What information do we collect?
We will collect personal data about you which includes your name, address, telephone number, email etc together with information you have given us in order to deal with enquires or investigate a complaint. This may also include information that we receive from third parties eg landlords.
We may also need to record medical information about you if we are investigating food poisoning or an infectious disease case.
Why we need it
We need to use your personal data so we can contact you and provide a service to you. We can also use your personal data under many different laws.
Laws in Environmental Health work
The main ones for the Council are the Local Government Acts and the Localism Act 2011, but the full list for Environmental Health can be seen here.
In many cases there is a law that says we must or we can process your data and that we can do so without your consent or permission, as we have a legal obligation to do so.
The laws are:
- Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963
- Animal Health Act 1981
- Animal Welfare Act 2006
- Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
- Breeding of Dogs Act 1991
- Building Act 1984
- Caravan Sites Act 1968
- Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960
- Clean Air Act 1993
- Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005
- Control of Dogs Order 1992
- Control of Pollution Act 1974
- Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
- Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
- Dangerous Wild Animals 1970 and 1991
- Environmental Protection Act 1990
- Food and Environment Protection Act 1985
- Food Safety Act 1990
- Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regs 2013 (as amended)
- Health Act 2006 (Part 1) and any regulations thereunder
- Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
- Health Protection (Part 2A Orders) Regs 2010
- Housing Act 1985
- Housing Act 2004
- Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
- Licensing Act 2003
- Local Government and Housing Act 1989
- Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Acts 1976 and 1982
- Mobile Homes Act 2013
- Noise Act 1996
- Official Feeds Food Controls (England) Regs 2009
- Pet Animals Act 1951 as amended 1983
- Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999
- Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949
- Products of Animal Origin (Import and Export) Regs 1996 (as amended)
- Products of Animal Origin (3rd Country imports) (England) (amendment) Regs 2010
- Public Health Act 1936
- Public Health Act 1961
- Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984
- Regulatory Reform (Housing Assistance) (England and Wales) Order 2002
- Riding Establishments Act 1964 and 1970
- Smoke Free regulations 2006
- Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
- Sunday Trading Act 1994
- Water Industry Act 1991
- Working Time Regulations 1998
- Zoo Licensing Act 1981
What we do with your information
Your personal information will be treated as confidential but it may be shared with other Council services in order to ensure our records are accurate and up-to-date, and to carry out our functions.
This authority has a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and may use information held about you for all lawful purposes, including but not limited to the prevention and detection of crime including fraud and money laundering.
Where a service is provided by a third party company or organisation rather than by the council, we may need to pass your personal data to them. These providers have to keep your details safe and secure, and use them only to provide the service. An example would be our pest control service.
The Council may also use your information for the purpose of performing any of its statutory enforcement duties. It will make any disclosures required by law and may also share your information with other bodies responsible for detecting/preventing crime including fraud or auditing/administering public funds.
We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.
How long we keep your information
We will keep your information for as long as it is required by us or other regulatory bodies in order to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or for other operational reasons. In most cases this will be a minimum of six years.
See our retention schedule for more information.
Please see our main privacy notice.