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Business Rates

Service Specific Privacy Notice - Business Rates

This notice contains service specific privacy information and should be read in conjunction with our pages detailing privacy information common to all service areas, such as how to contact the Data Protection Officer, Exercising of Your Rights, Data Storage and Retention and Feedback and Complaints.

Lawful Basis for Collection and Processing

The Data Protection Act requires that personal data is collected and processed only where there is a lawful basis to do so. The lawful basis' which applies in this instance are as follows:

Legal Obligation - the processing is necessary for the Council to comply with the law.

Purpose of Processing Personal information

We are collecting your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Administering the assessment and collection of taxes.
  • Maintaining our own accounts and records.

Please note that in order to comply with current legislation your data may also be used for:

  • Data matching under local and national fraud initiatives;
  • Crime prevention and prosecuting offenders.

Information Sharing

To ensure that the council provides you with an efficient and effective service we will sometimes need to share your information between teams within the council.

We may also share information with third parties that support the delivery of the services you receive or where we are legally obliged to do so. Information we hold may be shared with the following types of organisation:

  • Family associates and representatives
  • Ombudsman and regulatory bodies
  • Professional advisors and consultants
  • Courts and tribunals
  • Survey and research organisations
  • Police forces
  • Landlords
  • Local and Central Government Departments and Agencies

We will only ever share your information if we are satisfied that our partners or suppliers have sufficient measures in place to protect your information in the same way that we do.

We will never share your information for marketing purposes.

Obligation to Provide Personal Data

Please note that there is a statutory requirement to provide your personal information in respect of this service

Any failure to provide your personal information may prevent or delay us meeting our statutory requirements or in providing you with a timely and effective service.

Automated Decision Making

There are no automated decision making processes used in the provision of this service.