The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the way we use your personal information. You provide this information when you seek services from, or come in to contact with us. The Act provides a legal framework to the way we handle this data.
We will sometimes share your data with other organisations such as health authorities and district councils to help deliver a better service to you, generally we will seek your permission to do this.
The Data Protection Act is about your data and no-one else's. Your husband, wife, or any other relative is not allowed to see your information without your permission. Parents are allowed to see their children's information until their child can understand the meaning of the Act.
We seek to achieve an appropriate balance between our resources, confidentiality, your rights to privacy and the purpose for which the information is held.
We do this by:
- Being transparent and fair in the way we meet our obligations and recognise your rights
- Ensuring the data held about you is accurate, relevant and is not kept longer than is necessary
- Ensuring there are proper security measures in place
- Facilitating access to your data where possible
- Setting out procedures for responding to requests for information and for making a complaint
You may ask us for copies or look at the files we hold on you, and we will make a charge of £10 if you want a copy of your personal data.
Request information online, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:
Data Protection Officer
Buckinghamshire County Council
County Hall, Walton Street
Buckinghamshire HP20 1UA
All requests must be in writing and include your name, an address for correspondence and a description of the information required.
Last updated: 4 August 2017