Data Protection and Privacy Notice

Who is looking after your data?

When you provide your data to us City of Lincoln Council become what is known as the ‘controller’. This means we are required by strict data protection laws to look after your data, during the time which you allow us to use it.

On occasions we may act jointly with another controller such as a council or partner organisation to deliver a service. If so we will inform you of this in a ‘privacy notice’ for the particular service. Privacy notices inform you how we will use your data.

We are required to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO are an independent body who check that organisations in the UK comply with data protection laws. The ICO also have powers to take action against organisations if they fail to comply.

Data Protection Policy

The council is a data Controller and is therefore bound by a legal duty to meet its obligations under the GDPR and the Data Protection Act at all times, when handling personal information

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Special category, criminal offence and law enforcement data policy

This is the council's appropriate policy document explaining the legal reasons for use of sensitive personal data such as special category data, for example health data, personal data about criminal offences and law enforcement.

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Privacy Notices for Services

Read our privacy notices for City of Lincoln Council services

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Data Subject Access Request Form

Make a request to access your personal data held by the City of Lincoln Council

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