Warrington Borough Council as the data controller collects, processes and stores a wide range of information, including some personal details, in order to deliver our services efficiently.
We are responsible for managing the information we hold and we recognise that this information is important to you. We take our responsibilities seriously and use personal information fairly, correctly and safely in line with the legal requirements set out by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other appropriate data protection legislation.
If you would like to know more or have any concerns about how your information is being processed, please contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer.
The Information Commissioner provides general information about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) including what is classed as personal information.
2.Why do we need to collect information about you?
The Council provides a wide range of functions and services to members of the public and for its employees.
The majority of the functions and services the Council provides are because we have an obligation or a power in law to provide them. This legal duty/power is also the reason we will collect personal data, as we need it perform our legal duties. Examples of our legal powers can be found in legislation such as the Children Act 1989, the Local Government Act and the Localism Act 2011.
Where the Council has a power in law to provide a service and to collect your data for this reason, you will not be asked for your consent to provide the information. We may use personal information for the following purposes:
*The reason why you provided the information (such as mak