Explosive storage licence 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 EU General Data Protection Regulation as of May 2018 and is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

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.

Purposes and lawful basis of processing

We are collecting your data for the purpose of issuing, refusing, or revoking storage licences. Data collected in this application form may be used for investigations and enforcement action, as well as carrying out inspections. We may also need to use your contact details for communication purposes in connection to your storage licence.

Our lawful basis for collecting and processing your personal data is under legal obligation, specifically within the Explosives Regulations 2014. Special category data is collected because there is a substantial public interest, specifically relating to the Data Protection Act 2018, Schedule 1, Part 2, Paragraph 6, 'Statutory etc. and government purposes’.

Who we will share your data with

Your data may be shared internally with the Emergency Planning & Resilience Team. We may also share your data externally with the police and East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.

How long we will hold your data (retention)

We will hold your data for six years from the date the licence was applied for. If an offence has occurred and your licence has been revoked we will keep your data for three years from the date of the revocation.

Transferring data outside the European Economic Area

Your information is not processed outside of the European Economic Area.

Your information rights

Under GDPR you have certain rights concerning your information.

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 data.protection@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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.