We value your right to privacy and are committed to protecting your rights. We must adhere to privacy laws when collecting and handling your personal information, and dealing with things like complaints and submissions.
We comply with our obligations under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, and the Information Privacy Principles set out in that Act, in relation to all personal information we collect.
Our legal obligations
- only collect personal information that is necessary for Council's functions and activities and generally with your knowledge
- only use personal information for the primary purpose for which we collected it, and related secondary purposes that would be reasonably expected (sensitive information must be directly related)
- take reasonable steps to protect personal information from unauthorised access, improper use, disclosure or alteration, and unlawful or accidental destruction or loss. We maintain secure systems for storing personal information and have security procedures to ensure we protect personal information.
- not keep personal information on our systems for longer than is necessary (subject to the requirements of the Public Records Act 1973 or other legal requirements).