We retain data in line with our retention schedules which are based on guidelines provided by the Local Government Association. These set out how long we are required to keep your data and when we must delete, or confidentially destroy, this.
There are many legal reasons why we are required to retain your data and the schedules set out how many months, or years, we should keep your data. The length of time we are required to keep your data may also be provided to you by the particular service.
This to ensure we are complying with relevant data retention and protection laws, such as the Data Protection Act 1998. If you want to know more about your rights relating to your data or you have a query or complaint regarding the way we have handled your data please contact our Data Protection Officer.