Don't forget, waste collections will be a day later than usual all this week after the spring bank holiday.
Recycling and rubbish collection days are also changing for some households in Mendip and South Somerset. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.

Blue Badge service

Notification regarding the processing of any personal data

Data Controller – Somerset Council

Data Protection Officer contactinformationgovernance@somerset.gov.uk
Contact the Blue Badge servicebluebadge@somerset.gov.uk

Purpose for processing – To provide a blue badge service

Legal basis for processing

By law – under the Disabled Person’s Parking Badges Act 2013 and the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970

Legitimate interests – Somerset Council will also use your data for the purposes of monitoring quality, audit and for dealing with any enquiries or complaints

Data sharing – the personal data provided will be shared with authorised council officers to process your application and with central government departments who require a record of all blue badges issued. The personal information we have collected from you will also be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money-laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance, or employment. Find more details about how your information will be used by us and these fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights

Transfers abroad – this data will not be transferred abroad

Data Retention – this data will be retained for a period of 6 years to meet financial and audit requirements

Your Rights – You have the right to ask Somerset Council for a copy of your data, the right to rectify or erase your personal data, and the right to object to processing. However, these rights are only applicable if the council has no other legal obligation concerning that data. You also have the right to complain to the regulator, Information Commissioner’s Office (IOC)

Consequences – If you do not supply this information to us, we will not be able to process your application

More information can be found on our privacy notices page.

Last reviewed: March 1, 2024 by Qi

Next review due: September 1, 2024

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