Data Protection and Privacy Notice

Your right to access your data

You have the right to receive from us confirmation as to what your data is being used for and to obtain access to your data, including being provided with copies of this. You also have the right to receive, the information you should be given in a privacy notice.

However information may be withheld from you if it contains;

  • confidential information about other people or
  • information that a qualified health professional considers will cause serious harm to you or someone else’s physical or mental wellbeing if provided to you or
  • information we consider that providing to you, would stop us from preventing or detecting a crime
  • training and employment references written by us
  • management forecasts such as plans for redundancy
  • negotiations which show someone else’s position in a dispute
  • legal advice given to us or someone else

If your request is made electronically we should provide the response to you in a commonly used electronic format for example word or pdf. We should also where possible provide access to a secure self-service system which gives you direct access to your data, for example our online accounts systems for council tax and benefits.

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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