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What we do with your information when you use our Licensing team for charitable collections, street collections, direct debit and house to house collections.

Your RightsPrivacy Notice

Your Rights

You have specific rights in relation to the data that you provide to the Council. To find out more, including how to make a request, please see our Information Rights page.

Privacy Notice

Services covered by this privacy notice Environmental Protection – Licensing – Street Collections, Direct Debit and House to House Collections – Charitable Collections

Purpose of the processing

The personal data you provide is used to enable the council to process licence applications. (If you provide personal data of a third party you must ensure that they understand the use of their data and this privacy notice)

Legal basis for processing personal data – Legal obligation

Categories of personal data being processed

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Licence reference numbers
  • Date of birth and place of birth
  • Signatures

Special categories of personal data being processed (if appropriate) – Criminal Convictions and Cautions

Legal basis for processing special categories of personal data – Substantial public interest

Who the data might be shared with

We will share personal data because legislation says we must do so. We may also share personal data with other organisations where they have a legal duty or responsibility to investigate complaints and offences. Data could be shared with the following:

  • The Charity Commission on investigation of complaints or possible criminal offences.
  • The general public – on request and name only where that is the name of the charity.
  • Other Council departments – where committee papers are produced, as consultees or to assist when they are investigating complaints and offences under other legislation for example investigating breaches of planning law or benefit fraud.
  • Council Members and Parish Councils – sitting on Licensing Board, acting as consultees and /or where we notify them of activities in their areas.
  • Police and Trading Standards to assist in the investigation of complaints or offences.
  • Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to assist in the investigation of complaints or offences.
  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • Somerset Council
  • Other Local Authorities
  • HM Courts and Tribunal Service

How long will the data be kept for

6 years from the point the licence is expired, revoked or surrendered.

Last reviewed: February 1, 2024 by Ian

Next review due: August 1, 2024

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