Health and Environmental Protection privacy notice

Your personal data

Who we are

We are Bury Council and your privacy is important to us. We aim for full transparency on how we gather, use, and share your personal information in accordance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation.

If you have any concerns about how the Council is handling your personal data, these can be raised with the Council's Data Protection Officer (see contact details at the end of this page).

We keep our privacy notice under regular review and we will place an updated version on this page.

This will help ensure that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

What we need

We will only collect basic personal data about you which includes your name, address, telephone number, email etc. together with information you have given us and information that we receive from third parties e.g. landlords.

Why we need it

For some of our services, we need to use your personal data so we can get in touch, or provide the service. We can also use your personal data under many different laws. The main ones for the Council are the Local Government Acts and the Localism Act 2011, but there are many more. You can see all the laws here in Appendix 1. In many cases there is a law that says we must or we can process your data and we can do so without your consent or permission.

For some services we process your data under a contract e.g. a commercial pest control contract.

Where we do not directly provide the service, we may need to pass your personal data onto the organisations that do. These providers are under contract and have to keep your details safe and secure, and use them only to provide the service.

What we do with it

Your personal information will be treated as confidential but it may be shared with other Council services in order to ensure our records are accurate and up-to-date, and to improve the standard of the services we deliver. We will only use your information in ways which are permitted by the UK General Data Protection Regulation and the current UK Data Protection law.

We have a Data Protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data. More information on this framework can be found on Data protection and freedom of information.

This authority has a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and may use information held about you for all lawful purposes, including but not limited to the prevention and detection of crime including fraud and money laundering.

The Council may also use your information for the purpose of performing any of its statutory enforcement duties. It will make any disclosures required by law and may also share your information with other bodies responsible for detecting/preventing crime including fraud or auditing/administering public funds.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Bury Council. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Bury Council for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Bury Council Web site.

We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.

What are your rights

You have the right to:

  • request a copy of your information (known as a subject access request)
  • request rectification or erasure of your information,
  • request a restriction on the processing of your information, and, object to processing of your information,
  • complain to the Information Commissioner's Office about the way the Council processes your information.
  • set your browser to remove or reject cookies before using Bury Council website

If you require further information about the use of your data or would like to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us.

Transferring information overseas

In certain circumstances we may transfer your information to organisations in other countries on the basis that anyone to whom we pass it protects it in the same way we would and in accordance with applicable laws.

How long we keep your information

We will keep you information for as long as it is required by us or other regulatory bodies in order to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or for other operational reasons. In most cases this will be a minimum of six years. More information on our retention schedule can be found online.

Website information

Bury Council encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you choose to link to from Bury Council so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. Bury Council is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on web sites outside of the Bury Council family of web sites.

Use of cookies

The Bury Council Web site use "cookies" to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a website via your web browser. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

For more information please refer to our Details about cookies page.

Appendix 1 - Relevant legislation

  • Agriculture(Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968
  • Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963
  • Animal Health Act 1981
  • Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003
  • Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act 2014
  • Building Act 1984
  • Bury MBC (Fouling of Land)(Designation) Order 1999
  • Caravan Sites & Control of Development Act 1960
  • Caravan Sites Act 1968
  • Chronically Sick & Disabled Persons Act 1970
  • Clean Air Act 1993
  • Clean Neighbourhoods & Environment Act 2005
  • Control of Pollution (Amendments) Act 1989
  • Control of Pollution Act 1974
  • Criminal Damage Act 1971 Section 1
  • Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994
  • Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
  • Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976
  • Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996
  • Dogs Act 1871
  • Environment Act 1995
  • Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • European Communities Act 1972
  • Food Safety Act 1990
  • Game Licenses Act 1860
  • Greater Manchester Act 1981
  • Guard Dogs Act 1975
  • Health & Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974
  • Health Act 2006
  • Highways Act 1980
  • Home Safety Act 1961
  • Housing Acts 1985 & 2004
  • Late Night Refreshment Houses Act 1969
  • Licensing Act 2003
  • Litter Act 1983
  • Local Government & Housing Act 1989
  • Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Acts 1976 & 1982
  • Local Government Act 1972
  • Noise Act 1996
  • Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993
  • Pet Animals Act 1951
  • Pollution Prevention & Control Act 1999
  • Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949
  • Protection of Animals Act 1911
  • Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984
  • Public Health Acts 1936 & 1961
  • Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978
  • Riding Establishments Act 1964 and 1970
  • Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
  • Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010
  • Sunday Trading Act 1994
  • Town & Country Planning Act 1990
  • Town Police Clauses Act 1847
  • Water Industry Act 1991
  • Water Resources Act 1991
  • Zoos Licensing Act 1981

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