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 processing you application for a Disabled Facilities Grant. To process your application we will need your completed grant application form and any relevant supporting documents. Your contact details may be used for communication purposes in relation to your application.
We have a legal obligation to process your information, specifically working within the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.
We process special category data as it is necessary for the provision of health and social care.
Who we will share your data with
Your data may be shared externally with Mears Home Improvement Agency if you opt to employ them, which would mean your data may also be shared with the selected Framework Contractor.
How long we will hold your data (retention)
We will hold your data for seven years from close of case.
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.
For further information on your rights visit our website.
How to get advice or make a complaint
Data protection contact information
If you’d like to discuss your data protection rights, you can contact the Data Protection Team. Only use these contact details if you have questions about data protection and not for questions about other services.
We also have a Data Protection Officer. Visit our data protection officer page to find their contact details.
Please contact the Data Protection Team first if you have any concerns.
You can then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is the national regulator with responsibility for ensuring compliance with data protection.