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.

How and why your data will be used

Your information will be used to sign you up to receive our Homing In newsletter via email. As the newsletter is only available to council tenants and leaseholders, your information will be checked against existing records to ensure eligibility.

We may also use your data to update our existing records, in the interest of data accuracy.

Our lawful basis for processing is performance of a task carried out in the public interest or official authority. 

Who we will share your data with

Your data will be shared with our Digital Communications Team for the purpose of sending you Homing In newsletters.

How long we will hold your data (retention)

For council tenants, we will hold your information for the life of your tenancy plus six years and for leaseholders, for the life your lease plus 12 years.

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.

Learn more about your information rights

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.