Your rights

6. Object to us using your personal information

You have the right to object to us using your personal information where it is being processed for:

  • direct marketing
  • profiling whether linked to direct marketing or for other purposes
  • performing our statutory functions, tasks carried out in the public interest or when exercising official authority
  • our legitimate interest or those of a third party
  • scientific/historical research/statistics where: this is likely to cause substantial damage or distress or, involves decision-making about an individual

Use the button below to download the form to object to us using your personal information:

Object to us using your personal information (PDF 301Kb)

Please return your form along with any additional information and copies of your evidence to our Data Protection Officer (DPO) by emailing us at or by post to the address below:

Information Governance Team
Lower Ground Floor
Stopford House

When we have received your request we have 1 calendar month to provide you with a response.

If you object to us using your personal information for direct marketing (or profiling linked to direct marketing) we will stop using it for this purpose.

You can object to us using your personal information for scientific, historical or statistical research and we will carefully consider your request. If we are unable to meet your objection will let you know why.

Where you object to us processing your personal information for any of the other reasons above, we will:

  • consider if we have compelling legitimate grounds for continued processing; and
  • whether or not these grounds are sufficiently compelling to justify overriding your privacy rights

Where the law requires us to process your information to meet our statutory functions and public tasks, including our law enforcement functions, it is very likely that we will not be able to comply with your request.

For example, you will not be able to use this right to prevent us from:

  • collecting and administering Council Tax or assessing benefit entitlements
  • taking measures to protect the health and safety of our staff
  • establishing, exercising or defending our legal rights
  • pursuing criminal investigations or proceedings

If we don't uphold your objection, we'll explain our reasons in our response and give you details about your right to complain to the Information Commissioner if you're not happy.

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