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Freedom of Information privacy notice

We collect your information to:

  • fulfil your information request to us

What type(s) of information do we use?

  • your full name
  • your postal address or email address

We need information from you to respond to you and to locate the information you are looking for. This enables us to comply with our legal obligations under the legislation we are subject to:

  • General Data Protection Regulation (2016)
  • Data Protection Act (2018)
  • Freedom of Information Act (2000)
  • Environmental Information Regulations (2004)
  • Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations

What is the legal basis for using your information?

Processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

If any of the information you provide us in relation to information request contains special category data, such as health, religious or ethnic information the lawful basis we rely on to process it is article 9(2)(g) of the GDPR, which also relates to our public task and the safeguarding of your fundamental rights. And Schedule 1 part 2(6) of the DPA2018 which relates to statutory and government purposes.

Where do we get your information?

  • yourself

Who do we share your information with?

We do not share any of your personal data with anyone. We do compile and publish statistics showing information such as the number of requests we receive, but not in a form that identifies anyone.

How long will we keep your information?

  • 2 years

Transferring your information outside of the European Union (EU)

We will not transfer your information outside of the EU.

Automated decisions using your information?

For this service all the decisions we make about you involve human intervention.


Your rights

In our guide on exercising your rights you can find information about how to:

  • exercise your rights
  • contact our Data Protection Officer
  • raise a concern with us
  • make a complaint to the Information Commissioner

You can find out what information we hold about you, and ask us not to use any of the information we collect.

Further information

If you would like further information about this privacy notice, please email dpa.officer@stockport.gov.uk

Updates (notice)

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in our primary privacy notice.

We may update or revise this privacy notice at any time. If you are reading this as a printed copy please refer to www.stockport.gov.uk for the most up to date version.