The Revenues and Benefits Service is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
For the purpose of the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation, the data controller is New Forest District Council, Appletree Court.
Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, SO43 7PA (email@example.com).
We need your personal information to administer and change the details of your business rates account, and any reductions, reliefs or exemptions you are entitled to. This includes your name, address, bank details, and dates of occupation.
We will also keep contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses so that we can contact you.
Your data is securely held electronically and will not be stored in a country outside the UK. All paper records containing your personal information will be held securely in our filing systems.
We make sure we do not keep your details for any longer than is necessary and when we no longer have a need to keep your details, we will delete or destroy your details securely. For further information on our policy for retaining personal information, you can request to see our retention guidelines.
We may share your information with other teams within the Council such as Council Tax, Sundry Income, Planning or Environmental Health in order to provide our services, carry out our public tasks, to keep our records up to date, for law enforcement and to protect public interests.
If you ask a Councillor for help we may pass information to them and other services to enable them to help you.
We may also share information about you to third parties where permitted or required by law to do so. This may include other local authorities and government departments carrying out their public tasks, such as a Magistrates Court, Hampshire County Council, Valuation Office Agency, Her Majesties Revenues and Customs, Insolvency Service, the Police in carrying out criminal investigations, and data matching via the National Fraud Initiative. We will also share your data with agencies working on our behalf, such as the council's Collection Agents and mailing companies.
We will not share your data unless the law allows or requires us to do so.
You have certain rights under GDPR including:
Further details on these rights can be found on our website http://newforest.gov.uk/article/18215/GDPR
If you have a concern about the way we collect, store or use your personal information, please contact us in the first instance.
Or contact our Data Protection Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org
New Forest District Council
If you are still not satisfied, you have the right to contact the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The contact details are:
Information Commissioner: https://ico.org.uk/concerns
Telephone helpline: 0303 1231113