Most of the activities preformed by the local authority are covered under a legal basis of performing our statutory duty, however participation in any survey or market research will require your consent.
If you voluntarily take part in one of our anonymous surveys or a questionnaire we will accept this act as your consent to process your responses for the purpose stipulated at the beginning of a survey in a privacy statement.
Consent as a basis for personal data collection
Where a survey will also involve collection of personal data, we will specify the exact data type we will be collecting and processing and advise when and how we will dispose of your data. For this purpose we will include a dedicated consent ‘tick box’ for you to mark your agreement to the terms of collection and processing.
In relation to any special category data, our lawful basis for collection is Article 9(2)(a) where we need to seek your explicit consent. In such cases a standalone ‘tick box’ for this type of extremely sensitive data will be included and our privacy statement will explain how this data will be processes, protected and disposed of. We may need this type of data for Equality and Diversity Monitoring to ensure our compliance with Equality Act 2018 and will often remove the link to the responses and only analyse the aggregated responses.
Withdrawal of consent
If you have provided identity or contact data as part of the survey process, you can withdraw your consent at any time, without any impact on the services we provide to you, by emailing email@example.com, however if your response or quotation has been used as part of already printed or published documentation we reserve the right to keep and use your data until these materials are out of circulation, due to potentially disproportionately high cost for us to reissue them without your data.