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What we do with the information you give us when you use our Licensing team for Scrap Metal Dealers Site and Collectors Licences.

Information RightsPrivacy Notice

Information 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: Licensing – Scrap Metal Dealers Site and Collectors Licences

Purpose of the processing:

The personal data you provide is used to enable the council to process applications and notifications, and share that information by maintaining a public access register. The register will contain specific personal data and will be available online in the future. It is currently available to view in person by appointment only.

(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:

  • Legal Obligation
  • Public Task

Categories of personal data being processed

  • Name (trading name may also contain personal data)
  • Maiden name and previous surnames
  • Address (business address may be your home address)
  • Email address and phone numbers
  • Licence reference numbers
  • Signatures
  • Bank Account Name, Number and Sort Code
  • Debit/Credit card information
  • Photographs
  • Any relevant environmental permit, exemption or registration.
  • Role in the business
  • Basic DBS Disclosure
  • Each director(s), shadow director(s), company secretary and site managers – name, address, date of birth, role and Basic DBS Disclosure

Special categories of personal data being processed (if appropriate):

  • Ethnic Origin (Nationality)
  • 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 or may 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 or is shared with the following:

  • The public – through public access register.
  • Other Council departments – where committee papers are produced or to assist when they are investigating complaints and offences under other legislation i.e. investigating breaches of planning law or benefit fraud.
  • The Environment Agency and Natural Resources Body for Wales as required by law.
  • Council Members – sitting on Licensing Board.
  • Police, Trading Standards, Fire and Rescue Services – as consultees and to assist in the investigation of complaints or offences.
  • HM Revenue and Customs to assist in the investigation of complaints or offences.
  • 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 27, 2024 by Ian

Next review due: August 27, 2024

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