Data Protection and Privacy Notice

Will you be charged a fee for your request?

  • There is no fee for you to make a request. However we may charge a reasonable administration fee if your request is unfounded or excessive, such as, you have requested the information repeatedly from us before.
  • We may charge you an administration fee to provide you with copies of information you have already been provided with. 
  • If we consider your request is unfounded or excessive, particularly repetitive the law says we are also allowed to refuse your request.
  • Where we hold a large amount of information about you, we are allowed to ask you what the information you are requesting relates to. This will then assist in narrowing our search, which will help you receive the correct information.
  • If we refuse your request we must explain why to you, within one month of us receiving your request. We must also inform you as with any request of your right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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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