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Refugee offers of help Privacy Notice

This privacy notice is provided for clarification on what information and personal data about you the council may need to collect when you make an offer of help for refugees in our area.

Personal data refers to any information with which a living individual can be identified. Individual identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with other information in the possession of the 'The Authority

As a public authority, we take your rights and freedoms seriously and will only release information when required under law or with your consent.  Further information about your rights, how to contact the Data Protection Officer, how long information is held or how we process your personal information can be found at the Privacy webpage.

Information we may collect

When you make an offer of help for refugees in our area we will collect your:

  • name
  • address and postcode
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • other information about your offer of help, such as the address of any accommodation you are offering, if different from your home address

Sharing your information

We may share this information with:

  • other departments of the council
  • other district or borough councils
  • Essex County Council
  • government departments and agencies
  • voluntary services

Keeping your information

The council will only keep your information for as long as necessary.  Full details of how long the council retains your information can be found in the council's Document Retention Policy (PDF) [705KB] .   After this time your information will be securely destroyed.