, ethnicity and disability information is optional and will be used for research purposes only. The legal basis for this processing is research and statistical in line with the UK General Data Protection Regulations.
  • Your email address (if you provide it for one of the purposes set out in the Consultation Survey). The legal basis for processing your name and contact details is consent in line with the UK General Data Protection Regulations

2) How will we use the information about you?

Anything you tell us will be kept confidential and will only be used for research purposes.

The information you provide will be collated with the findings from other survey participants and held by St Helens Council.

Any detailed personal information you provide (gender, age, ethnicity, disability) will not be used to identify you as an individual and will not be stored alongside your postcode or your email address (if provided).

If you have provided your email address it will only be used for the reasons set out in the Consultation that you agreed to as part of the survey.

3) How long will we keep your email contact details for?

If we are successful in our Heritage Fund application, we will keep your email details until March 2024 if you have suggested that you would like to be kept up to date with opportunities to be involved in the project or until such a time that you ask to be removed from this mailing list.

4) Your rights

If you have provided your email address you have the right to withdraw your consent and ask us to delete your information from our records.

You have the right to request a copy of any information we hold about you.

You have the right to ask us to update your details if they are out of date or inaccurate.

To access any of these rights please email sars@sthelens.gov.uk or speak to our contact centre on 01744 676789.

5) St Helens Borough Council's Data Protection Officer

The council has a Data Protection Officer who has overall responsibility for data protection in the council, and acts in an independent manner in line with legislation. The council's Data Protection Officer can be contacted via email at dataprotection@sthelens.gov.uk.

6) Your right to complain

If you are unhappy with how we are processing your data you can, in the first instance, raise this concern with the Data Protection Officer. If you remain unhappy with the outcome you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office - Tel: 0303 123 1113, Online: https://ico.org.uk/, Post: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF