How we use your information
The categories of information that we collect, process, hold and share include:
- personal information, such as name, address, contact details and training
Why we collect and use this information
We use your data to:
- enable us to carry out specific functions for which we are responsible
- enable us to support other local authorities with Mutual Aid if required
The lawful basis on which we use this information
We collect and use this information for the purposes of carrying our statutory functions under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004).
Collecting this information
Whilst the majority of the information you provide to us is mandatory, some of it is provided to us on a voluntary basis. In order to comply with the data protection legislation, we will inform you whether you are required to provide certain information to us or if you have a choice in this.
Storing this information
We hold your data for the length of time you remain part of the emergency plan plus one year.
Who we share this information with
We routinely share information with:
- management team and other senior officers
- relevant managers in other local authorities where mutual aid is requested
- other members of staff included in our emergency plan
- approved users of Resilience Direct
Why we share this information
We share data with these groups on a statutory basis under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) and the Kent Resilience Network. This data sharing enables us and others to respond in an emergency.
Requesting access to your personal data
Under data protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your personal information please contact Adrian Stanfield, the council’s Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You also have the right to:
- object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
- prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
- object to decisions being taken by automated means
- in certain circumstances, have personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed
- claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the data protection regulations
If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance. Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at How to make a data protection complaint to an organisation.
If you would like further information about this privacy notice, please contact Adrian Stanfield, the council’s Data Protection Officer at email@example.com.
The council collects and uses personal information for a number of purposes across all of its departments and functions. To find out more about how the council uses the personal information it collects, please refer to the Corporate privacy notice.
Changes to this privacy statement
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 29 March 2022.