Ethnic Minority Achievement service privacy notice

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

The data controller for your data

Brighton & Hove City 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.

Why we’re collecting your data

We are collecting your data for the purpose of monitoring achievement and progress data and responding to the diverse and changing needs of the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) and English as an Additional Language (EAL) pupil population in the city.

What is the legal basis for collecting your Data

  • We have a legal basis for processing this in Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or official authority.
  • We shall be collecting special category data on the legal basis of Substantial Public Interest – the Public Sector Equality Duty as set out in the Equality Act 2010.
  • We collect contact details of prospective job applicants which we keep for 2 years.  We have a legal basis for collecting this data under Explicit Consent and you will be required to provide consent.

The data we may collect

We may collect personal data or special category data. The type of information collected from you is as follows:

Personal data

  • Contact details; including name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.
  • Date of birth
  • National identifiers such as; UPN numbers

Special category data

We may also collect special category (sensitive data) of personal data that may include:

  • Physical or mental health details
  • Racial or ethnic origin
  • Gender

Who we’ll share your data with

Your data may be shared with other relevant council departments and schools. It may be shared with children’s services if safeguarding issues arise.

How long we’ll keep data for and why

We will hold children’s data until they reach the age of 25. In cases with child protection issues, we will hold your data for the time set down by statutory requirements.

How your data will be stored

  • Your information will be stored electronically and on paper records.
  • We will only make your information available to those who have a right to see them.
  • Example of the security measures we used are:
    • Training for our staff allows us to make them aware of how to handle information and how and when to report when something goes wrong
    • We use Encryption meaning that information is hidden so that it cannot be read without special knowledge (such as a password). This is done with a secret code. The hidden information is said to then be ‘encrypted’.
    • Pseudonymisation meaning that we’ll use a different name so we can hide parts of your personal information from view. This means that someone outside of the council could work on your information for us without ever knowing it was yours.
  • Controlling access to systems and networks allows us to stop people who are not allowed to view your personal information from getting access to it.
  • Regular testing of our technology and ways of working including keeping up to date on the latest security updates (commonly called patches).

Transferring data outside the European Economic Area

We will not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.

Your rights

Depending on the legal basis for processing your information you may have the following rights:

  • A right to a copy of data held about you, an explanation for its processing and who it has been shared with – this right applies to data processed under any lawful basis
  • A right to rectification (correction) of data which is demonstrably wrong – this right applies to data processed under any legal basis
  • A right to object to processing – this right does not apply where the Council is under a legal duty to process your data, but can be used where you dispute that there is a legal basis to process your data until the Council can demonstrate what basis exists
  • A right to erasure – this applies where there is no longer a legal basis to retain your data
  • A right to portability of your data (having it moved to another organisation) – this right applies only where the legal basis was either consent or performance of a contract but data will usually be transferred to another local authority if a child in care moves to a new location.
  • A right to object to automated decision making – this right is applicable under all lawful bases for processing

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