UK Resettlement Schemes: collection of personal data - Privacy Notice
The personal information you provide will only be used by Ashfield District Council (the “Data Controller”) in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, Data Protection Act 2018 and The Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (the “UK GDPR”) from 1 January 2021 (“Data Protection Legislation”) to process your application/query or to provide a service that you are requesting.
Why do we need to collect this data?
We will use the information provided by you and Central Government for the purpose of facilitating participation in the United Kingdom’s refugee resettlement scheme(s) (“UKRS”). The basis under which the Council uses personal data for this purpose is that this is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest by the Council.
You are not obliged, either by statute or by contract, to provide the information that is requested here, however, if you wish to proceed with resettlement, you will need to provide the information requested.
We will collect your information when you sign up for the Resettlement Scheme so that we can offer you services to settle and integrate into the District. This is as part of the UK Government’s national resettlement schemes for refugees being resettled.
In using your personal data, Ashfield District Council will process, store and delete your data in accordance with this Privacy Notice as well as our main Privacy Notice.
What data will we collect?
Your personal data will be collected including:
- your name
- telephone number
- email address
- and any other contact details we require in order to contact you
- Special category data which may include;
- personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin;
- personal data revealing political opinions;
- personal data revealing religious or philosophical beliefs;
- genetic data;
- biometric data (where used for identification purposes);
- data concerning health;
- data concerning a person’s sex life; and
- data concerning a person’s sexual orientation.
What is our lawful basis for collecting this data?
The basis under which the Council uses personal data for this purpose is that this is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest by the Council or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Council pursuant to Article 6(1)(e).
The Council also relies on Article 6(1)(c) of the GDPR, “processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject”
The ground that Ashfield District Council relies on in order to process special category data or criminal offence data (including alleged criminal offences) are Articles 9(2)(a) explicit consent from you, 9(2)(b) and is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest and in accordance with Data Protection Legislation and/or 9(2)(c) vital interests.
It also meets the requirement at paragraph 5 of Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 2018 that an appropriate policy document be in place where the processing of special category personal data is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest. The specific conditions under which special categories of data may be processed for reasons of substantial public interest are set out in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 2018.
How long will we retain the data?
The information that you have provided will be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined above and, in any event, in accordance with data protection legislation.
Who will we share your data with?
Your personal information will be shared with organisations and/or individuals relevant to your circumstances in connection with the above purpose. For example:
- Department of Work and Pensions
- Nottinghamshire County Council
- NHS and other health services
- Tuntum Housing Association
- The Home Office
- the police
- other local authorities
- other registered social landlords
- employers and other departments of Ashfield District Council, such as Revenues and Benefits, in order to obtain relevant information to assist you.
It will also be shared with organisation who you are being referred to in order to find accommodation or support your wider needs.
The information provided by you may also be used for the purpose of any other function carried out by the Council. Information about these functions and the legal basis on which information is used for them can be found in the Council’s main Privacy Notice.
All personal data will be held and disposed of in a safe and secure manner.
As defined in the data protection law, GDPR Article(s) 12-23, you have the following rights:
- The right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data. This is outlined above.
- The right to erasure. If at any point within the 21 days after your visit you decide you’d like us to delete the personal data you provided, please advise us and we will delete all information related to you.
- The right to object to us processing your personal data. If you do so, we will delete all the personal data we hold in relation to you.
- The right to rectification. If the information held is in any way incorrect, you can contact the data controller and request that the information be rectified.
In certain circumstances exemptions to these rights may apply. Further information is available on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.
Do you have a complaint?
If you consider that your personal data has been misused or mishandled by us, you can raise this with the data controller. In this instance, the data controller is the Data Protection Officer who can be contacted by:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you remain dissatisfied you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner, who is an independent regulator. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office
- telephone: 0303 123 1113
- email: email@example.com.
Any complaint to the Information Commissioner is without prejudice to your right to seek redress through the courts.