South Somerset District Council is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services. The Privacy Notice below explains how we use information about you and how we protect your privacy.
We have a Data Protection Officer who makes sure we respect your rights and follow the law. If you have any concerns or questions about how we look after your personal information, contact the Data Protection Officer, Cath Temple, at DPO@southsomerset.gov.uk or by calling 01935 462462 and asking to speak to the Data Protection Officer.
The law allows us to use your personal information. There are a number of legal reasons why we need to collect and use your personal information.
Generally we collect and use personal information in the where:
you, or your legal representative, have given consent
you have entered into a contract with us
it is necessary to perform our statutory duties
it is necessary to protect someone in an emergency
it is required by law
it is necessary for employment purposes
you have made your information publicly available
it is necessary for legal cases
it is to the benefit of society as a whole
it is necessary to protect public health
it is necessary for archiving, research, or statistical purposes
We only use the information that we need. Where we can, we'll only collect and use personal information if we need it to deliver a service or meet a requirement.
If we don't need personal information we'll either keep you anonymous if we already have it for something else or we won't ask you for it. For example in a survey we may not need your contact details we'll only collect your survey responses.
If we use your personal information for research and analysis, we'll always keep you anonymous or use a different name unless you've agreed that your personal information can be used for that research.
If we have consent to use your personal information, you have the right to remove it at any time. If you want to remove your consent, please contact our Data Protection Officer and tell us which service or services you're using so we can deal with your request.
Links to other websites
SSDC websites contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. This privacy notice does not cover the links contained on this site which takes you to another website. These third party websites have their own privacy policies and you are encouraged to read the privacy statements on the other websites that you visit.
SSDC is only responsible for the content it inputs on its own website and social media and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any other content including links to third party websites. Your use of such websites is at your own risk.
Social networking sites
We may monitor and respond to comments or opinions on social networking sites, for example Facebook and Twitter.