- Ask Warwickshire
- Privacy notice
Last updated: 14 February 2020
The following privacy notice applies to survey and questionnaires which collect data using Ask Warwickshire. It should be read in addition to the council’s overall Customer Privacy Notice.
- Purpose for processing
Collecting feedback on consultations to inform council-wide improvements and to create safer communities.
- Personal information collected and lawful basis
For all surveys, the IP address used to submit answers will be automatically collected but will not be used in any analysis of responses.
Questions for the purpose of equalities monitoring may be included. You do not have to give us this information. If you do provide it, we may use the information to analyse your survey responses against your personal characteristics, such as age, in order to better tailor our services to the needs of our communities.
Where there is a voluntary option to give contact information we may also obtain email address/contact details. You do not need to provide this information. If you choose to do so your details will be kept securely and will only be used for the purposes described when we asked you for them.
In addition to the above, some surveys may process further personal information. Where this is the case you will be informed at the beginning of each survey, including what additional personal information may be processed and for what purpose(s).
The only exception to this, when de-anonymisation will be attempted (if applicable), is when safeguarding concerns are identified. In the event of any potential safeguarding issues being identified, WCC will try to contact the individual concerned and, where deemed necessary, other parties in order to take appropriate action in accordance with our statutory safeguarding duties.
- Who we may share your information with
We may share (anonymous) information corporately to inform council-wide service improvements.
We may also share anonymous information with other third-party organisations who have been appointed by Warwickshire County Council to analyse and report consultation feedback / who are working in partnership with Warwickshire County Council. The shared information will not include your IP address and will be kept confidential. It will be used for the purposes of this consultation only.
Following the end of a survey, we shall publish the results and this may include quotes of comments which will be anonymous.
Information you provide in any additional correspondence to our surveys and consultations, including personal information, may be disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations. If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential, including your contact details, please tell us why, but be aware that, under the legislation, we cannot always guarantee confidentiality.
In some instances, where stated at the beginning of each survey, information may be exported and shared elsewhere – where this concerns personal information further details should be stated in each applicable survey’s privacy statement.
Information will only ever be shared when it is strictly necessary to help us provide effective services and when necessary to prevent the risk of harm to an individual. We will not pass it onto any other parties unless required to do so by law or in all reasonable circumstances the disclosure is fair and warranted for the purposes of processing or subject to a legal data protection exemption. Sometimes the law requires that we may have to pass your details on to a third party, for example, to prevent crime.
- How long we will hold your information
The analysts/partner organisations will erase their copies of the information as soon as the report is complete. Warwickshire County Council will store the information in Citizen Space securely and erase it within four years of the consultation being completed. If you choose to provide an email address we will keep this for a period of 12 months. In some instances, where stated at the beginning of each survey, information may be exported and held for longer elsewhere – where this concerns personal information, further details should be stated in each applicable survey’s privacy statement.
Please note: all stated retention periods will be subject to any legal holds imposed under the Inquiries Act 2005 that may concern the information and override standard retention.
- Your information rights
Your information rights for this service (if you gave us your name and contact details) are set out below. More information on how to access to your personal information. For rectification, erasure, restriction or objection to your personal information – contact us by email at: [email protected].
Find out how we process your information. This includes contact details for the Data Protection Officer and if you have a complaint about your information rights.
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