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 Officer 

If you have a concern about how we collect or use your personal data you can contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer.  

How to make a complaint 

We aim to resolve all complaints about how we handle personal information. You also have the right to make a complaint about data protection to the Information Commissioner's Office.  

Contact them by post: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or phone 0303 1231 113. 

You can also make a complaint or find out more information on the Commissioner's Office website

If your complaint is not about data protection, find details on how to make a complaint about a council service