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.
|Services covered by this privacy notice||Housing – Homelessness and Prevention Services|
|Purpose of the Processing||Somerset Council has statutory duties under housing and homelessness legislation. We process the personal data that we collect about you because it is necessary for us to comply with our legal obligation to assess an applicant’s circumstances in order to provide homelessness and prevention services.|
|Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data||Legal obligation|
|Categories of Personal Data being Processed|
|Special Categories of Personal Data being Processed (if appropriate)|
|Legal Basis for Processing Special Categories of Personal Data||Substantial public Interest|
|Who is the data shared with||We may share your personal information with third party services to help with your housing issue (depending on your situation).
We may be required to share your personal information with other data controllers with a data sharing agreement in place, such as:
With your agreement, we may also share information with your family/friends/support workers to help us assess and progress your request for housing assistance.
Your personal data may also be shared with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) for the purpose of evaluating and researching homelessness nationally. See the MHCLG Privacy Notice (PDF 192KB) for further information.
|How long will the data be kept for||6 years|