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What we do with the information you give us when you use our Housing Options team at Somerset Council for managing housing applications and register

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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 noticeHousing – Housing register
Purpose of the processingThe personal data you provide is used to enable the council to process your housing application, including maintaining the housing register and the allocation of social housing through the Homefinder Somerset Choice Based Lettings Scheme
Legal basis for processing personal data
  • Legal obligation
  • Public task
  • Categories of personal data being processed
  • Name
  • Title
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • National Insurance Number
  • Passport number
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Dependants
  • Financial circumstances

    Support needs
  • Special categories of personal data being processed (if appropriate)
  • Race
  • Ethnic origin (including nationality)
  • Health (mental or physical)
  • Sexual orientation
  • Criminal convictions or offences
  • Legal basis for processing special categories of personal dataSubstantial public interest
    Who the data might be shared withInformation is shared with a number of social landlord and support organisations, all of which have signed up to the Homefinder Somerset information sharing protocol.

    Data may be shared with:

  • Social Services
  • Social Landlords/Housing Associations/ALMOs
  • Ministry of Justice (MOJ)
  • YMCA
  • CAB
  • P2i

    Data is also shared for the prevention and detection of crime, including fraud via the National Fraud Initiative.
  • How long will the data be keptThe data will be stored for 6 years

    Last reviewed: September 14, 2023 by Mark

    Next review due: March 14, 2024

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