Data Protection and Privacy Notice

How the law allows us to use your data

We must have a legal reason to use your data. These can be any of the following;

  • we have your consent to use it or
  • it is required by law or

it is necessary for;

  • a contract you have entered into with us or are about to enter
  • to perform our legal duties and official functions
  • for a task we may carry out to the benefit of society as a whole
  • for employment purposes
  • to deliver health and social care services
  • to protect public health
  • for archiving, research or statistical purposes
  • for legal cases 
  • to protect someone in an emergency or
  • you have made your information available publically

There are many laws that allow us to use your data the main ones being the Local Government Acts and the Localism Act 2011. When you provide your data for a service we will explain the legal reason your data is being used.

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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