Dog walkers scheme application privacy notice

Read our privacy notice for information on how we collect, store and process your data.

The council is the data controller for purposes of the Data Protection Act (2018) and The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ("GDPR") and is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under registration number Z5840053.

Brighton & Hove City Council are committed to protecting your personal information. As a data controller we have a responsibility to make sure you know why and how your personal information is being collected in accordance with relevant data protection law.

How and why your data will be used

We are collecting your data in order to run the council’s Dog Walkers Scheme. The scheme promotes the highest standard of practice for dog walking companies who operate in Brighton & Hove.

Our lawful basis for processing is explicit consent as the scheme is voluntary.

Who we will share your data with

Your data will not be shared internally, however, your business name and contact details will be uploaded on to the council’s website.

How long we will hold your data (retention)

We will hold your data for as long as you wish to remain a part of the scheme.

Purposes and consent

We are collecting your data for the purpose of running the council’s dog walking scheme and once signed up your details will be uploaded on to the council’s website for the public to view. This will be on the basis of your consent, which you will need to give when you fill in the application form.

Your information rights

Under GDPR you have certain rights concerning your information.

For further information on your rights visit our website.

How to get advice or make a complaint

Data protection contacts

If you wish to discuss any of your data protection rights, you can contact the Data Protection Team on 01273 295959 or by email at

Contact the council's Data Protection Officer 

Whilst we would prefer that you contact us first with any concerns that you might have, you can also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office. The ICO is the national regulator with responsibility for ensuring compliance with data protection.

Information Commissioner’s Office

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Contact details for the ICO is stated below:

You can contact the ICO:

  • on their website
  • by telephone: 0303 123 1113
  • by post: Wycliffe House, Water Ln, Wilmslow SK9 5AF

This Privacy Notice will be subject to review when there is a change.