Welcome to the privacy notice of North Devon Council (the Council).

The Council is a "data controller". This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. The purpose of this notice is to make you aware of how and why your personal data will be used by the Council and how long it will usually be retained for. It provides you with certain information that must be provided under the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).

This privacy notice is provided in a layered format so you can go through to the specific areas set out below depending on what you would like to know.

Data protection principles

The principles we comply with when processing your personal information

What we hold, how we collect and use personal data

What personal information we hold and how we collect and use it.

Automated decisions

Decisions based solely on automated decision-making

Data security

How we keep your personal information safe

Data retention

How long do we use your information for?

Your rights

Access rights, correction, erasure, restriction, objections, request transfer of personal data, not be subject to automated decision-making

Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a data protection officer to oversee compliance with this privacy notice