Privacy notice – Portishead Rail newsletter

North Somerset Council is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for the purposes of processing personal data.

The information you provide will be held and used in accordance with the requirements of UK and European data protection law, and will be held for the duration of the MetroWest Phase 1 project, unless you inform us otherwise.

Unless otherwise agreed with you, we will only collect the minimum personal data required to deliver the service, which includes your name and contact details.  It does not include any special category personal information, or information relating to criminal convictions or offences.

The information will be used to carry out mailings of the Portishead Rail Services newsletter; and we rely on your consent to send you these mailings, in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of GDPR.

We will not use your personal information in a way that may cause you unwarranted nuisance.  Failure to provide the information could result in you not receiving the Portishead Rail Services newsletter.  At no point is your data shared or processed outside of the UK.

We may lawfully disclose information to public sector agencies to prevent or detect fraud or other crime, or to support the national fraud initiatives and protect public funds under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Under the conditions of the Digital Economy Act 2017, we may also share personal data provided to us with other public authorities as defined in the Act, for the purposes of fraud or crime detection or prevention, to recover monies owed to us, to improve public service delivery, or for statistical research. We do not share the information with other organisations for commercial purposes.

You have the right to see the personal data we process about you, as well as the right of objection, rectification, restriction and erasure in some circumstances. For details of how to make such a request, please click here.

If you have any questions or concerns about the way we process your personal data, our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at DPO@n-somerset.gov.uk