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What we do with the information you give us when you use our Licensing team at Somerset Council for Skin Piercing: Acupuncture, Piercing, Tattooing and Electrolysis.

Information Rights

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.

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Services covered by this privacy noticeLicensing – Acupuncture, Piercing, Tattooing and Electrolysis – Skin Piercing
Purpose of the ProcessingThe personal data you provide is used to enable the council to process applications, 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.

(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 DataLegal Obligation and Public Task.
Categories of Personal Data being Processed
  • Name (trading name may also contain personal data).
  • Address (business address may be your home address)
  • Email Address and Telephone Numbers
  • Licence reference numbers
  • Signatures
  • Bank Account Name, Number and Sort Code
  • Debit/Credit card information
  • Position held in business
  • Trading name and address
  • Special Categories of Personal Data being Processed (if appropriate)n/a
    Legal Basis for Processing Special Categories of Personal Datan/a
    Who the data might be shared withWe will share personal data because legislation says we are required 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 general public – through public access register.
  • Other Council Departments – where committee papers are produced, as consultees or to assist when they are investigating complaints and offences under other legislation i.e. investigating breaches of planning law or benefit fraud.
  • Councillors sitting on Licensing Board.
  • Police, Trading Standards, Fire and Rescue Services – 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 County 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: April 26, 2023 by Sophie

    Next review due: October 26, 2023

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