COLLECTING INFORMATION TO COMMUNICATE INFORMATION
The Greater Cambridge Partnership runs projects across the whole of the Greater Cambridge area, and while we know that there are groups who have a keen interest in the big picture, there are equally a number of residents who particularly want to know about the projects that are local to them.
To help us communicate with all interested parties, and to ensure that we can send people the information that they are most interested in, we collate and maintain mailing lists.
These lists cover individual projects, but also wider topics and work strands, with some lists being restricted to specific groups or interested parties (e.g. Councillors, LLF members etc.)
ICO HEAD OF ENFORCEMENT
These rules are there for a reason - to protect people from the irritation and, on occasions, distress nuisance emails cause..
The Greater Cambridge Partnership takes its Data Protection obligations seriously. Data Protection legislation protects the information rights of every individual, and we appreciate the trust that you show when you allow us to collect your information.
We promise to honour that trust by:
- Ensuring we only send you information you have asked for, or agreed to be sent.
- Agreeing to update any information we hold about you, when you ask us to.
- Agreeing to stop sending you information when you ask us, whether this is a request to stop sending you any information at all, or to stop sending you just specific project/topic information.
These commitments are yours by right, enshrined in the General Data Protection Regulations.
In addition, we are both committed and legally obliged to protect the information we hold about you; preventing unauthorised access to it, preventing unauthorised use of it, and preventing it being shared unless you have agreed to it.
FAIR PROCESSING NOTICE
Our mailing lists are stored securely, in our mailing system and on the Cambridgeshire County Council network, and managed in accordance with UK Data Protection legislation. We will only use them for sending you information that you have requested or agreed to receive.
We will not sell your information, or share it with any organisation unless you have agreed to that.
We will not transfer your information outside of the EU unless you agree to it, however some services we offer may require information being transferred in this way; your use of the services is therefore dependant on agreement for this transfer of data.
Our email subscription system (provided by Granicus) uses servers hosted in the USA, however the system offers the same level of protection for your rights as the UK legislation through the EU-US Privacy Shield, and has been approved for use by a number of central government offices, including HMRC.
You can, at any time, ask to see what information about you we are holding, ask us to correct or update information about you that we are holding, and/or ask us to stop using your information & stop sending you information update/newsletter emails.
If you are unhappy with the way have been using your information, you can complain to the Cambridgeshire County Council Data Protection team
If you remain unhappy with the council response to your complaint, you can refer the matter to the Information Commissioner's Office, the independent watchdog on information and data protection in the UK.